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|Subject: Re: Open question: What to put into a new house?||Date: 3/21/2004 7:03 PM|
|Author: LucyM||Number: 48119 of 129886|
My husband put in an intricate intercom system that worked out to be a godsend, with three kids in a two story house. I could talk to whomever was ringing my doorbell, from upstairs, and if it was one of the kids I could unlock the front door from upstairs, in addition to monitoring the bedroom of a sick kid on occasion.
Also double pane type windows throughout would be nice, a "sanitary" (wash) tub in the garage next to the washer. A bathroom (toilet/sink) with backyard access. House water lines that would make it possible to bypass the yard watering system if/when you install soft water conditioning for the house.
Outside security floodlights controllable from inside the house.
A driveway that could be extended behind a double wide gate to hide the cars your (future) sons will be working on.
A water retrieval system to catch rain water and re-route it to water your outdoor plants/trees.
A separate pantry, linen closet, guest coat closet, cleaning tools closet.
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