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Don't Forget These Details When Building Your Custom Home

by Debbie Caldwell 08/15/2021

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From the moment you decide to build a new home, you are going to be inundated with decisions to make. Most of these decisions are large and can be overwhelming at times, but it's important not to lose sight of the small details that will transform your house into a home.

These are some of the most commonly overlooked details during the residential construction process: 

The Size of Your Furniture

If you intend to bring your existing furniture into your new construction home, you will want to consider the size and specifications of every piece during the planning and design process. Even if a room's dimensions are off by a couple of inches, you may not be able to situate your furniture as you like.

If you are not bringing your current furniture and you plan to purchase new pieces for your home, you will still want to carefully consider the size and layout of each room. It is important that each space is functional and provides you with the flexibility you need to make the room livable. 

The Placement of Electrical Outlets

Electrical outlets may seem like one of those tiny details you don't even need to consider during the construction process, but they actually play a large role in the overall functionality of your new house. Electrical outlets need to be placed strategically so that you can add lighting, charge your phone or connect your favorite appliance wherever you need to. Don't forget to have the builder add several outlets in your bedroom as well, as this is one of the most popular places to store and charge mobile devices.

The Amount of Storage

As you work with your builder to design a floor plan, you may be more consumed with the number of bedrooms in the house or the innovative flex room that will be on your main level. While these are all important aspects of your new home design, you won't want to forget about the critical need for storage. Effective storage solutions can allow you to move into a home that can be easily organized. Extra storage upstairs, in the attic or in the basement can help you stash seasonal decorations and past heirlooms. Extra closets or a mudroom allow you to keep coats, boots and other outdoor gear out of sight and out of mind.

The Plumbing Placement

In many new construction homes, modern homeowners are taking a new approach to design. Rather than placing the laundry room on the main floor or in the basement, you can opt to have it on the second floor — which is where most of the laundry collects anyway. If you are interested in this option, you may want to discuss it with your builder early in the process so the plumbing can be designed accordingly.

When you work with an experienced and dedicated builder, you will not be able to forget these important details. The right builder will guide you through every step of the process, talking you through the largest decisions as well as the seemingly small ones. 

About the Author

Debbie Caldwell

When you first meet Debbie Harris-Caldwell, you are immediately drawn to her charming Welsh accent and the twinkle in her eye. The well-traveled transplant from Wales is quick to set you at ease and time spent with her promises to be time well spent.

Debbie has been a real estate agent for 40 years and takes great pride in her customer service skills. "I make myself available to my customers when they need me, whether it's on a Sunday Evening or after their long day at work. I make my schedule fit theirs. I also keep my customers updated on everything happening with their listings or purchase, I am their conduit for information." She has built a business following her key principles of clear communication, attention to detail, client advocacy, and comprehensive knowledge of the area. Debbie comes to every new transaction with positive energy, determination, a strong understanding of the currents driving the market, and the expertise that comes from a lifetime of experience. She knows the importance of marketing and whether a home is for sale for $200,000 or for $2 million, she always has professional photography done and creates a listing presentation that best shows off her customer's home.