The work inside is proceeding. The paint is finished and the wood (well laminate) flooring was installed. They also finished the closets - and I'm loving the amount of space in my pantry.
Here is how the tile looks for the bathrooms - the tile work is the only thing that hasn't been what I expected. I don't quite understand how the edges look and how the border just ends. I thought they would finish the edges with edging tiles, but they just used the squares so you see the edges of the tiles instead of a rounded over look. To me it appears unfinished. But looking on the bright side - it is soooo much better than many of the existing homes we were looking at, so I shouldn't complain. It's just we paid a hefty upgrade for this and I was expecting more.
This week they've been installing the cabinets. Apparently they wait 'til the very last to put the doors on so they don't get damaged.
We are supposed to be closing in about 10 days - I think the holidays slowed us down a bit. There is still so much left to do: final electrical and installation of light fixtures, the finish plumbing (faucets and toilets) and water heater installation, carpet, attic insulation, counter tops, appliances, mirrors and shower surround, and the most worrisome - the driveway. It's hard to imagine they will be able to get it all done in time. The concrete is what could hold us up the most though - it has to be above freezing to pour, so we are praying for a good warmer day at the end of next week.
All in all, we are VERY happy with our builder. They have been very attentive to details and have gone above and beyond what is necessary to build a very quality home - customized the way we wanted. Of course we had to make some sacrifices because we couldn't afford EVERYTHING we would have ideally wanted, but we are going to have an awesome kitchen and great room - which is where our priority was.