I drove by Tuesday morning after a frantic morning getting myself and the 2 year old out of the house and dropping him off at daycare (Jason is in the US), completely expecting to see nothing happening..
I was however, SUPER excited to see a truck backed up in the driveway and through the window I could see the outline of a staircase, already well on the way to being in place!
So excited that I in fact exclaimed to an empty car "the stairs are going in!!". Tragic.
I'd been told Wednesday or Thursday would be the day so yay for things being early ;)
As I went back past in the afternoon - around 2.30, the guys building the stairs were packing up and saw me peeking up the driveway so invited me in the have a quick look :)
Without further ado - pics..
SO exciting, a huge milestone in the build for me..
Seeing that gate open is the BEST sight during a build!
Woohoo! On the right I added a door and will utilise that space as a storage area (where you can see the tradies toolbelt ;) )
View from the study of staircase.
Gyprockers need to come back at some stage and wall up under the stairs. Note cornices finished also.
Looking from study back into hallway/garage access door on right, through to living/laundry/powder room on left
Looking from upstairs
From upstairs living looking back to stairs. We chose to upgrade from the standard staircase at a cost of around $1600- $1700 to match the one displayed at The Ponds. Looking really forward to seeing that gorgeous timber stained.
The remainder of this week will see the skirtings, architraves and I *think* internal doors and front door?? delivered, ready for fixing next week..