A little peep behind our curtains to show you what has been happening over the last week. I have to say I was feeling very apprehensive about our move to our new home as you spend a long time (2 + yrs in our case) with planning, design, building and then moving and I had built up such high expectations of our dream home that I was beginning to worry that it might not meet my expectations but I am so relieved that living here is even better than I/we had imagined. I have had to pinch myself several times over the last few days as do feel like I am living in a dream. One of my favourite rooms is our ensuite – i really do love this space.
The design is perfect for us and we are really enjoying the flow of the house. The kitchen is a dream to cook in and I have loved getting stuck into cooking again and lovely aromas of baking and slow cooked winter meals have been wafting through the house.
We moved in on a very wet and wild WA weekend and so were able to rain test the house – a couple of gutters have needed to be upgraded as they struggled with the downpour. The temporary plastic bag downpipes have been replaced with the real thing now.
We have had a bad leak in the study which had nothing to do with the rain but was due to a leak in the upstairs toilet plumbing. It has been a difficult issue to resolve and has involved several visits from the plumber. – The leak has improved greatly but there is still a small leak so this needs to get sorted asap as it has caused a bit of damage to the ceiling- not really something you want in a brand new home.This damage will need to be fixed once the plumbing is sorted and the area dried.
Our curtains and blinds were installed a few days ago and look great. They make a huge difference in finishing off the windows and softening the rooms.
The kitchen splash backs were finished off today after some sections had to be changed due to a mistake with the measurements. This was another hold my breath moment as I waited to see if the extent and colour would work.. It got the thumbs up ☺There is still some finishing off with the splashbacks around the edges which we didnt initially notice. We have picked up quite a few things that will need sorting out and have a punch list which I am hoping the builder will get sorted promptly. It has been a very busy week with tradies coming and going constantly so I hope this pace is maintained.
The aggregate is due to get prepped and poured next week which we will be very relieved to have ticked off as we have had several delays with this and it is holding up the landscaping, pool etc It is also a real pain living on a sand dune and I could do with a hovercraft to get into the garage lol.
There are still lots of boxes to unpack and we are gradually emptying out our storage unit that we hired in Jan. I think I shall be donating quite a bit more ‘stuff’ to the charities as I had forgotten how much we have and I haven’t missed most of it.
I will keep you posted on developments in between my unpacking. Have a great weekend ☺