We had a list of questions/things to confirm and we were able to get through everything. First, here's the main floor again.
On the second floor, I've been noodling around with making some changes to the laundry room. I've had several ideas in mind, and knew I had to ultimately talk through with the PM what options made the most sense. Basically, I wanted to remove the closet in the laundry room. The house has so much storage, we don't really need it. Long term, I really would like to put a countertop and possibly some shelves and/or cabinets in.
So, in addition to removing that closet, we will be reducing the size of the closet in bedroom four to about 4 feet. The counter will eventually go on the wall that is shared with that closet. It will give me about 4 feet of counter space. I will likely out the cat's litter boxes either in front of the window or along the same wall with the washer and dryer. After serious thought, I've also decided to remove the outlet in the master powder room. My dad is an electrician. I'm going to have him put the light in the powder room on a dimmer. Then, I'll move the outlet on the wall between the master closet and the shower. This way, I can install a towel warmer next to the shower. I'm pretty excited about that. Have you ever used a towel that just come out of the dryer? Man, that's nice. I'm going to feel so fancy.
Anyway, the rest of the meeting was basically confirming our previous choices. We know where all of our half hot outlets are going to be (the ones that will be on a switch.) We discussed placement of outside receptacles, hose bibs, setbacks from the road and neighboring properties, etc. We voiced our concerns about pouring the slab for the garage in the cold weather and the PM said he's never had a slab have spalling from cold weather. He would make sure the crew knew of our concern to keep the concrete warm after they pour it.
The incredibly cold weather will delay our ground breaking on Wednesday, but we understand that and would rather have things done under the correct circumstances. It sounds like they may start to dig by the end of the week, when it warms up and weather permitting, the slab may be poured by the end of next or so.