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Four Small Things Not to Forget for Your First Build

A wall socket representing small things to not forget in a home-build by condo builder Robertson Homes in Michigan

February 26, 2020

Four Small Things Not to Forget for Your First Build

Building a new home is an exciting time as homeowners watch their vision come to life. However, it also requires many tough decisions that will impact the functionality and look of the finished home. Homeowners should keep these small details in mind during the homebuilding process to avoid a headache later.

Consider Light Switches and Power Outlets

On paper, it's easy to overlook the placement of outlets and light switches. In real life, it can lead to stumbling around in the dark for the switch or stretching extension cords to charge electronics. Don't forget extra outlets inside the garage to allow for a workspace or power a deep freezer. Avoid switches inside pantries and closets that will be hard to find, and plan for outlets outside the home to simplify holiday decorations.

Prepare for Technology Enhancements

Speaking of outlets, don't forget to plan for entertainment too. Include power outlets and cable outlets in bedrooms and shared living areas. Also, builders can block out reinforcement between the studs in the areas where homeowners plan to mount a large television on the wall. Other features, like a built-in charging station in the kitchen or a pre-wiring for speakers in entertainment spaces, will make technology feel right at home.

Plan Ahead for the Irrigation System

An irrigation system will keep grass and plants shining through the hot Michigan summers, but homeowners should decide on this feature early on in the process. For properties with grass on both sides of the driveway, it helps to install a conduit underground before the driveway gets installed. Don't forget to have technical drawings created for easy access when the landscaping crew shows up to connect the irrigation system to the conduit.

Make Bathrooms a Priority

Bathrooms require precise planning to achieve optimal functionality in a small amount of space. First, tall homeowners should plan to install the shower fitting at 6-feet-8-inches so that the showerhead will sit at 6-feet-5-inches. Then, for those cold winter days, the added bonus of heated floors will make getting up in the morning a delight. As a last note about bathroom planning, consider high-efficiency options for the toilet and faucet to cut back on waste.

When it comes to planning a new home from scratch, the little details can make for a more comfortable and personalized experience. At Robertson Homes, we take great pride in helping homeowners find their perfect home, with beautiful upgrades and a design studio dedicated to helping you plan every detail of your future home. Start exploring our communities across Greater Detroit and complete our contact form to have our sales counselor help you find your ideal property.

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