Display Home Sleepover

Screenshot_20180915-105131_InstagramWhat an opportunity, to spend a night in a Summit display home!

Last Friday night my good friend Zoe, The DIY Decorator, & I got to experience the ultimate girl’s night & spent the night in the Industria Display Home, by  Summit Homes Group.

Designed & built by Summit Homes in 2016, this incredible, industrial inspired, home instantly captures your attention & stands out, for all the right reasons, amongst the other houses in the street. The Industria is perfectly suited to a 15m wide block & offers 221sqm of living space. With 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a media room, an open plan kitchen / living area, with the most amazing exposed beam raked ceiling, a huge walk in pantry & scullery, this home definitely ticks all the boxes for a modern family.

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The Experience

To be given the opportunity to spend 24 hours in a gorgeous display home & take a closer, detailed look into our builder, Summit, was an experience I will never forget. When Zoe & I arrived at the Industria display, located in Baldivis, Perth Western Australia, we were both so excited & were dying to tour of our new home, well our home for 24 hours.

Walking through into the entry, you instantly feel a sense of grandeur & space, the artwork & furnishings, chosen & styled by La Vie Perth is perfectly matched to the modern, industrial vibe of the home.


IMG_0808The master suite, my room for the night, was one of my favorite spaces, with the exposed brick feature wall, raked ceiling & sliding barn door that opened up into the dressing room & en suite.

The quality of the build & the attention to detail throughout the home is exceptional. I loved the seamless look of the Summit Superwall & am so glad we decided to use this in our build.

The kitchen & living area were the highlight of the home for me, with the island bench & feature ceiling being the heroes. The design & layout flows perfectly & having the scullery & walk in pantry tucked behind the kitchen is ideal, especially for those of us that love to entertain.

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The Style Studio by Summit, Zoe & myself wanted to share this experience with our social media followers & give them an insight, not only of the home, but of the fun we were having during our stay. We took our followers on a Live tour through out the property & answered the many questions we received.

(To take a look at the behind the scenes footage, head to my Instagram page Stilettos_and_bricks & check out the highlights tab)

industria-22Since our stay, many people have asked if the house & experience exceeded my expectations? It certainly did, without a doubt, not only was it something that very few people get to do, but it also confirmed, even more, that Adam & I have made the right decision with choosing Summit Homes as our builder.


Special Thanks 💖

A special thank you to Rhi The Style Studio by Summit, Ian, Penny The West New Homes, The Summit Homes Team, Oh Cookie Co, All the Cakes, Aura Crystals, Sea of Love Studio, last but certainly not least, a massive thankyou to my gorgeous friend & partner in crime, Zoe, “good times & crazy friends make the best memories” xxx

To arrange a viewing of the Industria Display Home visit the link or phone Summit Homes on 6555 7547

To read Zoe’s blog on our stay, click here.



Pre Start List

With our prestart booked for next week with Summit Homes I thought I’d share my ‘pre start check list’ with you all.


  • Add additional conduits for power
  • Separate power circuit for pool
  • Home security wiring
  • Door bell
  • Data cable throughout
  • Check placement of light switches
  • Add dimmers
  • Check every power point placement
  • Add power points to kitchen island bench, WIL (for charging the Dyson), bathroom vanity cupboard (for electric toothbrushes) & add one to vanity drawers for straighteners / blow dryer
  • Add points for microwave, dishwashers, coffee machine, fridge, toaster ect in scullery & kitchen cupboards
  • Add addition points to laundry, scullery & kitchen
  • Points in hallways
  • Points for floor lamps
  • Add USB points to storage cupboard, office & bedrooms
  • Extra External power points for Christmas lights
  • Conduit in alfresco roof for fan
  • Add gas, power & water to alfresco
  • Light in manhole
  • Check garage lighting & entry lights
  • Add power points to garage / check garage roof power
  • Check placement of meter box
  • Add extra external lighting – one near the clothes line
  • Add provisions for smart wiring / internet / ability to hide all cords in the wall
  • Duel lighting in hallways
  • Add downlights to eaves
  • External light switch in alfresco
  • Foxtel conduit
  • Check air con is refrigerated
  • Power points for pool area
  • Extra TV points
  • Points

Kitchen / scullery

  • Add 1 x bin drawer in kitchen, 1 x scullery
  • Check oven placement is centred
  • Check kitchen shelving / cupboards are adjustable
  • Check height of kitchen overhead cupboards
  • Make bulkhead in kitchen flush with the cupboards
  • Fridge tap, place off centre or in cupboard next to the fridge cavity so fridge will sit flush
  • Check depth & width of recesses for fridge / dishwasher / microwave ect
  • Size of pot drawers


  • Hide washing machine taps
  • Add additional power points
  • Add laundry window, non opening
  • Extend bench top in laundry over washing machine
  • Add pull out clothing hamper in laundry
  • Add glass door from laundry to scullery. Possibly frosted?
  • Drainage in Laundry & Bathrooms
  • Add exhaust fan to laundry

Bathrooms / Powder room

  • Remove niche in showers & change to a step up ledge
  • Upgrade tile size in wet areas
  • Check placement of exhaust vents
  • Possibly add door from dressing room to bathroom
  • Change door type to en suite toilet
  • Locks on doors to bathrooms & toilets
  • Separate switches for exhaust fan & lights in bathrooms & powder room
  • Check location of taps in showers
  • Remove soap dishes
  • Add wall taps to vanities
  • Add bath recess, guest bathroom
  • Shower drainage grills in showers
  • Add privacy locks


  • Raise door height to 28c
  • Raise ceiling height to 31c throughout
  • Remove bulk head in master suite
  • Change window in scullery, laundry & bathrooms to non opening window
  • Check that all windows & doors are centred
  • Check window sizes
  • Check if windows can be tinted prior to installation
  • Check which windows are frosted
  • Add cat door
  • Extend garage for addition storage
  • Manhole in garage
  • Reconfigure theatre entry
  • Sound proofing options for theatre room
  • Solid doors for theatre
  • Add step up to theatre room
  • Check cornices in entry ways are flush
  • Check if there are cornices on bulkheads
  • Check HWS placement & aircon placement
  • Check air con vent placement
  • Check that everything is suitable for coastal weather
  • Ensure door from garage to house is solid & has a lock
  • Put switch to open/close garage roller door in shoppers entry
  • Add window to garage


  • Extend eaves 
  • Add extra tap
  • Check tap placement
  • Check downpipe placement & where water will run
  • Add retic / power pipe under driveway
  • Extend alfresco to the edge of the garage
  • What type of screens are used on windows
  • Check draining options for backyard
  • Check about adding a slope at the front for stairs to entry
  • Side paving options for laundry side of the house


  • Check all doors, which way they open, size, if they block anything
  • Check size & height of guest bath
  • Check bottom doors sit flush to the floor
  • Ask about skirting boards
  • Double check “line of sight” from each room
  • Look at increasing door width throughout
  • Is roof insulation included
  • Back sliding down options
  • Are door stops included?
  • Ducted vacuum options?
  • Do all vents, vent outside, not in roof?

Things to remember during build

  • Document everything, keep communication together in the one spot, save emails
  • Keep diary of all dates once construction starts and all notes of conversations, emails, costs etc with builder in case something needs to be discussed and clarified
  • Take photos of each room at various stages for down the track when drilling or hanging pictures
  • Insist on 3 coat painting 1 x sealer 2 x top coat
  • Ask for excess sand to be removed from site if not required
  • Ask council/builder for refund of kerb/path damage bond if it has been paid
  • Check that no rubbish has been buried on site
  • Obtain all warranties, instruction manuals, serial numbers for all products installed in the house from the builder
  • Ensure copies of your plans and personal details are not dumped into skip
  • Check provisional sums at the end of the build, before handover, for complete breakdown & receipts of costings

We added in most of the upgrades at design, which has saved us a lot time putting together our pre start list.

Looking forward to sharing our pre start selections with you soon xxx