So now we’re back to the waiting game, waiting for the last round of variation costings to come in. It’s probably going to break the bank, so I’m deliberately ignoring that and turning my attention to more fun things.
One of which is Sketchup. My lovely husband has been painstakingly modelling the exact dimensions from the plans, and he’s done a great job so far. Then I asked him for a copy, and proceeded to ruin his hard work (lucky it’s not the original though! 😉
Anyway, I thought I’d do some work on the facade to help me visualise it a bit better, and start thinking about colours. (Aside – I can’t wait for my colour cube to come in, should be only a couple of months away! I haven’t had any updates lately, so they must be working furiously! Bet it still ships late though.).
So, here is my rendition of what the house might look like:
Yes, that’s my cute little MX-5 in the driveway!
And I do want a big tree out the front. Since it faces south-west, we don’t have to care about having deciduous trees for winter sun so we can have a nice evergreen eucalypt. I’m currently favouring a salmon gum for it’s beautiful bark and open canopy. Aside from that, the rest of the landscaping is “to do”. We do want a native garden at the front, but we’re leaving the design of it to our fabulous landscaper, so I’m not even going to try and model it. I love the idea of having a couple of grasstrees, but I’m not sure we’ll be able to afford it.
Also not sure what style of front fence we’re going to have – it needs to stop rubbish blowing in and ideally also block noise, but I’m not keen on the idea of having a solid front wall.