Q&A with the PM
- Waterproofing: We get the tar waterproofing but no rubber membrane wrap. To my State: pooey for lower building code standards. The slope of the tar will be the grade as well. Perhaps it was the angle that was throwing me off sine I didn't venture too close. I guess we'll just have to wait until the next visit once everything is backfilled.
- Sink traps: No cleanouts on the sink traps. Here's hoping I don't drop anything of importance down the drain!
- Framing Schedule: The lumber is scheduled for delivery tomorrow (Tuesday) and they hope to start framing on Wednesday or Thursday. SQUEE!
- Porch Downspout: According to the elevation pictures, the downspout on the porch will empty into the landscaping area between the porch and the garage. I've asked to see if can be moved to the other side. The PM will need to review the gutter system layout but if it comes out near the porch, he'll have it buried and resurface it further out in the front yard. (Can you tell that I am paranoid about water damage??)
- Attic Access Doors: There will not be any attic access doors in the ceiling of the second-floor bedrooms. (Yes!)
- Shower rod: The secondary bathroom comes with a shower rod. It'll likely be a standard, straight rod so some time in the future, I'll be swapping it out with a curved rod.
- Family Room Windows: The "last Courtland" has transoms above the family room windows. We are told that those windows are smaller (3052) which presumably is why the transoms were added and that the Courtland Gate will have taller windows (3062). Works for me.
Road Trip to the Other CG Model
First of all, here's a big shout out to *colette* for offering to take pictures for me on her next road trip. (none needed now, thank you!)
Several weeks have passed since my initial inquiry (and refusal) for some pictures of another Courtland Gate model. Even with the online community consultant assisting us, the SR for the community just didn't pull through
I love the idea of a storage bench in the mudroom but was skeptical of having RH put one in, per the blueprints, so we asked our PM to skip it. After seeing the model, I am
|flushed finishing is so overrated|
Anyhow, off to the bathroom... Assuming the same plans are followed, the bathroom will have a center peak, similar to the façade. The deck didn't have steps to the backyard so I only have an awkward angle to share.
|action shot: leaning over the deck|
|Master - Standard fan|
|Secondary - Programmable fan|
|buttons (they work too)|
Hooray! At last, we have seen the infamous two-headed shower with the corner seats! Our flooring consultant was awesome (you rock, R!) and found us a gorgeous corner stone shelf that matched our tile but for safety reasons, you can't have a shelf over a seat. So sad--It was a beautiful mocha stone too. I almost wanted to give up a corner seat just to have it. Speaking of matching tiles, if you've chosen a tile upgrade, be wary of the standard white soap dish as the contrast can be quite astounding.
|one of these is not like the other|
|Left (other community) | Center (our community) | Right (company)|