Also power points - heaps! there is never enough. Lots of kitchen bench space. Those pull out things in the cupboards So the kitchen can be organized. An actual laundry as ours is on the back deck. An entrance foyer area with space for things like keys, bags, shoes etc
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07-04-2014 23:17 #12Senior Member
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Garage extension was a must for hubby..
We have a butlers pantry and yes, we use the extra sink..
Double EVERY power point..
Kitchen storage and ease of use was a must for me.. Oven isn't high or low, it's in the middle.. We moved our kitchen island bench out by a small diatance so we could comfortably open the dishwasher..
Think about things like pool/spa/BBQ for extra points outside..
TV points and position of antenna.. We have TV points in every room, including outside..
There's SO much to think about!! We spent 4 years in and out of display homes, making notes, changing them and adding to them..
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08-04-2014 00:09 #13
Large kitchen, storage space, media room, living areas down stairs bedrooms upstairs, like the idea of family area upstairs too, nice to unwind before bed.
08-04-2014 00:44 #14
Storage, storage & more storage. Not sure where you are, but in QLD you can extend your garage out into the eaves and use this as extra storage. Also, with your garage consider the space & the size of your cars. Our garage was enlarged slightly, but there is barely enough room for a large 4wd ute and medium-large sedan, especially with putting kids in and out of the car.
TV points and power points, I find one double power point in the kids rooms not enough, especially these days with all their electronic devices.
08-04-2014 04:44 #15Senior Member
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- Feb 2012
- Sydney NSW
I ike having a double garage connected to the house for ease of transfer of groceries and small children, and a ducted dryer in the laundry. Either a 90cm stove, or 2 ovens. Consider double glazed/safety glass windows throughout.
08-04-2014 06:13 #16-
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- Mar 2013
Double car garage attached to the house.
3 car shed out the back
Turn the attic into storage space!
2-3 bath rooms.
08-04-2014 06:35 #17
Drawers in the kitchen instead of cupboards!!!!!!
08-04-2014 06:36 #18
Ducted air conditioning (cheaper to install when building)
Double garage that can fit two big cars with internal access to house.
Lots of storage throughout the house
Data cable through the house, even in rooms we didn't need it now.
Think out what way the windows open. We changed big windows to be centre opening instead of side opening.
Two way switches in halls.
Lots of powerpoints and tv points.
Moveable shelving in linen cupboard so we can store bigger items (suitcases).
Attic storage above garage - do it at planning so they design trusses accordingly.
Manhole in garage for easy access for tradies
Exhaust fan in laundry
Lots of bench space in laundry, overhead cupboards and a hanging rail over the tub for drip dry items.
Division in broom cupboard for ironing board so it doesn't tip over all the time.
Wide double drawer in laundry (one drawer for dirty clothes and one for ironing)
Only drawers in kitchen and spend the extra to get soft close (annoys the teenagers when they can't slam drawers ... Lol )
Double oven in the kitchen.
Room for a pigeon pair fridge and freezer.
Rubbish bin drawer in kitchen. Only a small bin as it gets stinky quickly so you are better emptying more frequently.
Magnetic door catches on all doors to stop them slamming in the wind.
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08-04-2014 06:45 #19
We have a sink in our butlers pantry and yes we use it
Drawers in the kitchen rather than cupboards is a great idea, I wouldn't go back to cupboards.
Air con throughout the entire house, though I guess that depends where you live.
08-04-2014 07:00 #20-
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- Mar 2013
What on earth is a butlers pantry :-/
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