Saturday, June 7, 2008

Final colour selections.

We have "pre start" booked for Thursday. It's a 2-3 hours appointment when everything has to be finalised. all colours, tiles, plan changes, upgrades etc have to be agree upon. Yesterday I was at an all day course in Bunbury where we have to go to choose tiles and meet with our builder so I did a quick visit to the Builders to check on a few things. Found out that because we'd picked tiles from 2 tile shops we will have to pay an additional delivery fee as only 1 delivery fee is included in the house building price. One win though was I was told that there was no reason why we couldn't have jarrah capping in the kitchen and other half walls. This was fabulous news as now we can stop trying to find a timber and stain colour to try and re-create a jarrah look . Yippeee!!! Also got some prices on upgrading power points and adding additional lights, phone points, tv points conduit. Today we drove into Bunbury to visit the tile places again to determine exactly what we are going to have. After last weeks kitchen bench discovery we needed to pick a new splashback for the kitchen. I was also wanting the chance to have a look for something else for the main bathroom.

We've now done the tiling deed.
After much contemplation we've settled on some 100mm x 100mm smooth, shiny , black tiles with gunmetal grey grouting. Almost went back on the decision though when we discovered that they were so expensive they were $30 more than porcelain tiling. Ouch! There was some lovely black porcelain tiling. 400mm x 400mm but the black was more a deep grey than deepest black. And the deepest black was the look we were going for.
Main bathroom tiles have been changed as well. We've gone for a creamy stone look floor tile with an off white plain wall tile for main bathroom, W.C. and laundry. Cupboard doors for the vanity will still be laminex stone beige but the top will now be Formica "antique white dust".
this is it below. It's much less pink than it appears in this sample from the formica web site.

The bottom colour looks green on my monitor but the green is actually a brownish/beige and the flecks in the top sample are the same beige colour.
I think it's that time of the build process when you start to question everything. We've changed the laundry door colour as well. We've decided on something darkish now. Prob a mid to dark blue. Colour to be finalised tomorrow.
We ended up taking a drive today to check again that we were happy with the garage door colour as we are worried it will look too bland. Our house will be quite wide and the garage door is to blend in. Saw a lovely dark blue garage door today with our colour brickwork. But it had the reverse drive way colours to ours. Being mostly a dark driveway the darker garage door looked great. But our driveway will be mostly cream. I think we've now decided to stick with the cream.

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