Frustrated...need to vent
I'm trying really hard to stay positive and be happy during our build but every time we visit our house I find something that needs to change. I'm the type of person who is very organized and write everything down, communicate through email and keep track of everything. What's been frustrating me is that I make sure I tell my builder things well ahead of time and he says okay but then doesn't communicate to his workers so it becomes a change. First thing was, we picked a floorplan and he said we could make interior changes but on site instead of sending to an architect. The framer needed to make a half wall in our master shower 8inches wider . This conversation was in early october. I brought it up again at the end of October and was told it would get done. In nov i saw Sheetrock in the house so I asked again to make sure it got done before drywall. It is now dec and the wall has been drywalled and painted, and they still say they are adding to 8inches. It drives me nuts because I brought it up during framing about 5xs.
Then they put a floor vent in my mudroom where a custom bench unit is being built in. They did this because his workers are following a plan where my mudroom was supposed to be a dining room (another reason why the plan should've gone to an architect). They said they'd move it and 2 months later it's still in the wrong spot.
I also let my builder know the master bath door can't swing into the bathroom because to the left it hits the glass shower and to the right it hits the vanity. So I specially asked to swing outwards into our bedroom. We stopped by today to drop off lights and of course the bathroom door is in and guess where it swings...into the glass shower. So now I have to tell them to change it.
I don't understand where we went wrong though because these aren't things I brought up a day before. I let him know months before to avoid changes. Why is my builder creating extra work. If I could go back I would've demanded the plan go back to the architect so these were done on paper . I want to enjoy this process so badly but I'm so upset every time we go to the house and thank god I do stop in.
Anyone else feel like this?