It’s The Little Things: What Not to Forget When Building Your House

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 4:52am by Cathy Brunetti

home buildersThere are numerous choices to be made when it comes to building your home. There’s one thing, however, that savvy homeowners and builders agree on—it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Many homeowners find that there are small things they want to add to their house or things that they should have done, but only think of it after construction is finished. This is why careful planning is of the essence when building your own home.

Here’s a list of the things you may want to consider or include in your design before starting your home construction:

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When planning the wiring of the house, don’t forget to include power outlets in the kitchen and bathrooms. You’ll need outlets in the bathroom for your hair dryer, shaver, and other accessories. You’ll also need several sockets in the kitchen for the refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, and other kitchen essentials that run on electricity. It’s also a good idea to have outlets that can fit different plugs and sockets so you don’t have to scramble for adapters and special pins.


Pre-wire for several installations because chances are you’ll need it in the future. You can run wires through and prepare your roof for future solar energy systems, the gate, lawn or the front porch for a security system, the garden for lighting, and the walls for surround sound and music both inside and outside of your home.

Kitchen Arrangement

As it will be one of the busiest places in the home, it’s also a good idea to plan the kitchen properly. Make sure to recess the fridge so it doesn’t stick out, and that there’s space for a built-in pantry, a pull-out garbage, and shelves for appliances. Having drawers for all lower cabinets is also a more efficient way of using space.

These small things are easy to forget, but when integrated properly, they become great conveniences that’ll make you glad you’ve added them.