Sunday, March 13, 2016

Colour Appointment!!

Last Wednesday we went to our colour appointment. As we were so prepared and had done so much research we managed to smash through it in only a couple of hours! Tegan was our consultant and was a great help. She has a lot of good ideas and has obviously been doing this for some time. 

Our plans and geo-siting. Still some minor adjustments and variations to come (man hole locations etc) however nothing major to change.

We ended up adding $12k during our colour appointment however 90% of this was the cost to our floor tiles. The tiles were not in Boutique's standard range and were listed as POA (price on application). We tired looking for a different tile during the appointment that we would like however couldn't find one we were happy with so decided to spend big.

Overall we found we didn't have to add a lot of upgrades as we were very happy with what comes standard. This would have changed recently since Boutique changed their pricing structures however we believe Boutique's standard is still better than most builders.

*Please note that as we signed our PWC before Feb 1 the prices and categories may have changed*
Here are some of our selections below.

Colours all together. With Grey Pebble Render,
Monument colour gutters, facias, downpipes
and a dark stained Front Door.

Modern Facade 

Austral Settler Pepperwood Bricks (Category 3)

Macquarie Twilight Roof Tiles (Category 1)
Colorbond Garage Door - Monument
Front Door - Hume XLR160 2040 X 1020
Dark Stain to match Monument Garage Door Colour


Paint Colours
Ceiling Colour - Boutique Builders White
Wall Colour - Floral White (2 coats)
Media Room Colour - Charcoal (3 coats)

Square set cornices - Entry, Hallways, Home Theatre, Home Office, Kitchen, Dining and Living

Carpet to Bedrooms, Office and Theatre only. Upgraded to tiles in passageway in front of bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.

Carpet - Twist Again Pile - 790 Sky (Cat 2)
Underlay - Stepco (Cat 2 - 4)
Twist Again Pile - 790 (Cat 2)

Floor Tiles - Galileo Disk Grey Glazed Porcelain 600X600
Wall Tiles - Matt White 100X300 (Cat 1)
Bench - Laminate Polytec Benchtop in Astral Talc Matt
Cupboards - Malamine Square Edge Char Oak
Our laundry Setup. Colours will be different
Tiles and Cupboard colours together.  Went for a white grout

Cupboard colour and handle selection (Handle is Cat 4

Floor Tiles - Galileo Disk Grey Glazed Porcelain 600X600
Wall Tiles - Clear Glass White Splashback (Cat 2)
Bench - Caesarstone 40mm Fresh Concrete (Cat 2) - Waterfalls both ends
Cupboards/drawers - Evolution Ravine Square Edge Char Oak. Overheads have shadow line finish

Exactly how our kitchen will look.
Floor Tiles, Cupboard Colour and Bench are all exactly the same.
Floor Tiles - Dolomite Ash 300X600 (Cat 2)
Wall Tiles Shower - Dolomite Ash 300X600 (Cat 2)
Wall Tiles Splashback- 18mm Grey Lady Hexagon Honed vanity splashback (Cat 3)
Bench - Caesarstone 20mm Raw Concrete (Cat 2)
Cupboards/drawers - Melamine Matt Square Edge Char Oak.

Ensuite Colour Scheme. 

Floor Tiles - Galileo Disk Grey Glazed Porcelain 600X600
Wall Tiles/Bath Hob - Galileo Disk Grey Glazed Porcelain 300X600
Bench - Caesarstone 40mm Fresh Concrete (Cat 2)
Cupboards/drawers - Melamine Matt Square Edge Char Oak.

Bathroom colours
Powder Room
Floor Tiles - Galileo Disk Grey Glazed Porcelain 600X600

Powder Room Sink (Selected from Caroma website)

All our colour selections together. Looking nice!

Door Handle Style - Used in all areas (Cat 4)
Sink used in Ensuite and Bathroom

900mm Shower Rail
200mm Towel Rail instead of Ring

Clarke Pete Evans Sink and Dorf Mixer

Westinghouse Stove and Oven (We received a credit for taking out the Ilve

- Upgraded to Dorf Bliss Rail Shower
- Added upgraded locks to all external access doors
- Upgraded toilets to Banksia Wall Faced Close Coupled Toilet
- Upgraded to Caroma Cosmo Chrome 600mm double Towel Rail
- Added extra 900mm Caroma Cosmo chrome towel rail to be positions vertically above the other.
- Upgraded to Cosmo 200mm Towel Rail instead of Towel Ring
- Relocated Man Hole location to Garage

Electrical Appointment booked this Wednesday!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! Hopefully it all comes together!

    2. I think it will :) I really like the splashback and sink and the tiles :p

  2. Love love love your colour selection, we have our appointment in a couple of weeks and have very similar selections.

    I noticed you mentioned in an earlier post that you were thinking about caesarstone for your kitchen splashback as seen in the riviera 33 at harpley, did you end up getting pricing for this? what was your reason for going with the glass in the end?

    1. Thanks Michelle! I hope you have fun at your appointment!

      In regards to the splashback, it turns out you can only have a stone splashback if you have an induction cook top due to the open flame against the stone with gas. The splashback in stone doesn't cost that much. I think less than $800 from memory however upgrading to an induction cook top costs nearly $3k.

      My girlfriend and I didn't like the idea of the induction cook top so went back to the glass and just tried to colour match the white glass to the stone colour. Not what we water however we are still happy with the end result colours.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks Ben!

    That makes the decision to stick to glass a lot easier! We liked the look of the induction cook top too but werent too keen on the cost!

  4. Hi Ben,

    Love your selections! Do you know how much the floor tiles are per square metre? We are hoping to have the same ones in our ground floor. Any info would be great! Thanks, Kristie

    1. Thanks Kristie!

      The floor tiles are extremely expensive.. Around $150+ per square meter fully laid. Boutique were very reluctant to supply the tiles as they are not part of their normal range. It took a lot of work to get information on the tiles and then even more work to get them to agree to supply them. I wouldn't be surprised if the price was so high just because they tried to scare us aware from them.

      We fell in love so just had to have them regardless of the expense however considering the price it might not be a smart move!

      Hope that helps!

    2. Thanks Ben!! Very expensive indeed, but absolutely stunning!

  5. Hi Ben

    Need to ask where and which company supply the Galileo disk grey tiles ? Been struggling to find a supplier any help would be much appreciated .
    Thanks Mike