Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Hiccup, A Cough, and a Sneeze

This hasn't been the easiest of processes. We've had a few problems with understanding a few things in our contract and what was explained to us verbally.  We were told a few things by our original saleswoman that proved not to be accurate.  However, the new saleswoman was able to work things out on our behalf.  Things which were told to us were eventually honored, although it was pointed out to us SEVERAL times that Ryan Homes does not give away "free stuff".  We took great offense to this every time it was pointed out to us, and after we clearly stated that we understood this and were not seeking "free stuff" from anyone, thank you very much.  We simply wanted what was stated to us originally.  We did realize that a few things, and I mean like 3 things, were not in the contract that we signed.  We just "figured" they were in the contract because of what was told to us.  Our bad.  We should have read the contract more thoroughly than we did.  A few of the upgrades that were notated on our brochure, our floor plan, and other paperwork were not included in our contract.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT! That is the best advice I can give you to save yourself some headache.
Our headache was so great this week that we almost backed out of the deal.  My husband was not a happy camper.  We still aren't totally great with the events that occurred this week, but we really want this house and we really want to live in this neighborhood.
Here are our selections for the home (pictures pulled a lot of warm tones for some reason.  I tried to tweak them a bit):

Exterior Choices
Primary Siding- Pebble Clay
Accent Siding- Sandy Tan
Trim- White
Door- Outerspace
Shutters- Brown
Stone- Autumn Buckeye Fieldstone

Deep Java hardwood
Rushmore Painted Maple Linen Cabinets (NOT the ones pictured.  They were just used for color ref.)
Giallo Napoleon Granite
*we were going to get the backsplash upgrade, but they had nothing I liked in the showroom :-(

Master Bathroom
Florentine Series- White Carrera Marble, Light grey Carrera Marble Flooring, all with white grout
Maple Espresso Cabinets, double sinks

Hardwoods- Deep Java (LOVE IT!!!)
Living Room
Powder Room
Morning Room

Carpeting (Bedrooms, family room, stairs, basement)
Upgraded padding- Defender 7/16"
Upgraded carpeting- Gentle Beige
*we decided that carpeting does not add resale value to the home, so were didn't spend a lot of money on this.

Upstairs guest bath, Basement full bath
Standard oak cabinets
White Wall w/Snow (tile)
Initiator Vinyl flooring

Laundry Room
Initiator Vinyl

My ultimate upgrade for the master bath.  We kinda splurged here.  Marble all around!

Most people go with darker cabinets in the kitchen.  Not me!  I love the clean white look.  Still a little on the fence with my choices.  I love the granite.  I love the cabinets.  I just don't know if I love them together.
Exterior stone choice-Fieldstone Autumn Buckeye

Exterior Siding- Pebble Clay and Sandy Tan

Cabinets- Painted Maple Linen (middle)

My master bath selections.  So in love with it!

Giallo Napoleon and Saint Cecilia (?).  I see a lot of people building with Ryan going with the second choice.  I went with the Giallo.  I love this dark flooring.

The sum of my selections. We upgraded the padding and carpet as well. Vinyl flooring for the other baths and laundry room. Side note- I actually broke the granite sample and chipped the Brazilian Cherry hardwoods in the showroom.  Whoops!

More pics of selections.

A clearer picture. The marble is really a pretty shade of white with light grey veins.  The floor is a light grayish shade.  I am so in love with this!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering what your problem was with the contract. I did read the contact but failed to realize that the sides and back of the house weren't brick. Very upset but they want us to pay more.