There are a lot of decisions to be made when building a new home. Once the main choices have been decided upon, many home buyers consider upgrades to the home. There are many upgrades to choose from, several of which are not expensive and can add that custom home feel.
Here are some upgrades new home buyers are choosing.
As more car owners switch to electric cars, there is a growing need for at-home car charging.
BEST OPTION: Install a 240 volt circuit / outlet in the garage for faster charging, 3-6 hours.
Many homes need a second refrigerator or freezer. The existing garage outlets are not rated for freezers or refrigerators.
BEST OPTION: Install a dedicated 20 amp circuit to avoid nuisance tripping and outage.
With so many personal devices needing to be charged, this outlet can be a real convenience.
BEST OPTION: Install a 20 amp USB outlet in kitchens, baths.
Additional outlets are useful at exterior entertaining areas and at roof soffits for holiday lighting.
BEST OPTION: Install GFCI and weather protected outlets.
Some areas of the home could benefit from additional lighting such as the master closet, garage, and laundry room,.
BEST OPTION: Consult a lighting professional for specific lighting needs.
Lighting is the most cost effective method for deterring crime.
BEST OPTION: Consider installing motion activated lights controlled by photo cell.
While there are many wireless options, a fully wired set of cameras can provide better image quality and performance.
BEST OPTION: Buy the equipment, don’t lease.
These systems provide comfort and security when storms knock out power.
BEST OPTION: Work with professionals to determine correct sizing, energy needs, and priorities; check on rebates.