Friday, November 1, 2013

Lightening Speed

What can I say, we went from no progress to tons of progress in 2 weeks! Since our last post, it seems like our house went from a wood frame to a real house in the blink of an eye.

Done so far:
Framing
Drywall
Electrical work
Asphault poured for driveway, sidewalks, patio
Columns installed
Stair rails installed
Kitchen cabinets installed
Bathroom vanities installed
Surround tile installed in the bathrooms

Siding is supposed to begin today. And...we have an estimated final walkthrough of 12/4 and we've locked in our interest rate! Whew!

All good news, right? Yes, but we've had a few hiccups along the way. Good thing my husband is Type A and checks on the house way more often than I do.

So yesterday, he did a random stop-by in the middle of the workday (which we highly suggest since they're working all day and when you see it, it's done). He walked in on the tile guys installing cabinets and tile. And what do you know? Our cabinet hardware was WRONG (nickel was installed and it should have been bronze) and our upstairs bathroom had the WRONG tile installed. All of those items were correct on our worksheet that the project manager had, but nobody bothered to check locations before installing.

You'd think that's what the project manager is for, correct? You know, to verify that the items delivered were the actual items ordered? Or that the tile you are getting ready to install really does belong in that room?

Maybe it's just me to think it should be that organized...

Anyway, our advice is to do random drop-ins. You might catch something wrong in time to fix it before it ruins a closing date.

Enjoy some of our pics and more to come!

TJ