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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2020, 11:06:52 AM »
I also bought in Padova, but found the design center limiting.  There weren't options to allow full porcelain slabs and or other type of countertop options.   Did anyone opt to install vinyl (reduce effort to demo tile) or go aftermarket on carpet?

I think may end up going with builder for 1st floor but looking at options for nicer styles for bathroom and upstairs flooring.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2020, 01:02:20 PM »
I also bought in Padova, but found the design center limiting.  There weren't options to allow full porcelain slabs and or other type of countertop options.   Did anyone opt to install vinyl (reduce effort to demo tile) or go aftermarket on carpet?

I think may end up going with builder for 1st floor but looking at options for nicer styles for bathroom and upstairs flooring.

We just finished up our cut off 3 and found their countertop options pretty good - granted, we knew we wanted to go w/ a quartz product.

Is going with Vinyl an option? We have not finalized our flooring options, and plan to have the flooring done after COE.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2020, 10:35:37 AM »
Scratch that, Vinyl is not an option. I checked w/ our designer and she said it was not available and they had no supplier. Bummer.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2020, 11:00:04 AM »
Scratch that, Vinyl is not an option. I checked w/ our designer and she said it was not available and they had no supplier. Bummer.

try to get the free standard carpet everywhere then. that is the easiest to remove when you go to upgrade after close of escrow.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2020, 11:48:43 AM »
Flooring through Shea is insanely expensive...

Provenza Pompeii Oak floors (downstairs/upstairs) + top tier carpet on stairs + medium tier files for bathrooms was around $60K+

Do any of you have an idea on how much it'd cost going through a contractor?  An estimate price per sqft.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2020, 01:23:17 PM »
Call Venetian, Eric can probably give you a ROM estimate over the phone if you know your flooring type (sounds like you do).  Make sure you let him know there’s going to be demo of standard tiles if that’s the case.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2020, 02:41:23 PM »
Call Venetian, Eric can probably give you a ROM estimate over the phone if you know your flooring type (sounds like you do).  Make sure you let him know there’s going to be demo of standard tiles if that’s the case.

Better yet, call Reza at hardwood flooring depot in Irvine. He was 20% cheaper than Venetian on the exact same provenza wood. And they did the job faster than Venetian was going to do it in.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2020, 03:42:19 PM »
Flooring through Shea is insanely expensive...

Provenza Pompeii Oak floors (downstairs/upstairs) + top tier carpet on stairs + medium tier files for bathrooms was around $60K+

Do any of you have an idea on how much it'd cost going through a contractor?  An estimate price per sqft.


BUT WAIT, there’s more......windows covering, shutters, decent grade for an average homes windows through out the house up/down floors will set you back 14-19K.


Landscaping, flooring, windows shutters, closets premium, are the pricy items after closed escrow. Ah the fun of spending money :)

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2020, 04:52:51 PM »
Flooring through Shea is insanely expensive...

Provenza Pompeii Oak floors (downstairs/upstairs) + top tier carpet on stairs + medium tier files for bathrooms was around $60K+

Do any of you have an idea on how much it'd cost going through a contractor?  An estimate price per sqft.

 

BUT WAIT, there’s more......windows covering, shutters, decent grade for an average homes windows through out the house up/down floors will set you back 14-19K.


Landscaping, flooring, windows shutters, closets premium, are the pricy items after closed escrow. Ah the fun of spending money :)

LOL, ahhh yes, this will be our 2nd new build, coincidentally with Shea as well...  Speaking of windows, my wife is opting for drapery this time around vs. shutters, any referrals on drapes?  Also for custom closets, it seems like the consensus around the forum is cabinets plus?

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2020, 07:59:53 PM »
Flooring through Shea is insanely expensive...

Provenza Pompeii Oak floors (downstairs/upstairs) + top tier carpet on stairs + medium tier files for bathrooms was around $60K+

Do any of you have an idea on how much it'd cost going through a contractor?  An estimate price per sqft.

I got the same insane design price of $70K to do wood 1st and 2nd fl plush carpet upgrade.  I did a quick search outside and got a quote for demo (carpet) + new pad + install for under $6/foot; installed in 1 day. -- all the options for tiling and flooring are pretty high IMHO.
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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2020, 10:30:02 AM »
Scratch that, Vinyl is not an option. I checked w/ our designer and she said it was not available and they had no supplier. Bummer.

I was hoping to get vinyl done on my new build through Shea also.

I work in a real estate related field and the installer from a vendor we use regularly was able to do it for me for ~$3/sqft (install only). Material cost can vary obviously, but that's the ballpark. Demo depends on how much tile there is, but will likely run between $600-$1000 for a home around 3000-3500 sqft.

Has anyone been successful in asking the builder to put carpet throughout the bottom level, including kitchen and bathrooms, so that demo is easier later on? I tried on my current home a few years back and they said no. Seems like it would be cheaper and easier for them so doesn't make much sense to me unless it doesn't meet some city code.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2020, 10:36:03 AM »
We got a quote for hardwood flooring throughout the home, including stairs, with an engineered hardwood product, and they quoted $68k or so. We're having our flooring guys from the Bay Area come down to do the job (they coincidentally also contract for Shea Homes Nor. Cal), and including demoing, plus underlayment on the 2nd floor, glue down on the first (w/ better quality glue), with custom work for the stairs, are coming in around $50k or so. The only part we'd miss is under the Refrigerator - which isn't a big deal. The Shea quote had a standard glue down on the 2nd floor.

We're having our painters re-caulk and fill in the baseboards, since we're having the place painted over anyways. 

I don't think we can go w/ carpet around the kitchen, which I believe would violate some code for safety reasons.

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2020, 12:44:15 PM »
Scratch that, Vinyl is not an option. I checked w/ our designer and she said it was not available and they had no supplier. Bummer.

I was hoping to get vinyl done on my new build through Shea also.

I work in a real estate related field and the installer from a vendor we use regularly was able to do it for me for ~$3/sqft (install only). Material cost can vary obviously, but that's the ballpark. Demo depends on how much tile there is, but will likely run between $600-$1000 for a home around 3000-3500 sqft.

Has anyone been successful in asking the builder to put carpet throughout the bottom level, including kitchen and bathrooms, so that demo is easier later on? I tried on my current home a few years back and they said no. Seems like it would be cheaper and easier for them so doesn't make much sense to me unless it doesn't meet some city code.

We picked out the specific make/model of wood we wanted throughout the first floor, and had the builder put it in only in the kitchen, and free standard carpet everywhere else. Then after market, we had outside company remove the carpet and install the same wood flooring everywhere else. They dovetailed it with the kitchen planks. We have large open floor plan and you can't tell where the transition is. We did do tile upgrades in downstairs bathrooms through builder to avoid having to demo and void the plumbing warranty. Builder would not put carpet in bathrooms; we asked  ;D

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2020, 02:08:07 PM »
I am kind of surprised to see you all use hard/engineer wood on the first floor (including kitchen where waterproof is going to be an issue with wood flooring). Most of the model homes I've visited use high-quality porcelain tiles on the first floor, as it is more durable, scratch resistant and 100% water proof. May I know the reason that makes you choose wood over tile?

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Re: Padova in Orchard Hills
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2020, 02:22:54 PM »
Scratch that, Vinyl is not an option. I checked w/ our designer and she said it was not available and they had no supplier. Bummer.

I was hoping to get vinyl done on my new build through Shea also.

I work in a real estate related field and the installer from a vendor we use regularly was able to do it for me for ~$3/sqft (install only). Material cost can vary obviously, but that's the ballpark. Demo depends on how much tile there is, but will likely run between $600-$1000 for a home around 3000-3500 sqft.

Has anyone been successful in asking the builder to put carpet throughout the bottom level, including kitchen and bathrooms, so that demo is easier later on? I tried on my current home a few years back and they said no. Seems like it would be cheaper and easier for them so doesn't make much sense to me unless it doesn't meet some city code.

Demolish costs “$600-$1000 for a home around 3000-3500 sqft.” This is the lowest price I have ever seen. I have quoted around for a 5k sqft home (roughly 70% carpet and 30% tile), and it ranges from 7k to 15k. Would you mind sharing with me the contact info pf the demolishing guy?

 

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