Turns out it was worth it!
I learnt that we get a gorgeous breeze through our family/dining/kitchen areas (still no doors on the house at that stage..)
I found our doors, architraves and skirtings had FINALLY shown up!! There had been a problem with the door hinges apparently and a lot of orders had to be held off as they had to be re-made or something..
I saw a load of bricks had been delivered - a good sign that the brickies must be coming back soon to do a few last things.
I got to play with the kitchen! Tested out all the Blum soft close mechanisms - very happy!!
Now some pics -
Our lovely big front door - will be stained a dark colour.
Those 8 glass panels are supposed to be frosted..oops.
I haven't yet posted a pic of these stairs, built at the same time as the staircase, in between the two levels of the slab, due to the slope of our block.
Our laundry door - will be painted
Internal doors. We went with the standard flush option in most rooms to keep the ballooning variation /upgrade costs in check. Easy to change in future if we choose to do so.
In the Master bed, Laundry and Powder Room we (I had to have them!!) chose timber doors with a frosted glass panel - they look amazing in the display!
Our tiny laundry external door next to our upgraded height internal doors. haha.
Doors and door jambs
The kitchen again! Microwave tower and drawers and cupboards to one side of the cooker.
I haven't posted a pic of the back side of the island yet as the guy was still working and I wanted to stay out of his way.
4 small drawers, dishwasher cavity, undersink cupboard and 3 large drawers.
At design stage I asked if we could incorporate a rubbish drawer in here somewhere and was flat out told they don't do them. Pretty disappointed with that.
Undersink cabinet. Looks they build it so the pipes possibly go behind the back of the top shelf? It has a lip at the back about 100mm from the very back of the cupboard. Will be interesting to see if thats the case once the plumbers have finished.
Internals of overhead cabinets - glassware will live here I think!
Internal of microwave tower cabinet, not sure why the lower section has no back? That will have a power point inside and I will put the kettle and toaster in there, and eventually pop a few small half depth shelves in there for tea and coffee etc.
The section with no back has pocket doors so they slide away out of sight when the cupboard is open.
Microwave tower again. Microwave provision and deep drawer below.
Looking from family room
Another view from family room
From Dining room
Joins in floors upstairs appear to have been sanded.
Monday should bring a fit out carpenter and lots of action on site - and possibly tilers, and maybe even the stone benches!
It occured to me over the weekend that before the tilers do the floors of the ensuite and bathroom the electricians need to come back and sort out the underfloor heating!!