Down the rabbit hole

2 months.
1 stamp duty
7 bills
1 mortgage
£90k deposit
1 solicitor 
7 houses on shortlist
1 extensive John Lewis list
3 pinterest boards

Priorities: 3 bedrooms, downstairs cloakroom, 5 miles within the town centre, close transport links to London, lots of windows, spacious bedroom, off road parking. Unnecessary necessities: pendant lighting, wooden flooring, garden, nice kitchen appliances, 3rd bedroom to be a painting/reading room (increases resell value), near the countryside for walks, well designed doors, good views.

To do: viewings (Sat/Sun), solicitor fees and legal work, get valuation for house (inc. in conveyancer fees),  trips to Ikea, Habitat, Furniture Village, John Lewis etc. Paint rooms, move things from London flat, maybe bring bed down from Warwickshire home for spare bedroom.

To buy: Kitchenware (bowls, plates, cutlery, pots, pans, kettle, toaster etc), Sofa, Curtains, Appliances (washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge), Dining table and chairs, Bed (and sheets), Coffee table, lamps/lighting, Bathroom things (towels, soaps etc), stand alone mirror.


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