Tuesday, 27 August 2013

We're floored! In a good way.


Reno update time. 

The floors are IN! And they have made the house look finished in a 'wow we're nearly there' way.  It's very exciting.  

The floors were supposed to take 4 days.  By the time they are waterproofed tomorrow they will have taken 8.  The stairs alone took 4 days.  I don't have a good shot of the stairs so you'll have to take my word for it. 

The kitchen, sliding doors to deck. 
The kitchen comes next Wednesday.  It will take 3 days to install.  Then, the following Monday the rest of the joinery comes (wardrobe/linen/mudcupboard/tv cabinet.  

In the meantime we will get skirting, painting and lighting.  

The living room.  Fireplace on left.  TV cabinetry will go on right.  Bifold doors.
 And finally carpet in the spare bedroom and the rumpus.  And Caesarstone kitchen benches.

From the rumpus to the pool via the new decking.  
 And then maybe, just maybe, we can move down into our new digs and begin phase 2!  We'll stick the three kids on mattresses in the rumpus, move ourselves into the spare bedroom and enjoy a new kitchen and several living spaces over two levels.

Dare I say it..totes amazeballs.
The kitchen.  The butlers pantry.  And two random chairs.    
So I need to order blinds, we need dining chairs, two fabulous pendant lights and funky kitchen stools.  I just don't have any energy because I have a cold that won't go away.  It's that time of year.  Issy has it too.  Poor possum.

Looking out the front door, and through the 'good' room to the front garden. 
Our mission was to remove all the mission brown.  And on the bottom two floors it's nearly gone, just lurking in the stair bannisters and a few external beams.

Our house is really beginning to look fresh and bright and modern.  I just wish I did too.  Fresh and bright, if not modern.