Share our trials and tribulations as we build our new home - a custom Dominico by Fairmont Homes NSW

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Painting Update

Our externals are done!

We just need the privacy screen installed on the left of the balcony (will be the same colour as the railing), then we're done...oh yeah, and a driveway, plants, lawn, mailbox...

The Inside:

Study (please excuse the dust on the camera lens!)

Hallway feature wall

Media Room feature wall

Media Room raised platform (will be carpeted)

Formal Living Room feature wall

Formal Living Room feature wall

Front door

Master Bedroom feature wall

The great unknown is how the colours will come together when the floors are finished *fingers crossed*

The upstairs TV room is still the wrong colour, but I am no longer sure I want it to be the same colour as the formal living...perhaps you can have too much of a good thing.

Also, our water tank has arrived and we have delivered our Ensuite vanity:

Water tank

Vanity (How good does our Garage skirting look now!)

Leftover tiles (I just wanted to show off the Garage skirting again)

Internal electrical box

Hole in the wall next to the internal electrical box that we hope gets patched soon

Our A/C duct points have been cutout and the exchange unit installed:

Exchange unit upstairs (photo included for Mick)

Mick and his father also stopped by the block the other day to do some landscaping measurements (yep, clearly no landscaper wants the job as they either never quote us, or give us a ridiculous number, so it looks like it's going to be down to Mick and his Dad), and peering through the window they noticed that the wrong powerpoints have been installed (we paid a stupidly high amount to have a different type of point, so Mick is not happy there, though I don't think it's a huge fix) and that our kitchen pendant lights are basic bayonet points, though we stressed that we had the lights ready and waiting to go straight in. We had hoped to have other lights ready to be installed directly too, but I'm not sure that will happen now.

Fairmont have also asked us for the heights that our towel rails and toilet roll holders should be installed at. I have no idea how we're going to work that one out. I would love to walk around the house with the installer and the pieces and just move them about until it looks/feels right. But I doubt that will happen, so I guess we just need to roughly work it out and hope for the best!


  1. Looks so good guys! I love that you added the risen bit int he media room, our neighbours have that too and it really makes it a bit more special.

    How crazy that it's so hard to get a landscaper, anyone would think they don't want any business!

    Can't be long now hey?

    1. Thanks Laurenb! Think you're right about the landscapers. Mick's brother says its because they all think they're rock stars since Jaime Durie came along lol.

      Don't think we're far off. Hoping to get keys next month *fingers crossed*

  2. Looks great guys! Landscapers are expensive aren't they? I think with time put into prep though it can be a job takled very successfully by DIY. It can't be long till mov in by the looks of these images! EXCITING! x KL

    1. Thanks KL :) I think it will also be very rewarding for Mick and his Dad to do the landscaping DIY....if they can survive it! Haha.

      Not long now indeed! Yay :)

  3. Gorgeous!!! Especially love your black feature wall in the master bedroom!!!


    1. Thanks B! I love the black. So happy with it :)

  4. Wow!!! looking amazing guys!! hope those issues are cleared up, lucky you guys are on top of it all! wish we had have been more pedantic. painting is a mess, and other little things I wish we spoke up about@.
    Hope everything is looking up for the engagement party too :)

    1. Hi ScottChan. Thanks so much :) It has truly been a battle, but we hope it will be worth it (I'm sure there's lots we've missed though). The engagement party is now set for May, but we're not hosting it at home. Hopefully though we have our place so that we can show people through. There has been talk of a final inspection...we should technically be finished this week or next, but it's a matter of when the replacement front windows get here.