The in-betweens

The last time you guys saw the plaster boards went up, and before you knew it, I’ve moved in. I can’t believe I’ve been living in the house for over a month already!

So, the in-betweens.

The painting began after the plaster boards went in. Remember the green entrance door? Well, they gave it a white coat, before giving it a final coat of paint.

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Before

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After.
Guess what the final coat colour is going to be!
Colour will be revealed below.

The internal walls were painted too.

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In that meantime, the carpentry happened very quickly.

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Left: Cabinets in the kitchen. Right: Cabinets in butler’s pantry, door leading to future backyard/veggie patch. The backyard is still looking the same, by the way. 😦

The bathrooms had their tiling done, vanities went in, shower roses and toilets installed. Here’s what the ensuite looked like when I managed to sneak in one day:

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Left: Toilet. That erection looking thing is actually the tap to freestanding bath that I will, one day hopefully, buy. Right: shower to the left, vanity to the right.

Soon after, handover happened, and we moved into the house that looked pretty much like this:

20150704_113907Black entrance door! Did you guess it right?

20150704_115333Told ya it’s a tap for the freestanding bath in ensuite.

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Left: Vanity in shared bathroom. Right: Shoe room. I had some of the internal doors painted black too!

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Tada~ Welcome to my humble abode. Lolllll.

After the handover, we spent the first couple of weeks doing some of the flooring and cleaning up the rental house. It was almost a nightmare trying to do all that during the 2 weeks, and I’m really glad we have survived it all, thanks to my 3 trusty musketeers. The house has progressed since then, but that will be a post for another day 🙂

1st attempt at 3D sketching (master bedroom and ensuite)

What I’ve learnt about myself during this house-building process so far: I’m impatient and I hate waiting.

Waiting for the quotes to come back is really killing me and I have been desperately trying to distract myself. And that whole issue with the curtains and trying to visualise my home bugged me so much, that I have resorted to Google Sketchup to try and create a 3D model of my house (and kill time of course).

Yes, I know what all of you are thinking – this girl needs to go to the mental hospital!

I probably spent about 8-10 hours just to draw up the master bedroom and the ensuite, and in the end product annoyed me because it didn’t look a single bit attractive like those 3D interior designs that I see on facebook. Lol.

Since I’ve put in so much effort into it, I think I ought to at least attempt to freak people out with my horrible piece of “art”. So, here goes:

1. Master bedroom

Master bedroom
What it is supposed to look like: A hammerhead-shaped room with dark timber laminate flooring, black aluminium framed windows (I was too exhausted to attempt the creation of curtains). For those of you who are wondering, yes I would be having ceilings in my actual house. There is supposed to be a door on that wall that is facing south that leads into the walk-in-robe, that also leads to the ensuite. Mostly drawn to scale, and even the design of the bed and colour of the sheets are exactly the same as what I have now haha (just missing the bed head). Other pieces of furniture will be put in eventually, but I couldn’t wait to draw up other bits of the house.

2. Ensuite

Ensuite bathroom

What it is supposed to look like: Rectangular bathroom with rectified charcoal floor tiles, gloss white wall tiles. Eventually I would like to install a rain shower (who wouldn’t???), while in the nearer future (like right after the house is built), I am going to install the glass panel for the walk-in shower concept. 🙂 Going to have to put in the freestanding bath myself too, but at least I get to pick what I want at a better price. The wall to the right of the picture is the same wall where the door from the bedroom leading into the walk-in robe will be. And of course there will be a wall between the walk-in robe and the bathroom, and a door in it as well. Anyway I’m really hoping the real deal turns out looking better than my crappy drawings. Here’s what the real bathroom bench top and cabinet doors are supposed to look like:

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I’m almost tempted to put a black chandelier in the middle of the bathroom just for the effect heehee.

 

If you happen to wonder what sort of window frames I am getting for my house, here’s the swatch for it:

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I apologise if anybody’s getting nightmares from this post, I promise I will watch more Sketchup tutorials and level up my drawing skills. 😛 Aaaaaaand sorry for the lengthy post!