Thursday, December 4, 2014

Final Inspection + Pre-Settlement + Pictures

Happy Thursday!  

This may be a lengthy post, but I want to cover as much as possible as we are wrapping up our building journey!  So let's get to it!!!

Final Inspection
I spoke about hiring your own inspector for pre-drywall and post (right before your complete your final walk-through).  I will spare you the time of all my personal opinions on this topic...but let me just say it has been well worth the money.  Not that anything major was found on either inspection, but having a professional not emotionally attached to the home to give you the piece of mind is priceless!  

We had the same exact guy from our pre inspection complete our post inspection.  Overall, it was a great inspection but here are the things he found:

  • Electrical panel not installed correctly - the electrical panel located in the 'Man Cave' was installed that in the event the fire department needed to remove the panel, the trim surrounding panel would prevent the panel from being removed.  During our walk-through, our PM noted that he will have the electrician out before we settle to move the panel over a few inches.  This will fix this issue.    
  • The stopper located in one of sinks in the guest bathroom did not stopper correctly - when fully engaged, the water still drained from the sink.  Our PM noted this will be fixed before we settle.  
  • The water was not hooked up in the refrigerator.  Our PM noted the guys will be there today to hook everything up and test it.  
  • The air filter was dirty - our PM noted they change this out the day you settle because there is clean up still going on.
  • One of the outlets in the kitchen was wired with reverse polarity.  This could be a potential safety concern.  Our PM will have the electrician out to fix this ASAP.
So again, nothing too major, but it's nice to have someone know what exactly to look for.  

Pre-Settlement Walk
Our PM had our home smelling soooo good.  He used some type of pad thing placed in the vent...and boy was it welcoming!  He had the fireplace going and I was instantly in love!  This was my first time seeing the fireplace because I did not attend the inspection.  For me, this is where it started to become really real!  In attendance, there was my hubby and I, our PM and a representative from our Real Estate Broker (he was on travel so he sent someone from the firm whom we've worked with before).  Our PM had water waiting for us (very much needed) because this is where we went over the huge binder with all the information about our new home.  We did not go over each and every page because we would probably still be there!  LOL  What he covered was very sufficient for us.  Afterwards, we had some questions then we went on the tour.  Each room at every level was covered.  We had our own blue tape to mark the place up again, but our PM gave us free range to use his green and blue tape as we walked through.  He covered all of the workings in the home from the utility closet to the dishwasher.  

After we walked through, we signed a few documents and my hubby and I were left alone to mark up the place.  We marked as much as we could, and yes we were very picky.  We saw a couple of scratches on the cabinet, so our PM scheduled the cabinet guy to come out this Saturday.  #score 
Like other builders, NV Homes will come out for the 30 day inspection to fix anything we may have missed.  However, we thought since they offered to fix anything before we moved in, why not?  

In the pictures below, you will notice tape that either we or our PM placed throughout the home.  We have a settlement date for tomorrow so we are super pumped.  

OHHHHH two more things...
  • I noticed that our garage door opener was missing, so our PM will check on this and have it completed as well.  This is big because manual lifting a garage door in the winter is not for me.  HAHAHAHA (not to mention it was included).  LOL
  • I do not think I will be painting large rooms upon moving in.  I saw enough settling that caused me to rethink that plan.  I will be paint small rooms like the kitchen pantry and garage but no bedroom or living room spaces.  #ICanWait

I will miss blogging about our building journey, but I will just start a new chapter on making this house a home.  

As always, if you have any specific questions I am here to help.  I tried to make this post informative without creating a book for you to read.  LOL  Enjoy the pics and I will post final pics once we move in.  

It's almost official!

I love our fireplace

Fireplace with lights on

Touch-screen fireplace remote

Kitchen view

One less extinguisher to buy!  Thanks NV

Our PM used a little marketing here! Smell good pad in vent

Pantry - we will most likely replace the shelving unit with the Elfa System

Dining room

Dining room

'Man Cave' wired for 5.1 surround sound - electrical panel discussed above pictured to the left of the windows

I love our cooktop and we will add a backsplash too

Great room with tape (LOL): wired for 5.1 surround sound and I will get shelving put in those spaces

Switch controlled outlets identified - weird angle but they are aligned



  1. Woo Hoo!! Almost done! Your home is truly gorgeous! That kitchen ... I can't even! I love the island and the pendant lighting. So pretty! I'm so excited for you guys! Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much! Your home is gorg! I will be looking to you for upcoming DIY and painting help!

  2. Beautiful Ebony! Can't wait to see you put your touch to it! Yay for pre-settlement day!

  3. Your home is beautiful! I am just finding your blog so I've been playing catchup It was so nice to see another townhome builder! Congrats!

    1. Hi Rashida! Thank you so much! I have started to follow your progress and I look forward to seeing your 'Masterpiece' as well! Congrats!

  4. Eboni! Looks so beautiful. I can't wait to see you put your mark on it. It really is a lovely home!

  5. Prettiest kitchen in all of blog land! :) You guys really picked the perfect combination. The entire place is beautiful! I can't wait to see you decorate it. :) So excited for you Eboni!

    1. You are so kind! Thank you and I will be sure to post pics once I have it together!

  6. Hi Eboni! I love the dark granite on the dark cabinets! I would have never considered that until NOW! if you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the granite you used?

    1. Hello Christopher. Thank you so much! I am unsure of the exact name, but our consultation was held at Exceptional Choices and the color was "Tan Brown". I went back to my selections sheet, but there was not an exact name listed.

    2. Thank you so much Eboni! I'm so indecisive when it comes to the style that I want. I'm leaning towards a rustic modern look.

    3. There are lots of options right? LOL Almost so many that it becomes upsetting! It surely helps that you know at least the direction you are leaning. Will you be meeting with Exceptional Choices as well? Once you see all the pieces put together, it may help you! Best of luck in your decision!