Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Home Inspection

We went up to the new house for our inspection on Saturday morning and were so excited to see that almost everything is finished! The appointment went really well and the inspector only found a short list of items that he recommended we bring up to the builder (touch-up paint and caulk, missing fall-safety bracket on the roof, a light missing in the guest bath, etc).

Our pre-closing orientation will be Tuesday afternoon. That's when we can walk around with a roll (or five) of blue tape and mark every teeny tiny thing that isn't just perfect, and the builder will need to fix it before we close in just a little over a week. Tick tock tick tock... it's almost here!

Beautiful stairs in the entryway.
I didn't originally like these black wrought iron spindles, but Stew and Mom convinced me and now I really love them.

The den faces the front of the house, which means it will get lots of light.
This is where my books will live, and I want to get built-in shelves all along the back wall.

The downstairs powder room; I really need to spruce up this space.

Lovely chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Now, if only I knew how to cook...

A few more close up shots of the appliances. We are going to love the water/ice dispenser on the fridge!
Downstairs living room. This is where our new furniture will live.

I just can't get enough of this fireplace. Have I mentioned we had to pay extra to get one with "wood"?
Apparently now the standard is these strange glowing crystals... and we definitely weren't a fan of that look.
Entryway linen closet with extra storage under the stairs - yay!
Maybe now I won't have to store luggage in the trunk of my car.

A couple shots of the media room upstairs,
but it was hard to get a good angle.

Laundry room with brand new (full size!) washer and dryer.
We discovered that I can't reach the cabinets up above... someone get the short girl a stool!

Guest bedrooms and bathroom. Unfortunately they missed an overhead light above the shower,
so the bathroom is really dark right now, which is seriously going to bug me if they can't fix it.

A couple shots of the master bedroom.
(I had a hard time finding a good photo angle again).

Master bath and walk-in closet. I've looked into having the closet professionally done,
but it's really expensive so that will have to wait for now.

The garage, for those who are interested.

And the backyard! We're really happy with the way it turned out, although we're still not sure what we're going to
do with that bark area up top. The subcontractors made a mistake and poured our patio too small,
so we actually ended up with a much larger patio without paying anything extra... we'll take it!

So now the packing really must begin (Sarah, stop procrastinating). It's going to be difficult with my bum leg, but it must be done. Speaking of, I did go to an orthopedic specialist on Friday morning and he suspects I have a sprained MCL/ACL, but I need an MRI next week to confirm and decide a course of action (the ACL won't heal on it's own and could require surgery). So that's a bummer, but we're taking it one step hop at a time and I'm still hobbling around on crutches with a knee brace... not my best look.


  1. looks amazing!!! I bet you guys are thrilled! I've always wanted a brand new house, everything is perfect!


  2. It looks amazing!! We are so excited for the both of you! Looking forward to the move in date!!! If you need any help packing let me know - I am a good worker!!

  3. Elfa from The Container Store does amazing closet systems! They have an annual 30% off sale every Dec-Feb...if you can wait that long. :)

  4. Absolutely perfect!! In love with all of that hardwood floor ;)
    xo TJ

  5. So close and so exciting!

    P.S. I hope you don't need surgery. Ugh.

  6. wow looking great!!! love your kitchen and i definitely want an island in my next kitchen. hopefully you won't need surgery on that knee it would make moving even more challenging!

  7. wow, I love it!! Harry Potter could live under those stairs! lol that is an awesome storage space and kids will have fun hiding under there! You will have an awesome hide and go seek house!!! I love the kitchen! The back part of your yard is awesome b/c it makes it totally private! Maybe just use it to plant some stuff! I'm so excited for you and I hope your leg heals and doesn't need surgery!

  8. What a beautiful home, how exciting the countdown to moving in begins!

  9. Amazing! How fun to move into a brand new home that you helped "design" :). And I second the Elfa products. It can add up but still cheaper than Caliornia Closets.

  10. Looks GREAT! And good upgrade with the "wood" - I would totally do the same! Your poor knee though... :(


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