Find out where your half-hots are going to be. There are several here that are just completely in the wrong the spot. We knew where the outlets were all going, but we had no idea which ones would be the half-hots. We should asked and then have specified where the we would have liked half-hot ones to be. >=/
For instance, in the Den, it's in a corner we will NEVER have any lights, between the fireplace and the tv. In the corner.... Really? It should have gone behind the couch.
And they stuck the half-hot in the study next to the internet line. Really? So you want me to turn my computer stuff on and off by the switch? Um.....NO! We fixed that by getting a surge protector that plugged into the wall in the one socket that wasn't controlled by the switch. It covers the hot plate socket and has several other sockets for us to use. At least we could fix this one. We can't fix the den.
OH... and if you are getting a light in the morning room, discuss where the switch for the actual light will go. We have a switch when you first walk into the M.R. that works a half-hot we'll never use. We have to walk to the back of the M.R. and use that switch for the actual light. Who's bright idea was that?
I would definitely discuss things like this with your PMs before drywall goes up. Just a thought!
On the whole, we are so incredibly pleased. The house is beautiful. And our PM showed up today with several carpet guys and fixed our carpet tack problem. (Sorry BD, my camera is still in one of the few boxes we have left to unpack). They knocked it out in maybe 10 minutes. Could have be less than that!
We LOVE our new fridge!! =) It's most awesome! They did knock the thermostat off the wall bringing it in though. lol And I cooked our first meal in the house. No more take out and subway and pizza. lol No more fast food!! (Thank God!! My skin and stomach can't take any more!) I even sat down and did the girls' nails tonight. =)
Oh, and I LOVE my kitchen!! In my old kitchen, the light in it was not enough to really cook by. I cooked tonight with NO lights on and still has more light than my old kitchen. =)
My FIL is going to help us purchase and install hardware on the cabinets. He is just full of surprises! Some of the cabinets and drawers are hard to open without hardware to grab. But the cabinets are beautiful!
My family signed a contract and is waiting to approval for the loan. Fingers crossed and prayers being said there. I would love to have them neighbors.
Life is very good right now. Moving is stressful. Remind yourselves of this! Communication is very important. Be VERY clear with your significant other upfront about ideas and plans. lol We kinda learned this one the hard way. Learn from our mistakes! lol
All is well and good. We are all very happy here. Even our dog seems to be finally settling in. =) Hope ya'll are doing well too!