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Old 01-25-2021, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Things to put in new home construction thread ???

There was a thread on here at one time for things to be sure to put in a new home being constructed. I cannot find that thread for the life of me. Iím sure Iím not searching right. Anyone know which one Iím talking about ???
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:04 PM   #2
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This one?

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=546874
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:24 PM   #3
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Yes sir......Thanks Shane. Iím just gonna blame my inability to find it on just being an old geezer !!
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:35 PM   #4
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I had it subscribed

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Old 01-26-2021, 12:34 AM   #5
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Youíre probably better off starting a new thread. Lots of stuff changes over 6 years.


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Old 01-26-2021, 06:18 AM   #6
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Mud room
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:14 AM   #7
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Hot water to at least one outside hose bib.

That thread served me well when I was planning my house build in 2017.


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Old 01-26-2021, 08:36 AM   #8
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Hidden safe
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:48 AM   #9
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Hidden safe


Hidden safe room.

This is the ONLY thing I regret not doing on my recently built home.


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Old 01-26-2021, 08:48 AM   #10
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Hot water to at least one outside hose bib.

That thread served me well when I was planning my house build in 2017.


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That was a big catch for me as well...as was as a drain in the floor of laundry room.
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:50 AM   #11
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Tankless hot water heater! Awesome! 9' ceilings! Tile or wood floors throughout especially if you have pets. Large enough walk in shower with 2 shower heads, talk about nice!
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Old 01-26-2021, 11:55 AM   #12
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Following this one too. Hoping to start building in the next month.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:17 PM   #13
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Whole house surge protection, generator connections/transfer switch, security prewire, plumbing loop for softener, variable speed 18SEER HVAC or greater, split water heaters (one close to master bath and one close to kitchen), R-38 insulation in attic.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:20 PM   #14
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Urinal in master bath!!!
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:20 PM   #15
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Generac. Big wash room/mud room away from living /sleeping area.
With broom closet and drain. Extra oven. Big pantry.

Stairs in garage up to attic.
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:30 PM   #16
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Plumb it for propane, even if you don't use it now.
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:40 PM   #17
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Recess in wall behind dryer for exhaust vent. So dryer isn’t 6” away from wall to make room for vent hose. Sits even with washer.
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:42 PM   #18
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Some of y'all are SO BAD at reading.
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Old 01-26-2021, 02:54 PM   #19
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Some of y'all are SO BAD at reading.
Nah....refer to post #5 👌
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:31 PM   #20
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220v in garage for tools/future electric vehicles. Flooring in attics. Floor outlets, extra outlets anywhere you want them, recessed lighting, gas line out back, eave outlets w/ interior switch, tankless water, ceiling speakers to name a few.
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:53 PM   #21
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Nah....refer to post #5 👌
You're totally right. We should definitely have the information in two different places. Walk-in coolers just aren't what they used to be!
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:10 PM   #22
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Safe room for your family
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:45 PM   #23
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CAT5 cables to all outside corners for cameras ( can be left coiled in soffits until ready to go).
LED lights outside around the house/garage with a 3 way switch with one switch in the master bedroom. Great for security, as well as loading and unloading in the dark.
How old will you be in this house? Can you age well here? 3-0’ doorways to master bed, bath and laundry. Curbless/roll in shower. Lots of backing in walls for grab bars, taxidermy, anything you, want to put on a wall.
Floor drain in laundry room If feasible.
I love having a large low sink in the garage with hot and cold water. I think it’s called a dog sink.
Natural gas or propane piped to patio.
Closet organizer not wire or shelf and rod.
Kitchen cabinets- servo drive trash and large drawers
No doors or pullouts behind doors .
One level kitchen island for more useful counter space for sausage making etc. Skip the pot filler for a giant single bowl stainless sink and a touch faucet.
USB outlets in the island, master bedroom at night stand height and office areas.
Insulation between floors.
I’m not a fan of ceilings over 9’ for heating and cooling, but I also love the look of lofts and vaulted ceilings.
Gear room with fan and lots of hang rods for clothes and gear. Makes a world of difference for keeping hunting and fishing gear in order and ready to go.
Kids are temporary, so nothing too specific to any phase of raising a family.
No more square feet than necessary, excluding garages and gear rooms. I see a lot of people payimg closing costs, realtors coming and going to downsize, versus right sizing and getting through raising a family, basically ending up in less home for more money.
Lots of garage lighting, outlets on separate circuits, 20 and 30 amp as well as 220v
Retractable extension cords ceiling mounted as well as an air hose that’s plumbed to a medium compressor.

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Old 01-26-2021, 07:46 PM   #24
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Things I like that I added to my house.
5' x 5' safe room
Quads behind night stands
5' X 6' master shower with two heads/valves by opening
10' ceilings
Walk in Pantry with counters and plugs
Plugs in closet built ins
Mini split in master for extra air or heat
Things I wish I wouldn't have done.
Dark wood floors in the hill country.
Too small of sink in laundry
Broom closet in laundry
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:47 PM   #25
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30x40 man cave with 20’ ceilings.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:09 PM   #26
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Thatís a couple of times Iíve seen drain in laundry room ??? Purpose ??
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:30 PM   #27
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Thatís a couple of times Iíve seen drain in laundry room ??? Purpose ??
85% of home intruder killings occur in the laundry room. Can you imagine how much nicer it is to clean up that mess when you have a drain?
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:31 PM   #28
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Some of y'all are SO BAD at reading.
Iím in a new custom house. Fresh vision of small fails and big wins.

Bigger closets. My fail.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:36 PM   #29
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Things I like that I added to my house.
5' x 5' safe room
Quads behind night stands
5' X 6' master shower with two heads/valves by opening
10' ceilings
Walk in Pantry with counters and plugs
Plugs in closet built ins
Mini split in master for extra air or heat
Things I wish I wouldn't have done.
Dark wood floors in the hill country.
Too small of sink in laundry
Broom closet in laundry

Agreed with dark floors. Caliche dust sucks

Automatic pantry light I forgot.
Hand rail on big shower wall and toilet room ( think old people )
Floor plug in great room not counter-sunk enough
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:44 PM   #30
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Thatís a couple of times Iíve seen drain in laundry room ??? Purpose ??
I did this 20 years ago in our current home...purpose,

Water heater is there, water softner is there, Washer is there...

If any of those springs a leak or gusher, the water has a place to go(down the drain) as apposed to flooding the house.
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:06 PM   #31
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A hard line from your main propane tank to where you will have your grill. So much easier than having to constantly refill small tanks.
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:06 PM   #32
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We recessed the floor 1.5” and put in a drain not connected to the sewer system in our laundry room for possible floods
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:02 AM   #33
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I'm about 75% through with my new home build.

I see a lot of great ideas and I added a few

I am on propane so i piped to outdoor kitchen

22kw backup generator wired to run entire house. Transfer switch has shedding capabilities so I can control what drops out if power load gets too much.

Garage ceiling plugs to hang retractable electric cord reels.

Hot water to outside faucet by garage

20x24 trophy room with 12' side walls and 21' peak walls.

12x12 storm room

Walk in showers with no step.

36" doors through out house ( plan ahead for possible wheelchair or walker access)

42" door coming from garage to house. You'll thank me later.

Electric plugs in eves for xmas lights

Wire for all smart home, data, cameras, alarm, stereo anything that you might need. Cheaper now than after house is built.

Tankless water heaters with manifold and circulating pump

Plugs in cabinet drawers in restrooms for hair dryers, curling irons and whatever else our wives can think of.

USB plugs anywhere you think you need it for charging

We did a big pantry with counter top for prepping, put pot filler in pantry too.

Stairs in garage to attic. 42" wide

Plenty of lighting and outlets in attic

I'm sure there are more, but that's a good start plus what everyone else has said.



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Old 01-27-2021, 08:40 AM   #34
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Wall mount toilet.
Huge showers built with kerdi and no glass shower doors
Digital shower/tub valve
Tankless
4-6 car garage insulated with mini split ac
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:50 AM   #35
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85% of home intruder killings occur in the laundry room. Can you imagine how much nicer it is to clean up that mess when you have a drain?
This comment did not get the recognition it deserves, well done.
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:52 AM   #36
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Large, all masonry fireplace plumbed with a propane starter. We did this on our new home and it is awesome.
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:37 AM   #37
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Put up plywood behind the drywall in any room you planning hanging mounts it nice not have to find studs , and you can hang your mounts anywhere you like. Dax
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:49 AM   #38
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3 tank stainless steel sand filter for rainwater collection. Good videos on YouTube about such things.
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Old 01-27-2021, 12:01 PM   #39
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I did this 20 years ago in our current home...purpose,

Water heater is there, water softner is there, Washer is there...

If any of those springs a leak or gusher, the water has a place to go(down the drain) as apposed to flooding the house.
No water heater in house - that would be my plan. Just had one bust and talk about fun
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Put up plywood behind the drywall in any room you planning hanging mounts it nice not have to find studs , and you can hang your mounts anywhere you like. Dax
Good idea
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If you have young children, fart fans in their bedrooms for diaper changes. I regret not doing this after the last 5 years changing my little onesí diapers.


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Old 01-27-2021, 03:23 PM   #42
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We just finished building a few months ago. Love the switch in master for outside floods, found that idea right here on TBH!
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:43 PM   #43
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Just a little late. Could have used that 5 kids ago
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:37 PM   #44
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Put up plywood behind the drywall in any room you planning hanging mounts it nice not have to find studs , and you can hang your mounts anywhere you like. Dax
Prior to drywall, raid the trash pile and block the walls needed at $0 cost. Why give up another 1/2" of a room?
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Prior to drywall, raid the trash pile and block the walls needed at $0 cost. Why give up another 1/2" of a room?
Yep...did this in our build.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:48 AM   #46
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Some good ones in here!! The walls start going up on mine today and I have def wrote some of these down from the last thread!
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:15 AM   #47
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Thanks for all the info. Interesting ideas... love the plywood idea!
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:53 PM   #48
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My buddy has built-in dog kennels under his cabinets in the mud room/laundry room. I thought they were pretty cool. Was able to match cabinetry wood.
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:01 PM   #49
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Installed dog kennel under steps. Make use of all dead space.


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