Friday I stopped by and they were installing cabinets. This time I didn't go inside (I don't like to get in anyone's way) but I looked through windows and saw the cabinets. Plenty of hammering going on, too. So since we knew that there'd be something to see we popped back in on Saturday afternoon. Two thirds of the cabinets are in, looks like pretty much all the trim is installed, and all but one basement door installed. I debated climbing in the dumpster but the thing is much taller than me and my husband would NOT have helped me. There's a history of falling off ladders in my family so I guess he has a point. ;)
I wanted to point out, too...you can see in many of these pictures that our paint is NOT white. It's not exactly beige, either, but it is very clearly NOT white. Which means it'll be a little more bearable to not paint the whole house immediately.
On to pictures!
|I can't get a good picture of the siding color to save my life. |
I'll have to try again when it's overcast, I guess.
|Garage goodies #1 (the extra pipe mentioned here is for the tankless water heater,|
which will be just to the right of those electrical panels)
|Garage goodies #2|
|I guess this answers why we're still missing a couple shutters?|
|Sinks for the boys' bathroom|
|Porch columns! I think.|
|Cool little shelf in the back of the garage...I'm going to ask them if they can leave it there.|
|We have some cabinets!|
|They left the blueprints with this on top...not sure if we're missing a |
page or what, 'cause it doesn't look like what we have!
|Our missing cabinet goes HERE, according to the writing on the wall.|
|Evening light in the morning room. This house has made me truly realize |
the different arcs the sun takes at different times of year!
|The capped stair wall in the Rome|
|Door into master bath|
|Boys' bathroom, waiting on those sinks|
So the laundry room. Sigh. We made a non-standard request to have the door be centered on the room, so that we could have cabinets on the wall opposite the washer/dryer. The blueprints have the door placed all the way at the end (the hallway end, not that it could actually BE at the other end because of the bedroom). The blueprints therefore had the washer and dryer at the other end, next to the bedroom. Perfectly logical, I guess, but an egregious misappropriation of space. Hence the non-standard. Well, the framers centered it on the WALL, rather than on the ROOM. Which might not have mattered...except that the PM had them put the washer/dryer on the hallway end rather than the bedroom end. Long story shorter, this lovely door, so painstakingly framed, drywalled, trimmed, and hung, will not even open two inches once the washer and dryer go in, because that section of wall is about a foot too shallow to hold the appliances. And we all knew that back when it was just framing, and easily fixed. Sigh. The PM says it will be fixed this week, before they do the carpet in here.
|The laundry room door of ineptitude|
|Basement powder room. Pretty standard, but can't think of anyone else who got it so here's a pic.|
|A little birdy told me there's a water meter here.|
|Why so there is!|
So here's another conundrum that I discovered while processing my pictures...the living room window. Does that seem rather low to you?
|Living room window|
|Model in Bristow (from Nadase's blog)|
In other news, I talked to the PM today and got the timeline. This week will be tile in the bathrooms, then plumbing fixtures and HVAC fixtures. Possibly the porch will be poured this week too, if all goes well, which is good because I want to get a family picture in front of our house to put in the Christmas cards (I told the PM that, he said they would keep that in mind). Next week will be all the flooring, I'm guessing electrical fixtures too (don't think he specified, and I didn't think to ask), and the week of close will be finishing touches. Here's what I see that needs to be done:
Fix laundry room door
Flooring everywhere else
Finish cabinets, install counters (they haven't made an appearance yet)
Finish exterior trim - porch columns, and railings if we're getting them (I haven't thought to ask), and the little things above the windows, and the remaining shutters
Put down asphalt driveway
Final grading of lot
That's a lot to get done! I hope they can do it