Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pre-Settlement Meeting

We have been busy packing, buying stuff and getting ready to bid adieu to our apartment. We had our final walk through today. Except for a few minor cosmetic issues everything was good. Our meeting lasted two and half hours. Here are a few pics..more after we move-in

Appliances (the cabinet color looks a little different becoz of the flash)

Deck Pictures (Mike here we go)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Final Countdown

The final countdown has begun...except for the appliance installation, backsplash accent tile re-installation in the kitchen and sodding everything has been completed. Starting last Friday, the PM and his crew are working towards setting up the house for Ryan Home Quality Control (the PM will be rated based on the qc rating)....a lot of small defects are being addressed and is expected to continue throughout next week...we will start working on our punch list starting Friday.

one thing we were unhappy about last week was the backsplash accent tile in the kitchen...they installed 3x3 dot accent while we chose 4x4 dot accent..the accent tile was also not layed out very well..the pattern was uneven...talked to the PM about's going to be fixed next week.

work done since our last post.....

  • hardwood in the main level and carpet in the basement & 2nf floor done, 
  • bronze electric fixtures
  • deck
  • Sprinkler system
  • Stairs from the garage into the house
  • Final painting
  • Garage door
  • driveway paved in.
  • Water downspouts installed
  • Gas meter installed
Hoping all pending work (sodding, appliances and kitchen accent tile) will be completed by the end of this week.


Family Room

Kitchen as seen from the Family Room. ..the red markings on the backsplash is where additional accent tile will be added . The rest of the 3x3 dot accent tile will be replaced with 4x4 tomorrow...

The Dining room as seen from living room

The living room as seen from the dining room

 garage with the new door and drywall cementing

Garage stairs

6-Zone sprinkler controller

12x14 Deck beside the morning room

portion of the finished basement area

Man Cave....Enter at your own risk!! The entertainment could kill ya!!
exercise room

Two story foyer

View from the second bedroom

The Foyer walkway and the kitchen as seem from the family room

Goose Neck Faucet

Monday, July 9, 2012

No more Walk-Ins...

We have been locked out! got all of our appliances today (Oven, Range, Vent Hood, in-built Microwave,  Dishwasher)...they have not fixed the appliances yet....they are awaiting some small changes to the kitchen cabinets. We are expecting all appliances to be installed early next week....We need to either visit during work hours or co-ordinate our visits with the PM to see the house hereafter...

Hardwood and Carpet installation started today...we expect it to be completed by tomorrow. The AC unit has been installed and the wooden mesh around it has been built as well.... too many things going on today..we only had time to verify that we are getting the right hardwood, carpet, padding etc...din't get to take pics today!!

Also, the gas meter is expected to be installed by tomorrow. Once installed, I can call the city to setup the service. I've scheduled all other services already - cable, internet, water, sewer, trash and electricity.

We are also expecting the driveway and deck to be done this week and sodding will most probably be done the week after.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

On Demand

The Foyer stairs..

The master bed room with tray ceiling as seen from the sitting area...

The morning room tile installation in process. The morning room door to the deck has been painted..

The main entrance door.We love the color..

The master bath tiles..yet to be grouted..

The Old school version of "Do not enter"...

newly tiled morning room..

The Stone fire place.....We love the fireplace!!..We are the first ones to use this stone in our community and were a little anxious, but it has exceeded our expectations in the way it looks..

Foyer stairs..

The dining room as seen from the living room..

The master bedroom...

The basement door painted...same color as the main door...

The walkway and the front porch with the pillars.

The Main entrance..

For those who are interested..the closer view of the brick..

sitting area in the master bedroom

The family room stairs and baseboard installation in process

The Foyer window with Trim..We love the detail..:)

 Foyer stairs with two missing spindles on the left.
 Cherry spice cabinets in the kitchen

Another view of the foyer stairs... missing spindles..

brushed nickle electric fixtures installed in place of Oil rubbed bronze..This will be replaced with bronze
The Powder room pedastal sink and the toilet.

The stars (Recessed lighting) in the kitchen...

Do you see what I see....? All installed bulbs (except for the ones in the porch and the deck) are energy saving bulbs. That means one less thing to worry about after the closing.

Semi Finished kitchen with the granite..... the cabinets and granite really do compliment each other.

Another view of the granite..With FLASH

Another view of Granite with NO FLASH.

The Central-Vac connection point

Another brushed nickel electric feature....will be replaced with oil-rubbed bronze soon..

The basement full bath

The secondary bath with the new cabinets, granite, toilet, tiles and the accent tiles....!

MOEN...MOEN....MOEN...Love IT.

The Master bath...we changed the accent tiles in the last min...glad we did that!!

The master bath shower with the tiles and the accent tiles.

master bath.. shower and jetted tub....!

Love IT...

accent light in the front porch...

 electric fixture by the basement exit..

The service garage door along with the electric meter..The big hole that you see above the door is for the tankless water heater that is installed in the garage.