Our meeting with our PM and the electrician was scheduled for 9am. We pulled up right on time, but there was no place to park....no room on the street...no room in the gravel area...heck, not even any room in the yard. Everyone and I mean Everyone was there all at the same time. The Electricians, Plumbers, Brick Layers, Siding Installers, Concrete guys, Garage Door installers, our PM, and US!!! Everywhere you went there was work going on and somehow everyone was not running into each other, but instead all putting a coordinated effort into building us a lovely home...siding guys working with brick guys...HVAC guys working with Electricians to get recessed lighting in the right places and still leave room for HVAC duct work to squeeze buy...coordinated conversations and discussions to get things just right while keeping in mind what the final product will look like to us.
The Electrician did an excellent job getting everything where we wanted it...had a couple of items he wasn't sure about but they were in place before we left and he came and got us to double check his placement. He and our PM had obviously put a bunch of time in planning and laying out the bar area...we loved their ideas!!! Just as we finished up going over all the electric, the guy from Guardian arrived, not our sales guy, he was on vacation, but a division manager out of Pittsburg came down to little ole Delaware to do the walkthru with us. He was excellent and had knowledgeable suggestions and ideas on placements for everything from speakers to motion detectors.
We had to eliminate recessed lights in our 2 hall closets because code doesn't allow that plus our electrician said it would be overkill to have 2 recessed lights in our bar area since we already have 3 pendant lights there....so that left us with 4 recessed lights to figure out...we added 2 eyeball lights above the fireplace in the family room, 2 recessed lights in our sitting room, and 2 recessed lights to the exercise room. We added another motion detector for the security system. We discovered that our sunroom will have a vaulted ceiling(awesome), we have so much electric that we will end up with 2 panels instead of one, which is good since it will leave room for expansion, our PM is going to do some custom work to blend the bar in with a support column, our attic access will be in the walkin closet of bedroom #3 AND it will have pull down stairs.
All in all a very productive meeting which took 4 hours...yes...4 hours, but worth every minute of it.