Monday, October 7, 2013

Bathroom tile

I just wanted to post these 2 pics of the accent tile in the master bath.....there are a few tiles that are crooked and I think I should mention them to our PM so they can be replaced- otherwise I will have to deal with it for a very long time.

really? Is it just me? My husband says this is ok and that there is no way to get them all straight, but I beg to differ.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Show me your plumbing

so today when we went to the house we noticed that they had installed the plumbing fixtures. We opted for the standard chrome with no upgrade, but I definitely don't remember them looking like this. I'm really unhappy with these and I can't fathom having to change all these out after we move in. I will be stopping by the model home tomorrow...Can anyone tell me if these are right? Please, I'm freaking out a little.
This is in the kitchen- we have granite, is this right?
This is what is in the bathrooms- if it's not exact then it's really similar.

This is the one that is mounted on the master bathroom tub- and I really hate it.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Less talk and lots of action

There has been lots of progress since my last post. I honestly can't even account for everything that has happened. I do however have some pictures. We also got our confirmed closing date which is still 11/1 as originally anticipated, the pre-settlement walk thru is on 10/23. Things are going fast and I'm really excited!
still needs stone and shutters. beautiful.

Love the tile

Is this the right light? this is going up the stairs 

 vinyl in the kitchen- plan on replacing, but not right away

 granite today!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Yesterday and today

Since my last post there has been a ton of activity at not only our house, but also at our neighbors house. Yesterday when we got to the house we were surprised to see a whole herd of people including our future neighbors. The framing crew basically had their entire house framed in a day. It was wild to see how fast they were moving. Since the weather was awesome we stood on the sidewalk and watched them put everything up. Meanwhile the crew at our house was putting up the interior doors, trim, stair rails, and cabinets. Our street was buzzing with people.

Today they poured our driveway, sanded the drywall, and sprayed a coat of paint. The concrete crew also poured the neighbors garage and another driveway on our street. Things are moving along and the ticker is counting down. We are getting closer and closer, yay!
I had to battle husband to get these cabinets.

these are pretty- would love to have the metal ones someday.

 I really love the front door

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Let me tell you...

Let me tell you how excited I was to see a bunch of boxes sitting inside the house today! I wanted to rip the boxes open! I took a little peek and got a glimpse of the kitchen cabinets. Also there was some exterior plumbing done and there is a huge trench in the back yard. The drywall had a second coat of mud yesterday so I am hoping that they will be back to sand and maybe get a coat paint on before the end of the week. The garage door was installed at the start of the week (any readers please tell me what you think of the almond trim). The PM also confirmed that the exterior siding wasn't right because the crew was going by the plans for the elevation K and ours is going to be an elevation K lite- which means the stone is only around the base of the house. We also got word today that the change in stone was approved. We couldn't get the brick because to have brick there would've had to been a ledge added when the foundation was poured. So now we will have the English stone instead of Kentucky. The English is darker, but still is nice. It wasn't a huge deal that our stone was going to be the same as our neighbors, but I figured I would make an attempt to have it changed and to my surprise it was approved. Our SR said, "It was against all odds".

My countdown ticker is at 35 days (right?) and I am soooo ready. We haven't received the letter from NVR settlement giving us a confirmed closing date, but I hope it is still 11/1 as originally anticipated. This townhouse is getting smaller by the minute and it is the worst! I feel like clawing at the walls to escape. I cannot wait to have my own space. Right now our 5 year old twins are sharing our room with us and it has gotten really, really old. I am so thankful that God has made this all possible and I pray that everything continues to work out well. I don't think I am worthy of having this home, but I promised God that I would do better if he could just see that this happens :)


Here are the maple hazelnut glazed cabinets in all their glory :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013


The front door- minus the paint of course

garage still needs drywall, but it's full of stuff right now

Finished deck

Family room

 Pebble clay

 they smashed some trees at the back of the lot :(

Front of the house...I had to send this pic to our SR because it's the wrong elevation...They have it prepped to do the stone up the front, but we are only supposed to have stone at the bottom.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I blinked and...

Ok, since yesterday they have finished the deck off of the morning room- gonna spend a ton of time out there. They also started putting up the siding, poured concrete in the garage and at the front door. There were guys inside hanging drywall so we couldn't go in, but I think all the floors are either done or almost done. I didn't take any pictures because it was getting kinda dark, but I will get some tomorrow.

I stopped by the model home after work and told our SR that I was worried about 4 houses in a row on our street using the same colors (pebble clay/sandy tan & sandy tan/pebble clay). I know that the shutters and door will be different, but still felt a little worried. I was also worried about the Kentucky stone that we selected because our neighbors right beside us picked the same stone. Our stone will only be around the bottom of the house, but theirs is up the front (elevation K). After telling our SR that I was worried she said she would talk to the PM and see if we could get the stone changed to either the Charlestown brick or maybe even the English stone. I hope that she can pull it off because I think I prefer the brick. If it doesn't work out it will be okay though.

I'm just really happy that things are moving along and really happy that our SR has been such a big help with all these changes the past few weeks.
A picture of the beginning of the deck yesterday

Charlestown brick
English stone