Just an update of how the house is travelling.
This is some of the work done during the months of April and May.
It was so fun for the kids to watch the heating system going on. Kinda reminds me of the E.T.movie toward the end when the FBI comes and wraps the house in plastic and foil and dress in space suits. Gotta love that movie.
It is a ducted system with each room separately zoned with its own control panel. We are hoping that with the big double glazed windows and north facing that we won't have to use it much on that side of the house and at the same time it keeps the south rooms nice and warm.
The exterior got underway nicely, just before winter hit. Weatherboard cladding over the garage and down the south of the house (notice my sample pot colours on the front - 7 sample pots later I settled on shale grey, a really light silvery grey), spotted gum timber which covers the theatre (second loungeroom) and down the end of the house over the master bedroom and the framing for the beginnings of a front entrance.
Simon working on the matrix down over the office and dining areas and out over the top of the deck.
Some photos just before the plaster went in. Our long hallway to play cricket in.
Looking down through to the loungeroom.
This is going to be our kitchen.
Theatre room or guest bedroom according to the family. ;)
Dining area looking out through the bifold doors.
Loungeroom again. Plastic on the outside of the windows for painting.
Master bedroom with plastic on the outside of all the windows ready for painting of weather boards.
Ensuite. You can look out the window while sitting on the dunny. Hopefully noone will be looking back at you. :)
Games room or a bedroom.
Laundry. Notice how nicely I have swept all the floors. :)
Whilte the plasterers got started on the inside, Simon got to work on the outside, painting the matrix in the same colour of the roof, Monument. This is the first coat. I love it because it is a nice charcoal grey and I think the coldness of it contrasts nicely with the warm rich tones of the spotted gum timber.
He also started on a retaining wall around the front of the house from the front door, along the front of the theatre and down the side to the beginning of the office that will house some nice plants down the track.
June and July saw the finish of the plastering, inside painting, painting and more painting, a front door and front steps, the start of the deck, fitting out with skirting boards, door jambs and architraves around the doors only as the windows are square set as is the ceiling so no cornices either.......just to name a few jobs Simon has done. Photos next post.
And hopefully next week before the end of the month.......the installation of the kitchen.