When you’re building a new home, it’s easy to get swept up in the larger details. What colors should you choose? Should the master bath include a hot tub, a walk-in shower or both? Would a deck or sunroom work better for your plans? The following seven essentials are details that might be considered to be mundane. Without them, though, your enjoyment of your new home might be significantly less.
1. Outlet Placement
Not only are the location of outlets often forgotten as far as their importance but also the number of outlets needed is often not considered. A lack of outlets by your bed, for example, could be a nuisance.
Ensuring that you have enough storage as your lifestyle changes is vital to your satisfaction with your home. Make sure you think about both your short- and long-term needs.
3. Energy Saving Features
An energy-efficient home improves your quality of life. It also makes it more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell in the future.
4. Adequate Drainage
Sufficient drainage is an often-forgotten aspect of planning for a home but a lack of it can negatively affect its stability and integrity. Without suitable drainage, landscaping could also be more difficult and expensive.
5. Number of Bathrooms
Today, most new homes include at least two bathrooms. Consider adding an additional bathroom on the main floor or off the kitchen so that guests have a more centrally-located option. This also allows the other bathroom to stay private.
6. Attic and Garage
In many cases, a cursory attic space is included as a necessity within the home’s design. Finishing out the attic so that it can be used more easily for storage — or even as an extra room — will likely be something that you appreciate down the road. The same concept applies to the garage. Chances are, you’ll use the garage for much more than simply storing your vehicles. Designing it so that it’s large enough to comfortably hold two cars, lawn equipment, power tools and a work bench makes it a highly practical area that you’ll be glad you added.
7. Add Rooms
Consider the value of adding other rooms. A designated laundry room provides a separate place so that it doesn’t interfere with other activities. Nearly everyone can benefit from a small office as a quiet place to pay bills or work on projects.
Parker Built Homes has designed and built more than 150 custom homes in the Tulsa area. Contact us today and learn how we can help your realize your dream home.