The weekend was pretty productive, we didn’t finish off the bathrooms, but we have it at a stage where the plumber can do his job and for the shower screen guys to measure.
There are still a lot of things needing to be done in the bathrooms such as painting and electrical but in terms of tiling we are pretty much there. The husband is finishing off tiling the last row of tiles at the floor and then we just need to grout and silicon the rest.
We even started setting up our laundry. Because the budget was for $2500 we decided to go with a flat pack. I read reviews that IKEA have thin back panels on their cabinets, so decided to spend a little extra and go with the Kaboodle range at Bunnings. To cut costs we also purchased the “paint your own” cabinet doors and bought a cheaper timber benchtop. The drawers are all soft close and went for Kaboodle’s own soft close hinges and drawer runners instead of the more expensive brand.
So apart from the bathrooms, this week we have another skip from Bingo bins arriving, which means this weekend we will be moving bathroom items into their rooms and clearing out the shed and moving things into the master bedroom. All of this in preparation for the shed to be demolished and the new one to go up.
We also made a visit to Nobby’s Kitchens on the Sunday. As they have a 50% off cabinets deal (mind you, it is actually only on base cabinets) for January, we thought we would see the showroom and potentially start the process of ordering a new kitchen. Making choices with colours came fairly easy as I’ve been wanting a two tone kitchen for a while now. The benchtop we want to go with stone considering Anthony and myself like to bake and make pasta from scratch. Our initial idea of a $10K budget has been blown out of the water due to the sheer size of our kitchen. Nobby’s does give you the option to install yourself, however the 10 year warranty becomes void. I think by the stage we get to redoing our kitchen, Anthony is probably not wanting to lift a finger. We have one of their designers coming by to see our current kitchen and give us a final cost. If we go ahead on the day we can hold the promo discount for 12 months. We really want to give these guys a go as we have heard a lot of good things about their service. Will have to come back to this when we are ready…