First off, I have to share an experience similar to a fellow blogger. My wife and I pulled up to our house to find two individuals, what appeared to be a slightly older couple, opening our garage door (that was shut) and walking into our house. Agreed that people walk through new construction all the time and we’re not overly worried, but it was strange to see it happen in front of our eyes. Especially considering it’s wasn't just the frame that was up. The garage door was shut! Not to mention, it turns out they don’t even live on our street. The live a few streets over. The women kept commenting that they’ve been through every house on our street and they liked our layout the best. (So do we, that’s why we picked it), but the guy was definitely embarrassed.
Anyways, we (my wife and I), then walked through our house. It’s coming along great. We didn’t take a ton of pictures because it was getting dark. Onto the story…
When deciding on upgrades for the house there was one that we really wanted to include but decided to cut it. You have to some where. It was the Jacuzzi tub. We did special order a 6 foot tub so I could fit, but the $1600.00 upgrade for jets, motor, and pump seemed a little steep. It was one of those wants more than a necessity, but we still almost added it up to the last second and the justification wasn’t all that hard, having been rear ended in a car accident recently and hurting my back, thought it would be really nice. But we stuck to our guns and just kept a basic 6 foot tub. By the way, the tub is not only a foot longer, it is also wider. Yeah.
So when seeing the tub for the first time, in the dark, I noticed there were jet nozzles around the tub. This upset me. Thinking back, when we were quoted for the 6 foot tub we WERE going to get the jets. So it makes sense that they quoted us for a tub with the jets, and the $1600.00 upgrade would be for the installation of the motor and pump and what not. Well seeing the jets I couldn’t help but think, you have to be kidding me. How obtrusive do jets look in a huge tub unless they are hooked up to a motor. It seems more like a hassle with water going in the holes and potential mold issues not having water actually run through them. I figured they would have ordered a regular 6 foot tub without the jets. So today I got on the phone and called our project manager (I know I’ve said this before, but it deserves being said again, our PM rocks!!!)
To make the rest of the story short (sorry, I know I’m past that), he said his paper work showed a tub with jets (thinking back this makes sense), so he had the motor and pump all installed for us and didn’t think twice about it. That’s right, WE NOW HAVE A 6 FOOT JACUZZI TUB!!! And the best part about it is, WE DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!!
makes a huge mistake in our favor…yeah us and our PM!!! Even when it doesn’t always feel like, our angels are really looking out for us!!! Our PM said he double checked with the electrician or whoever ran everything for the motor and they said they have already been paid by Ryan Homes for the job. So whats done is done. Free upgrade, NO COMPLAINTS HERE!!! Ryan Homes
On another small note, our countertops were in our garage…can’t wait to see them installed with our cabinets, rugs, and everything else.