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    Default Building a house.. Things I'm not thinking of..

    Help!!! We are in the final stages of deciding on a plan for our block. I feel like I'm forgetting things, what are some things you changed about your plan before building? Is there something you would have done differently if you had your time again?

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    We've just finished building a house, we have handover next week. We had a custom plan so it met our needs from that point of view, but the little things I made sure to include were: lots of power points (I have a little Christmas village that needs lots of power points so we had heaps of those and also outdoor power points), cupboards to put your handbag/school bags etc. Large laundry with space for dog/cat beds etc. I'm very happy with our plan, but DDs bedroom is quite dark so may add a bedroom skylight. We made our lounge room extra large so we could turn part of it into a study if we had more kids and needed to turn study into a bedroom.

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    More cupboard space, and more powerpoints, also a larger outdoor entertaining area as well as a larger garage (hard to fit 2 x big cars in the standard...)

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    When/if we build I will be putting those power points on deep drawers for the hair dryer and straightener. So you can use it and then store from the same place.
    Also dimmers on the lights in living/relaxing areas. An outdoor ceiling fan over entertaining areas and also nice deep drawers with dividers inside for baking trays.

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    Thanks everyone for your input, we finalized our plan today. The things we changed were mainly cosmetic as the plan has so many inclusions.

    - large pivot front door
    - grand alfresco
    - mirror sliding doors to all wardrobes

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    Extra tv points!
    And extra storage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Allymumtobe View Post
    Extra tv points!
    And extra storage!
    We've got 3 tv points & added extra to our plan for floor to ceiling storage! Probably still won't be enough lol

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    If you're having ducted heating and cooling, double check where they're putting the vents. I didn't and the air conditioner vents in particular are in strange places.
    Think about what your plans were for furniture e.g dining table and make sure there isn't a vent right above where you're going to put the table.
    Same goes for light switches, I didn't double check and the ensuite light switch is inside the ensuite, behind the door!

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    100% on the extra power points (look at the plan and add up what you have to plug in, I guarantee there's not enough!) and the wider garage. I would give anything for an extra half a metre to a metre in our garage! Also yes on the weird light switch placement!

    You will inevitably forget something! We walked into our house near the end of the build and I exclaimed "where the F**K are we going to put the microwave?!?!". We ended up having to knock a hole in the wall and put it in there!

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