July 21, 2007

Builder on holidays

Well the builder is on holidays so the design and decision making process is on hold until he gets back. We agree with the designer that the main bedroom is too small to include all the features we want, so we are going to negotiate some changes with J so the bedroom is larger. We can always change the furniture later but we can't alter the footprint.

It is hard weighing up whether to incorporate the bathroom into the bedroom or have them completely separate. It seems there are two design 'fads' at the moment - the fully integrated ensuite/bedroom and the separate toilet, shower, w.i.r and sleeping areas.

While we are waiting we have been visiting our land. We settled on our dirt/mud a couple of weeks ago which was purchased in Mawson Lakes Adelaide in the Bridges. It seems like a nice & quiet area as it is a bit away from the rest of the Mawson estate (which is going to be massive).

In the meantime we are busy designing and re-designing the house. Is there such a thing as over designed!! I must say our builder has been fantastic and very accommodating.

Looking forward to our meeting with the builder/designer next week, when we come crashing back to reality as the costs for the mod's are revealed. Here is the land.

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  1. I dont think you can overdesign a house in the sense you are talking about. If you plan on being here for a few years then its better to get i right now than trying to add it later.

    Good Luck!


  2. i would like to see some more pics of the house and land

  3. Hi,

    My name is Mikaila and we live in Adelaide too. We are looking at building a new house and I came across your blog as I was looking for cement driveways and how much they cost etc.

    Do you mind me asking who you got to do your driveway and did they do a good job?

    I am a bit new at all this! It can all be a bit daunting!.

    Thank you for time and have a lovely day.

    Warm wishes,


    P.S. I noticed that you like hand made items, I have my own business whereby I make hair clips and brooches and t-shirts etc. My business names are Gorgeous Girly Things and Bubble Baby. GGT are the hair clips and 'girly' things and Bbble Baby ar ethe unisex things. My website is www.bubblebaby.com.au . Have a great day and thanks again.

  4. HI Mikaila
    We ended up buying large format cement pavers from Forward Concrete down south - they've held up well. Just as well we chose pavers as we've had to pull them up a few times to fix things. The paving guy was ok but there are others that can do just as good a job. I'll check out your website! Happy to answer any of your building questions. Also try home one if you haven't already.