Well it has come to pass that all that prevents A & J moving into Home on the Grange is the installation of a range hood, some minor silicon (for the bathroom not the inhabitants – ark ark!), the addition of worms to our lovely Biolytix waste water system and several hours of painting. Oh and not to mention floor oiling and coating.

Nail bitingly close in other words to operation “get me a delivery truck”.

John paints study

John hard at work painting the study - degree of difficulty, high, when it comes to edging between ceiliing and wall.

bench and stereo unit in the living room

Here's the bench/storage unit and custom built stereo unit for the living room. Note the bottom shelf - made the perfect size for LPS. Yeah! (Photo taken pre timber oiling).


Not much to say other than this is one of the fully completed rooms in the house.


Small, simple room. Soft close dunny lid - and no exposed S bend. Oh the small things that please...

oven and bench in kitchen

Sneak preview of kitchen.How gorgeous is that red? And that oven? Looking forward to taking the protective coating off the stainless steel benches.

bubble tiles in bathroom

Our feature wall of bubble tiles is guaranteed to add to our shower experience.

Funny thing about these tiles is that you can see a grid pattern in this photo (I think) but in real life it is not at all obvious.

tap and tiles

Side wall, tap and a bit more of those bubble tiles in the shower.

drain and floor tiles

Round drains are soooo overused eh? Here's part of our "ripple" grate drain. And our floor tiles.

green exterior

For those of you who voted "green" here's the end result. We love it.

blue exterior on western deck

And here's where we managed to use the blue we love so much too - this is the western deck.

blue exterior from further away

More of that feature blue deck wall...


4 Comments so far

  1. mark on October 20, 2010 2:17 pm

    Looking good Lewis.

  2. fin on October 23, 2010 11:26 pm

    thanks mark – when you planning on stopping by for a beer on the deck?

  3. glenys on October 27, 2010 10:51 am

    Amanda, congratulations on getting building approval — thought for a while there it was an urban/Sutton Grange myth. Now that it’s legal are you going to name it? Taj Finnis? El Slacko Shacko? Grange Cottage? Hope it is not loo long before you and John are enjoying summer daze insitu.

  4. fin on October 27, 2010 5:07 pm

    Glenys I believe I am a bit partial to El Slacko Shacko… has a certain ring to it

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