Kitchen, bathrooms, retaining and more

This past week shaped up to be as big a week as promised. Lots achieved, some minor dramas (all now resolved), and a whole lotta loveliness. She’s shaping up well!

Looking out from one of the upper level bedrooms out towards the corridor and stairwell. Queenslander renovation.
Looking out from one of the upper level bedrooms out towards the corridor and stairwell. The paint looks a bit green-tinged in this shot but it’s most definitely not!

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Vanities, internal stairs, balustrades, front wall footings – lots ticked off the ‘to-do list’!

Another week down, another week closer to moving in! Every day has seen the house progress in leaps and bounds. We’re definitely at the fun end of the build now. As exciting as things like insulation and framing are, the pretty stuff wins hands down!


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Internal painting looking AMAZING, front yard retaining underway and it’s coming together beautifully!

Now that all the beautiful detailing inside is complete (apart from the internal stairs, which will come next week), the big news is that the first two coats of paint have totally transformed the house and I’m delighted with the colour I chose. Big box ticked! 

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Living room looking great with its coat of paint

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Steel’s done, footings are sorted, and we’ve taken delivery of a massive load of blocks!

It was a short week last week, with Wednesday’s EKKA public holiday taking up a valuable build day, but nevertheless some good progress was made. The steel is finally all in, and the footings that the guys have been working hard on are just about there too.

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Finding her footings

Things are progressing nicely and we’re starting to get a feel for the scale of our house. There’s a fair bit of steel in now supporting the house where the stacks were last week, and there’s also steel in down the side which is a good indicator of how far our living room and kitchen will extend.

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Lots of steel support in now! The red arrows are pointing to the steel down the side that will form the edges of living room and kitchen.

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