And, my the title for my last update was a little misleading as well. A race is defined as a competition to see who/what is fastest. That is definitely not the case to finishing our house. We have been racing to get all of our loose ends tied up, but not our builder. They have done these things over the past month: flooring, tile backsplashes, and trim. They just installed our heat pump and mini-splits yesterday. Mind you, the trim was done last Monday, and the painting was supposed to be done that week as well. We are still waiting for:
- Cabinet finish work (like crown molding)
- Electrical--lighting and outlets.
- Plumbing--fixtures, toilets, and shower door.
- HVAC--water heater, vents, kick plates for vents under cabinets.
- Misc--Shelves, mirrors, and "punch list" items.
We were given a "worst case scenario" completion date of July 31st, but we will be lucky to have our house done by then. We just gave our property management company an official move-out date of July 31st, but I feel like we will have to rescind that date. It's just that getting ONE THING completed a week doesn't cut it when you're trying to get the house done.
Anyways, we've had to make a couple of concessions to get the house done in a timely manner, but now I'm questioning if we should have done that or not because our house is not being worked on in a timely manner. Example: they installed the subway tile in the wrong design in the master bath, and I didn't hate it, so we took a discount instead of having them re-do the design. Also, the door to the garage opens out instead of in, and now the tile floor doesn't meet the threshold to the door. So, do we ask for them to re-do the door and trim, or do we just fix the tile floor that was installed according to false directions?
Wrong design Right design
Flooring gap by the garage door
I am just sooooooooo done with this. I am not sleeping well because of the stress and the heat. I wanted to have the heat pump for air conditioning in my new house prior to the summer heat, but that's not happening. I am a very angry person when it's too hot and I can't sleep.
Hopefully next time you check this I will be a nicer person.
Cabinets on cabinets on cabinets
Our project: kitchen island tile backsplash
Basketweave subway tile backsplash in kitchen
Kids bathroom. Big vanity, tiny sink.
Another one of our projects: kitchen desk. Pro tip: don't install wall cabinets yourself unless you're a pro.