Sunday, April 27, 2008

Colour Appointment with Wisdom homes

We chose our colours today. The choices were basically majority exterior because the interior is a package, which whilst it can be altered is fantastic anyway so we only made a few choices.
Anita the colour consultant / CSO was fantastic in helping us make our ideas a reality.
I'll update the blog on the exact colours later as we colour matched good old dulux against the Taubmans used by Wisdom and we whizzed through everything with two kids in tow. Wisdom has all the items we would have previosuly upgraded to as standard, which whilst it makes the base price more, it makes it very clear what the end build cost is going to be and you get designer style fittings for your budget.

We chose :
exterior paint
brick (Boral or Austral)
windows (Trend)
fascia, guttering
poly kitchen (very reasonable upgrade package - choice of about 10)
Caesarstone (any the basic range)
Glass splashback (kitchen package, 10 colours, with an upgrade to Starfire range)
carpet (50% wool blend)
concrete driveway
Vanity door and benchtops
garage and front door.

Anita advises on all of these just in case you're colour blind. We got excited about our build again for the first time in ages... and signed the contract.. wahey.

Just a comment on Wisdom, I'm glad that we didn't have to pick loads of different fittings. We could have asked for other things and changed this that and the other , but Wisdom has really modern fittings, for example the vanities have drawers already, the sinks are square, the taps are mixers, the shower screen is semi frameless, shower drains straight to floor, the kitchen package includes a funky rangehood etc etc. The whole thing involves no visits to plumbing merchants, no endless browsing of catalogues, because we already knew that the internal package suited us.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Esprit Facade

Plans being drafted

So we told our previous builder that we wouldn't be building with them two weeks ago and have heard nothing since. They kept our deposit of course, but that was expected.

In the meantime Domenic at Wisdom homes has been nothing short of fantastic in making things happen to get us back into council.

We're currently waiting on our new plans being drafted. Can't wait to get on with the build!