Many Australians dream of being able to build a home from scratch. Building a home using your own ideas and plans allows you to create the perfect space which is fitted with everything you need to live a productive and happy life. If you are one of the lucky people who are in the process of designing and building their own home, below is a guide to 3 things you consider asking the home builder to install once the bricks and mortar are in place and the roof has been put on.
While you may be familiar with using temporary timing devices when you go away on holiday, did you know you can also have them built into the electrical system of your new home? Doing so can help to keep your home safe as you can make your empty home seem occupied by illuminating certain rooms at certain times. These timing devices can also help to cut your energy bills as you can program a light to be illuminated for a few minutes when you are expecting guest rather than having it switched on all night.
It is nice to have plenty of TVs around your home so you catch watch the sports game while cooking in the kitchen, catch the evening news while in bed or watch your favourite soap opera while reclining on a sofa. However, TVs are not aesthetically pleasing objects to look at and they can really break up your decoration. To combat this problem, you can ask your home builder to consider installing hidden TVs into the walls of your home. These TVs look like standard objects such as mirrors, paintings or bookcases until the controls are activated, at which point they revolve around or open up to reveal the TV screen.
Video communication technology
If you often work from home, you may wish to discuss having a video conferencing room constructed in one part of your home. With the introduction of high-speed fibre optic internet connections and modern web applications, video conferencing has never been easier. If you wish to install this type of technology, you should discuss this with your home builder during the planning stage. This will allow the home builder to plan the installation of data and power cables into the room.
If you would like further advice about modifications that can be included in your new home build, you should contact a construction contractor today.
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