#16 - Dining Room
The only thing that I don't like about our floor plan is that we don't have an extra room on the first floor to use as an office. But, we decided to just use a bedroom for the office for now and eventually when we finish the basement we'll have it down there. After we made that decision, we had to decide whether that room would be a dining room or a living room. Either way, we knew we probably wouldn't use it much. I've always wanted a formal dining room. I still have boxes and boxes of china from our wedding that we've never opened because there's nowhere to put it! I am excited that (when we finally get furniture for that room) we'll have a place to display it. While it won't be extremely formal, it will the most formal room in the house and I think it will be a nice room to walk into when you come through the front door.
We had a pre pre-settlement meeting with our PM last night. My husband emailed him a list of some things we were hoping would be addressed. He was great and is going to work to get most of them fixed. Here are some of the things he's addressing:
- He’s replacing our garage/mud room door. There were some dents in it and the workers used drywall mud to patch it up. It looked pretty bad, so we're getting a new one.
- Two walls are bowed. He explained how, but I wasn't really paying attention, but they will be fixed
- One of the toilets is cracked. We'll be getting a new one of those
- Many nicks in the baseboard will be fixed
- A squeaky step will be fixed
- A big knick in the island will be fixed as well as an island cabinet door that will be replaced
- A big crack in the master bathtub will be fixed
- The door to the master bathroom will be replaced because there is a big bubble in it
I am very happy with how attentive he is. One little annoying thing he probably won't be able to fix is the plastic transition piece that separates the carpet and the vinyl. Aside from the fact that it hurts when you step on it, it's just really cheap looking. But that's how they do it, so we'll have to replace it on our own.
I also spoke to him and our sales reps about the microwave. It is a new code requirement, so there's nothing we can do. Our sales rep didn't mention it because I guess it is this way in the model home. I never noticed it because I never tried to open the microwave door. Anyway, since that's the way it is in the model we were to assume that's how it would be in our house. Whatever. It is the way it is. We'll just deal with it.