5 Things You Shouldn’t Forget When Building Your Home

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Building a home is an exciting time for you and your family. Picking and choosing each finish in your home ensures that your home will be customized to your specific taste and needs. Building a home can also be overwhelming! Detailed in this article are five important things to remember when building your new home.


Lighting is an easily forgotten component when building a new house. Having good lighting, timeless fixtures, and plenty of natural light can transform a home. Spending time shopping and experiencing how different lights and fixtures look will help you make decisions for each room in your home.

Septic Tank

Most homeowners know very little about their septic tanks. Your septic tank is one of the most important factors of your new home. The placement of your tank is very important. You typically want your tank within ten feet of your home. If possible, you want it downhill from you home and it needs to be in a space where there is adequate soil depth. Typically there will be no sign of your septic tank once you put your grass in, so the aesthetics of your yard won’t be impacted. It is important for homeowners to know where there septic tanks are because they need to be monitored and pumped occasionally. Contact a company like Abbotts’ Construction Services Inc. if you have concerns.


Assessing the location and quantity of power outlets in the home will save you frustration later. Our population runs on all things electric. TVs, kitchen appliances, curling irons, clothing irons, phone chargers, etc. Making sure your new home has plenty of power outlets to support your life style is important. Checking the location of power outlets for regularly used items is also important. Make sure there are outlets on each side of the bed for charging your phones at night, and ensure that there are outlets and cable outlets where you plan to place TVs. Checking on these things beforehand will save you a headache down the road.

Ample Storage

Creating ample usable storage in your home can keep your home looking clean and uncluttered. You want to find a balance between having enough storage space without encroaching on the living space. Think about your lifestyle when adding closets for storage. Incorporating a mud room in your home is a great way to effectively add storage into a living space.

Laundry Room Location

Everyone seems to have a different opinion on the best location for a laundry room. Some like it in the basement, some prefer it in the mud room and some like it close to the bedrooms. There are benefits and disadvantages for every location. It is important to assess your family and where the laundry room will be most functional in your new home.

There are many things to consider when building a new home. Take care of all of the decisions, and in the end you will have a beautiful home for your family to enjoy for years to come. Paying attention to the details listed in this article will ensure that your home is comfortable and practical to your lifestyle.

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