Thursday, 24 July 2014

A Month In, Carlisle After Sales Service & Blinds

Hi All!

It has been little more than a month since we move it and to be honest, we still madly in love with the house. Carlisle has been pretty good as well. The SS and CLE still response to my email and call with any questions with the house

The fence is now up, all the blinds goes in!

Panel Glide & Blinds

Blackout Close Up

We decided to go with double roller (black out and sun screen) around the house and panel glide on the living - alfresco and dining - alfresco door. Simply because the modern look and budget.

We had a bit of a drama with the fencing guys. We have a light colored concrete path around the house that was up before the fencing. When they put their post in, they decided to let the some of the cement dried on my concrete (instead of just simply washing it off when it still wet) and not it leave marks on my concrete path!

I complained and they send a concrete cleaner to wash it off, however some of the have been left for a week and more that pushing the pressure washer and more acid on the concrete will clean the mark but also damage it! So I decided to leave it and let it wash off by itself with time. In the end, these all can be avoided just by washing it off in the first place so I will not recommend this fencing people (Fenceable Fencing) to anyone!

There are much more than the pictures below :(

Cement Mark on Concrete

Cement Mark on Concrete

We did decided not to go with Carlisle's wardrobe and create our own, we actually bought our from IKEA (PAX System) which we spend the weekend to build! Some of the part is pretty heavy (30kg+) and you definitely need two people to do this but in the end which actually looks very good!

We spend 1k to do it on the current state and we will add more drawers to it in the future. I believe Carlisle charge close to that just to add a tower. With this setting we got 6.5m of hanging rails in total, multiple drawers and shelf as well

If you still building or on the process and you decide to add niche on your shower I suggest you add some height to the niche because if you like me and buy the largest sizes shampoo and shower gel, you won't get it fit!

Fit, but need to press the nozzle half way

Not Fit :(

The next thing to do will be landscaping, I will be doing the back and side myself! Thinking about pebbles and some herbs garden on sides and just a simple small garden on the back with a lot of grass!

As for the front, I will hire a landscaper to make a retaining wall (left over bricks) because our house is actually pretty tall (60cm above footpath) we will make a retaining wall up to 40cm to 50cm and use fake grass and some merbau plantation box for easy maintenance. The project is on the way so there will be updates when it is done!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh brilliant! It's great to see an update - I was just wondering whether you might have your proper blinds yet, which is why I decided to check your blog again. :)

    The blinds look fantastic. Can I ask who you used?

    That's crap about the fencing guys leaving concrete over your brand new paving. :( My estate has a rule that the fence must be up in order to move in whereas driveway had 90 days, so I suppose I had it in mind to do fencing before concrete because of those rules - but now I see that it could be a good thing anyway!

    Hahaha, I love IKEA stuff! I'm impressed by your Pax wardrobe setup. It looks gorgeous as well as both functional and practical.

    That's a bummer about your niche - I'm a bulk pack buyer when it comes to my shower gels and shampoos as well. I decided not to get a niche though, as it was a "nice to have" that I decided I could do without in favour of other add-ons.

    Oooooo do you have a garden plan for either your front or back yards? What herbs are you thinking of using?

    I've recently begun to investigate plants for my future garden, and I got so excited by it that I ended up using Photoshop to begin to play with the ideas of what I would like to plant where ;)
    I can't wait to see your retaining wall and all your gardens!