Moving into your dream home is one of life’s most exciting adventures. While the details can seem a bit overwhelming, adding extra unique features can make all the difference in the long-term enjoyment and function of the home.
Here are six items to consider adding to your dream home:
Installation of a Convection Oven– While most people are accustomed to microwave ovens and standard ovens, the use of convection ovens in the home is relatively new. Convection ovens cook in a way that is similar to a traditional oven but at a much quicker rate. Unlike microwaving, the convection process allows for foods like cakes and other baked goods to be made in a fraction of the time of a traditional oven. This is important because, in addition to cutting down cooking time, it also cuts down on electrical usage by about 20 percent a month.
Installation of a Water Filtration System– While this is a non-traditional home plumbing fixture, there are several benefits of installing a home water filtration system in your dream home. While most people know a water filtration system offers great tasting water, they offer other essential benefits that are important for people to consider. Water filtration systems provide water that is safe from added chemicals and additives, increased longevity of home plumbing fixtures, and reduced staining from chlorinated water.
Outdoor Living Space– While this can be added later, outdoor living spaces can be built with less cost during the construction phase of a home. To qualify as an outdoor living space, a patio area must be built that features: a partial or full roof, a finished tile or wood teak floor, and full electrical capacity. These spaces can later be improved with outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces or fire pits, ceiling fans, a grilling station, built-in lighting, and more. Outdoor living spaces enhance your ability to enjoy the outdoors, make it easier to host a get-together during the summer, and adds significant value to a home.
Installation of Skylights– The use of skylights can make a significant difference in a home. They allow for a considerable amount of streaming light in a home during the colder months and help a home to feel expansive. Custom made blinds for the skylight are recommended to help protect against excessive heat build-up during the warmer months.
Built-In Generator Back-Up– Having a wired generator back up is a really great investment and storm essential. With the uptick in inclement weather patterns across the country, having a pre-wired generator in place will make using it a breeze whenever a power outage occurs. These are usually wired by an electrician to cover specific electrical components in a home during an outage.
Installation of Solar Panels– Having a solar panel electricity feed is a fabulous investment. They can significantly reduce your electricity costs. In fact, over time, solar panels usually end up saving homeowners the amount of their initial investment within a few years. Other great benefits include reducing your carbon footprint and having an energy source when the power goes out. It’s essential to look at getting a complete system so that the electricity can be stored after it’s generated for future use as needed.
No matter what you choose for your new dream home, purchasing items that will be beneficial to the enjoyment, and function of your home can make it easier to make your final choices.