Saturday, March 5, 2011

The End is in Sight

So there it is, the finished product! Monday we have our final walk-through and the closing is on Wednesday. My in-laws will be here tomorrow to help with the move and hang out for the week.

The Tub

The plumber moved the faucet to the left side. The holes were filled in and looks like a brand new tub.

The Fireplace

Our change from slate to Venetian Gold back in December didn't make its way to our Project Manager, so when I asked him about the color surrounding the fireplace, he had no idea that the slate was wrong. We haven't been inside the house since Tuesday, but he said it would be changed by Friday.

The End of the Process

I am SO excited to move. I am excited to finish up this home buying/building process and maybe be able to think about something else. I'm not sure what Scott and I will talk about since for the last six months all we have talked about are homes, interest rates, colors, designs, and mortgages (and occasionally the kids). Needless to say this process has consumed me and I'll be happy to have half my brain back.

My List

A fellow blogger posted thirty things that she was looking forward to in the house over the last thirty days of her building process. Although, I am not as dedicated as KM, I did want to list a few things I am looking forward to:

1. MORE BATHROOMS. Currently with a family of five people we have one bathroom. Scott and I will now be able to shower in peace without one of the kids inevitably needing to go the bathroom. No more huddling into one bathroom to brush teeth, brush hair, and get ready.

2. BIGGER KITCHEN. Right now our kitchen is so small with no counter space. Scott likes to cook and is a great cook (and I like to eat), but with the small kitchen he hasn't done much cooking. I think with the bigger kitchen he will get back to cooking so I can back to eating. Also, we like to entertain and with house we live in now we haven't been able to have friends and family over.

3. PLAY AREA FOR THE KIDS. Instead of our family room being a football field, basketball court, dance studio, and art studio, the kids will have their own space. The new rule at the new house will be no toys in the family room (we'll see if I'm actually able to enforce this).

4. A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD. Can't wait to have a neighborhood again where I feel comfortable letting the kids play outside by themselves.

5. HAVING PRIDE IN OUR HOME. I'm looking forward to having projects again. With renting a house, I didn't have motivation to try to make the house better. I'm looking forward to decorating each room and working on projects with Scott again.

I'm sure there are many more.

Just a few more days and we will be homeowners again!


  1. Megan I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see pics of the finished house. Glad the plumber was able to move the faucet in the tub.

  2. The house looks fantastic! I'm so happy and excited for you. I love your list of what you're looking forward too. And thanks for the shout out, but I'm not dedicated, I'm addicted! :)

  3. I realize that this process seems like its been forever, but I can't believe you are ready to close already!! That is so awesome! I am so happy for all of you and I can't wait for the chance to see you all and your new digs. I will probably be in Columbus sometime this spring, so I will definitely figure out some time to see your new fabulous house and all of your amazing family.

    Congrats Megan & Scott!!!