Before I start talking about my issues with the house currently, I thought I would share a little humor courtesy of my wife. When I first started looking in the dumpster she started to laugh and I thought that was because was looking in the trash which I thought was strange because that is not the first time I have been in there, but later I learned it was because of the how RUMPke trash company wording looked from her view in the garage (this was not staged by the way).
I took a trip to the Ravenna model today. I know for some it is a chance to spend a nice afternoon to think about interior design projects and such, but in my case it is more of comparing what was done on my home to what the model has. Overall I have been happy with the house build but there a few things that I need to gripe on a little.
Issue one - The extra 45 degree soffit for the furnace down in the basement
I did notice this extra soffit earlier when they were framing for it, but I did not know how it would look and I was unsure if it was that way in the model. It is not horrible but it is wearing on my mind a little here. When I saw the model without the soffit it caused me even more concern because it limits what you can put up against that wall. Sigh, so what the heck can they do about it now, I don't know, but it is making me feel unsatisfied! I see this as a furnace guy error rather than a PM error but it is still not making it alright for me.
|Here is a close up of the 45 degree soffit|
|Another view of our basement|
|Yeap, the model looks much better without the soffit. Why can I not have this flat wall?|
|Here is the reason for the extra 45 degree soffit|
Issue Two - Clothes Washer Overflow Drain Pipe
My clothes washer overflow drain pipe takes a nice run under my stairs down in the basement. It just does not look right and if you want to store stuff under there you can only really go up to that point. I also fear that future Thomas will at some point inadvertently break or damage the pipe. The trip to the model also confirmed that they routed the pipe differently/better than what was done for my home.
|The pipe in my home coming down from the ceiling and starting to run under the stairs|
|Here is the other side in my house. It currently terminates just shortly to the right if this picture but still needs some additional pipe to even reach the drain pipe|
|Here is the model's clothes washer overflow drain pipe. See how it comes down on the right but then runs along the joist to go around the stairs rather than under them.|
|This is not an issue. Just another shot of all the bricks I moved :-)|