Saturday, September 19, 2009

Almost Home

We did our "walk through" on the house yesterday. We tested lights, ran water, and marked paint errors. We were instructed on how to use the thermostats, security system, etc. Tom was totally overwhelmed by the sprinkler system. It even has a rain detector so it won't turn on during one of our Texas downpours like we had all this past week.

The construction manager has had a mental block on our request to put sliding glass doors on the bath upstairs and grabber bars in mom's bathroom. I can't tell you how many times we have reminded him. It's been on paper since March! He even marked the studs for the bars during our first walk through after it was framed. I guess once the sheet rock went up and he couldn't see the studs he forgot all about it.

On a second walk through I reminded him again and even got in the shower with him to show him what height to put the bar. You would think that would stick in his memory for a while. How many of his customers would do that? Oh maybe we don't need to go there.

We never could figure why he marked the studs with a big X. The bars don't go in until the tile is on. Maybe if he had put those marks in his notes he would remember better. Ya think?

So yesterday we made a little progress. He met us at the house carrying a grabber bar he just picked up. When I pointed out we asked for two bars, one in the shower and one to be put on the wall by the toilet (yes I sat on that toilet so he could mark the right place to put it) and that there were no sliding glass doors upstairs he said "You didn't tell me that!" Oh Help!

The wood floor and carpet are in. The carpet is covered with plastic so I didn't attempt a picture of it. Here you can see the wood and tile together. The tile looks pinkish in my pictures. It is more of a bone color. I'm lovin it.

One more walk through next Thursday before we close on Friday. We'll see if the missing parts are finally in place!


  1. Your house looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the dark wood floors!!! You are going to love that house! I love the paint color you picked also! SO pretty!!!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the floor with the paint. Hopefully he will get those bathroom things done ASAP. I had the same experience with "forgetting" when we did the bath downstairs. The electrician was a jerk and I had insisted that the light switches be at a child's level, not a man's (it is the kids bathroom!) and they still did it wrong. I was so mad. He even broke the curved tiles to lower it an inch (still not low enough.) I finally told him to get out. The contractor gave me a refund but it still didn't get me the right switch! Make sure you get what you want! :)

  3. It looks awesome! Can't wait to see pics when you are all moved in. Love the color of the wood on the floors!

  4. Kathy, the house looks fabulous! I love your dark floors and the paint color is great! How excited you all must be to get to move in a brand new house!! We are so happy for you!