My brain has been all over the place this week. The Three Little Pigs have been on school holidays. If that is not enough to rattle my head, the world news has been drawing attention to my current backyard (South Korea), interfering with my focus. Fortunately, my months of obsessing about all things house-related has paid off, and when I go to sleep at night my dreams have been about our new house and not missiles.
On the subject of building, here’s a snippet of what I’ve been thinking about this week:
- Adding a laundry chute to the house plan. Straight from kids’ bathroom to laundry.
- How to make a 900mm oven, plus a 600mm oven work, with minimal disruption to our favoured house plan.
- Whether or not I can live with tiles for a kitchen splash back. Is cleaning grout going to be an ongoing problem? The Nice Wolf cooks a particularly messy spaghetti bolognese on a regular basis. Is glass daggy these days? I’d love stone (to match kitchen bench), but probably that is an exorbitant cost.
- Window treatments for energy saving, mosquito exclusion, privacy and aesthetics. (This one is big. It might make it to a blog post of its own.)
The Nice Wolf raised the idea of asking for a named Site Supervisor (who comes with good references) to be included in the building contract. Has anyone done that before?
The lovely sales rep at company X (builder currently on top of our shortlist) sent me lots more photos of our favourite house. The house used to be on display, so they have many pictures. Lots of the details you don’t see on websites – laundry, WCs, inside the cupboards, exterior fittings, garage interior. This is as close as I’ll get to browsing display homes for a little while.
So much to think about….