Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Site Supervisor Update and SPLASHBACK

SS called this morning - house on track with correction work scheduled to overhead kitchen cabinets, island side panels, relocation of one downlight plus feature chrome downlights in overhead open cabinets. Cleaners due today, site clean Monday.

I arrived at house 12.00 p.m. along with the cleaners - huge job, can't wait to see the house clean and sparkling new.  Portaloo gone, guess the Tradies have one inside now! SS also called by and we discussed outstanding work. Door hardware not fitted, ensuite WIR a work in progress including an extra shelf missing from pantry and linen cupboards, carpets. Outside - small section of front fascia and gutter realignment, front feature render topcoats and front door 'Brood' gloss enamel. Appliances installed day of Handover. 

Excited to find our much anticipated Splashback was installed this morning -
'Beige Royal Half on Starfire' a shade deeper than the walls (Beige Royal Quarter) complimenting the taupe/beige/grey hue in the 'Cracked Pepper Caesarstone'. Extremely happy with how fresh and light the Splashback appears - adds a new dimension to the kitchen and appliances will complete the picture.

On our evening drive to the house we found the cleaners still hard at work - they finished at 8.30 p.m. (over 8 hours).  Peered through the windows and everything was sparkling although the tiles will understandably need another clean to completely remove grout residue. I hope with minor work to be completed the Trades respect the cleaners hard work.

Meeting with concretor tomorrow for exposed aggregate driveway quote and Saturday morning Liquid Limestone for side path and Alfresco. 

Before cleaning - Tapware and Glass Splashback images.

Ensuite Shower Tapware

Ensuite Vanity Tapware 

Bathroom Vanity and Bath Tapware

Splashback - 'Beige Royal Half'


  1. Looking fantastic. The colours are all beautiful. Very exciting!!

  2. Love the splashback Deb!!! I think thats very similar to ours :))) Its nice to see the house all clean isn't it?

  3. Deb, it's beautiful. You must be delighted with the splashback. It ties together beautifully.

  4. Very happy Ladies - especially to see clean in the evening. Possibly have photos on my next post.