Sunday, April 17, 2016

It's getting close...

It's almost finished!  It should be finished by the end of this coming week, beginning of next week. Carpet, drywall repairs, columns, sod/grass/landscaping, painting front door, uncovering basement bath rough-in, etc.  Then we will walk through early next week before we close on 4/28.

Granite is in.  Exterior lights are on.  Concrete driveway, sidewalk and front porch have been poured.
We still have a list of things we're not happy with.  A few I am planning to send to our Project Manager Monday, the rest will be brought up at our final walk through before closing.

Lots of concrete poured!
View of the cul-de-sac from the garage.  (With kids already playing in the driveway.)
Mudroom.  They've uncovered the hardwood so I insisted everyone remove their shoes :)
Powder room.
Partial view of great room and kitchen.
Stairway with stained handrail.  Again, half walls to be removed upon closing.  Still kicking myself for not getting that upgrade from the beginning :(
Sitting Room.  Not sure what to do about the chandelier in here yet. 
And we have water for the ice maker!
1st floor office, carpet to come.
Dining Room for our new table & chandelier!
Another kitchen picture with granite.  Island to be built after closing.  Notice the drywall repairs that need done.  I requested they not put up the little 3 inch backsplash of granite since we want to install our own backsplash immediately.  Well apparently the guy doing it cut his finger the job prior and bled all over the work order telling them not to install the backsplash :o  So now they're going to have to fix this.  Better them than me!
Front porch.  Columns still to come.  Door needs painted still as well.
This is in the bonus room.  I don't really understand how a wall can get that uneven, but I am bringing this to his attention Monday morning.
This is the upstairs hallway/  Again, the "hook" at the end will probably drive us crazy forever, so I am also bringing this to his attention Monday.

In terms of decorating and actually getting the house move in ready, we bought the refrigerator. Home Depot will be out this week to measure for blinds.  I've got a few leads for granite distributors.  Our dining room table is almost finished.  I'm trying to decide on what chairs to put wit it.  I've decided to hold off on a rug in there.  I do want a rug for the great room sooner rather than later.  I still need the ceiling fan, some end tables, and accent chairs.  I'm really waiting mostly so everything can go directly to the new house instead of having to be moved.  I called and have gas & electric, water & sewer, and trash all started.  We also made a last minute decision to change auto/home insurance back to Progressive after a few years away.  All of our paperwork is complete with NVR Mortgage. 

Sneak peak of our dining room table that is almost finished!
Chandelier that we finally decided on for above our new table!
Samsung fridge we ordered from Lowes.