Studio M Colour & Other Selections

Ahh the biggest and most time consuming selection appointment!  We started our appointment at 11.00am and finished just before 5pm!

There was a 2hr 15 wait though for the paperwork and another 15 break in between.

We thought we were fairly well prepared for this appointment too and estimated about 3 hrs to complete it… Not quite!

Here are our selections we ended up choosing:

We signed up while the ‘Built for Life’ Promotion was on which included:

Floor coverings

– carpet and tiles or timber flooring


– 20mm caesarstone benchtops with radius or aris square edge

– Glass splashback in lieu of standard tiles

– Technika appliances, oven, cooktop, rangehood, dishwasher and microwave

– Clark Pete Evans 1.5 ss overmount sink

– Dorf Epic Sink Mixer


– 20mm caesarstone benchtops with radius or aris square edge

-Regency frameless shower screens to all bathrooms and ensuites

– polished edge frameless mirrors to bathrooms and ensuites

– Stylus Newbury white bath

– Stylus Banksia close coupled wall faced toilet suite

Basins & Tapware

– Caroma Track inset basin

– Caroma Track mixers to basins, showers and laundry

–  Caroma Track shower on rail with overhead outlet

– Caroma Track wall bath mixer


– Corinthian 2040 x 1200mm Stained Pivot Door – clear glazing – with self closing device

– Gainsborough Horizon Pull Handle set entrance

– Duce stained timber bi fold door

– Regency framed 2040 mirror sliding robe doors to all bedroom robes

– Gainsborough Venice lever door handles

– auto door garage with 2 handsets


– 20mm caesarstone benchtop

– 800mm long laminate finish laundry cabinet with Clark Flushline Drop In Tub

Extra Height

– 2550mm ceilings to single storey homes or ground floor of two storey homes

– 2340 high painted flush panel passage doors to single storey or ground floor of two storey

Also running with this promotion was:

$1,999 – build Tough which included a steel frame, colorbond roof, solar hot water and solar power

$1,999 – Daikin reverse cycle ducted air conditioning (2 zone)


We chose the Resort Facade with the big balcony on the front as you will be able to see the bay from the top level front of our house! Having said that, we also extended the balcony to make it bigger to utilise it more for the purpose of enjoying the view! We also upgraded the balustrades to glass with aluminium hand rails and posts.

Brick colour – upgraded colour to Blue Rio (further upgraded Brick infills in lieu of fibro cement sheeting everywhere) This was quite expensive over the garage as the cost was mostly in the steel lintels needed to hold up the weight of the bricks (No wonder they don’t bother with that when building their display homes!) However we wanted the look for the front of the house so that justified the cost.

Mortar – off White  with ironed joints

We will clad the front pillars with white stack stone after handover – more to choose from then!

Cladding – Shale Grey

Render to part front – Ironstone

Roof – Ironstone

Guttering – Ironstone (Half Round Flatback as part of resort facade but extra for garage)

Fascia – Shale Grey

Downpipes – Ironstone (round)

Garage Doors – Colourgrain Dawn  We upgraded to a triple garage and extended the garage 1m in length allowing enough room to walk from the laundry through the garage and outside.

Windows – precious silver

Eaves – Lexicon (We deleted the exposed rafters and replaced it with flat ceiling eaves)

Internal Paint Colour

Ceiling – Lexicon Quarter (Metricon standard ceiling colour)

Walls & Skirtings and Architraves – Vivid White

We upgraded to Linear cornice which is square

Kitchen & Butler’s Pantry

Benches – Organic White caesarstone (We upgraded the island bench to have waterfall edges and tops at 40mm).

Front panel of island bench – blackened linewood – crystal gloss

Cabinetry – Polar White colourtech

Splashbacks – Grey Pail

Shelving in Butler’s Pantry – blackened linewood in nuance finish

We upgraded our butler’s pantry to include a bench, sink, glass splashback and some laminate shelving

Powder Room, Bathroom Ensuite & Laundry

Benches – White Shimmer

Cabinetry – Blackened Linewood Crystal Gloss


Dorf Jovian range



Caroma Cube invisi II

Basins & Sinks

Bathroom – Carboni II inset

Kitchen – Pete Evans double undermount

Butler’s Pantry – Pete Evans single undermount


Internal – upgraded to Corinthian Deco 3D doors throughout

Pantry – upgraded to Corinthian Moda 1 with translucent glass cavity slider

Entry – Corinthian 6G pivot door (Sikkens Dark Oak) (built for life package)

Alfresco door – aluminium bi-folds

Door Furniture

upgraded handles throughout to Angular

Square cavity sliding door pulls

Front Entry – Oblong pull handle

Kitchen Appliances

Supplying our own – Metricon supply Technika and that is nothing short of rubbish!

Other Cabinetry

Built in Media cabinet – blackened linewood in Nuance finish


Upgraded to red range


Upgraded to timber stringer with glass balustrades – (Ebony light stain)


We decided to take the carpet out of the contract and supply our own at a much cheaper price for better quality carpet! Charcoal colour

Other upgraded selections:

Roof sarking

stained timber posts on balcony

aluminium mesh fly screens

3 phase to ducted air conditioning which means 8 zones!

chrome pop up wastes to basins and baths

ramped tile entries to bathroom, ensuite and wc upstairs

tiled pedestal vanities

built in media cabinet

timber slatted wall behind stairs

white melamine to all internal shelving (except butler’s pantry which is laminex in blackened linewood nuance finish)

wardrobe inserts to bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 – we will design ours after handover

acoustic sound proofing to selected walls

dulux wash & wear paint


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