Colours and Upgrades

Our House Plans

Front Facade

Ground Floor

First floor

External Colours
Here are the external colours we choose for our house. It was a pretty nerve wrecking experience as we had to choose the colours by ourselves without the help of a colour consultant. Hopefully they will look good.

Internal Selections
- Main wall colour is 'Martini' (Taubmans)
- Feature wall colour is 'Zelda' (Taubmans) which will be on one dining room wall, two walls in the rumpus/theatre and the stair box.
- The balusters, handrail, outside pergola, cedar windows to front facade and front door will all be stained in sickens Teak.
- Door frames, internal doors, architraves, skirting are all 'Crisp White' (taubmans)

- Front door- corinthian pivot INFWS8G with Gainslo Omni entrance set
- Internal doors- all flush panel doors with painted finish, except for pantry and rumpus/ theatre doors which will have translucent glass in the middle of them.

We chose the same colours/options for the bathroom, toilet, ensuite and powder room
- Vanity doors- 'truffle lini' matt finish
- Caesarstone- 'osprey'
- Basin- fowler 'regent' inset 
- Caroma overhead rain shower-head 

Sierra vista in truffle colour
We ended up changing our mind about the carpet. I wasn't too sure about the colour or pattern of the carpet we originally chose and at our colour appointment, you make so many decisions that by the time we got to carpet we chose one easily and didn't think too much about it. Since carpet covers half our house, we decided to have another look and decided to change it to this one: Estate carpet in the colour 2005 Aspen. The two carpets are not such different colours in real life, it just looks that way in the photos.

- 40mm caesarstone to island bench (osprey) with waterfall ends. We also extended the length of the island bench by 500mm and increased the overhang to 400mm. Cupboards are Polytec truffle lini in sheen for under bench cupboards, Polytec Malt in sheen for overhead cupboards. We chose to have no handles, instead we have shadowline finger pull out for entire kitchen and hettich soft close doors. We have three sets of pot drawers. Sink is Clark orion double undercount sink. For appliances we chose westinghouse stainless steel: microwave, dishwasher, 900mm electric oven, 900mm 5 burner gas cooktop and 750mm integrated range hood (we received the dishwasher and microwave as part of the 'suppliers bonus'). We also added the window splash back (as on display in Kellyville) in lieu of tiles.
Truffle Lini


These are the tiles we choose for the bathroom. Chocolate coloured tiles for the bathroom floor and white tiles for the walls. The feature tiles will go in-between the vanity and mirror in the bathrooms and powder room and also in the shower niches. The small square sample is what will be on the bench tops in the bathroom (osprey caesar stone) and the other sample is the bathroom cabinet doors (polytec truffle lini). 

We decided to change the bathroom tiles in all bathrooms to lighter tiles as we thought the dark chocolate brown ones might make the bathrooms too dark. The ensuite and powder room will now be the 'cavestone' tile which is the same tile as the main floor tiles and the kids bathroom and toilet will be the tile below which is called 'Chalet Mocha'.

All was going well and within our planned budget for our tile selections until we saw this tile and had to have it. It is called a cavestone tile and it is 600x600 in size and ivory in colour. It is a porcelain tile that looks just like travertine. 

Other changes/upgrades
When we first chose our house we said that we wouldn't make many changes- BUT so far we have made over 30.....
Some of the more notable changes include:
- Tiles to hallway, kitchen and dining rooms in lieu of carpet (cannot believe that carpet was standard in these rooms)
- Aluminium stacker corner doors (my favourite upgrade- same as what is displayed at the Kellyville homeworld but aluminium instead of wooden doors)
- Ceiling height 2750 on ground floor
- Trend facade
- Cedar windows to front facade of house
- Lowered ceiling in kitchen
- Square set wall and ceiling junctions (no cornices) to kitchen, family and dining room
- Ducted vacuum 
- Sliding doors to close off rumpus/theatre room
- Ceramic tiling to front porch
- 40mm caesar stone to island bench in kitchen as well as waterfall ends. Extension to island bench 
- Moroka to brick feature arch to front facade
- Cedar pergola to side of lounge 
- Two windows to side of lounge (Since our house is on a corner block, it is an estate requirement that we have a corner facade. Hence the need for a pergola and extra windows to the side of the house)
- Made bedroom 1 smaller (it was huge) and added the space to bedroom 4 and included a corner WIR. This will make our son and daughters bedrooms (bedroom 2 and 4) the same size so there will be no fighting over rooms.
- Staircase changed to maple handrails and stainless steel balusters in lieu of standard
- Water point added to fridge cavity and in pantry for future sink
- Corinthian Pivot INFWS8G (this door is huge)
- Undermount sink in kitchen

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, great blog. We are currently building a seaview 39. Any tips or suggestions now you have the benefit of being in for a few years?