Chic To Shore

Home Renovation and Decor

Yes… I am a “First Time Builder Virgin!”

We are thrilled to welcome our new guest blogger – Clare. Clare is currently building a brand new home in Sydney, Australia and will be sharing all her exciting adventures with us! Thanks Clare!

How do I build a home?

What inspires me? How will I know what to choose?

This is our first time building a home and as anticipated the feelings of excitement, nervousness and apprehension all spring to mind. How will I know the design I want, will it fit in within our budget, single storey double storey, big house little house, tiles or floorboards? All these things to be decided upon when building a new home.

Clare House plantation

To back track, we purchased a nice block of land in a lovely new estate in Thirroul off the plan back in 2010! It took a year to turn a disheveled Brickworks into an amazing estate with gorgeous views of the beach at McCauley’s.

We procrastinated for nearly a year before we decided on our builder – Fowler Homes who offered the best design that I didn’t need to change, it came with lots of extra, great promotions and best of all within budget – BONUS!!

The land finally registered early December 2011, with the signing of the house tender shortly after.

We choose the Monte Carlo 33, with the Plantation facade. From signing tender to now, its been 8 months and I am patiently waiting to see some progress on our land as we are within the ‘commence within 20 days’ time frame.Floorplan montecarlo33

Whilst I patiently wait, I am busy trying to map out the interiors of the house –finding great inspiration from magazines and blogs.

Let’s hope my next post will capture the start of our dream home.


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