Today was a very exciting day. We signed our contract on December 28th and we never thought this day would get here. Everything with the Pre-Construction meeting went great. We finally got a chance to meet our PM and it was great seeing him get excited about some of the options we have selected. We spent 2.5 hours going through everything in detail. While we were going thru the list we discovered that we could upgrade ALL of our secondary bathrooms vanity tops to granite for $600...doesn't matter if it is 2 additional or in our case 5 additional it is $600. We had thought about that but we thought it was $600 per vanity and for that price we said no way. So, we decided to make that change, but that took another hour for us(my wife) to decide which granite she wanted...and of course the granite(ubatuba) was an upgrade so it was $900 instead...oh well...still a good deal
Our sales rep and PM had talked before the meeting about our concern for having some access panel square in the middle of our nice jetted tub in the master bath. Our PM said that was not a problem...couple of options...one - make a couple of the tiles into an access panel that will be able to be removed...two - cut a hole in the inside of one of the vanities and make an access panel from there into the space for the tub motor...three - cut a hole from the garage ceiling up into the area where the motor will be located and build an access panel in the garage ceiling....needless to say...no brainer...option 3. Can I just say I already love our PM!!!
He also said to call him or send him emails with any questions we have. He said he will be calling every Thursday to tell us how the week went and what is planned for the next week. He also said he wants us involved as much as we would like...come by any time...just call ahead to make sure it is safe to come by...he even said if we wanted to come by every day he was fine with that...don't think it will be that often, but it is going to be tough to stay away.
And the final, not so great news, but not bad either. They don't yet have the permit to start building yet and apparently even after they get that they have to wait till some manager from the main office gives them the go ahead to get started. We will see...didn't sound like the June 1st start was going to happen and then he was talking about 3rd week of September for closing..way too far out to be sure, but it freaked my wife out. She wants to be done and moved in by the first week in September so if someone wants to buy our house and be moved in by the time school starts they can....I say tough...it's our house and I am not about to move twice...if that means we lose out on a potential sale of our house...so be it!!!
@HW - We put our request in for the Spa Shower today...wahoooo...THANK YOU for sharing that with everyone...our sales rep said it would not be a problem to do it...will see what price they come back with. Did you also notice that the valve has a plug on it for electric...don't forget you will need a GFCI outlet behind the shower wall for it to plug into...I am thinking that maybe we will have it mounted inside the vanity so we can get to it if needed...assuming that meets code. Will also get you some info on moving...
Also forgot to mention...our sales rep is trying to get the 2 big 33" cabinets on the island changed out to a different version...still 33" with two doors, but behind the two doors instead of having a center post with a drawer half way up on both sides, there will be no center post and there will be 2 drawers that are the entire width of the cabinet...1 half way up the cabinet and the second drawer at the bottom of the cabinet. Great for pots and pans and oval shaped crock pots!!!