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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/26/2004  1:45 AM
Author:  sharonl74 Number:  46718 of 137369

Extra electrical outlets in the bathroom, and not back in the corner where the blow dryer and curling iron cords are draped across the sink.

Room in the bathroom for a vanity bench or something else to sit on.

Bathroom sinks large enough to actually get a pair of male hands into, with faucets high enough to get those hands under.

2 X 4 supports behind the drywall to install towel bars, toilet paper holders and drapery rods.

Central vacuum (our current house had it already when we bought it--its wonderful!!!)

Wire for outdoor speakers.

2nd the suggestion for an outside connection for gas grill--BIL has this, it works great!

Plenty of electrical outlets and lighting in the garage.

A window in the garage. (I work out in the garage a lot, and natural lighting would be nice when it's too cold to have the door open.)

A window located where you can see who is standing on your front porch.

Lay out the bedrooms, especially the smaller ones, where the bed can be arranged in at least 2 different places without overlapping the window sills or the closet doors.

Room in the dining room to get around the table when all the leaves are in, and everyone and their mother is there for dinner.

A storage closet specifically for seasonal stuff--Christmas Decorations, ski equipment, luggage, golf stuff...

Enough space between the toilet and the wall to run the vacuum or broom (instead of having to do it by hand).

Don't install the thermostat (eyesore) in the most prominent eyelevel spot available.

Easy access around the mechanicals (heater, waterheater etc.)

thats all I can think of for now...


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