Thursday, September 25, 2014
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda..Upgrades?
Yesterday I went by the house and for the first time I realized I was locked out? WHAT? We had a garage door installed and that was down along with the front door being locked. It was a little disappointing because stopping by the house is one of my favorite things. It keeps me going when our apartment life gets me down.
1 bathroom, 2 adults, 2 kids and one is determined to unroll the toilet paper every chance she gets...
I found myself wondering what changes I had missed and if there was any progress. I do know that today is Thursday and per our discussion with Mike (PM) we were projected to have our pre-drywall meeting this week. I did see Mike today (I called before coming so he was still there and left it open) and now we are talking mid to the end of next week for pre-drywall. It seems the plumbers have caused a bit of a delay.
I could tell Mike wasn't pleased with said delay and he did say that they are trying to catch back up from this delay. When I went inside I can see that the plumbers could start working tomorrow because there was PVC pipe everywhere but no plumbing actually installed. I do know that we have what looks like an ill-placed electric meter so we could have electricity...maybe.
I started thinking about the Coulda, woulda and shoulda of the upgrades. Here are 4 that I would really like to go back in time and choose. Tell me your thoughts..
1. Crown molding on the cabinets - I think it might be pretty disappointing once I see this option. My amazing SR told me that they have all the colors and its inexpensively put up so doing it after move-in would be easy.
2. Under cabinet lighting - I know this is also a do it yourself but I would have really liked this feature installed by Ryan homes.
3. Tray ceiling in the master bedroom- I would LOVE LOVE this because it fancies up the bedroom. I have no other legitimate reason for this feature.
4. A railing instead of the capped wall- This feature was an expensive upgrade and honestly at this age my kids would probably find a way to get stuck but still..it lends to a more open look upstairs.
What do you think? Will I regret? Do any of you have these features and want to tell me what they think, I would love to hear?
Also, our pre-drywall is coming up and I can't remember where I saw the pre-drywall check list? I have the final one but not the pre-drywall..if anyone can send the link I would appreciate it.
Until then, we are snug and snugger in our apartment waiting until we can move in to our Florence!
Here are some pictures:
Pod lights installed in the kitchen
Wired for Wires
Bathtub in the wrong spot...
Concrete in the garage - Basement also has a floor but its dark and creepy right now so I didn't take a picture
View from the left side:
Today on the living room floor:
Pipes in the garage: