PM called on Friday and we had 30 minute conversation. It was a relief to finally hear from him as we've had a major communication breakdown over the past several weeks. He didn't give much of an update because there were many other issues that needed to be discussed. I mentioned the letter we received from RH about our May 14th Pre-Settlement Demonstration. He told us to plan for the last week of May, as he never planned to have the house done by the 14th since he knew we aren't closing until June 1st. No problem.
One thing I noticed that has been causing me a great deal of stress is the fact that we don't have lights flanking our front door. The Oakmont model we toured has them and our electrical blueprints indicate that we should have them. I never mentioned it earlier because I assumed they would be added at some point and didn't feel I should point out every single thing I thought was wrong and risk making PM feel micromanaged. Well, I started looking at the other homes on our street with front porches that were ahead of us in the construction process and realized that they didn't have these lights either. I started putting two and two together and realized there is probably no plan to add them. I asked PM about it. He said RH has done away with them because of the recessed light in the porch. I am very upset about this. I think the front looks completely unfinished without them. Most of the other homes on the street have them. And we were under the assumption that we would too. In addition, we saw folks moving into their new home (an Oakmont) in a nearby RH community this weekend and they had the lights!! I was furious (and took pictures)!! Why are they cutting corners in our community? We spent a lot of money on the facade of our home and if we would have at least been notified that RH has eliminated this from the plans we would have paid to add them as a NSO. PM said he would see what he could do but couldn't make any promises. To be continued. . . .
We discussed a few other issues we have with the house (still smelling gas!) and scheduled to meet there on Wednesday for a walk thru. I am hoping that much of my anxiety is relieved after that visit.
I'll update on how it goes, but until then, here are a few pics of our island!
I love it!
|View from family room|
|View from morning room|
|View from pantry|
|WTH? Didn't the installer noticed that the trim was too long?|
Or that the counter isn't resting on the corbel?
Something else to add to the punch list!