Finally, we got some real progress in our home build. It's been a long time coming, but we sure were excited when we finally got to see plasterboards (or gyprock, or drywall, or wallboard or whatchamacallit) covering the frames, studs, wirings, noggins and insulation inside the house. Now we can see how the inside of the house is all coming together. Pretty hard to imagine how it's all going to look like if it were just frames and insulation. Without any local display home to keep the image fresh, we have to rely heavily on our imagination coupled with the plans and the photos we took when we went to see the display in ... believe us ... in Kellyville Ridge, NSW (a long time ago, just as we're about to start the build process).
We took a lot of photos (that's how excited I was), I mean a lot. I love photography, have it as a hobby or a past time, but it's getting kinda weird when I knocked myself out taking photos of walls and windows and ceilings and rooms and walls and more walls and more walls again ... c'mon, how many shots do I need to take for an empty room, freshly plastered, bare flooring, dusty and ...
I'll spare you the agony, my excuse is I took a lot of shots (again, I mean, a lot of shots) to show my wife how it is progressing ... as if she's there. Thinking about it now ... I should have taken a video, instead.
Following are some pics on how things are on Day 198 of our build. Next time ... stairs, cabinets, and maybe some tiling ... we'll see.
Warning: There are more than 10 or 20 pictures here!!! Don't tell me I didn't warn you.
|So excited to see how things are going inside ... let's have a look, shall we?|
|Front door (that's just the temporary door), cornices on the floor ready to be put up at some stage.|
|The hallway. Garage access door to the left; guest bedroom (door not in picture) to the right; straight ahead towards the kitchen, dining and family room down the end.|
|The guest bedroom/study; this' has a got double cavity sliding doors (right side), ensuite is just behind me|
|View of the guest bedroom ensuite; towards the left is the (sliding) door to the shared (with powder room) toilet.|
|View of the stairs (hopefully next week), under-stairs storage room, and laundry and WIL on your left |
(I'm standing where the sitting room is)
|The sitting room, with aluminium french doors out to the (future) courtyard (just behind the garage).|
|The kitchen. With an island bench on the foreground.|
|The dining room with a large picture/fixed window on the left.|
|The tri-sliding doors opening to the outdoor room.|
|The family room. Yep. TV and entertainment system are going to be put up here.|
|The stairs. Would be nice to see the actual stairs to be finally built here. Next week. Our SM promised us. Should have been this week, bit of a delay from the stair masters.|
Now let's go upstairs ... yes ... up these ladder ... for now ...
|The leisure room. Shame the big windows are obscured (RESCODE requirements)|
|Going to the left (towards the direction of the front of the house) is the main bedroom|
|Yes. We do have a big view (window and balcony) of the road in front.|
|Main bedroom. Behind this wall/partition is a "walk-in robe".|
|Main bedroom ensuite. Toilet on the left, shower in the middle, double vanity to be placed on the far right of the picture.|
|Bigger than usual bathtub. With a view of our neighbour's property.|
|This is actually the other bathroom. We've just gone out of the main bedroom now.|
|Bedroom (could be 2, 3 or 4).|
|Another view of the bedroom. This one has got a WIR on the right.|
|Are these gaps acceptable? Would like to see those 75mm Scotia cornices cover these gaps. Will need to keep an eye on this (and other ones, too).|
|Now let's go outside ... down this ladder first ... |
There's a long picture window currently blocked (for safety reasons) at the moment.
|View of the right side of the house (from the front). We could call this the "service lane". May need to have this concreted.|
|If you're wondering if a Metricon house is a Nolan or a Riva or a Liberty, here's how you can tell that it's a Liberty.|
|The Laundry door. The hot water tank might be installed here.|
|One of my favourite spot - the Outdoor Room. Timber lining for the ceiling is currently being put in place. Nice.|
|View of the other side of the house (behind the garage). Garage will have a roller door in lieu of an access door to the rear.|
|Inside the garage. That's the internal access door and the electrical circuit panel will be installed on the right.|
|The double car garage with a workshop option.|
Next week, more progress ...