Friday, October 21, 2011

Pre-Construction Date Scheduled and New Selections

It's been a long couple weeks of waiting, but the pre-construction date is scheduled for Wed 10/26, and ground-breaking 11/7. That's several weeks behind what we were originally told, but supposedly our delivery date hasn't changed (2/3/11 - far away).

We removed our contingency on 9/21, got an offer on our current house on 9/24 and are set to close on our current house on 11/8.

There was an issue with the permits - the Town came back and said that they would not approve our permit unless we flipped the house plan. We weren't thrilled, but knew that if we didn't agree, and picked a different lot, then it would take even longer, and at this point, we don't want to waste anymore time.

As the waiting drug on (and my impending move #1 creeps up), I started to panic and second guess my selections - mainly my kitchen cabinets. I wanted to be happy with my cabinets for a long time and wasn't sure my Andover Maple Spice selection fit the bill.

I asked if I could upgrade to the Scottsdale Maple Cognac (even though my final change date was long past), and Ryan agreed and didn't charge me any extra - which probably has something to do with the fact I was also complaining about the amount of time the permits were taking.

They also let me change the color of my laminate floors - so I am very happy with them for allowing me to do that so late.

Here's my Maple Cognac cabinets with the laminate counters and laminate floors, and the MB flooring/cabinet.


  1. Your selections looks great. Love it.

  2. I looovve Maple Cognac cabinets! Great selection!

  3. I am going through the same problem right now! I want to go with the Cherry or the Espresso, but I am afraid that they will be to dark and go out of style quickly. The only problem is that our current cabinets are the cognac color and we are looking for a change. We're building an Avalon. Follow us here: