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Building A New Home Series: Tip #16

Outdoor Speaker Drops – Add at Frame Stage. Outdoor Video and Power Drop for Outside TV – Add at Frame Stage. Security Cameras – Front and rear entry Video Cable Drops added at Frame Stage Christmas Light Outlets – Installed … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip # 15

Extra Network – Additional drops for your home office – I recommend 2 Drops to be added at Frame Stage. Adding Fiber Optic Cable Network –  Fiber optic communications will be lightning fast and it is now only a few … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip # 14

Flat Panel Screens – Cable and power drops in Bedrooms, Master Baths, Garage or any other “Special” location that will allow you to mount a Flat Screen without having unsightly power and cables running up your walls. Add at Frame … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip #13

Soffit Lights – Under Soffit low voltage or low wattage spots add excellent accent lighting and a unique looks.

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Building a New Home Series: Tip#12

Concrete Wall Board for Bathroom Wet Areas. Want to truly bullet proof your shower / tub areas? Use concrete board versus green board. Concrete board is impervious to water damage and really grips tiles in a more permanent fashion. This … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip #11

Automatic Lighting via door open & close switches – these are PERFECT for closets and pantries. These need to be installed at FRAME STATE when the home is being wired. Open the door and there is LIGHT, close and there … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip #10

High Intensity Florescent Lights – These florescent bulbs are narrower or have a smaller radius, but put out double the light or more. This type of lighting are a MUST for Utility Rooms, Garage Work Areas, Pantries and especially the … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip # 9

Sconce Wall Lighting – In Media Room or elsewhere, must be completed during Frame Stage. Sconce Staircase Lighting – Add at Frame Stage. Flush Mounted Soffit Lights – These are so cool. Once you see them you will want them. … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip # 8

Art Deco Lighting – This is GREAT for wall recesses. You can add warm lighting for some of your favorite art work or family portraits. Remember all this is EASY and cheap during the build process. Afterwards this sort of … Continue reading

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Building a New Home Series: Tip # 6 (again)

Ice Maker Water Line to 2nd Refrigerator – This must be done before Foundation is poured. Closes Dryer Gas Line – Complete during Frame Stage. Gas and Electric Drops for Kitchen Cook-top – If located inIsland, this must be known … Continue reading

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