Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! #HomeBuilding

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget!

 

When we were building our home 5 years ago, it was the first home we ever built. No one gave us any home building tips. Needless to say, there were a few things that we didn’t even think of….until after we moved in that we should have done! A few of the things we could have added after but the others there was nothing we could do about.

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget!

1. A Shower Bench! Most people would probably say that isn’t something that is really needed. I on the hand, need somewhere to either sit or place my leg so that I can shave comfortably. I also need somewhere to sit in order to wash my feet because of my bad legs. It’s hard for me to pick up my foot and balance on the other.

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

2. A Plug in the Living Room Floor! I never placed my furniture in the middle of the floor before. My furniture was always placed against the wall, and there are always plugs on the wall. So, we couldn’t have a lamp on our end table by the couch because someone was sure to trip over the wire if we plugged it into the wall.

3. Outside Christmas Outlets! We had one outlet installed in our soffit towards the front of the house. Who knew that 4 would have made life so much easier during the holidays. I love to hang Christmas lights and even though it took a lot more work to figure out where to plug each strand of lights in, we did make it work.

4. A light switch inside the garage! Okay, this sounds like a no brainer to have a light switch to turn your outside garage lights on and off right inside your garage. However, when you are doing an electrical walk through while your house is being built and they say to you “do you want your outside garage light switch by the front door, next to your outside front door light” you automatically say okay! So, whenever we wanted to turn the lights on outside of the garage door, we had to go inside by the front door and turn them on.

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

5. A Linen Closet in the Master Bath! I’ve lived in plenty of houses without a linen closet in the bathroom, but when you are building, you aren’t thinking about where you going to put all your towels. Why the master bath had no linen closet is beyond me, maybe because we had two huge master closets in the bathroom and they thought we had plenty of room to put our towels…who knows. The fact was that I had to walk all the way to other side of house to the guest bathroom linen closet to get clean sheets or towels. PITA

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

6. BONUS Home Building Tip! When putting in a pool, get a spa too. Everyone told us not to get a spa because they had one and never used it. Soooo, we didn’t get a spa, only got the pool. BIG mistake! It would have only costed about $3000 more at the time. Once we decided that we wanted one down the road…it was $25000 to add it on! Get it right from the get go even if you think you don’t want it!

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

There you have it. At least I will know these things when we build our next home.

Have you ever forgotten something when building a home?

 

Home Building Tips: 5 Things Not to Forget! When we built our home 5 yrs. ago, there were a few things that we didn't even think of until after we moved in.

 

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