This article is part of our ongoing home construction specification plan series.
Assembling a Home Construction Specification Plan — Spec Plan Q: Other Amenities
What is it that makes a house, truly a home? Some would say the people who live there. Others would include the neighborhood where it is located, while some may say it is a bit of both with the owner’s personal touches included.
Now that your home’s major construction projects are completed, what sort of amenities did you have built into your home’s construction? Most popular with homeowners today are the following:
Entranceway — The first impression anyone has when entering a home is what they see is your entranceway. A unique door knocker, custom door with arch or radial top, door chimes, trim and light fixtures can go a long way to giving your home a unique, inviting look.
Foyer — Once inside your home, presenting an elegant or refined look can be achieved in the foyer. A sweeping staircase to the second floor, a special window, french doors leading to the living quarters, or a chandelier are some of the attractive options for this part of the house.
Fireplaces — Even in a warmer climate, a fireplace can make for a nice touch particularly on cold mornings or when the weather is especially damp. No need to mess with wood anymore as gas units are all the rage and offer a minimum amount of maintenance. Consider a wood or gas stove as an optional way to provide heat, a special look for a den, living room or family area.
Services Utilities Room — Many homes expand the idea of a laundry room to include other features such as the home’s utility box. With online activity a crucial part of today’s lifestyles, having a home wired accordingly is essential. A services utilities room can act as the nerve center for all of the home’s electrical needs.
Many of the smaller projects not dependent on the home’s construction schedule can be handled after you move in. Once you get a feel for your new residence, you’ll be planning your next round of projects in short order!
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