Here are the pics I promised yesterday of the siding. Of course, the white/shiny silvery area will be covered with stone eventually (though who really knows when).
Luckily, I was able to make it inside the house yesterday as well, to check out what it looks like with some drywall up. It looks different. The spare bedrooms seemed small to me, but the husband told me I was crazy and they didn't look any different than before drywall. Okay, I'm crazy. I'm still totally in love with the first floor family room/kitchen/morning room, which I've always loved. Our master seems okay too, but I didn't spend a lot of time in there. The basement is growing on me as well, especially with the walkout and those awesome full-size windows. Once again, this lot has proven to be the best one for us, and the main reason why we never walked away when we had the chance. Lets hope I don't regret it in a month when the new appraisal comes in.
Since I can't add captions using the Blogger app on my iPad, I'll just tell you now what the pics are. Pretty self-explanatory, the first ones are of the outside of the house with siding. Some pics look better than others - the front of the house faces north, meaning the back is south and almost always has sun. Nice for living, bad for photos. Add to that the inherent cloudiness of NE Ohio winters, and you get some less-than-ideal pics. Oh well, it looks awesome, just trust me. Just to refresh memories, this is the Stone Mountain Clay siding with black shutters and white trim. Some of the shutters are misaligned - we will be bringing that up with the PM, of course.
The other photos are of the awesome morning room (I love you, Morning Room) and random weird things I found inside: a drawing of a face around the plumbing in the powder room, and a uber-random candy bar wrapped with wiring in my future office. Umm, what? I also found the obligatory bottle of mysterious yellow liquid (which I'm not posting because I think we all know what that is by now). Not too pleased with that, of course, but I am at least grateful that it was located in the basement bathroom area - a fitting location, and probably better on concrete than wood subflooring, just in case. No excuse for it, though. There's a port-a-john next door to the neighbors' house, just a short walk away.
BTW, I heard back from the flooring specialist about my concerns from yesterday. She responded to my email within an hour - I'm totally pleased. Unfortunately, it seems the tile above the shower head in the master may be a no-go: she said the price of the tile for the shower includes only the amount that they would be installing standard, and anything more than that would be considered a non-standard and therefore will have to go through the RH sales office first. So, yeah, pretty sure that's not gonna fly. I'm a little upset in that these are not things that I knew to ask about (how often have we all said that one?) because if I had I would have taken care of this before our change orders were due. Oh well. We are currently waiting on word back from the sales office regarding this one. On a much better note, my fears were alleviated when she told me that we would be getting the awesome "turned wood plank" transition between our hardwoods and our carpet. I know some of you have gotten a nice piece of marble between your bathroom tile and carpet, but it sounds like we will be getting a thin metal transition (made by Schluter - I checked them out online and they look good, similar to what I was expecting). There will be a matching wood transition between our mud room tile and hardwoods. *giant sigh of relief*
Now to wait for the stone, finishing or the drywall, and all of the five hundred million other things that need to happen before we close.