Things are moving super fast in our house lately! We close two weeks from today! I texted my PM to ask him when the stone would be put on the fireplace and he said it was finished already! I told him I was going to drive out there and check it out. Well, I made the drive and was super disappointed. I wish he would have told me that the painters were there. They had the whole fireplace and all of the kitchen cabinets covered in plastic. I couldn't see anything! Such a wasted trip. I drove home all sad and told my hubby. After dinner we drove out there to see the rest of the progress and hoped the plastic would be taken down by then. The workers were still there (at 8pm!) but they were wrapping up and had already removed the plastic covering! YAY! The fireplace looks GORGEOUS! We aren't going to have a television in our family room so the fireplace is the main focal point. All of the cabinets are in as well! Our PM said they measured for the granite countertops today and they should be installed next Monday!
Our PM also said our driveway will be poured this week. I was in the middle of a conversation with him and I asked him if we could place a pipe under the end of the driveway to feed our invisible fence through after closing. He stopped responding and that was around 1pm today. That doesn't make me very happy. If we miss this opportunity because the driveway is poured without us knowing, I will be very upset. I've heard of other bloggers doing this but I need some advice. What is the easiest way to "fish" the wire through the tube once it is under the driveway? My neighbor installed an invisible fence by just lifting up his sod and putting the wires under it. That sounds easy enough. He also ran the wire through the crack in the end of his driveway. I don't want to do this if avoidable. I would rather put it through the pipe if our PM ever gets back to us about it....
One thing that really bugged me about our trip today is that there wasn't any crown molding in our study. This was included in our trim package. I know that the tray ceiling was a mistake made by the framing crew but we still paid for the crown molding to be around the regular part of the ceiling. I also feel that they should put crown in the tray. It's not our fault that they accidentally installed a tray ceiling. That doesn't mean they can leave it unfinished. I texted my PM right away but I don't expect a response until tomorrow. I hope he responds first thing because I am super impatient and upset that this room was skipped over.
|Our PM said we get any leftover brick. I guess this is it.|
|My beautiful kitchen! Can't wait for the granite!|
|Close-up of the gourmet island! It's HUGE!|
The door behind the island is to the basement. It will be interesting moving furniture down there.
|I've been wondering if we would get a lazy susan! The verdict is in!|
|This empty space is where the dishwasher will go. |
The sink is to the left and has a view straight out the morning room windows <3
|If there is even a HINT of cigarette smoke in my house, WWIII will break out....|
|The fridge will be on the right and the double wall ovens on the left!|
I wonder if they can move the upper cabinets up to sit flush with the ones to the left? If not, I will NEVER be able to reach these.
|I don't know how I feel about this. This is the cabinet above the wall oven. You have to open the right side before you can open the left side. Weird.|
|The whole kitchen|
|Recessed lights! The big off-centered hole is for our in-ceiling speaker! We got the home audio system. This includes two speakers in the first floor ceiling and two in the second floor ceiling.|
|My beloved morning room <3|
|The large hole is for our second home audio speaker on the first floor. The little one is our ceiling fan rough-in.|
Our recessed eyeball lights are above the fireplace.
|I now introduce to you, the fireplace! LOVE the stone!|
|I thought this looked cool. This is the only light in the basement right now.|
|They installed and stained the banister! This is the basement.|
|Looking up the basement steps.|
|Looking into the basement from the stairs.|
|Rounding the corner from the last pic|
|Rounding another corner from the last pic.|
The doorway on the left is to the morning room extension part of the unfinished area.
|One part of the unfinished space with door #1 into this area.|
My husband will be finishing this for a media room later.
|Other side of unfinished space. This is the morning room extension. Door #2 into unfinished space.|
I love that there is a door on each end of the storage area since it's so big.
|The big hole in the ceiling is for one of our two second floor home audio speakers. The second one is right outside the master bedroom.|
|I love this railing!|
|I love this! There is trim around the window too but it's too hard to see. There is also crown molding in the upstairs foyer and hall :)|
|My favorite shot of the railing! I love the shape of our upstairs hall.|
|Tired of looking at my spindles yet?!? That was the last one, I promise!|
|Crown molding on the inside and outside of the formal dining room tray ceiling!|
|Chair rail in formal dining room!|
|Umm...there's supposed to be crown molding in here too. What the heck? I know the tray ceiling was an accident in here but our trim package still included crown molding in the study.|
Don't mess with a girl and her crown molding!
|Closet doors in one of the bedrooms. Love them!|
|Master tray ceiling with crown molding|