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Welcome to our blog - hope you enjoy seeing how our build is progressing as we continue to update :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Finally a build update now we are in...

Finally an update on our owner build...sorry been pretty slack updating...too busy enjoying life here :)

Loving our new home, settled right in now and really enjoying living here.
Happy with all the choices we have made throughout our owner building process, all areas work really well.

 (temporary clothes line there - shifting it in future to somewhere less conspicuous.)

The new kitchen with all its appliances is a dream to cook in. Our new cooktop is adjustable from ultra low simmer to super high for wok cooking - really glad we made the extra effort doing major researching here. Also the rangehood choice has been spot on, coping with even the highest demands of smoking wok cooking!
 So much functional storage too, glad we incorporated a dedicated appliance cupboard into this kitchen.

The Actron air-conditioning is proving fantastic - working so well this long hot summer up here.
It's been a consistently hot one all this summer in the mid to high 30's for most of it...not getting the lower temp days Melbourne's been occasionally getting...even overnights have been still in the mid 20's. The unit is proving super efficient, love ESP mode where it auto adjusts itself , with fan speed etc to maintain temp selected.
We also love the added bonus of the straight fan mode, (no aircon) which we have since heard many units don't actually have. It's great overnight when its still warm to keep a gentle breeze throughout the home.

Loving having our Theman Solar HWS too (Reece's), nice to know with all this hot weather our hot water is coming to us free from the sun :)

Slowly working on the landscaping now, plenty to do, but no rush now we are in. Lots of plants to chose and plant, irrigation lines to run, retaining wall to build..etc

Putting up the chicken wire around the block to keep our dogs in and others out.

Garden beds slowly going in

Finally a couple of sunset pics