Make sure you have the builders put in the right size doors for your garage. The last thing you need is to come home for the first time to find your Escalade doesn’t fit in the garage. Along these lines, you will also want to be sure that you know how many cars you want your garage to accommodate before you have the building begin. Do you want a two-car garage or a three-car? Detached or attached? These are all considerations that you want to consider now, before the foundation is laid and it’s too late.
Another home construction option to consider is a sink in your utility/laundry room. When the kids are coming in from playing pick-up soccer and their clothes are all muddy, it will be nice to have somewhere that they can dump their dirty socks and shoes without tracking dirt all through your house. An extra-deep sink is a good idea so that you can fill it with water to wash things or thoroughly clean different items. Just be sure that you have this included in the blueprints so your contractor can plan for the appropriate plumbing.
How many bathrooms do you want? It’s a good idea to have a bathroom in the master bedroom and at least one bathroom for every two other bedrooms. Be sure to consider if you want a full bath downstairs for guests or if you want a half-bath in the foyer. Make sure that you have these decisions nailed down before foundation is laid – once that cement goes down, it’s too late to make changes.
Consider how much of a backyard you want. It can be great to have the mansion you’ve always dreamed of but if your backyard is the size of a postage stamp, is the extra square feet in the house really worth it? It is if you don’t plan to spend any time in the backyard but this is something you should think about while the blueprints are still in the design phase.