Two weeks in to our build process – What’s happening?

Wall tilingIt has been two calendar weeks into our build process, since Metricon broke ground on our lot. Compared to all the hoopla around the site start, and how quickly our slab went down, this week was relatively quiet. Electricity conduits were laid, and drainage was dug. Other than that, not much has happened. No bother – the slab needs time to cure.

Today we had our official appointment with DiLorenzo. While we’ve been there numerous times before, this was the first time we had a chance to speak with an interior decorator who ran through our list of tiles, carpets,  etc. and gave us her professional opinion. Turns out – we did alright. Our colours matched, the accent tiles tied our cabinet and benchtop colours in nicely, and she patiently helped us choose our kitchen splash-back – something we forgot about entirely. It’s amazing the amount of decisions you must make when building a house. I’ll update the House Colours page shortly with our tiling and carpet choices if you’re interested.

We would have never thought about the orientation of tiles, the grout colour, the grout width, the size of tiles – all decisions we made today through our interior decorator’s guidance for our home that doesn’t even exist yet! I mean sure, we had our colour charts and plans available to assist us in choosing the colours of tiles and carpet, but small samples of each colour only help so much. A small swatch of colour might look good next to the others, but if it’s the dominating surface in the room, like a wall, you might regret the decision. Hopefully we’re choosing wisely. I think we are, but I guess we won’t know until we’re standing in our newly built home.

Fingers crossed.

So the ANZAC Day long weekend in upon us. I trust everyone is out enjoying the wonderful Autumn weather we’re having. 29c here in Sydney today – I can’t complain. Hopefully this keeps up, as framing is supposed to start on Tuesday. I don’t think the warm weather will stick around until then, but pray there’s no rain.

Until then…

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. Kriss says:

    I completely understand how overwhelming those design days can be! It sounds like you did well on your own, and had a good designer to help you finish up.

    Seems like things are moving along pretty quick now. Let’s hope it continues.

  2. maja says:

    Looking forward to framing photos and pics of the backsplash, tile colors you chose.

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