I've never built a house before, and from looking around the internet, I gather there are a lot of little projects to be done after closing, either because the builder is over charging for something that you can easily do afterwards, or simply because the builder doesn't do it. Also, maybe there are things that always need to be done regardless of the builder, and I just don't know about them, so please chime in.
I'm certainly open to suggestions. So far, at this early stage in the game, my list of things to do after closing include:
- Paint the garage. Toll Brothers leaves the garage walls dry-walled, mudded and sanded, but not painted, and they charge $1,500 to paint it. I'm thinking this is something I can easily do, and I don't have to be a pro painter. I'm thinking a light gray to hide dirt
- Hang a real closet system in the master bedroom closet. (I'm just not a big fan of the closetmaid wire shelving for a master closet) Toll does offer closet systems, but they only offer 2 pre-configured setups from one company. They seem willing to customize things, but I feel that this is a project that I can turn into an excuse to invite friends over, and get a configuration that fits me at no extra cost.