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What little things do you like in a home?

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MrsNaunie
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Lauren

What little things do you like in a home?

Like, small little upgrades that make it just a little better than othe rhomes?
Especially in the electrical world...
We need to renovate the whole house, and plan to sell it in a few years- so any little electrical upgrades we could do now will benefit us int he future.
DH is an electrician, so we can save a lot of money on these things.

So far- highhats, dimmer switches, extra GFCI outlets, ceiling fans, and hardwired smoke detectors.
Any other thoughts?

Posted 4/27/07 11:02 AM
 
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bridget-n-jimmy
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Walkway Lights outside, motion detectors, upgraded electrical box.

HTH

Posted 4/27/07 11:05 AM
 

MrsNaunie
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Oooh- a motion sensor is good!
There's not much of a walkway though lol. Maybe some nice deck lighting.

Posted 4/27/07 11:08 AM
 

kerrycec03
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

I personally love outside lighting.

Posted 4/27/07 11:08 AM
 

oops123
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

radiant heat floors-ummm, is that plumbing? lolChat Icon

Posted 4/27/07 11:15 AM
 

PotofLuck06
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

I love the switches we have in our house that came with upgrades - it's hard to explain, but they look like this.

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Outside lights by garage door. Garage door light inside the garage separated from garage door opener.

Switch for garage in AND out of the house.

Posted 4/27/07 11:17 AM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

I know to upgrade the electric is a big deal to DH.. he would love a house with 200amps.

Posted 4/27/07 11:21 AM
 

lululu
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Crown molding and nice base molding. Nice light fixtures in bathrooms. Call me crazy but i hate those low profile toilets and we have a few in our house!

Nice landscaping is always a plus and I also like outdoor lighting.....

Posted 4/27/07 11:34 AM
 

Mrs. Patticakes
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by kerrycec03

I personally love outside lighting.



I was going to say the same thing.

Posted 4/27/07 11:39 AM
 

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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by bridget-n-jimmy

Walkway Lights outside, motion detectors, upgraded electrical box.

HTH



Ditto!

Posted 4/27/07 12:05 PM
 

chikita315
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by MrsNaunie



hardwired smoke detectors.
Any other thoughts?



They would have battery back-ups right?

Posted 4/27/07 12:08 PM
 

greenfreak
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

I like any kind of classy wall adornments. Chair rails, sconces, built in shelving, mosaics on the kitchen backsplash...

Crown molding is another great suggestion.

Edging around defined areas outside like walkways, driveway, flowerbeds. That helps with water drainage too, depending on how it's done.

Shutters on the outside windows. Flowerboxes maybe.

A great front door (love the bold colored doors with pretty glass etching in them), great outside lights for the front entrance, and a nice mailbox with landscaping around it....

That's all I can think of right now. Chat Icon

Posted 4/27/07 12:54 PM
 

MrsNaunie
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Lauren

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by chikita315

Posted by MrsNaunie



hardwired smoke detectors.
Any other thoughts?



They would have battery back-ups right?



But of course! i AM the daughter of a fireman afterall!


Thanks ladies! i am definitely bookmarking this bad boy.

Posted 4/27/07 12:57 PM
 

LIMOMx2
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

glass block wall

greenhouse window in the kitchenChat Icon

main floor bathroom with all original tile work and mirror from the early 1900's.

ironing board that folds down from our wall

all the windows in our bedroom

our landscaping lights in the backyard

our deck

our finished basement

**I really love our house the more and more we live in it

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Posted 4/27/07 1:11 PM
 

MrsNaunie
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Lauren

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

I LOVE greenhouse windows!
Our kitchen window looks out on the deck- so i don't think that would work...
I plan on window boxes.

Posted 4/27/07 1:15 PM
 

JerseyMamaOf3
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Besies what everyone else said definitly at least 2 or 3 outdoor outlets in the front and then 1 or 2 in the back. It makes it so much more convient come time for christmas lights for us. Also I would put motion sensor lights on all 4 sides of the house. I know it seems excesive but lights is big deternt for burglers.

Posted 4/27/07 1:26 PM
 

anjerandunder
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J

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

i was just in a house that had motion sensor bathroom lights which was actually pretty cool. she had it installed because she was worried that her kids wouldn't shut the lights off. she said she bought the switches at home depot. i'm thinking i might have to do it too. Chat Icon

Message edited 4/27/2007 8:04:01 PM.

Posted 4/27/07 8:03 PM
 

MsSissy
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

We don't have it yet, but friends of ours have a remote control for their highhats in the living room. Which comes in very handy when you getting cozy on the couchChat Icon

Posted 4/27/07 8:30 PM
 

LightUpOurLife
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by anjerandunder
motion sensor bathroom lights



The kitchen is handy too. Especially with kids. My brother did this and it works great.

Posted 4/27/07 9:42 PM
 

sunnyplus3
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Re: What little things do you like in a home?

smart house technology is really cool. you can have your DH wire it all in & add the components to make it work later. You can have home security, remote everything from heat to lights.
This feature is a must have in the hamptons now.
whole house speaker systems are nice too, music indoors & out.
Outside lighting is a must have.
whole house or attic fan is a great feature.

Posted 4/27/07 10:25 PM
 

MrsT
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Katrina

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

radiant heating

gas line for outdoor grill

electric line and gas line for dryer (in case it changes)

water line for rear hose (PITA to carry pails of water outside)

motion sensors

remote controls for lights

Posted 4/27/07 10:30 PM
 

DRMom
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Melissa

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

Posted by Mssissy

We don't have it yet, but friends of ours have a remote control for their highhats in the living room. Which comes in very handy when you getting cozy on the couchChat Icon



This comes with the new dimmer switches. I think they're about $25 each at HD or Lowes

Posted 4/28/07 11:55 AM
 

jenn28
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Jenn

Re: What little things do you like in a home?

We had to updo the electric in our new home. With the help of may favorite electrician we put speakers in every room of the house with volume control in each room. We put small lights under the cabinets in the kitchen and inside our china cabinet. Lights outside and speakers in the backyard. An alarm system to keep us safe and put the pool pump on a timer. We also installed hi hats in certain rooms and moved some chandeliers.

Posted 4/28/07 1:21 PM
 
 

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