Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some final words

The big move is starting tomorrow afternoon.  We'll have movers all day Tuesday and hope to be settled in our new home soon thereafter.  Everyone we talk to asks if we'd build again.  I emphatically answer "Yes!" (except for the fact that we love our house so much that we hope to never move again)!  I'm not sure what I expected from the process, but have to say that it was easier than I had imagined.  Randy was extremely professional and responsive.  More than anything, I was in awe of how everything happened when he said it would happen.  The subcontractors were great to work with.  The allowances were generous and allowed us plenty of options.  Randy was flexible to change and delivered all that we asked for.  He didn't blink twice when we asked for a storm shelter or another built-in or changes in the floor plan.  We are so grateful to Randy and his crew!  I'm happy to be done with decision-making, but will miss looking at beautiful materials and picking out finishes!  It's a good thing that we still have a basement build-out in our future! 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Parade Ready

It's official!  The parade flags are up!  Come see the gorgeous work by Randy Rempel and a large group of fabulous subcontractors.  We're so thrilled with how everything turned out! 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Certificate of Occupancy

We received our Certificate of Occupancy last Friday.  There are a few minor things we are waiting on, but the house looks great.  The black door is in.  The light fixtures are in.  The house is getting cleaned up for the Parade of Homes, which starts Saturday, June 2.  You should come see it! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kitchen and Bath

The last of the counter tops have arrived.  The back splash has been grouted. Looks great!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I love this deck and patio!!

I've been packing up our glasses and wondering why we have so many martini and margarita glasses.  I guess we now have a reason to dust them off and put them to use! We're going to have a fun outdoor entertainment area when all is done!   


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sod, seed and trees!

The Iowa City Landscaping crew worked hard to prepare the dirt and lay the sod.  They put together plant beds and filled them with colorful plants.  They also planted a red bud tree in the front of the house and an oak (not pictured) to the right.  It looks ready to move in!  


You'll also see house numbers on the front porch overhang if you look closely!  I can't wait to see our actual front door!

Monday, May 14, 2012

No parking!

I drove by the house this morning to meet with Andy from Iowa City Landscaping and had trouble finding a parking spot! Two landscape trucks were there with materials.  The Slager Appliance delivery truck was in the driveway.  Several other trucks and vehicles were parked around the culdesac.  It's a busy day at the house.  The landscaping is going in today and tomorrow.  The deck stairway and railing are almost done. Soon our exterior will have a finished feel! After discussing plant bed placement, I peeked inside.  The back splash is in! The appliances are in! The plumber worked hard over the weekend to get in the sinks, faucets and toilets. I can't stand the excitement!!