Thursday, March 21, 2013

Finalization Meeting Completed

Met with our SR today to pick out brick, siding, shutters and finalize all selections to go to permitting. We are getting La Cava Brick which is a very light red brick. It looks almost white from the street. If any bloggers know any other bloggers that have this brick, please let me know! None of the houses in our neighborhood have it as it was just added. There is a very light brick in our neighborhood that I believe looks similar. (See Below)

Much like the house in the picture, we also got black Shutters/Door and Almond Garage Door. We were also very happy to see a sold sign on our site now!

Perhaps the biggest surprise today was to see that home prices in our neighborhood have gone up yet again. The home is already selling for $15,000 more than what we purchased it at 4 weeks ago! It would be great to see that trend continue! 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

CTI Meeting

Met with CTI today. We already were set on the hardwood floor (Saddle Stain) and the Cabinets (Maple Spice) as well as the granite counter top (Not sure what it is called, it is black with reddish flecks in it).

So we really just needed to select carpet for the following rooms:
  • Office
  • Dinning Room
  • Family Room
  • Upstairs (Bedrooms and Hallway)
  • Basement
And Vinyl Flooring for:
  • Morning Room
  • Powder Room
  • Upstairs Bathrooms
  • Laundry Room
Here are some pictures of our selections...It is crazy to note how the lighting can change the color of things. The hardwood floor and carpet is actually darker than it appears in the picture. The hardwood floor is the same as what they have in the Rome model at Fairwood.

Floor and Carpet selections
Carpet and Vinyl for upstairs and bathrooms

Floor (Kitchen) and Vinyl for Morning Room

+Sheldon Smith +RickNadase Proctor Thoughts on Carpet padding? We upgraded the padding in the basement and family room (rooms we expect to use the most) and left the standard padding in the dinning room, study and entire upstairs. Does anyone have any feedback or thoughts on it? Is there a difference?