The first part to our two part day at Metricon on Monday consisted of our Interior Colours and fittings appointment. As mentioned previously, we had done quite a bit of homework to get ready for this meeting. It definitely paid off as there are a LOT of decisions to be made.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s amazing how many small details and selections you’ve got to make when choosing to build a house. Things like kick rails and towel rails – stuff I’ve never thought about before. Now, I feel like a pro. At any rate, here’s how we did…
We spent around $1700 more throughout the home by upgrading little things here and there. This doesn’t count about the stairwell upgrade (quote still withstanding), but more about that later. In the bathrooms, we had the decision to situate the sinks in one of three different positions – sunk, recessed, and on top of the counter. We opted for the “top of the counter” installation for the bathrooms, and a very similar colour scheme to the display home bathrooms – the difference is we will have ceaserstone benchtops, which was included in part of a promotional package we received when we put our deposit down with Metricon. One thing to keep in mind if you do get the option to choose the orientation of your sinks is that regardless of how you situate your sink on/in the counter, the height of the sink will never change. The height of your benchtop however will change accordingly. This didn’t really affect anything for us, as we’ve opted for the floating benches, with tiling up underneath.
- Caeserstone benchtops: Walnut
- Cabinets: Shaker Cherry
Oddly enough, we didn’t do our wet areas tile choices. Not sure why – I guess this comes later?
As you can see above, we stuck with a similar colour scheme in our kitchen and laundry (the middle colours are the laundry). We love the Shaker Cherry colour, as it matches our newly purchased dining room table (more on this later), the stain on our nearby bi-fold doors, and upgraded internal doors – all in a similar dark oak/cherry colour.
The colours for the kitchen are as follows (the right group in the above photo):
- Caeserstone benchtops: Ice Snow
- Cabinets: Shadow Laminate
- Accent Cabinets: Shaker Cherry
- Kicker: Luxor (Brushed aluminium laminate)
- Harold (dark accent wall)
- White duck 1/2 strength
I think these colours are going to look great. With all the upgraded appliances and massive landscape window behind the stovetop (another upgrade from the “Momentum Upgrade package from Metricon), the kitchen will once again be a focal point in our home. Both Megan and I enjoy cooking and we’ve always gathered in or nearby. With the addition of in wall speakers and the way the kitchen opens out into the outdoor room (via the bi-fold doors), this trend is likely to continue.