Color Selection

I can finally say it, color selection is done. After many weeks of waiting, going back and forth between color schemes, the countless trips to display home centers and Cosham Interiors the selections are finalized and currently waiting to review the tender on 12th October 2012. The selection process began with the exterior and to my surprise it took lesser than 1 hour, needless to say the interiors (carpet, tiles, wall & ceiling color, wood stain, flooring, benchtop colour and glass splashback color) took the most time – I think it took about close to 1.5 hours but lucky enough that we had a good interior designer who helped out with almost every detail throughout the process. However the finishing took just under 15 minutes as everything was mostly from the standard range. Alright, that’s enough rambling from me, I’ll start with the exteriors.

For exteriors, the following were chosen. Please refer to the picture on the right, the gutter and fascia sheet metal sample were left out but a link to the color sample on the Colorbond website is provided in the list below. I’ve also included links to the selections for a closer look and more information.

As for the internals, they are as below and they are comparatively much longer than the list on the externals.

Designer Kitchen

  • Technika rangehood, dishwasher and upright cooker
  • Chrome gooseneck sink mixer and deluxe 180 Abey sink
  • Island bench with rear overhang island seating
  • 20mm square edge Ivory Caesarstone with shadowline to main bench top
  • 40mm square edge Ivory Caesarstone upgrade with shadowline to island bench top
  • Ebony Macassar laminate to overhead cupboard, underbench cupboards, shadowlines and kickboards
  • Gnu Tan on Starphire glass splashback
  • Hettich Belluno Stainless Steel look 9995772 200mm cabinet handles to cabinet doors, pot drawers and drawer bank
  • Overhang lip with no handle to overhead cupboards

Butler’s Pantry

  • Ebony Macassar laminate to feature pantry bench
  • White melamine shelves to the rest of the benches

Ensuite

  • Ebony Macassar laminate to shadowline and cabinet panels
  • 20mm square edge Ivory Caesar Stone floating benchtop with open shelves
  • 500 × 445 × 155 mm Imperial Ware’s Toledo Insert vanity basin and Lexi basin mixer
  • Mia twin shower rail with rose round and hand held shower
  • Imperial Ware’s Valero Cresta short projection cose coupled toilet suite
  • Phoenix’s Vivid towel ladder
  • White with satin chrome plate to power points
  • Hettich Belluno Stainless Steel look 9995772 200mm cabinet handles to cabinet doors

Bathroom

  • Ebony Macassar laminate to shadowline and cabinet panels
  • 20mm square edge Ivory Caesar Stone floating benchtop
  • 500 × 445 × 155 mm Imperial Ware’s Toledo Insert vanity basin and Lexi basin mixer
  • Decina’s Carina low profile bath (white)
  • Lexi wall / shower mixer and lexi 210 mm wall spout to bath
  • Phoenix’s handheld shower and rail with dish soap
  • Phoenix’s Vivid single towel ladder
  • Hettich Belluno Stainless Steel look 9995772 200mm cabinet handles to cabinet doors

Powder Room

  • Ebony Macassar benchtop with laminate skirting
  • 20mm square edge Ivory Caesar Stone floating benchtop
  • 430 × 300 × 130 mm Imperial Ware’s Toledo countertop with joinery (1 tap) and Lexi basin mixer
  • Imperial Ware’s Valero Cresta short projection cose coupled toilet suite

Laundry Room

  • Ebony Macassar laminate benchtop with base cabinets
  • Ivy sink mixer and 45 liter stainless steel insert trough
  • Hettich Belluno Stainless Steel look 9995772 200mm cabinet handles to cabinet doors

Tiles, Paint, Doors and Grout

  • Venus Chocolate Manhattan 8mm timber looking laminate flooring to entry, kitchen, lounge and dining area
  • Upgraded to category 2 carpet to Carpet Call Hawkins PC84 in ensuite, study, theatre, bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 (including entry to these bedrooms) and walk-in-robe with 7mm carpet underlay
  • Upgraded to Sandstone Wenge Glazed Porcelain 300 × 600mm tiles to Ensuite, ensuite shower, ensuite WC, ensuite shower wall and laundry room with Macchiato colored grout
  • Millenium Beige 330 × 330mm tiles to bathroom, bathroom shower wall and powder room with Tavertine colored grout
  • Glass Ivory tiles to 200 × 400mm to laundry room
  • Dulux Whisper white to ceiling, cornices and skirtings
  • Dulux Hog Bristle to walls
  • Upgraded doors in master bedroom, butler’s pantry, laundry, ensuite WC, WIR and theatre to merbau stained doors with clear glass
  • Upgraded timber bi-fold doors to dining

There you have it – the selections. I’m hoping that I won’t be changing my mind on any of the selections. I think I’m about to drive my customer service administrator mad – hehe. Now, on to tender stage!

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4 Responses to Color Selection

  1. kaz says:

    Hi, may i know the name of the interior designer at Henley whom you liase with? We are also building with Henley but haven’t gone for our colour appointment yet 🙂
    love your colour scheme, is there a
    name for it? mushroom scheme?chesnut scheme?
    Thanks in advance for your info 🙂

    • AWBL1982 says:

      Hi Kaz

      Congrats on deciding to build – it’s truly a rewarding and exciting experience.

      Anyways, the color scheme that we chose are mostly from the Chocolate scheme – and by most I mean the floor board, carpet, feature render, etc… You would probably already realize that we went for the more earthy tone as the base color to the house.

      We did initially choose some colors that were from the mushroom scheme but they did not really go when put together. Chestnut on the other hand goes pretty well – our bricks if Cat 1 chestnut.

      We basically chose dark floorboards and carpet and in strong contrast to light colored walls, caesar stone bench tops, wall paint, etc…

      The name of our interior decorator is Lauren Naor. She’s pretty good especially with colors which I believe is the hardest part of the color selection process.

      Best of luck!

      A & J

  2. LeftRightOut says:

    Hi there,
    Found your blog searching for people who’ve built with Henley. We’re going through the process now and have some good experience, some frustrating.
    I’m very curious, what size front door did you upgrade to, and how much did they sting you for it?
    My “sales” guy is quoting me, wait for it… over $4.5K for a 2340×1200 pivot Infinity G6… I told him he was dreaming. I can buy a 2040×1200 for about $750 as a walk up.

    Great blog, thanks for taking the time.

    • AWBL1982 says:

      Hi…. Thanks. For the door it sounds about right, we wanted to upgrade to 1200 wide pivot and that was already 3600. Wouldn’t be surprised that adding a bit of height to it would cost a whole lot more because they have to not only order a bigger door but also increase the side of the entrance including the sidelights, etc… Of course I do believe it’s slightly overpriced considering its a features a lot of consumers want… Hope that helps…

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