Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lights and Vents

     Even though we are not moved in yet, there are a few things I already wish I had done.

1. Have recessed lighting everywhere throughout the whole house. If it's in the kitchen and basement and some closets, why did I not get it in the office, bedrooms, living room and family room? I have no good answer for this.

2. Have the dryer vent higher on the wall. It just makes sense.

3. Have the microwave fan vented outside. (I would have done this if it had been an option. I did let them know at sales meetings I didn't like it being circulated back inside - now I know some people did pay the upgrade to have it vented outside.)

4. Insist on one door instead of french doors and have another window on the wall instead.

I really can't think of much. I did spend a lot of time thinking about everything. Plus, it's our first time, so I'm sure there will be things we think of as we live in the house. We'll just have to build another one next year. Kidding... because this was a lot of time and effort. More than I would have ever thought it would be. It's worth it, though. I can't wait to live in it!


  1. I have heard several people say that they wish they had gotten more recessed lighting. I now wish I had thought of that, too! Also, you are the second person to comment about the dryer vent being too low. I am going to ask my PM about that. Thanks for sharing...these things are very helpful to those of us in earlier stages of building :)

  2. #1 and #2 look awfully familiar! haha. live and learn right!?
    I refuse to build again. Not that it was a bad experience, on the contrary it was a great experience. BUT, I don't want to move again. I told my buddies (who helped me move yesterday) that if I have to leave this house, it will be with what ever I can carry and that's it!

  3. I know this is an old post, but if it makes you feel any my last house, we had recessed lights in our bedroom. We also noticed water marks. Seems that when recessed lights are in the second floor ceiling, the heat they give off to the attic mixes with the cold air in the attic and causes humidity, which can turn into water marks on your ceiling. Thus, we did not choose to have recessed lights in the second floor!