....and in breaking news

 In exciting news, Johanna Griggs and Peter Colquhoun along with the Better Homes & Gardens TV crew, have filmed a segment featuring The Avoca Beach House. My husband was the builder of this award winning home designed by architects Steven Isaacs and Lisa Saville of Architecture Saville Isaacs.

I've posted about this home before HERE, and am very excited about seeing it presented on the programme and hearing what Pete and Joh say about it.

Screen grab from TV Better Homes & Gardens advertising
The segment will be aired on the 7 network 
this Friday, July 24 between 7 - 8:30 pm.

If you watch it, don't forget to let me know what you think!

x KL

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pondering product possibilites....

With progress here gathering pace, I've turned my attention to the joinery proposed for the kitchen, laundry, playroom, office and lounge. In doing so, I stumbled across an impressive new product (well, new to me!) called Maximum. It is a pressed porcelain product available in generous panel sizes which is both light weight and resilient. The range includes finishes resembling wood, concrete and marble in several surface options.

Marmi Calacatta is my favourite in a matt finish. The large sheets are absolutely stunning. There are four print variations and bookend options too ensuring little repeat even when sheeting walls. It is very cost effective compared to real stone and its light weight and practicality make it a very flexible product.

 I'm totally hooked but need to examine further a few concerns such as its suitability as a bench top and possible 'chipability', given it's essentially a 6 mm tile.
Here's some lust worthy in-situ pics from the Maximum website:

 At the very least, I think I've found my kitchen splash back material! 

x KL

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Year of The House: update

Half way through the year, we remain committed to our January pledge to action some major progress at La Hacienda.
And I probably should stop calling it that, as there is nothing remotely Mexican about the house.
When we bought here, the existing house (now demolished) was called Sea-Spray and we kept the house-name sign to restore and re-badge the new build...
Sea-Spray #1!

So...., here's the latest #YOTH15 update for Sea-Spray #2: 

 Continued to seek quotations for joinery...
J's bathroom / powder room, shower screen and mirror installed.

 P.C.s fitted to J's bathroom / powder room. Room complete! YAY!
David & I tiled our main bedroom en suite walls. *pats self!*
Custom shaving cabinet and vanity installed to main bedroom en suite.
Main bedroom en suite, Shower screen, niche shelving, W.C door and mirror ordered and installed.

Rendering quotes received and one accepted.
Scaffolding erected to rear of house.

Electrician installed data points throughout house.
Decided on, and ordered carpet. 6-9 week lead time! WTF!?

Cavalier Bremworth Inscape and Verve: in Slate, Carpets
Main bed wardrobe fit out complete. Yippee!!!!

Bath installed to Main Bedroom En suite.
Joinery quote received for custom entertainment unit for playroom.
Rendering starts and coat one complete!

Finally found a new tiler!

ON A ROLL......!!!!

Renovating? Building? Got some House Projects to complete?
Join in! #YOTH15
(also on instagram of course!) 

Missed the progress? Catch up here:
February / March
January / February

x KL
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