Saturday, August 24, 2013


Once again... It's been a long time between posts. Since the last one we have moved house as the last house we were renting sold. So we are living in a small 3 bedroom unit until our house is finished!

I left off last time with the frame going up. We are now at fixing stage and will hopefully be in our new home before the end of September!

Here are some photos of the progress!


Butlers Pantry

 Main bathroom


I've got quite a few more photos but these are probably the main ones for the moment. The bathrooms now have shower screens and the bath installed, all plumbing is finished as well as the electrical work. This coming week we have our floors being installed which is the last big thing to do. The splashback and caulking will also be finished by the end of next week. So that leaves blinds and fly screen installation, cupboard handles and towel rails to be attached and the driveway which should be done in the next 2 weeks. Appliances will be installed at handover and there's all the little fix up bits to be done as well. So fingers crossed we are not too far away!!

We've done some shopping for the house in the past week, there's a lot we want to buy but have to do it a little slower than we'd like as it all comes down to money of course!! We have purchased our 3 lights to go over the kitchen bench which are from Schots Emporium...

We have also purchased a bookcase to go in our dining area...
The picture above is from Anthropology but ours is absolutely identical.

A butlers table... I'm unsure where this will go but I will find somewhere!

This unit is for our entrance. It's quite large at 2.1m in length and we bought that at a local furniture store KYO. 

We still have a few things on the list that we need to purchase before we move in like new dining chairs and also a fit out for our WIR. We asked M to hold off with the fit out of it as we wanted to do it ourselves. We also have plantation shutters on order for our bedroom, ensuite, butlers pantry, main bathroom and toilet. I can't wait to receive them and install them! We had roller blinds as part of our package which we will keep in most rooms and will layer with curtains in the future.

Sorry for the bombardment of photos! Hopefully I'll be back sooner than last time :)


  1. Hi Danielle,

    Great blog so far! It must be an exciting time for you. I'm only at the beginning of the build process (not quite at slab stage yet) so I've got a long way to go.
    Can you tell me where you purchased your book case for the dining room? I love it!


    1. Hi Vivian! Thanks for your comment! We are very excited and cannot wait to move in!
      We purchased the bookcase from a place called Larko's... Here is the web link to it
      Where abouts are you building? I hope they get started on your house soon, it is such a long process but all worth it!

  2. Thanks for the info Danielle!

    I am building the Breeze 25 with Metricon at the Coburg Hill estate in Melbourne. Site works only started on Friday so hopefully I will have a slab in the next two weeks.

    I have also started a blog (of sorts) but just not many build posts yet (

    Good luck with it all!

  3. Your blog is great!! I can't wait to see your house come together, it will look fantastic!!

  4. Thanks! Good luck with the rest of your build :-)