So we needed to either a) extend the cooling-off period on the builder's contract to allow time for finance approval or, b) include a finance clause into the contract.
We were supposed to sign the builder's contract last week, but unfortunately Harry became ill with asthma and he ended up in hospital for a few days. I'm happy to say he is much better now so the meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday this week. Fingers crossed there are no more hiccups - I am getting desperate to get this project off the ground.
In the meantime, I have narrowed down the bathroom floor tile selection to these two marble hex tiles:
I really do love the one on the right (Carrara) but I think it might be too elegant, particularly in the boys' bathroom. The darker tile (Grigio) just seems more practical for the floors as it won't show up muddy little footprints, etc.
All the other fixtures and fittings in the house have already been selected. Here is a reminder of our kitchen finishes:
I've decided to go with an Oliveri Sonetto double undermount sink in the kitchen. I was originally going to put a small prep sink into the Scullery, but instead I've opted for a larger single bowl which can be used for washing up big oven trays, platters, etc which enables all the stuff that can't fit into the dishwasher to be taken out the back away from view.
As for the oven choice, I've narrowed it down to these two:
|AGA or Smeg|