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The Journey of building our forever home

The Journey of building our forever home


This week is super busy with the planning of the house.  While working drawings are being finalised the next 4 weeks will be spent choosing most things for the house such as flooring, appliances, windows, doors, skirtings, cornices, doors, carpet, fireplace, tiles, bathroom fittings etc - the list goes on and its huge.  I am feeling very overwhelmed having to make all these choices - hubby can't understand why!  You really want to get it right and not rush into things plus be on budget ( which I am finding super hard to do!)   That with running my business full time, 3 children and the thought of moving in 8 weeks is becoming rather stressful!  I think building a home with a larger project builder seems to be an easier option - you can walk through a similar display and go into their showrooms, sit down and choose everything for your home. This is more like a massive full scale renovation where I am driving all over Melbourne choosing items and shopping for the best price - lets hope it all comes together and will be worth it - although I may have aged by 10 years  by the end of it!lol

Appliances have been pretty much chosen for the kitchen so thats a tick off the list ( although my builder wasn't too happy with the more then budgeted price!) This week while I have a day or two free I thought I would start with the flooring. The choices here are endless too - either solid timber or a engineered flooring.  All I know so far is that I want something that can withstand the rough and tumble of 3 boys and look gorgeous at the same time.  The colour is super important too - I really would love a mid chocolate brown and oak flooring is a favourite but will wait and see the cost factor too!
Love these floors and of course the kitchen - stunning!

American Oak in Smoked and Black from Royal Oak Flooring

These above images are Wormy Chestnut Solid Flooring in a Chocolate Stain with Waterbase coating from Perfect Timber flooring
All images from my Pin interest Board with links

1 comment

  1. I have oak engineered and I love it, there is just something so special about all the knots and grain.
    I nearly went spotted gum but I think the oak suits the style I was aiming for better.
    Good luck with your decision, you have great taste so I'm sure it will be perfect.