Gardens, edging, gates, shed, and other miscellaneous stuff we have chipped away at slowly over time.
I love this place. Love it. Love the build, the layout, the location, the view, the neighbours. Just love it here.
There are a few things we would consider/question for the next build (if we ever chose to move on).
- Garage: we would make it wider. It’s a tight squeeze with the cars (one of which is a Prado with big-ass bull bar), camping gear, gardening crap and other shit competing for space!
- We would have widened the entertaining area footprint, extended the slab. It’s pretty narrow.
- Media room. We appear to have a problem. Apparently, we've since been told by friends that it's against building code to have a room without windows. Ba-bow. Our media room is missing that rather important feature. We're not sure how this has happened. The plans don't include a window either, and we're not sure how this would pass muster in the halls of Wisdom or council if this is the case. It gets bloody stuffy in that room - it's often closed off because my husband likes to strum his guitar and warble in his sound-proof little piece of the world, but apparently it may only present a problem if we go to sell.
That’s about it, really.
Here’s some progress shots of what the place looks like now...
Kitchen... I love my kitchen.
Living areas and hallway
I stained all of our Lin1 door in 'Black Japan'. Really thrilled with the results...
Front gardens after initial planting
Front gardens are now established
Husband built and rendered the letterbox himself
Side yard and garden — just after turf was laid
Side yard now established with front fencing and gardens.