Week 25 and we are finally on the home stretch. Can you believe it's been almost six months since construction commenced? Only a few more weeks to go - unfortunately XMAS is going to put a halt on proceedings, but we are still looking at an end of January completion timeframe.
There aren't a lot of pretty photos to show you this week - the work has mainly consisted of finishing off outstanding jobs from the week before.
The majority of the brickwork has now been completed:
The semi-circle wall will also double as a casual spot to sit, underneath the shade of the frangipani of course.
The only outstanding brick elements left to finish are the paths, stairs and terrace floor.
The joinery is still being fitted with the majority of the kitchen and laundry now complete (still awaiting benchtops however.) All the joinery in the house has been specified with a 10mm packer which is recessed to sit flush with the face of the carcasses to create a shadow line between the walls and cabinetry. So when I first saw this 4-drawer unit in the kitchen I was a little concerned about the size of the packer, but it soon become very apparent why it was fitted:
Without this packer, the drawers would have hit the side of the door frame (i.e. the drawers could not be fully opened). Yep - the cabinetmaker was definitely on the ball when he was measuring up.
Because we don't have a 'normal' bathroom we had to come up with clever solution of where to hang the kids' towels, as there is clearly not enough room to hang four towels in the shower room. So
I've had my eyes on these black and white Missoni bath towels for some time now, and as fate would have it, I stumbled across them over the course of the weekend, so I promptly put them into a bag and brought them home with me. I trust that the colour/pattern will hide any grubby marks that the boys seem to leave over everything.
Still playing around with swatches of fabric too - I think I've settled on the B&W print below for the banquette seat cushion in the sitting room. The pattern closely mimics the design on the decorative glass that is going into the drying rack in the kitchen next door. It's actually an outdoor fabric from Mokum so it's also a contender for some round ottomans I plan on getting which I can use as extra seating outside around the fire.
Anyone noticing a distinct B&W theme happening here?