Two things I'm currently ruminating (I don't expect anyone to be particularly interested in this by the way).
1. Window frames.
vs UPVC (in black)
Aside form the fact that the idea of plastic windows totally messes with my head, especially when building with straw, the UPVC is actually winning.
I think atheistically, they make the place less 'hippy' looking than the wood. Imagine that last photo with concrete floors and without the icky furnishings. The contrast of the white render and the black frames is really striking.
Then functionally, they are the most thermally efficient frames you can get and they don't require any maintenance. No painting, no oiling. Means more time for playing croquet whilst sipping a Pimm's & lemonade.
2. Wood heaters.
Mr Lovely's Cheminee Philippe
VS. My Contura
Very masculine vs feminine! As it's going to be placed in a corner, I think the tall sleek design is a winner. Though I do like that the Chimenee opens up to become an open fire. Realistically how often would you use that feature though?
Okay I've put it on paper, I can go to sleep without thinking about it now. Night night.