We had our appointment with Susan today and went through our selections one more time. There are some additional things we added, some things clarified and some things taken off.
We are getting pricing on a canopy range hood, instead of the microwave over the range.
We are mounting the microwave to the cabinets next to the refrigerator.
We also bumped out the cabinets over and next to the refrigerator to the base depth.
We raised all cabinetry to 42".
We asked for pricing on double vanity in the hall bath.
We extended the 3rd car garage to 28' and added two windows and a door to it.
We also made the 3rd car garage door 8' by 8', insulated.
We added listello to the master shower.
We removed the door in the mudroom and put an arched opening instead.
We clarified that the ceiling in the master was to be textured instead of smooth, to match the remainder of the house.
We clarified the faucet in the kitchen would come stainless, while the remainder in the house would be oil rubbed bronze.
We clarified where the 220v outlet would be placed.
We clarified where the recessed lighting would go in the owners suite.
We raised the commode in the powder room to comfort height.
We clarified the driveway will be straight back from the road on the side of the 3rd car garage, and the curved side will be on the side of the front door.
We removed the range, as we are going to buy our own. We received a $250 credit for it.
Susan will have the pricing on the custom options in the next day or two, where we will have to re-sign just the front page of our contract. We now have 3 weeks to finalize our options, and sign our final contract. We are heading to the design center tomorrow to make our choices. We are also calling Guardian on Monday to get our choices set and into our contract and mortgage. We will meet with our lender and hopefully get all of our documents in line, and get everything signed. We will drop off our "good faith" deposit on Tuesday.
As of right now there is 1 house, 3 doors down, that is being built. They have finalized their contract. There is a 2nd house in the works, but we are told they are moving slowly on their decisions. Most likely we will be the second house on the development.
Susan said they are talking about putting her in a trailer on the development, once the roads get poured this week. We advised against that. If you remember, we originally came to see her about a Hammond model. If she hadn't been in the Darby II model home, if we had just seen the Hammond and decided against it, we would be building a Ryan Homes Palermo right now. She said she'd bring that up to her office to hopefully keep the poor lady out of a trailer.
Tomorrow's update will include all kinds of pictures from our design center visit. I can't wait!!
Here is the picture I promised of our front door choice.