A lot of our floors were exposed too, so that was great to get to see the hardwoods uncovered. Of course, we still don't have carpet but that's okay. I'd prefer that they wait until the last possible minute to install that.
We found some items for our current and evolving punch list. Mostly they were related to drywall issues. There were already quite a few patch jobs present, so I think our PM is on top of a lot of it. Nevertheless, an additional set (or two) of eyes will catch a lot more, so we're trying to keep track. A few drawers in the master bathroom vanity are askew, and we noticed some things in the garage that we hope get handled before closing. Also, we weren't overly ecstatic about some of the painted trim - around the doors there seems to be a large number of obvious nails and paint goobers and so on. Not the best job, but we're hoping it gets taken care of. The husband is supposed to call the PM today sometime to talk about it. I know it's still not completely finished and of course there will be fixes made up until the last minute, but we just want these things on record now, while we still remember them.
Oh yeah, and our fireplace still isn't finished. Speaking of which, we apparently have a remote for our fireplace - we thought we were getting a switch next to the fireplace for it, but yesterday we only saw one switch there. That one was for the fireplace lights, and the box that used to be there was now covered in drywall. What? Well, we saw a remote sitting on top of the mantel, and low and behold, it operated the fireplace. Awesome! We couldn't figure out how to make the blower work, though, and we didn't know how to turn off/on the pilot from the remote either. They currently have the pilot running all the time, to help dissipate the smell that's associated with new fireplace logs. I really appreciate that - our friends who built with another builder this winter haven't been able to enjoy their new fireplace yet because of that smell. They're waiting for spring so they can turn it on full blast and open all the windows to let the smell out.
Still waiting to hear back about the appraisal. Once we have that number I'll be able to move on mentally. Providing, of course, that it's a favorable number. Otherwise... We shall see.
|Living room - we can see the floor!|
|View of dining room from living room|
|Master Shower (glass door pending)|
|Master Bathtub (a little blurry)|
|Master vanity and mirror (at an angle so I'm not in the pic too)|
|Hall bath vanity|
|The Kitchen |
I love you, Kitchen.
|Another angle of the kitchen|
|Morning room fan with light|
|View of kitchen from family room|
|Unfinished fireplace - but hey, there's light!|
|Dining room chandelier|
We will seriously need a dimmer for this. Seriously.
|Dining room bay window with lights|
I love the look of the floor with the trim and paint in this room.
|Random pic of the basement media room|
In other news, we've submitted the first round of paperwork to NVR. Let's hope it's the only round.