Custom-Built Albi Home – Post-Possession Craziness

Albi Custom-Built Home – Post-Possession Craziness Our New House – What a Mess Our new house is a mess. There are SO many boxes everywhere. There is still furniture to build, TV’s to mount and we don’t know where anything is! On move-in day we we’re crazy busy trying to get the essentials setup and…

Custom-Built Albi Home – Green Tape!

Orientation Day – Green Tape Day! Albi Riverstone organizes an Orientation Day for us, a week before the date to move in. It’s a day filled with green tape. We move through the house with careful eyes trying to spot as many imperfections as we can, then stick a piece of tape on them. It…

Floors Can Be Beautiful.

Floors Can Be Beautiful Now that the protective covers are off we can admire our floors. They are gorgeous! Nancy and I are getting very excited to move into our brand new custom-built Albi home. No more delays. Move-in Date – Soon! We make arrangements with a Moving Contractor to come when we are ready…

Drywall – Whoo-hoo!

Drywall – Whoo-hoo! Before the drywall was up, light was just coming in everywhere because there were no walls!! Now we can see exactly what the natural light looks like and it’s absolutely wonderful and bright! So many windows it’s going to be expensive to cover!! Once the drywall is finished we can also start to…

HVAC Last Chance – Before the Inspector Comes

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Basically it’s the comfort, health and safety of the air in your house. It is an important part of your home. But for our custom-built Albi home, it is more…

Custom-built Home – Extras, Extras!

Custom-built Home – Extras, Extras! Some options in a custom-built home can cost a lot more than expected! Some quotes from the builder prompted us to do some research. We decided to do some installations after and we removed them from the builder’s plans, for example, closet organizers, window coverings, and the backyard deck. But…