Sunday, January 23, 2011

New awning over the entertainment area

In the last week the awning has been installed to provide a cover to the entertainment area. I have learned that this is considered a fixed awning, as compared to a retractable one. And it is an awning as a pergola is a freestanding one.

Ignore the fact that there is no fence as this is still a work in progress as we wait on final quotes.

The clear light panels are located between the two windows that look onto this area, being the master and a spare room. This meets Council guidelines for passive solar access. As you can see it is very light and airy under here. I think this is the result of selecting white for the colourbond panels and the two supporting posts. This works well with the windows and screens. My Mum says that although it doesn't reduce the light in her room when the blinds are open it cuts out the glare that comes through around the edges when they are closed. This is good for her as she does shift work at a hospital and needs to be able to sleep at odd times.

Kitchen complete

Because there should have originally been the door from the garage this left a large gap between the pantry and the fridge. Also there was no microwave cavity provided and increasingly I have become aware of the popularity and usefulness of deep drawers, so the leftover space has been filled with additional cupboards. This definitely makes the kitchen feel finished.

At the moment the power outlet is directly behind the fridge and this means the fridge sits out a little further than I would like. The double cupboard above the fridge has a gap behind it to allow for ventilation, so in time I'll look at having the power outlet put up higher.

I also been asked to provide a closer shot of the cupboard handles. Ignore the colour of the cupboards as the flash has bounced off them looking very white. These are the kitchen handles. They are mounted vertically except for on the drawers. When you choose handles it is a good idea to grip the display board and see if you are comfortable with the space, unless of course you are choosing knobs.

The bathroom vanities have a similar style, but are clearly rounder and have the black feature rings either end. This ties in with the charcoal floor tiles and one of the glass tiles in the feature strips.

Although not an attractive shot of my dog, this is T-R's demonstration of how much she misses me by wedging into the closest spot she can without being on my lap.

my greenhill slideshow

It's the Brown roof in the middle

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