I have been debating with myself about the whole painting issue. RH recommends that you don't paint until after your 10-month inspection. I know there will most likely be nail pops, but will that really happen in every single room? What if we don't paint and then magically we don't have any problems with our walls? We would have lived in our house for almost a year with white walls!
I like the idea of painting before we move in because we won't have to move furniture around. We are also definitely hiring someone to paint for us. My husband and I HATE to paint and we are not that good at it either. It would take us FOREVER to paint our new home - not to mention the two-story foyer! We would also have to hire a color consultant. I just don't trust myself to pick out colors, especially since the floor plan is so open. Each room flows into the next so it's important for the paint colors to compliment each other.
What is everyone else doing? Painting right away or waiting until after the 10-month inspection?