12 November 2015


Sorry for the long time between posts! It's been over 4 months since we moved in and the house is great.

We completed our 90 day maintenance and had 22 items outstanding that need to be fixed. We heard back almost straight away from Beechwood and after that nothing. So I'll need to keep on there backs. In hind sight, I wish we had waited another week and gotten a few more things checked off before handover and would definitely do this next time, yes I am already designing the next house!

So what's next? Our landscaping started this week and it's very exciting! We have two 1 meter high retaining walls and they should be finished in the next two weeks, weather permitting.

It'll be great to finally be able to sit out on the alfresco and enjoy it. We are going to put concrete up both sides to the end of the alfresco and grass the back and front. We originally wanted decking on the side of the alfresco but we aren't sure how often you need to oil it and hubby thinks it'll be too much maintenance :(

Yay for pendant lights!

21 July 2015

Post Handover pics!

So we have been in for a little over 2 weeks and we still have so much unpacking to do!

We are loving our new house, so happy with the upgrades we chose and how the colours have all come together!

We decided to finish off the landscaping and retaining walls before buying new furniture and have been blessed with furniture and a fridge from my DH's family. We need to have it all finished before christmas as we have invited all our family for the holidays!

Blinds for all rooms have been ordered and will be delivered and installed in (fingers crossed) 2 weeks!

We still haven't decided on pendant lights for the kitchen and bedrooms but to be honest we haven't looked much, just so excited to be in the house, unpacking has taken up most of our time.

Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom

4 July 2015

We're in!

So excited to share that we had handover on Friday 3 June!

The house is finally all ours. I have the key to prove it (and there's a lot of them!). DH unfortunately had to work so I had to attend the handover by myself.

The move begins this weekend eep! 

Sneak peek of the kitchen!

17 June 2015

Nearly there...

...but not quite yet. We only have:

- Carpet
- Living/Dining tiles
- Hot water system
- Appliances

Then we are in!!!!!!

Coaba garage door


27 May 2015

It's the final countdown!!!!!!!

Not much has been done this week which is a shame, flyscreens, taps and gas outlets installed and just a few more things to go and we are finished!

All that's left:

- Garage Door
- Air conditioning fit out
- Shower screens
- Mirrors
- Carpet
- Living/Dining tiles
Water tank
- Hot water system
- Appliances

Our post-handover work which is booked in and ready to go – is looking a little like this:

- Driveway
- Mirror splashback
- Bathroom accessories
- Blinds

We have received a hand over date but are seriously doubting everything will get done before the date, hence why we will be keeping the date hush hush until we feel more confident it's achievable!

20 May 2015

Tiling and lighting :D

Electrical fitout complete, looks fabulous! It's so nice being able to go though at night and have light instead of having to use the torch on our phones!

15 May 2015

Exterior Painting :)

What a week, the painter has now completed our house with the front being finished off on Friday!
The tilers will be back next week to complete our bathrooms, laundry and main floor tiling. I must say the tiler has done a fantastic job so far, very good attention to detail! 

8 May 2015

Benchtops and painting

Our basins and stone benchtops have been installed and I'm really happy with how good they look :) The kitchen is not to everyones taste but we just absolutely love it. Painting is finished bar from skirting and tiling will start on Tuesday.

1 May 2015

White White and more White...

During last week the painter was working hard applying the first coat to the inside ceiling and walls. The colour is looking great and we're really happy with it. We chose Winter Ice for the walls and Elusive White for the ceiling, cornices, architraves, skirting and doors. It's amazing how different the house looks with a lick of paint!

We haven't been able to get in to see anything else that may be done, they are finishing off the tiling this week and then the painter will be back to do the second coat.

I think we may have to slip away from work during the day sometime this week to see the tiling and what else is being done. I'm starting to have withdrawals from not being able to get in!

23 April 2015


Kitchen cabinetry has been installed, it's looking great :)
Bathroom tiling is underway and next week painting will begin. Hopefully will be able to get in next week and take some more pics!

16 April 2015

Locked up and out!

So went to the house today not expecting to get in but the plasterer was there and let us through. Was pleasantly surprised to see the stairs are in and tiles delivered ready to start laying next Wednesday.

Also I received an email from Beechwood that the kitchen and vanities will be installed by the end of the week!

Laundry and Bathroom Floor Tile