The plumbing and wall in the powder room had been fixed up ready for extra waterproofing probably at the same time they come back to waterproof the balcony before tiling. David has requested Corinthian come out to the house to look at the front door and striker plate to sort that out and the timber screen company has offered to come out and re-fit the screen so the gap won’t be as marginal at the bottom of the floor and it will be able to be stained. Also the oven tower will be remade shortly. Everything on the list so far has been actioned!
The bricks have also been cleaned, just waiting on the scaffolding to be taken away. The tiler is starting today tiling the wet areas – mostly upstairs and the walls downstairs in the powder room and laundry. He will tile this week and next. The tiler mentioned about sealing the grout, especially since we have to deal with the horrid red dirt and recommended sealing it straight after he has completed the tiling. David said he did not have a problem with that and thought it might be a good idea for the same reasons. He said it was an ideal time as there was no one else scheduled to work on the house during that period so it should stay red dirt free?!. We are considering it, just waiting for the tiler to give us the details and a quote for the cost. We were going to seal all the grout after handover but am now worried it will be stained with red dust and hard to remove if we leave it…
If anyone has any advice regarding that to share, I’d love to hear from you!
Next on the agenda is the continuing of the painting scheduled for around 4 July. That will see the external façade painting finished and ceiling to portico completed, then he will move inside and do the prep work – filling all the nail holes, patching and sanding etc, then the actual painting. It is quite a large project and there are a few coats to put on.
We have been told the caesarstone bench tops have all been measured and will be installed in the next 7-10 days also.
But for now – here are a few photos of our gorgeous cabinetry which has turned out exactly how I pictured and I am really really happy with it. Even the soft close drawers in the kitchen are fantastic! It wasn’t very expensive to add in and I think it will help preserve the life of the cabinetry! The piece that goes on top of the overhead cabinets has not been put up yet as it requires 2 people to lift and hold it in place! The benchtop will have an overhang of 300mm for stools to fit and we have opted for waterfall edges which I hope will frame the bench nicely and finish the look.