30 Things to Consider When Building Your House In Southern Utah

By March 29, 2016 December 28th, 2016 No Comments

Building a new house is exciting but at the same time can be very overwhelming. There’s a lot to consider when installing the kitchen, the bathrooms, and other living areas. If you don’t take time to think about certain details you may end up with results that you wish you would have changed. Here are 30 things to consider when building your future home.

Lighting and Electrical Outlets

  • Plugs inside kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • 4-plug outlet near beds
  • Outlets on all exterior walls of house
  • Porch light on a timer
  • Automatic lights
  • Lighting in closets
  • Recess lighting inside kitchen cabinets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Outlets on porch for holiday decorations with an on/off switch inside of house


  • Paint and seal garage floor
  • Walk-in door to garage
  • Run conduit under driveway for future wiring needs
  • Gas hookups for grill or fire pit
  • Keypad entry on garage
  • Built-in shelving in garage

Storage and Closets

  • You can never have enough storage.
  • You can never have a big enough laundry room.
  • Place to store holiday decorations
  • Full-size broom closet
  • Designated closet for modem and router
  • Built in ironing board


  • Knife drawer
  • Pantry light with a motion sensor
  • Pull-out garbage and recycling bins
  • Pantry door on a swivel
  • Pot-filler near stove
  • Built-in soap dispenser

Other Considerations

  • Handicap accessibility
  • Plan for aging- i.g. built-in shower bench
  • Places for pets (dog crate, litter box, doggy bath)

Take time to plan the specifics you want for your future house. You can check out our Pinterest boards and follow us on Facebook to find more information about Perry Homes Southern Utah.

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