Today marks 30 days until closing! Here's to hoping it's not so much of a bumpy ride.
It seems every big milestone in life is sometimes accompanied by an "oops." On our wedding day, the chairs were late for delivery, delaying the start of the ceremony. For our neighbor's Ryan Homes build, the big oops was their kitchen island (later corrected).
Well ladies and gentlemen, Ryan Homes installed the WRONG STONE on our home.
|The sample at the bottom is the stone we selected, Arizona. Rustic Suede is the stone that is installed.|
We did not discover this mistake ourselves. Our project manager sent us a sweet little email last night, almost like clockwork with 30 days to go, saying honesty is the best policy and somehow it was determined the wrong stone was installed. We have seen the stone on our home once in person, and we asked about how the stone looked scuffed up (apparently it will be pressure washed back to normal). We didn't look hard enough or remember that the stone we selected is actually lighter than the stone installed. The "Rustic Suede" stone has pieces of grey and red in it, and the Arizona does not.
The stone installed is a stone that Ryan Homes does not even offer (at least in our community). Of course this can be corrected if we want it to. Basically, our project manager gave us two options:
1. We can keep the stone that was installed. We will be the only ones in the community to have it (a mistake laced with positives)!
2. We can have the stone replaced with the stone we actually selected.
This mistake does not bother me that much because it can be fixed, and I've already seen the stone once and didn't think to question it, but it certainly makes you wonder what other mistakes happen that are overlooked, hmmm?
We plan to visit the neighborhood this week and knock on the door of the house we modeled our selections after, so we can examine the stone on their porch (as we've only really seen it from our car on the street). Then we will simply decide if we prefer the "Rustic Suede" mistake stone, or the stone we actually chose.
Have you had any big things go wrong during your home building process?