We half joke that our builder, from the site clerk to the headquarters and design centre hate our guts at this point. Not only do we go into the unit (even though we're not allowed, but since we were refused a pre-drywall inspection we felt we had no choice but to break their rules) we also request upgrades that no one counted on doing or managing. As a project manager, I can see how this townhouse is a lot more expensive for the builder simply in hours it takes their staff to project manage the construction.
Sorry for my little venting session. It just boggles my mind how many upgrades are available, you can almost get a custom home (within reason) but they are not being offered (or requested by the buyer).
I found these images after I couldn't figure out what was bothering me with the regular railing. I think staining it an ebony black would be a very nice accent. Don't you think?
So, being the super detailed ppl that we are, we are putting it in our contract. Two gables, no floating granite.
left is what we considered last time. On the right is our, hopefully, winner!
velvet curtains in pewter, but couldn't decide how I wanted these to be hung. The other day we were killing time before an appointment and ran into a model home by another builder in our area. I loved the curtains hung on tracks. Now I just can't decide if we should go with pleated or not. What would you choose??
In all honesty, this townhouse has been such a learning experience. In a very different way than all of our properties before. With every choice I try to keep in mind "long term", "elegant", "understated", "tasteful details". But the most important thing that I've re-learned (because I knew this all along, but sometime its the hardest thing to remember) is to trust myself, my instincts and my inner nagging voice. Because the thing is that we will need to look at these floors, and cabinets and counters for a very long time into the future. And we need to like them. There's too much money at stake to choose things that we do not completely love.