Share our trials and tribulations as we build our new home - a custom Dominico by Fairmont Homes NSW

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Still Waiting on Council...

So, we’re still waiting to hear from Council, who were due back to us Monday…

In the meantime we’ve been juggling training courses, weddings, job changes, and, of course, making all the final decisions so that Fairmont can start the ordering for our house. Going through the plans and decisions with a fine tooth comb is agonisingly awesome and stressful. I really enjoy this sort of thing but Mick and I are both keenly aware that any changes after construction plans are drawn will, justifiably, cost money.

Our final kitchen appointment is next Wednesday and the latest layout is looking great! It’s been tough-going deciding on what to upgrade and what to leave but we’re close now. That same day we will also be stopping by our favourite tile place, the Fairford TileCentre, to make decisions and, possibly, place orders. As nice as Macarthur Tiles were (our builder’s preferred supplier), Fairford Tiles have more the style of tile we like and are a really nice, family-run business. We’ll probably also head to the Reece showrooms around that area and, if we can squeeze it in, possibly grab some paint samples… Expect an epic post next week!

I also have some very exciting news on the light-front (or perhaps I am the only one who finds it exciting)…I have managed to find exactly what I want for the Kitchen pendant lights! Ok, they require re-wiring so they can be installed on a raked ceiling and have a longer drop, but they are beautiful and should (hopefully) suit perfectly! Here’s a pic and link:

While you’re checking them out, you should have a look through the rest of Complete Pad’s wares as they have some nice stuff and have been wonderful to deal with. We will be ordering three of the medium pendants in antique silver. The pendants are so popular that they are on back-order, but we have time and are happy to wait.


  1. Complete Pad is a great website and these lights are gorgeous! Nice pick :)

    1. Thanks Anna, the lights have been tough to source. And I dare say that I will be purchasing a few things from Complete Pad in the future! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks beautiful and I can't wait to explore it later with a nice cup of tea :)