I was back in Austin for a couple of days this week. I'm so glad we went because there were SOOO many mistakes at the house. It's frustrating because it's hard to "babysit" these guys from Dallas. We have family in the area, but they don't know what things are supposed to look like.
Here are some examples:
These windows are supposed to be 24" across. See, they took out the "normal" window above the cooktop for some stupid reason, and decided to put a ventahood these instead. I demanded windows in the kitchen so it wouldn't be so dark. They said, "Whatever you want, Donna, but I can't put the main window back." So I wanted those long ones to bring in more light, which they did have in the house from a previous post. Then, the framer was told by the electrician to make the windows smaller so he did. Huh? Why does an electrician get to make a decision like that? Needless to say, I had the builder, the framer, and the sales rep all at the house on Tuesday. They then brought out the construction manager's boss to show them what was going on. I'll be getting the windows I contracted for, one way or another!!
This is the wrong backdoor. We will be putting in a doggy door upon move-in, so we contracted an 8" door that was partial glass and then smooth panel at the bottom.
You can't tell much from this pictures, but this is a linen closet. You can see where they have the door framed to go in. This closet is supposed to be twice this size as it's tiny!
This is under the stairs. This is supposed to be left open for storage, however, they framed it off. They are going to go back and rebrace the stairs in order to open this space back up.
And then there is this... I don't recall seeing this anywhere in my contract... I hope they aren't just throwing it in free to accomodate all the other mistakes they've made.
These were just the mistakes I got on camera, as there were more. They made changes to our upstairs Balcony. Apparently, the water was flowing from the roof pitch to the balcony which would cause the covered patio below to leak, so they inserted a halfwall. Not sure what that will look like when it's complete, but it sounds weird.
Maybe we should install cameras in the house with live feed so we can see things in real time as they progress.