> How did your budget forecast compare to your actual spend? We
went 10 percent over budget.
> What areas of your home did you
save on? Felicity: Our ranch slider; by opting for a double stacker, as opposed to a triple, we saved around $6000. We pulled in the external lounge wall by about 30cm, which meant we didn’t need to fire rate the wall, thereby saving us about $8000-$10,000.
> Any splurges? The fireplace, the skylights in the deck roof and the landscaping – all worth it!
> Did you tend to buy high-end homeware or seek out a bargain?
Mid to high end.
> How did you keep track of costs?
With a very thorough spreadsheet designed by Simon!
Exterior Resene ‘Eighth Stack’
Walls Resene ‘Half Black White’
Hall dado Resene ‘Quarter Fuscous Grey’
Harriet’s wardrobe Resene ‘Green Room’
> Tomi Williams of Indigo Design,
> Next Level Construct Builders,
> Customtone Kitchens,
> Sketch Architecture,
> Integrado integrated architectural design, integrado.co.nz
> Kitchen splashback tiles from Tile
> Kitchen cabinetry in grey-stained oak veneer, made by Customtone Kitchens
> Art-and-crafts room cupboards in Melteca ‘Sunflower’ by Kitchenmaker > Deck louvres made by builder > Flooring American oak in Bona white stain from Freedom Flooring > Bathroom floor tiles from Tile Space