Friday, March 23, 2012


Tommy here,

So last night we sat down with our Ryan Homes rep and our Realtor and went over our contract and deposited our earnest money, we have officially hired Ryan Homes to build our house!! We are building the Rome Elevation C (although we are waiting to see the prices for elevation E which is set to be announced, it includes a front porch).

We made all of our color selections, although Ryan Homes does give you two weeks to where you can make any kind of changes, everything from a different home style to changes like siding colors and what not. My wife is more of the design person then I am so she may remember all of the choices, as I do not.

I do know we got gray siding and black shudders with the dark red door (I forget the name of the color, something with wine in it). We also got the cape cod style brick for the bottom of the house. Inside we chose our granite counter top color, but we are going to further explore our options on that by seeing more models. We got an in between color for the cabinets, like a medium dark wood (should have taken pictures huh?).

I'll break down and provide a list of all of the options we chose sometime, the big ones though being we got the morning room (actually was an incentive for using NVR), updated the kitchen with the huge island and got free granite counter tops! Added a fireplace, updated the master bath to include the partial glad stand up shower and soaking tub. I'll post a full list later.

Later today I'm going out to the lot and taking pictures before they clear it, try and get a picture series going from start to finish of the house build.


  1. Welcome guys, get set for an amazing ride. Make sure you have paid attention to the pitfalls and stay on top of your Ryan team. Best of Luck! -Ericka

    1. Thank you, we're really excited! I've learned a lot reading the other blogs so hopefully I can remember what to look for and when as we go. We originally were set on the Ravenna as well but then fell in love with the Rome! -Tommy

  2. Welcome Ryan blogger these logs really helped us out in knowing how to be prepared for the building process. Good Luck!

  3. Congratulations and good luck with your build. I look forward to watching your progress!

  4. Thank you for posting your blog - it is very helpful to learn about everyone's experiences as we (hopefully) begin the whole process. Best of luck to you!

  5. Welcome Welcome Welcome!! We are building a ROME too!! I absolutely, for the third time, have said this today, I love love love the ROME model! Enjoy and Happy Building!

  6. Thanks! Both my husband and I fell in love with the lay out and how each room flows. Oh and of course the space!