Monday, September 20, 2010

Nothing at all...

It's been a while since the last post.  That's becasue nothing is happening.  Hopefully we'll be getting the call soon for our pre-construction meeting.  We were told groundbreaking would be in October.  That's just around the corner! 
Even though nothing is happening with our house, I still drive by at least once a week to see the progress in the development.  It looks like they're getting closer to putting the road in.  I'm amazed at how quickly several townhomes and patio homes have gone up.  I keep telling myself it will be here before we know it!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Finally Final

We thought all of our choices were finalized weeks ago when we signed off, but then found out that we could still make changes without penalty because of a price quote we were waiting for for a non-standard upgrade (some kind of wire shoot my husband wanted).  Since we wouldn't be penalized the $500 to make a change we made a couple of small changes.  We changed the location of our fireplace from the wall at the back of the house to the side of the house.  We wanted to do that all along, but we're afraid of not being able to use  entertainment center that we got last year.  We figured out how to make it work though.  Also, I'd been second guessing the shutter and door colors for weeks.  We ended up sticking with the same shutters - dark spruce - but darkened the color of the door.  Not huge changes, but I feel better about them.

Here's kind of what our color scheme will be.

We will have a full brick front.  This isn't our first or even our second choice of brick color.  In our plan there are rules that you can not have the same color scheme as your neighbors next door or two doors down.  Of course the brick colors that we wanted we weren't allowed to get.  Here's what we decided on - just a basic red brick.

We will be getting white trim.  The middle color is our shutter color.  The light green color is what our door was before we changed it.  It's now just a couple shades lighter than the shutters.  I didn't take a picture of the new scheme.

It's so hard to envision what our house will look like from these small samples.  Hopefully we made the right choice.  If it ends up looking anything like this, we'll be happy.

That's the house in a different plan we toured a couple of months back when we fell in love with the morning room all over again. 

When we stopped by the other night to finalize our choices our sales rep. said the developers are right on target.  Hopefully they'll be breaking ground in less than a month!