Over the last few weeks, in my very little spare time, I have been working on the external selections (colours) for my pre start for our house.
I have done it many times before, and this time is going to be a lot easier as the internet provides so much information that I really don’t have to leave my chair to make the decisions.
I would recommend, however that laminate samples should be inspected in a larger sample if selecting a pattern as some of the laminates that have a large pattern that can extend over the entire sheet.
We are having a partial rendered house, as all of the other houses in the development are rendered and the house would look too out of place to be face brick. All elevations that are visible from the road, eg front and side are going to be a painted render.
I have decided that the render will be painted 2 colours Colorbond Jasper http://www.colorbond.com and Colorbond Dune. The roof, gutters and fascia will be Colorbond Jasper and the downpipes will be Colorbond Dune.
The window frames will be white, I am going to have white/off white roller blinds through the house. In the past, I have had curtains, venetian blinds, vertical blinds and roller blinds, and the reason I wouldn’t have curtains or venetian blinds again is that they collect dust and have to be specially cleaned. I don’t like cleaning. Vertical blinds, unfortunately, in my opinion, look cheap.
Roller blinds/Holland blinds is not my favourite choice, however, the windows need to have some treatment and the roller blind is the best option for me.
We will have BrikMakers http://brikmakers.com/ Bremmer Bay 2c blocks for the remainder of the house.
Paving out the front of the house will be a BrikMakers Granite collection paving bricks Colour Chert and the rear of the property will be grey concrete.
We don’t enjoy gardening and when we are at home, we don’t want to waste our time on things we don’t enjoy. With grano, there will be NO weeds.
The door handles will be Lockwood Levers http://www.assaabloy.com.au to the front door and to the garage internal door we will have a keypad lock that doesn’t require a key, we have this now and it is great.
The front door will be a solid carved door.