Tiling and Painting

Kitchen Backsplash

After great coffee and great conversation with two of our future neighbours, we made our way to the house again today – something that has become our Saturday ritual. Arriving to Stonecutters Ridge, we found our house a flurry with activity. Both the tilers AND the painters were on site working away – making the house look like a home! We weren’t the only ones. Another of our future neighbours across the street had a team of tradies on site laying wire mesh in preparation for their slab to be poured next week. So much is happening in the neighbourhood, now that the weather has warmed up!

So what has happened this week? The biggest changes we observed, after lucking out by having the tradies on site, was that the tiling was nearing completion and the painters were making great progress in getting the gyprock painted according to our nominated colours. My initial reaction was that tiling was taking longer than I was anticipating, but to be honest, it’s one of those finishing details that needs to look good (ie. perfect) and it’s evident that the team of tilers that we have working on our house has an excellent attention to detail. But, if anything IS missed, I’m confident our site supervisor will pick it up. The guy is probably pickier that I am!

Not much else to report on this week, so I’ll leave it at that. Have a look at some of the photos from today. Hope all is well with everyone! We’re almost there!

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. Shayne says:

    Wow guys the house is looking FAB! You must be SO excited!

    Went past our site today hoping to look at the slab close up and it was all locked up :( Oh well, I guess it will be all the more exciting when we can actually get in and look up close.

    Looking really forward to seeing it all come together for you both.


  2. Stefan says:

    Thanks Shayne! It’s all coming together. Can’t wait to see things progress with you guys.

  3. Kriss says:

    I love the modern kitchen and bathroom tile! Is that crown molding on the top of your walls? Fancy!


  4. Shayne says:

    Oh, I also meant to say thanks for the pic of your kitchen splashback window and tiled surround :) We have exactly the same configuration with the microwave tower on the left so tiles on one end and the end panel of the microwave tower on the other. I found it hard to visualise how that would look but its all good!

  5. Shayne says:

    PS – I think our floor tiles are the same! They look great ;)

  6. Other Metricon Customer says:

    Hi Guys ….we too are building this amazing Metricon house in QLD. Our slab has just been poured. Your colours are sooooo similar to our house. Happy building and look forward to more pictures to compare notes.

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