Sunday, May 4, 2014

Almost looks like a nice place to live!

It is getting close now!  This week the counter tops went in, as did appliances, trim work, and a lot of landscaping work.  They still have to finish the back yard, but the front is looking 99% done!

Something that we really liked was the fact that our PM knows that we want to add a parking pad on the left side of the driveway.  Without us even asking him to, he took it upon himself to make sure they graded the yard accordingly, so that when we do want to add that parking pad, it will already be properly graded.  He also, without having to be asked, moved that tree on the left a little further over to make room for the parking pad.  It's things like this that show what a pro this guy really is.  Another thing I'm happy with, is the fact that they set up sprinklers and timers to water the sod.  Our PM then told me that we will get to keep them once we move in, so as to keep the sod properly watered.  One less thing I'll have to buy!  :)

Here are some pictures of the outside...

Back yard...obviously not done yet.

So those are the only pictures I have of the outside, but inside the house there are even more goodies.  The fireplace is looking great, and they have added the light fixtures, door hardware, and sink fixtures.  The counter tops look great, and so do the appliances!  One thing that I had noticed earlier, was that the archway that is supposed to go between the living room/foyer into the office/guest room area was not there.  They had squared off where the archway was supposed to go.  A quick email to our PM, and now it's fixed!  Here are some pics....
Dining room

Love this stonework!


Master bathroom

Upstairs hallway

Laundry sink is in

Here's the HVAC closet on the 2nd floor.  We actually get a little more storage in it than non-attic models, since some of the HVAC stuff is in the attic.  I like that they put in a heavy solid core door on this closet.  Hopefully that will help with the noise.

Master bedroom

Play room

Alcove in the play room

Here's the archway!
Okay that's it for now. They also put all the shelving in the closets, which I forgot to photograph.  I'll do that next time.  We're really getting excited now.  Only a little over 2 weeks until we close!  I'll try to update again next week.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Concrete and Stone

Things are moving right along with the house...this week they finished up drywall and got most of the trim work done...doorframes, baseboards, molding, etc.  They also put the stone up on the fireplace, and it looks awesome!  The other main addition was the concrete was poured for the driveway and walkway.   I don't have much more to add, so here are some pics!

Next week countertops are going in, along with interior doors, bathroom accessories and mirrors.  They will also be doing some more landscaping, weather permitting.  Okay people, that's it for now.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our cupboards are bare...

So today they put our cabinets in, and let me tell you, they look amazing!  We are sooooo glad we went with the white ones.  (my wife will kill me for calling them white--because they're not white--and not by their proper catalog description, but I forget the real name--which isn't white--and I'm too tired to look it up)  Anyway, they look great, whether you call 'em "white", or "Newborn Baby Lamb's Wool on a Brisk Spring Morning".
*edit: My wife has kindly reminded me that they are Hazelnut.  That's Hazelnut, everybody.  NOT white.

They haven't put the countertops in yet, but I'm sure that will be happening soon.  So here are some pics of the cabinets...oh yeah, and they've already thrown up a coat of paint on the walls!

The double ovens will go on the left, next to the fridge

Single vanity in the guest bath

Double vanity in the master bath

The kids bathroom

The attic, again...just because I felt like it.

Here's the front the garage for now.

I thought the brick step from the garage into the mudroom was a nice touch.

 Okay people, nothing more to report at this time... y'all come on back now, y'hear?

Sunday, April 20, 2014


We're in drywall people!  The interior is really starting to look like an actual house now!  The drywall is actually all up, they're just sanding and finishing it now...cabinets are supposed to go in soon.  I know the last post was a long read, but luckily for you I don't have a whole lot more to say.  So check out these pics instead!
Exterior is pretty close to being done...check out the metal roof over the porch!

Still can't wait to see the stone fireplace!

Glad we decided to add the optional windows in the breakfast room.

Bonus room w/extended alcove

Tray ceiling in the master bedroom...nice!

Looking up into the attic

The attic/Man Cave

Recognize that yellow stuff?  That's right, it's the soundproofing I installed myself.  :)

Another look from the master bedroom

Ok kids, that's it for now...I should have more to add by the end of the week.  Stay classy!