01: Paint. The building company I worked with does not offer interior painting as part of their package. They suggest living in the house for a few months to let it settle before painting, which coincides nicely with my lack of energy to do anything as stress-inducing as picking paint colours. Seriously guys, have you been to the paint section at Bunnings? There were so many shades of WHITE, I wanted to cry. Do I want heather, or ivory? Oh god. This could be a room by room project.
02: Window tinting. I need to get the front window of the house tinted, for privacy reasons. I opted for style over functionality when it came to blinds in the front room, so getting reflective tinting on the window will be a necessary To-Do in the near future.
03: Decor. As I said, the house is rather bare at the moment. I think I might focus on interior decor on a room-by room basis. I will probably need to tie this in with my paint selection (ugh), and I’ve been asked a couple of times what my feature colour will be (grey? help!), so I have some things to work out in that regard. I also need to buy some furniture for the study, currently known as the den of boxes and junk.
04: Garden. I have quite a bit of work to do when it comes to how I want the garden to look/function. The house came with a landscaping package, which turned out to be pretty pathetic. At one point during the construction stage, a delightful character decided to sneak around the back of my house and steal my retic timer. This meant my plants went without water for a week, and consequently one of my pretty little purple-flowered plants died. I purchased a replacement and planted it with the highest of hopes, only to have it die on me within a few days. #greenthumb
05: Lighting. Right now I’m living in a light-fixture ghetto wonderland. I have bare bulbs in all of the fixtures that require an electrician to install the light. Because of course, when I shopped for light fittings, I had to choose the most difficult kind.