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!


  1. That's so exciting. I'm hoping we meet our project manager within the next few weeks and ground breaking is sometime at the end of the month or beginning of October. Looks like we aren't far behind from each other in the process! When is your projected cose date? Ours is Dec 15th.

  2. Congratulations to you! It is so exciting! Your house will be ready just in time for the holidays. We don't have an exact close date - just sometime in February. The reason ours will take so long is that there were 6 lots sold within days of each other. We were all the first houses in the second phase. Since there are so many, it will take longer than normal. Now all I have to do is be patient...A lot easier said than done.