Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We have basement walls.

Haven't posted any pics in a couple days. They poured our walls last Friday, took off the forms on Monday, and did the waterproofing yesterday. Hasn't been a huge week but they have to wait around a week for the walls to dry completely before they can do anything major. I am excited for the framing to start but from what I hear it goes very fast because the frames are already build. The project manager called us yesterday to ask if we would mind closing a week or so later if need be because there are a few others closing around the same time. We said we wouldn't mind waiting an extra week because there is no hurry on our end. As of now they expect to finish the house around Dec 28th, but may wait until Jan 10th or so to close.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cabinet Upgrades!!

Today my husband and I walked through a Sienna that was being built. It really made us thankful that we decided to upgrade our cabinets. The house we walked through had the standard oak cabinets that are included. The oak still looks nice, but the actual door panels are very thin. Also, the top shelves in the bottom cabinets  are not the full size of the cabinets. We chose to upgrade to the Cherry cabinets and now we are very pleased with our choice. The upgraded cabinets will be a lot sturdier and also have the pull out shelves. So, if anyone is not sure about spending the extra money on the cabinets, I would highly recommend it. It will be worth it in the long run!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breaking Ground Day 1

This is my first time blogging but my wife and I figured we would share our building experience. We are building the Sienna Model with Ryan Homes. We did a few upgrades such as cherry cabinets, garage floor drain, a peak to the left of the garage, and upgraded the appliances. We had our final construction meeting on Monday and they began breaking ground today. I took these pictures at lunch time today. Our construction manager called me and said they will be pouring the walls on Friday.