We blogged about the building process of our house to document it for ourselves and to help others. Our house is finished and we have moved in and we love our home. Building a house isn't a process that goes perfectly, no matter what builder you pick, and this is our story. Every problem we had during the building process has been made right by Ryan homes. This isn't complaint blog, its how we felt at the time of our post during the building process.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flooring (with Pictures) and Wiring

We were able to have our Wiring Appointment on a Saturday which worked out great for us. Note I thought wiring meant outlets too, but it doesn't, lol, but I will list that stuff here anyway. We got a total of 6 cable/phone ports included since we did the basement. Here is a breakdown of what we got.
2 Cables and Fan/Light-Family Room
Fan/Light-Morning Room
Cable, Surround Sound, another outlet - Basement
Cable and Fan\Light-Master Bedroom 
Network Jump from Family Room to Basement for wired internet from the router (My fiance is gamer so this was important to him and only used one of cables
Phone-Living Room

I was very happy with this appointment. I let my Fiance do the basement just like he wanted because he wanted the surround sound for a while but he wanted wireless until I pointed out to him wireless isn't full wireless, you need power or you don't get good sound. So we needed to have it pre-wired because I didn't want him putting holes in the wall trying to run wire.

We wanted a Saturday for our Flooring appointment too but they were all booked for 2 months on Saturdays, so we had to take a weekday appointment. Since my fiance and I work different shifts it meant one of us was going to have to miss the appointment no matter if we did an early or late appointment unless we took of work, which we were both too busy to do. So we agreed I would go to the appointment without him and send him pictures for approval before I picked anything. Of course I forgot to bring all my paperwork to the appointment. Sam at the flooring place was trying to tell me the wood floor in the foyer wasn't included, but I remembered my SR telling me it was. And of course my SR was off this day, so I couldn't call to confirm what he already told me. So Sam said she would do it without the wood in the foyer for now and we could fix it later if it was included. She had me go ahead and pick the wood just in case. And it turned out I was right. My SR e-mail me the next morning to let me know. Sam said she would reach out to my SR and ask them fix it if needed. So I waited and waited never got the new flooring paperwork to sign and it was the last day for changes to the floor if I want to include it in my mortgage, which I wanted to. So I tried calling my SR and he was out of the office again, but the Lady in his office said she would look for it or notes about it and call me back. She called me back  saying it shouldn't be a problem if we miss the deadline. This had me worried. So we missed the deadline. The next day I finally heard from the Sam (the flooring lady) she replied to my e-mail, but didn't answer my questions in my e-mail about had she talked to my SR and that it was past the deadline, but did included the updated floor paper for me to sign. I didn't want to sign without getting okay that we could still included the cost of the floor in our mortgage because it was past the deadline. So my fiance tried to call our SR and he was off, but the same nice lady that answered the phone last time told us it was okay to sign. So I reached back out to Sam the flooring Lady and stressed to her that she missed the deadline, she told me to just sign it anyway and she would send it to my SR, and that she never sent the one without the wood flooring. Really? She didn't even reach our to my SR about it, and she didn't even send him the one before the fix or ask him about what was included. She was the one that made us miss the deadline. So I signed the corrected paperwork including the wood floor. The next day my SR was back in the office and called me to say no problem about missing the deadline and even extended the deadline for us to add an outlet (Note: I had tried to add an outlet while he was out and missed that deadline too). So we got to add an extra outlet in the basement that was so needed (the nearest outlet to where we wanted to put our TV was 6 feet in both directions). It was all okay in the end, just wanted to share the details. I know I get extra worried when I cant get my questions answered and I need to relax. lol. These deadlines aren't hard deadlines, just a timeline to get things done.

Time for pictures of my flooring. Note: the lighting in design place was hard to see the colors and get good picture coloring. I also picked a carpet that was discounted at first and didn't find out until the end and had to re-pick it and re-match. Someone had put it in the wrong spot. I picked dark carpet because we have a dark hair dog and to hide the stains. We upgraded the padding everywhere to the blue one.

I will include prices in another post later.

 Kitchen and Master Bath Cabinets
 Kitchen and Master Bath counter top
 Outside Color Scheme
 What the outside color actually looks like (We picked Canyon) I wanted a lighter brown but the lighter colors were for accent colors.
 The top laminate is the one we picked for the Kitchen, Half Bath, Laundry Room, and 2nd floor Hall Full Bath (We thought it would be easy to replace the flooring in these places later on our own for way cheaper)
The one the left is the tile for our master bath its level 4 (D) We wanted this to be super nice since it was going in shower and around the big tub because it was worth the cost and too hard to change later

 We didn't want a shower pan so we picked the floor for our shower note it will be 2in instead of 1in pictured but the same color. This way a price change Ryan Homes charged us on top of the flooring people charging us but it was a must for us, since it would be hard to redo this later.
Wood floor in the foyer with the carpet for both the Steps, 2nd floor and basement. 

Left is the same carpet as above in different lighting and the Right is the carpet for the living room, dining room and family room (note: I wanted the one on the right for the whole house but it was way too pricey)

 The Kitchen and Master Bath cabinets and countertops again together
 The master bath tile again in different lighting with the shelf this time

 Everything we picked out together
 Cabinets for the 2nd floor half bath  and flooring (we will replace this later)

the dining room, living room, and family room carpet with the wood in the foyer

 Both carpets we picked with wood

The rest of the pictures are just extra pictures of everything above


  1. Cannot wait to see your kitchen come together! Dark cabinets with Santa Cecilia is stunning! The master bath is also gonna be beautiful. Congrats on your wedding this month! Such a great wedding present. :) We are out of the country at this time but are hoping to see the roads paved when we get back next week. Fingers crossed! We were told to look for construction to now begin around October 13th. So nice that you got the shower pan tiled as we'll. I agree, it was a definite must for us as well. :) again, congrats. Can't wait to move forward with you guys!

  2. Looks like you made some great choices. We have our flooring meeting on the 14th of January---due to the holidays! I'm excited about the process and enjoying your blog. I just started one as well and feel free to tag along: http://buildingourrichmondmilan.blogspot.com/