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posted Oct 14, 2009, 10:25 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Oct 16, 2009, 7:41 AM ]
After almost a year, from the day we signed the contract with the builder, today is the walk-through of the house. The house comes together great. Walking through each room, feeling the walls, trying every single faucet, switch, and electrical outlet; the house is finally here.

Other than paint touch up here & there, few dink and scratches, nothing major. So, we will have another "re-walkthrough" next week. As you can see from the pictures, there are blue tapes marking the places we have for the touch-ups.

Few things the "home owners" now have to do:
  1. Build a privacy screen to cover up the A/C units on the side of the house. This is Arlington ordinance, saying that A/C units cannot be seen from the street! As if the A/C units are indecent exposing themselves. :)
  2. Re-install the microwave. During the rush for the house inspection, the builder did not do a good job of installing it. Actually, they are not responsible of installing the appliances.
  3. Install the external blower electrical. For some reasons, the unit does not turn on & and the electrician gave up. Even though we already paid the builder extra to put it in! Oh well.
  4. Put down the hardwood floor planks under the fridge cabinet. I was worried about the height of the new fridge, so I told the flooring contractor to do this one last. One thing bad is that the flooring contractor is now gone, and there is none left of the hardwood planks. So, will figure something out to have this one done before the fridge arrives.
  5. Check out the door knobs & front door lock. The color & and quality of the door hardware are just ... bad (polish chrome) so we may have to go shopping to replace all of them.
  6. Kitchen faucet. Again, this is pretty low quality, so we may want to put in there something decent.
  7. Measure, design, purchase & install cabinets for the dining room
  8. Measure, design, purchase & install cabinets for the wet bar in the master suite