This was a really fun process! I'm very proud of all the money we saved by building conservatively this time around! We only added structural upgrades that would be hard to do later. Below are our Selections for our Rome.
Elevation: Elevation C with All Siding
Color: Siding Color is Sandy Tan with Dark Berry Shutters and Marooned Door. Brick at base of home is Savannah Gray w/Buff Mortar. Exterior White Trim Around House and Garage
Basement: Non Finished Basement - Only Added 3 Piece Plumbing Rough-in for when we finish later. We used our $12,500 NVR Incentive towards our Morning Room instead of finished gameroom :)
Morning Room - Added Morning Room with standard sliding glass door - we can always replace it with a fancier door later.
Andover Maple Spice - Kitchen and Master Bathroom
Standard Oak - Upstairs Hall Bathroom - we will be ripping this out and replacing it with a full size vanity and saving it for the finished basement later :)
Appliances - We stuck with all standard black appliances. Ryan charges way too much to upgrade to stainless steel and you basically lose your free credit for appliances because they don't take that into consideration with the upgrade cost. We will take their free appliances and sell them and use the money for stainless steel appliances or keep them and use them and replace them later.
Gas Dryer Hookup - Added for our gas dryer
Owners Suite Bathroom - We added the Shower with Garden Tub with no ceramic towel, and double bowl vanity. We can always add Ceramic Towel later now that the structures are in place. Although ceramic towel looks gorgeous! After my last home, I'm personally not a fan of scrubbing grout for hours on end with a toothbrush and bleach! No thank you!
Interior Specifications: Pine Stair w/Oak Handrail with White Balusters. I would have loved the black iron rod balusters but they were WAY OVERPRICED! We can add those ourselves later!
Electrical Specifications: Dedicated Circuit in the Garage for our Freezer
Kitchen - We added the 6 Package Recessed Lights in the Kitchen.
Standard Light Prewire - 4 Bedrooms, Morning Room, Family Room, Study and Loft.
We just did standard light prewires as we learned no need to upgrade to Ceiling Fan Rough-in and pay the extra $125 because all that does is put a heavier bracket and adds extra wires and a switch to the wall to turn the fan off and on. First, we checked with Lowes and you can buy those heavier brackets for like $13. Second, who wants to get up to flick a fan off and on - that's what the remote is for LOL!
Note: Every model is different. Some models due to roof and attic position may not make it so accessible to get to your bracket so check on your model before deciding.
Exterior Package - Standard Landscaping Package included.