We are approximately 24 hours away from closing on our new house.
Our new-home orientation/walk-through was last week and, aside from a few final touch ups, we were exceedingly pleased with the outcome. First, though, here’s what the house looks like on the outside:
According to Project Manager Joe, the lawn is in fine shape and will only get better with time and continued watering. However, we have decided not to invest too much time or money in the exterior—except for on hoses, sprinklers, and the cost of water—until we are ready to break ground on our back garden next winter or spring.
Finally getting to see the interior was great, but the house wasn’t quite photo ready since some final paint and drywall touch ups were necessary. Regardless of the tiny paint/drywall flaws, though, the final product exceeded our expectations. The layout of the house is exactly how we envisioned it. Our upgrades also exceeded our expectations. The marble baths, granite counters, carpeted and hardwood floors, kitchen backsplash, whole-house audio system, central vacuum, etc., looked amazing! I don’t think we could have been more pleased. Upgrading what we could, wherever we could, was definitely worth doing and we’re already getting great feedback. I just hope it all survives the move in. I don’t know if I can bear it seeing the movers and delivery guys trying to fit furniture and new appliances in the stairwells… I’m already getting nervous about that…
Following are a few images we took of the kitchen, wet bar, basement, and family room/morning room/kitchen:
The final square footage of our new house, as quoted by our inspection, is just over 4,300 square feet. This offers us plenty of places to hide during rousing games of adult hide and seek.
Oh, I wanted to add that the dining room is GORGEOUS with its wainscoting and crown molding. I took photos, but they weren’t great because I wasn’t holding the camera properly and we still had some blue tape on the walls showing where touch ups were necessary. We will add photos soon of the rest of the house, since we’ll want to remember it as it looked at closing. This means we’ll take a lot of photos tomorrow after closing, since Thursday means that chaos will descend until we’re finally and completely moved in on June 27.
Just one more day to go…