We made our deposit, signed the contract, and things are moving fast. About a week after signing the contract we had an appointment for our flooring selections, mortgage and Guardian.
For flooring we initially chose,(what we put on paper), the resilient vinyl, but we really didn't care for it. Working through the options we already chose, we were able to drop a few things we really didn't need, or could do on our own later. Things like a service door in the garage we could do with out. These things, along with selling our house for full asking price, now allowed us to afford hardwood for the kitchen, and morning room. We also upgraded the carpet padding throughout the house. We kept the resilient vinyl for the two upstairs bathrooms, the powder room and foyer came with hardwood standard. Oh yeah, we chose gunstock for the color to go with the maple espresso cabinets.
A lot of our other selections I can't remember off the top of my head. Some that I can remember are the additional windows in the morning room, optional window in the loft, and the optional window in the master bedroom. Did I tell you my wife wanted a lot of natural light in this house? We did end up doing recessed lighting in the kitchen and a few in other rooms, also did under cabinet lighting.
It's now been a few weeks since contract signing, all selections are in, and our mortgage has been approved. Just waiting to close on our current house to make our final deposit and get us off contingency. One week and counting.
Here's a couple of pics of the block curb going in. First one is wifey standing where our driveway will be.