Well, nothing’s set in concrete till the contract’s signed, right?
Another visit to Don’s Tiles/Accent Carpets on Saturday saw us firm up our decision on bamboo flooring. We have decided on Godfrey Hirst Zen Brushed Onyx, which is a very dark, engineered bamboo, pending confirmation of the price (we have a fall-back tile selection should the bamboo prove to be outside our budget). They have a really good range of bathroom tiles too, so we’ve decided on the tiles for our ensuite, main bathroom and Granddad’s ensuite.
We spent a bit of time driving around on the weekend in the new Googong estate just over the border in NSW to check out the new house builds – PGH Espresso sure is a popular choice. While we were out looking, we decided the APO Grey window frames just didn’t give the look we are going for, especially as we will have white shutters on the inside. We are all about high contrast it would seem! We also thought the surfmist garage door might be a bit bright, so have gone the opposite way and decided on dark grey/charcoal.
We’ve therefore made a couple of changes to our external colour selections (new choices are in blue):
- Roof – Colorbond Ironstone
- Fascia and guttering – Colorbond Surfmist
- Cedar posts and cladding – we have decided: Sikkens Ebony
- Eaves and porch ceiling – Taubmans Silver Blaze
- Downpipes – Colourbond Ironstone
- Window frames – Colourbond Ironstone
- Garage door – Colourbond Ironstone
- Front door – Taubmans Electricity (you simply must see this colour!)
- Front door frame – Taubmans Crisp White
- Driveway – charcoal or bluestone (we’re happy to be guided by Rawson’s colours expert here)
We also popped in to the two Rawson display homes to re-check out their kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, as they will be our next set of decisions.
After that comes electrical – we’re well ahead on making decisions there too. Can you tell we’ve done a lot of research and are very prepared? It’s important to us to get the build going as quickly as possible so we don’t want Rawson to be waiting on us. Hence the hours I spend on Pinterest and the Homeone forum 🙂