Day 34 – Not a Rest Day

Today we met our ID and her electrician and plumbing team to get lights and some accessories. Carpentry is done but we needed just a bit of adjustment here and there. Air conds are in too (very important).

I am MOST happy about our storeroom. I like how it turned out to be like a walk in cupboard (as opposed to a walk in wardrobe). I also really like how the doors blend in with the rest of the cabinets in the kitchen.

The storeroom - my brilliant idea!

The storeroom – my brilliant idea!

I also really like how the kitchen turned out looking more spacious than expected. Pretty good choice not to put top hung cabinets on the side with the window so it looks more open.

View entering from the living room and view from the yard

View entering from the living room and view from the yard

The master bathroom has turned out looking more spacious than initially thought also. But I still feel that the shower area is very narrow.

Master bathroom cabinets and accessories installed

Master bathroom cabinets and accessories installed

A few days ago we told the carpenter to look into replacing our door handles and locks. He gave us a quote for the bedroom and bathroom door handles and locks (including the archive trays), but were told to hang on for the main front door because it might be a bit expensive and we’d need to find one that perfectly matches. We were shocked to find that he’s already changed the handle and lock for the main door today, without first asking us about colour or price! It looks ok, needed to be adjusted because it was installed slightly crooked, but this pattern / look wouldn’t have been our first choice lah.

Old is gold, but a bit too old. It needed a change

Old is gold, but a bit too old. It needed a change

Here are some other misc pictures:

Because we decided to get the walls replastered at the last minute, the 2nd round of paintwork will need to be done only after Labour Day. Anyway so far everything is still on schedule 🙂

Day 32

We have form and function!:D

Our study area is just about done

Our study area is just about done

Kitchen – I really like the brown colour on the laminate:

Some images from the bedrooms:

And here are some images from the bathrooms:

On Saturday, we’ll be installing some more lighting and other peripherals like additional shelves and racks. We’ve also decided to get the walls re-plastered because we did quite a lot of hacking and patch-back work to run wires all over the place. Afraid if we don’t we might see bumpy surfaces.

Day 30

Since there are some lights up, we decided to go  over after dinner to see how far they’ve gotten with the carpentry. They have put some carcasses in place, but I have to admit it’s not very attractive at the moment because we all know the wood they use for making the carcass is well, not attractive. Now we look forward to having all the laminate and granite surfaces in place.

For the longest time I was obsessing about whether or not our fridge would fit, but now I have a new recurring nightmare – that the washing machine won’t fit through to get to where it should be. Help me.

Day 27 – Rest Day

Now that most of wet works are done, we have half our lights installed and half our walls painted. Here is a short video that walks you through our home at the moment. I did the very annoying thing of taking taking the video vertically instead of horizontally – I will do better next time.

The house looks brighter and cleaner, and so far we’re happy with the lights that have been installed, except that one fluorescent tube seems to be missing at the end of the cove lighting ledge. Toilet thrones are in place. Fans are also in place. I thought the air conditioners would be installed, according to the schedule, but we told our ID to put them in as late as possible so maybe that’s why it’s not in yet. I think next week will be very exciting as carpentry work begins.