If you read this post, you know we've had a few issues with what I perceive to be bait & switch with Ryan Homes. After the disappointment with being offered one lot, then given another lot almost half the size, I felt like we weren't offered any real consolation for losing 4000 sq ft of yard (really, a black aluminum fence & 6 trees?). We went back & forth some more, asking for some form of discount on upgrading our carpet padding & a double oven. And then we waited. And waited. And waited. Almost 2 weeks and we finally got an answer today. We've been given a whopping $150 off the carpet padding and told they could upgrade our oven at the cost they would be charged, which is less than $200 off what we would pay retail for the damn thing. And this is after we ALREADY paid $1450 to upgrade to stainless steel. Are you freaking kidding me? $1450 to upgrade three appliances, one of which (the dishwasher) gets horrendous reviews so we'll probably end up replacing it within the next six months anyway. So now three appliances are going to cost us $4350 (the dishwasher retail is only $450, microwave is $400 so that means we're paying $3500 just so I can get a freestanding double oven, since the wall double oven isn't an option according to our SR).
So much for getting any sort of consolation for losing half of our yard. Ugh. It's a good thing my husband has a level head, because I was seething from this recent development & wanted to call our SR, tell him the whole deal was off & that RH could shove it. I am seriously having second doubts about this home building process. If we're having this many issues and we haven't even broken ground, what in the hell else is going to go wrong??