In my opinion
I think I have discovered that there is nothing like building a house to make you realize how opinionated you are. I don't think of myself as a picky person, but I now see that I must be.
I have in my head the range hood I would like. So I look into it, and find that all hoods resembling what I want are NOT in my price range. They are a bit pricier, and I am determined to stick to our budget on things that are not "needed". I am still on the search, maybe even finding one on ebay for less. Can I picture a different type? Not really.
In this building process I find myself saying, "I know I don't want that". What do I want? "I don't know, but I don't want that." This is where Trevor rolls his eyes. And, I have to say I don't blame him that at the lighting center, he ended up kind of pushing his chair back, arms folded, with a few sighs escaping his lips. I think "resigned" would be the best description of his state of mind.
All in all though, I think we have had a lot of fun picking stuff out. The lady we work with, Susan, has even commented, "Wow! You guys are easy!" in response to our pretty much being in sync as to what tiles and other surfaces we want. So it's nice that Trev and I have similar tastes, and don't like to be wishy-washy about everything. It's only a house after all. I think what you fill it with makes it your home.
As we move from house to house, the things we find we can't live without are...
each other, friends, adequate bathroom space for a family of 6, and maybe the ice and water feature on the front of the fridge. If it came down to it, I really could take or leave the range hood.
But honestly...I think I'll take it (if I can find it).