We are under contract now for new construction in the same general area - I assume you’ve been happy overall? Any advice for other first-time home buyers looking at new construction?
Hi! Congratulations! It’s very exciting to be able to build your own home, but does come with some frustrations. (I’m interested in where you’re building—if you feel like sharing, send me a message!)
That’s all I can think of. Does anyone else have any advice?
There are approximately 4-5 men in my house making our 1-year repairs; nail pops, cracking drywall, etc. It’s the last hurrah of sorts for our builder’s warranty.
Through the whole year, I’ve been very nice and cordial when we’ve needed repairs, knowing that it’s not the repairman’s fault… but also keeping in mind that the house wasn’t going to be perfect.
The lead customer service guy who has been here the most just told me that even after today, years from now even, if we have any issues or problems to feel free to give him a call and he’ll fix it—and that if he couldn’t, he’d point us in the right direction.. He said some other homeowners are mean and ignorant and he would never extend that favor to them, but since I’m nice he will.
Wire shelving is the bane of my existence. So you can imagine living with wire shelving in our pantry for 1+ years made me incredibly stabby. Things wouldn’t stand straight, the shelves were bowing in the middle from the uneven distribution of weight, nothing would line up, etc. An OCD-sufferer’s nightmare.
So this weekend, I remedied that.
I took a quick trip to Home Depot and had sheets of MDF cut down to the size of the existing shelves, covered them with contact paper, and laid them over the wire shelves. And voila! Real shelves for less than $40!
I also took a trip to Walmart for some organization bins—the ones in the bottom are for potatoes and onions. I also picked up a lazy susan to hold all of our sauces/oils/vinegars, etc. It works PERFECTLY and makes it so much easier to find what I need… quickly!
And this concludes the most boring post ever.
Love it! Can we have a photographic house tour?! I love your decorating, I wanna see it aaallll! Please, and thank you.
Aw, that’s so sweet! I’m nowhere near done decorating all the rooms (are you ever?!)… but maybe I can do this in the near future!