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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  3/4/2004  2:02 PM
Author:  JoeDeutsch Number:  47172 of 137369

* Over-sized electrical service
* Electrical room for telephone, electrical panel, security, audio/video, etc.
* 4-plex outlets instead of duplex
* 2 double ovens
* 2 dishwashers
* Foot pedal-operated faucet for vegetable sink
* "Y" shaped connector below garbage disposal (vs. 90 degree bend - fewer clogs)
* Over-sized disposal line (fewer clogs)
* Slide out shelves in kitchen cabinets
* 42" high kitchen counter-tops (saves the back)
* Cushioned hard surface kitchen floors w/floordrain (less fatigue)
* Whole kitchen vent/fan (less heat while cooking)
* Fixed counter-top windows below overhead cabinets in back-splash (free counter-top lighting and room lighting - great effect)
* Flex conduit from electrical room to everywhere
* Waterproofed bath products/linen cabinet in shower (no more getting out of the shower for soap/towel/shampoo, etc.)
* Built-in doggie door
* 10 x 10 Roll-up door at rear garage wall (backyard access)
* Reversible 2nd floor windows (easy exterior cleaning)
* Slightly (2") raised toilets (easier dismount for seniors)
* "Waterboy" whole-house water system filter
* Basement A/V room with false walls to hide/recess equip and speakers.

Just a few on my future list...;0)

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