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
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.....
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.
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)
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|