Ironically, on 'The Block' last week one of the contestants was lamenting that she had overlooked increasing the thickness of her kitchen bench tops. Ours were installed this week, and we chose to stick with the standard 20mm thickness instead of doubling or tripling the edge profile to make the stone look thicker.
Our kitchen has a lot going on with the shaker cabinetry, and we really wanted the cabinetry to be the star of the show. Thicker bench tops would have just competed for attention. The saving of around $1,600 to keep the default 20mm thickness is also an added bonus.
The brass chandelier is just the right amount of gold - but the electricians mixed them up, so that one is going to the dining room and the slightly larger one is moving to the kitchen. According to the designer of the chandelier, it was inspired by a prostitute's adjustable candelabra - who knew?
Our upstairs downlights went in - they are from a proper architectural lighting supplier so we were able to specify the beam angle and colour temperature. Everyone looks better under soft gold lighting. We chose a recessed fitting so they will not glare into your eyes across the room like a standard diffused LED downlight tends to (especially after a few martinis).
In the bathrooms the enamel porcelain vessel sinks were installed. They are a beautiful mirror finish, so we will have to brush our teeth with the hose in the backyard to avoid spoiling that mirror finish.
The laundry cabinetry and the kitchenette were delivered and installed. These rooms missed out on the 2-Pac shaker treatment but got a complimentary coloured laminate finish that we are happy with. Again the quality of finish from the cabinet maker has elevated the look of these laminate units.
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