Welcome to my Build a Home Series! These posts are to document the process of having our home built by a local builder in an existing subdivision. The update last week showed them bricking our house. This week, that is 99% done. They’ve also painted inside and have started to lay tile!
So we are now in the middle of Week 22 of getting a home built and we only have about 2-3 weeks to go (supposedly). They bricked the entire outside now except for the floor of the front porch. They also painted the main color inside and have started to lay tile.
Here are some updated photos:
The issues being handled right now include a nicked wire in the family room, a dry wall repair at the top of the stairs, and a big problem they have promised to fix. They put a door from the dining room going to the kitchen instead of an archway. It would make it really difficult to carry hot food from the oven to the table when you have a door in your way. Especially since that door can bounce off the pantry doors if they are open and smack you in the face. Needless to say, adding back in another archway is probably a pain in the butt, but it is necessary.
Stuff I Have to Stay on Top Of
Our closing date was originally August 31, then September 4, then September 10, then September 20, and now September 28. Since our estimated closing date keeps getting pushed back, I have to keep calling and pushing back the delivery of our appliances. The refrigerator, washer, and dryer have been waiting to be delivered and installed for more than a month. I also have to call our cable provider again and push back the switch over date. Plus, when we are pretty sure we are truly moving in, I need to schedule the actual movers and have the new blinds installed. And we have started packing. I am truly hoping nothing goes awry with all of the changes.
How are your projects going now?
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