All the small details will be happening within the next couple of weeks. You know the things that take a ton of time, but they don’t stand out as much as putting an entire roof on in a day or so. Going in the house today, I could see all the small little areas that they worked on and I know that it must have taken a lot of time.
We had our thermostat installed…
We went with nest thermostat (http://www.nest.com/) when our builder suggested a few. The geeky side of me can’t wait to see what I can do with it on my ipad/iphone. They stuck one in our bedroom and in our downstairs hallway near our stairs. It was located near our basement door in our dining room before the rebuild.
I went a little crazy with the outlets. I still need to go through and count how many I ended up having, but I figured I should have them do it while the walls were all torn down then regret anything. I had them installed in all cubbies, closets, cabinets. You name it and I probably stuck an outlet in it. I just know that I hated it when I wanted to easily plug something in and the outlet was on the other side of the room.
They added all switches and added several of the switch covers…
The switches and functionality was figured out early on, so I have to admit that I am not certain at what some of them do (mainly the ones in the kitchen). I know we had to make some odd choices because of the number of lights we had in each room. We have lights under cabinets, above sinks, controlling sconces and we had to figure out how to get them all working together.
They installed all the smoke detectors and canned lighting…
Not very exciting, but very much needed. I will also have to go in and put a couple of non-wired smoke detectors. I read somewhere that it’s best to do that in case of an electrical fire shortening some of the smoke detectors. I am also going to need to grab a few carbon dioxide detectors for each level of the house.
And finally… they worked on our tile.
These poor guys are at it again. It seems like this is one of the most detailed jobs when building a house, but they are taking their time and in the end it will be worth it.