Monday we did our colors, kitchen, blinds, plumbing selection and the Wednesday was our tiles/carpet selection and landscape design and electricals.
We tried to do as much as possible before hand to try and make things easier on the day, without having to think on the spot about our selections. We met with Aysen from the HOG and she was great in helping out. We ended up making a couple of changes for our colors and also upgraded a few things along the way.
My advice would be to prepare and plan and try to stick t o your budget, as its easier to get carried away with spending in excess of what you really need to. more importantly, try and make your way to the HOG and PGH bricks as much as possible before hand and have your heart set out on the colors you select.
We ended up upgrading our bricks to Option A (approx $400 extra in total) and rendered part of the front of the house.
Some of the selections we made are:
These are our monier roof tilesGeneral + Kitchen
We spend most of our upgrade money on the kitchen, as we got an under-mount sink, pot drawers + soft close drawers. I plan to get the overhead cupboards later on as I can't justify the $$$ now... We also ended up upgrading to designer doors, upgraded front door and getting an additional fridge tap and gas point for the alfresco.
Handles for Kitchen
Upgraded Door Style
Standard heater light for our bathroom
We upgraded the shower heads, appliances, bathtub and toilets and the sink
Shower Basin Handle
Large double rails for both bathrooms
Double sink with accessories (below)
We also got the drainer as we ended up going with an undermount sink
Lights - I ended up getting power points and light fittings done externally and in hard to reach places. The rest i plan on getting done by a sparky afterwards, it will be much cheaper.
TV\Data Points - I ended up getting about 6 data points and 4 t/v points as it will be easier to do now then later
Now I have to wait till my landscape plans are done and dusted and then await for council approval....