Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Ravenna Model Home in the Area

I visited the new model home nearby today because it is exactly the same model we are building! The aren't supposed to open until this weekend but I thought I would at least drive by it. They were putting the final touches on it and let me walk through.  It is beautiful!  I think we are going to be very happy with it.  It is weird to see the real floor plan after just seeing the paper plans.  The rooms look bigger in person and the closets, basement, bathrooms and laundry seem smaller.  I really wasn't sure how big the front entry would be but it was much bigger than the floor plan and  online tour made it look. After I was done inside I wanted to walk around it but my first step sunk about six inches in the mud.  I'll have to save it for a drier day.
Our buyer is all approved so we are moving to a rental house in three weeks. That should be an adventure in itself.  We are renting a four bedroom house that is normally occupied by college kids until our house is done. It will make the new house look like a palace.  Hopefully we will be in the new place by the middle of August.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pre construction meeting?

What should we expect from the preconstruction meeting?

Our flooring choices

 Our Flooring meeting went great!  The Flooring rep was extremely nice. It was about three hours long.  It was difficult to imagine how a two square foot sample would translate to a whole house. We did it though and we are very happy with our choices!

Our overall choices (English chestnut stained railings)

Timberlake Chery spice cabinets with the crown moulding

Armstrong Evanston Spice on the first floor
Butterum Granite colored laminate counters
Shaw Braxton Wild Silk Carpet throughout house (level "c") except living room and dining room.

Dining room and Living room Carpet. Shaw Collinsville Sand Pebble
Master Bath -Armstrong Evanston Cottage White

Master Bath. We upgraded to the white cabinets in both Baths.

Armstrong Huntley Road Sandstone in Guest bath and laundry

Guest Bath And Laundry

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Moving forward

     We are moving out in less than a month!  Wow it is hard to believe how fast time goes by.  Almost everything we own will be in a storage unit this summer.  It worked out perfectly that the College is out for the summer exactly the same amount of time that we need to have our house finished.  We found a whole house for rent this summer for less than a quarter of our monthly payment in our new house.  Of course it is normally occupied by college kids so it will make our new home look like a palace.
     The kids are excited about meeting new friends and getting bigger bedrooms. And relieved that all of their toys are moving with us too!
     Our flooring meeting is tonight... I hope the choices are easy ones. I'll try to post pictures tomorrow. Our pre-construction meeting has yet to be scheduled and our house should be done by the end of July/beginning of August.