Sunday, 10 February 2013

Colours, colours, colours.....

Monday 4 Feb - Off to Hopetoun in Port Melbourne.....

9.00am and straight into it with our colours consultant.  

Started with the exterior selections, working our way through doors/handles/locks.  I had spent weeks researching the neighbourhood and taking photos of houses.  I got paint pots of our final 3 render colour choices and painted big pieces of paper and stuck them on the outside window for us to look at for a few weeks to see what we liked.

This is our result for the Exterior:

Main Render - Dulux Stephney 
Feature Render - C/B Monument - front projection and pillar 
Colourbond Roof - C/B Windspray 
Gutters/Fascia/Downpipes - C/BWindspray
Windows - White 
Eaves - White
Garage Door - Panelmasta Contemporary - C/B Monument 
External Timber Beams and Posts on Alfresco - Monument

Front Door:
PMAD 106 with Obscure Glass and Nexion Vision Element L3 Lever Handle.
Door will be painted Chocolate Cherry we were hoping for Dulux Red Box, but unfortunately had limited colour choice here - tried to get brightest red available.  
Being brave for a touch of a feature.....

Internal Doors:
Corinthian Deco3, painted white used on some of the downstairs internal doors, all other internals just plain.
Velocity Element L3 Lever handle used on all internal doors (standard), a few with privacy locks.

Internal Colours:
All internal paint will be - Wattyl Alabaster (shown here)
Trims all white - First Snow 6301

We are inspired by this picture....

So selected the following:
Glass Splashback - Dulux Mangrove Leaf - full length behind stove and up behind the rangehood.
Stone Benches - Essa Stone Crystal Chalk with 20mm square edge (Cat 1) -  (new range for PD)
Island Bench - 40mm edging
Laminate doors - White, natural finish, standard lamiwood doors
Kickboards - Formica brushed aluminium
Handles - went with standard handles, we carefully selected the size with some handles I found that I like at Masters (took the handles with me to measure them up)
Flooring - Bolero Rustic Coffee Timber Laminate

Blanco 1 1/2 Bowl BJ8SL sink (standard)

Blanco FD9085WX 900mm

Blanco BRC90BX 900mm

We will have an extended benchtop the whole width of the laundry which is tiled above it.
In the photo below here, you can see:
Colorado Grey stone tile - floor tile
Cafe Cino Matt - wall tile (300mm x 100mm)
Laminated bench top - Formica Velour Silver Strata
Cupboards and Doors - White
Laundry Trough - Everhard 45L insert Trough S/S 
Laundry Door - No. 7 clear glass
Taps - Armada Wall Top Assembly (standard)

Bathrooms/Ensuite/Powder Room:
Benchtops - Essa Stone Crystal Chalk  (cat 1)
Basins - Valentino 420 stepped vessel (not in guest ensuite - will have standard there)
Basin taps - standard (will change later)
Shower taps - upgraded to Raymor Mixer instead of 2 taps in showers.  Raymor is cheaper than the Caroma one (can change later)
Toilets - Raymor Andorra CC suite - Back to Wall (upgrade - $34 each)
Cabinets - Licorice Linea in vertical grain (horizontal is an upgrade and expensive one!)

Upgrade - Ensuite & Bathroom
Standard basin - Guest Ensuite
Raymor Mixer - upgrade is from 2 taps to Mixer

Bolero 'Rustic Coffee' Timber laminate floor - this will be throughout the whole of downstairs - except for Guest Bedroom/Rumpus/Wet Areas.

Carpet - we are in a dilemma - not that impressed with choices, so need to finalise what we will do - our options here are:
  • Go with Cat 1 carpet - replace in a few years after young children have trashed it.
  • Go with Cat 3 carpet (80% wool) - $3000 extra - shown below
  • Don't get carpet through PD and then get it done ourselves after handover.  Would then need to see costings of the Bolero is both are part of promo pack.

Some other photos of options around Hopetoun....

This is one of the ranges of Laminex!

Examples of types of Cupboard Doors you can select.

Lifestyle range basin choices - standard on left, upgrades graduate towards the right.

Types of Glass Glazing i.e. Front Door

Standard Range of Handles

Upgrade Range - Cat 2 - ~$5 each extra


  1. Replies
    1. Thx Skye02 - tried to get Dulux Redbox but our options were limited. This is the closest we could get.

  2. You have great taste :-) we are doing a lot of similar choices same basin upgrades and glass flashback in dulux young leaf but with French black stone benches

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