We went to our house and took the ever necessary SOLD picture! We also met some of our neighbors when we were out looking at our piece of dirt. I'm actually really excited about our neighborhood now (not that I wasn't before, just even more so now). Everyone was so friendly and it seems like a really active and tight-knit community. We learned about their men's poker night, women's canasta night, movies in the park, and all their other fun events. I got lots of happy vibes there. Everyone had great things to say about their home building process, Ryan Homes, and their PM. Oh, and one of my neighbors is due the same month I am with her first baby too!
We also discovered that RH had staked our house out!!! We met our SR to finalize our selections from Rite Rug and Guardian. We also made a couple last minute changes.
- Added a utility sink to the garage
- Added a non-dedicated outlet to the garage (we already added 1 dedicated)
- Added a switched outlet in the kitchen (so we can install undercabinet lighting later)
- Removed the attic storage (We watched a video on how to do this yourself and it didn't look too difficult for the DIYer. The one important thing to keep in mind is that you do get a smaller cut out when you don't pay for the attic storage. I believe it is a 2 x 2 instead of a 2 x 4. That means when you install the attic ladder, you have to widen the hole. There are tons of youtube videos and DIY websites that explain how to do install the attic ladder. This was one helpful website. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20186506,00.html . The other thing to keep in mind is that when you pay for the attic pull down stairs, you also get some extra plywood in the attic. With the plywood and stairs, I am estimating this project to cost about $375.)
Now we just have to wait to find out when our pre-construction meeting will be.