As most know we had plans to tear out some flooring to replace with new on our first level. That morning I received an email from Flooring America letting us know the trim pieces were not in. They asked if we wanted to continue or wait until 1/16. I was not a happy camper! I specifically asked them if everything would be in and ready to be installed that day. I paid several weeks before that for the material and no mention of the back ordered trim came up. I of course wanted to proceed because we had planned our whole weekend and move around the floors and painting.
The flooring crew did not arrive at noon as promised. They arrived at 12:30 and asked to come back the next morning because they will have more people and can finish by that evening. I wasn't happy but as long as they could finish by Saturday it was going to be fine. Well Saturday comes and TWO GUYS, I REPEAT TWO GUYS showed up. They were super careless when they tossed around pieces of flooring in my home. They cut terrible trim holes out for the flooring to fit in and they damaged my island. I had a severe panic attack and had to leave my house to calm down. Meanwhile, my husband was there helping the painter get the house painted in the main areas.
Fast forward to that evening. The crew for the flooring didn't leave until 11 pm. They did not finish the floor because they were short on the quarter round. They also did not replace my island the way they found it. The island had crowbar marks all over where they pulled off the trims. We emailed and text the manager since it was so late to let him know our disappointment. We are STILL waiting for our transition strips to be installed and for some areas to be fixed. Thankfully the flooring company has contacted Ryan Homes (Our PM) and he is going to fix the island issues and send them a bill! So here is a lesson for those considering using the same crew Ryan homes does for their basic installs. DON'T DO IT! LOL I am sure it is worse because we are tearing out and putting in, but they were super careless for our new home. The flooring itself is BEAUTIFUL so I have no regrets there. My issue is with the finished product. They did not complete it and were going to act like my island was fixed.
On to more exciting things! Our house has been great. I love love love everything about it. We are getting used to no grass and no driveway. There is a ton of mud everywhere and it has rained almost everyday. We are having to drive our dogs to green spaces for potty breaks. Thankfully last night around 9 pm our PM sent a email saying he had contacted the landscaping crew and asked them to drop off bales of straw for our dogs to use. That was incredibly kind of him to do without us asking.
We have successfully painted the whole first and second floor of our home. We have a few areas that need a second coat but it all looks great. I haven't been able to decorate like I wanted but I am getting there. Blinds were installed the Tuesday after we closed and I am so thankful for those. Especially in our powder room that has a huge window.
Here is a list of everything we have done so far since close.....
- Replace flooring in foyer, mudroom, powder room, sitting room, kitchen and morning room.
- Replace entry way light with a beautful flush mount Chandelier.
- Painted the whole house (except basement) in Agreeable Gray (Sherwin Williams)
- Painted our kids rooms the colors they picked
- Unpacked most boxes
- Installed Blinds
- Ordered Window treatments for Morning Room
- New light chandelier for morning room (I have it but haven't installed)