August 7, 2011

House Update

Things are moving very quickly now....we are seriously busy!

Every weekend The Hubbster and I sit down with the The Money Pit diary, which is our workbook for what we have accomplished the previous week and what we need to do the following week.

Lots of progress now, including more VJ wall paneling going up, the bath and three shower bases have been checked in and more plumbing finished.

Here's my kitchen and pantry.




And our bath!


The carpenter built a frame in our hallway which will separate the front area of the house from the back, with some lovely fretwork. Even with the frame up, the long wide hallway looks different!




The Hubbster and I walked through the bathrooms deciding on where our toilet roll holders, towel rails, shower glass shelves etc will be so the carpenter can add noggins to adhere these to.

I even bought a new vacuum cleaner because today we are going to use an air compressor to blow out all of the wood shavings and sawdust from the gaps where the timber floor meets the VJ so the channels are clear.

The Hubbster has ordered our doors, including the cupboard doors, the walk in robe doors and the theatre room bifolds as well as all of our internal doors.

He has also ordered a window for the laundry which will overlook the garage, and give me a nice view of the driveway and the hills so I will have something nice to look at when I am folding clothes or doing the washing. Bless him for thinking of me....

We have also ordered our lourve highlights which will go over every door in the house..in the same design as the external ones to allow for great airflow through the house.

The tiler came out for a visit and we discussed what tiles we are having...we have some samples coming and I can't wait to share our ideas with you. I can assure you, they will be traditional and beautiful while keeping with the Queenslander style.

I spoke to the waterproofer who only needs one weeks notice, and he will come and waterproof our bathrooms and laundry before the tiling is done.

This week we have alot to do! We need to decide on our fretwork for the areas that won't have doors or lourves and we need to think about our water tanks and get them ordered. The plumber is finished his first stage and will be back to do our drainage and dig some trenches and put our tanks in....

We also have to think about skylights that will be going in two of the bathrooms, and a painter and I really need to stop there because it all seems too much. But we are doing it, and it is exciting and challenging...

I said to The Hubbster today, how amazed I am that we are both thinking the same and have the same ideas on what we want. He said "it's all about compromise".

He's so smart. That's why I love him ♥

17 comments:

Craig said...

What an exciting time. I know the feeling though... it all seems to happen at once! It's all looking good.

Denwise aka Denyse Whelan said...

It's so exciting to see the real deal happening after "imagining" for so long... And hoping what seems right on paper is. Looks awesome. You won't know yourselves!!

Mum on the Run said...

That's fabulous!
Already - imagine the finished product.
The way you & Hubbster work together is admirable.
:-)

Foursons said...

Not much longer! Are y'all still looking at being in for Christmas?

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Love what you've done with the place! :)

Super Sarah said...

Its very exciting, I am loving the updates and watching it all take shape from afar!

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

You must be getting so excited! :)
I'm Looking forward to seeing the finished product, it's sounding very interesting.

Mrs Catch said...

You're nearly there! It's looking good and I can't wait to see it finished.

Erin said...

Re tanks; the Pumphouse (www.thepumphouse.com.au) have a winter clearance sale on pumps this month. 5KGallon Bushmans for $2250. also sale on pump etc.

Mimsie said...

What an exciting time and it is wonderful that you are sharing it. I've never experienced more than a remodelled bathroom which made our life a lot easier but nothing like you are doing. Look forward to more pics and of course the finished article. Good luck with the rest of it.

sophie...^5 said...

Man oH man you are deep into house reno's for sure...can't wait to see the end result....gees you make me feel lazy! Sophie's Dad Ron

speedfit said...

Wood wall decor such as wood paneling is an easy to install and inexpensive way to add youthfulness and beauty to your home. Outdated walls can cause the home to appear old and outdated.

Clare and Gary said...

Thanks for visiting... I'm off to follow.. how do you have time for Eric with a farm and new construction? LOL best leave him for me!

Jim said...

You sure seem to be handling all this upheaval in stride.......this can be a very high stressful time in anybodies life.
Welcome to me blog and I look forward to your 'adventures'!
Jim

SisterSister said...

Oh my! you've been really busy...but it's a great reason to be busy...hope everything stays on schedule :)

Naomi said...

Ahhhh! looks awesome - walls my friend...walls!! I am so excited for you...love that you are sharing this with all of us. N x

Trish said...

WOW!! So cool, there are rooms appearing amongst all of that frame work, very exciting!!