Sunday, February 24, 2013

Real quick....Guess who is closing tommorow!!!! I can't believe the time has arrived....I can't coming soon...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paint Paint Paint!!!!  So paint or no paint that is the question?  I have contractors scheduled for the day after closing....should I paint or should I wait?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

hello everyone..... again i write a month later and have so much to talk about, we have our final walk thru this Thursday Feb 21 and i have so many questions and so much to rant and rave about  i really wish i was doing weekly blogs, but i feel like im slacking if i dont post pics for you guys but i had a few questions and concerns so im going to post pics later, sorry ......

Like i said we do our walk thru on Thursday and we went to go see the house today and really not sure how thats going to happen,  in the beginning i said i felt as if they wasted 2 good weeks and when we went today it confirmed they did.  i almost feel as if i am being to picky but i have to keep reminding myself that i have to be because i am building a brand new home and that i am not buying a house that has been lived in.  with that being said there are quite a few knicks and dents and mistakes :(

-kids bathroom vanity door is dented and scratched on one of the doors
-molding isnt flushed in some areas
-by some of the switch plates there holes in the drywall
-Dents and scratches in my beautiful pillars
-2 broken windows
-my arched window in morning room is not smoothly arched, especially comparing it to my beautiful arch for my mudroom entrance.
-placement of basement light fixtures looks horrible.  (could have been easily fixed if they would look at the house as a consumer not a contractor or just used common sense) 
-heater vents have alot of debris that i hope they clean out/vacuum and not just put the vents over them.

those are just some random things im thinking of off the top off my head, i was going to go back tommorow and do my own walk thru so i have my own list and am prepared for my final walk thru on thursday.

i am curious, so what happens when it is closing time and you are not happy with the way things are done in your house???  do you still close becasue i am afraid that once i sign i will be another unhappy ryan home builder who is still waiting for things to get fixed. 

 when you do your final walk thru is that when you do the blue tape??? i am almost feel like i would have went thru a roll of it today :(

and when you put the blue tape how long will it take to fix those problems??

Is there such a thing as being to picky when we our building our homes??

i'm sorry i know i'm all over the place asking questions but so much is going thru my mind right now!!!

p.s....i love my house so far, i absolutley do i'm just concerned with these issues, i cant wait to post pics because its so pretty!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

 Hello everyone....i am back coincidentally exactly 1 month later...I should really be doing weekly updates instead once a month! I really thought at this point i would be raving about everthting but i think i have more to rant about :(  we are due to do our final walk thru on Feb 21 and close on the 25th.  i think anyone else would be excited that we are a little over a month away but there is a problem, the house isn't even half way done.  we haven't had our pre-drywall meeting.  i posted some pics of the progress below and i am going to note each pic so you can see the progress, but before i do that let me tell you a little bit of what has been going on in the past 30 days......

Of course the house has went up, roof was done last Thursday, siding was just done this past Wednesday, plumbing is done, hvac is NOT done, Electrical is NOT done and contractors still have to do some framing and open a doorway that they "overlooked",

OK so here goes my rant about things i found so far.....
#1 I live in Ohio and drove 6 hours to Maryland to see the model home because that was the closest (I'm a visual person and had to see it with my own eyes, lol)  now I totally understand when you go to a model home EVERYTHING is upgraded and done to the very best so of course if I didn't pay for certain upgrades I'm not going to get them but i do expect them to use common sense.  We are not only finishing our basement but you know how the basement is divided into 4 sections well we finished 2 out of the 4, we knocked down the one wall so we had the whole length of the basement finished, in the future we wanted to finish out the 3rd part  and leave the 4th for storage, in the model home the 4th part not only was storage but that's where the water heater, furnace and electrical panel were.  sooooooo since i didn't finish the 3rd part they put the electrical panel in that section so that means when we go to finish the 3rd part we r going to have this panel box sticking it me or would the common sense be to put all that stuff in one area?????  when i mentioned to my PM he said you should have told us you were planning to finish it!!!!!!!  Is he serious!!!!!  i really wish he would have lied to me and said that's just where it has to b for  "code reasons'' !!!!!  the reason i say that is because we did tell him and our pre-construction meeting.  obviously he wasn't listening because we told him what our future plans were and had requested that they put the door way in that way later on we don't have to go back and do it and he said that wont b a problem, well now its a problem because they didn't put the door way and now there is a electrical outlet where the door should b :(  PM says that there is no problem making the doorway and moving the outlet but panel who!

#2 being that we are to do our final walk thru on Feb 21 it kinda feels like they will be rushing to get everything else done.  they haven't finished exterior, my brick still needs to be laid, HVAC need to finish, guardian needs to finish, electrical needs to finish, insulation needs to be done and i still need to have my pre-dryawall meeting!!!!!  its just crazy to me that they still have to work on the "skeleton" they are still putting in the "internal organs" of the house, there is no insulation and they plan to have my house ready in 4 weeks....i see that there is other people on here who broke ground same time i did and already walls ready to paint, & cabinets in.  

Sorry i know its alot of info and alot of pics all at once....i do have a few other questions but i will be back tomorrow.....hope to hear from my fellow bloggers!!!

morning room framing, love the sloped ceiling im going to have and my eye window
front first floor/garage
second floor
framing almost done, no door
finished framing just in time for our snow storm!!!

Roof finally going up...
lighting in kitchen
kitchen/morning room

stove placement andbehind the metal will be study

mud room/ door to gagrage (love the arch)
kids shower/tub

some duct work
love the little windows on garage door

before siding

after siding...still needs brick and red door!