Everyone says once the framing is done, it's lightening fast and they would be right.
We passed the county inspection which means drywall went up today!
This is honestly been a really exciting time because now the house starts to come together. I've been meeting with contractors daily because there are things I want done before we move a piece of furniture in. I love that I currently live 2 miles from the build, I also hate it.
It's so easy to be like, "oh, I'll run over now" constantly.
Insulation is in, all the wiring has been checked location wise. (I've been really attentive to this). We had counter height plugs go in on the wall against the pantry, which made ZERO sense because we didn't do the hutch option, so I had those moved down to floor level. I also had a few missing plugs where the television chords were, so we had those fixed too. Just weird stuff.
The other thing which I'm kind of sort of mad about is the molding. In our model here, there's this thick 3 piece molding in the dining, office/library, and the upstairs. I love it because it's really beautiful and I noted it when we walked through. Now, the model has all kinds of decorative trim on the chair rail and boxes, which we knew we couldn't have and that was fine. but ... the molding I definitely thought was standard. Apparently not. I'm already spending this much money on the freaking house, I'm not about to spend more for the one piece of molding. It's just frustrating because we were TOLD that was standard. Now, I find out that it's not.
I wish that the PM was involved a little when it comes to the selections because he has been able to guide us more on what we need to have in order to have our house functional the way we want it. Options that we didn't take and wish we had. I'll probably write a post about that later this week. Just things I wish I did that we didn't or things we did that were kind of lame.
One thing I did do, was add insulation to the interior walls around the master bedroom. Why? Because I don't want my kids to hear us, and I don't want to hear them. I love the Normandy, but the location of the upstairs bath and the bedrooms is stupid. Why any bathroom would be against the master wall to me is just ... poor planning. I almost didn't buy the house because of its location. To try to soundproof it, we added insulation on all the interior master bedroom walls.
Hopefully this helps with the sound ... hopefully.
I don't want to hear my son's music when he showers.
We went today after the drywall guys were done and I could cry. It is so freaking cool to watch your house go up. I can't fully explain it, but I'm so grateful I could be here through it all.
Hopefully tomorrow the putty, tape, and all the caulking is done. Then is trim and I think the cabinets ... I think!
It'll all be moving along and I'll try to not bore you with random posts, but it's really exciting, so I might.