Holy cow! It's been 2 years (as of 4/1) since we moved into our Ryan Home. I can't believe how time flies! Our neighborhood is continuing to be built out. We're still very happy with our home and that we made the decision to move here. We're also happy with went with Ryan Homes as our builder. It has been a very positive experience.
If you're thinking about getting a patio or a deck - check out my posts about our patio. And if you live in Ohio, send me a message and I can give you the name and phone number of the person who did ours. We still get so many compliments on it and it's SO NICE knowing we don't have to do any maintenance on it (compared to wood decks!).
And don't forget to use eBates for all of your online purchases - this INCLUDES all those great FREE ship-to-store purchases @ places like Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, etc. You can still get great percentages in cash back to use on anything you want! The cash is deposited into your PayPal account or mailed to you as a check!
One last note - did you know that Sherwin Williams will send a color consultant to your home for free* to help you select great paint colors and/or wallpaper coverings? Call your local Sherwin Williams for your stores specifics - *my store requires a $75 gift card purchase. It's a no-brainer considering I'll buy my paint there when they have their GREAT 40% off sales (usually around Memorial Day, 4th of July, etc). Currently their sale is 30% off until April 1st. I've done a ton of painting and maybe I'll post some pics one of these days once it's finished. Groupon had a great deal for a professional painting contractor a few months back. I jumped on that deal due to the fact I need to hire someone to paint up the stairways leading to our 3rd level and basement. I LOVE to paint but just can't reach those areas and when I tried with one of those paint brush extenders the results were less than perfect! The color consultant who came to our house was awesome and I am in LOVE with the colors she helped us pick! Oh, and don't forget that Home Depot can color match just about any color paint you find anywhere.....