Dream Thread! (What do you wish you had now?)
So my wife and I are in an interesting situation. We are in our mid-20s and flipped a house in Richmond, VA (in the process of selling - shameless plug - contact me if you want a beautiful 2000+ sqft home in Chesterfield, VA).
NOW we're in the process of designing our next home. We have some time on our hands now, so we're trying to thinking of all the little things that we are afraid we will forget come final specs with our builder. My biggest concern is thinking about 5-10 years down the road for future add-ons/changes in our life (like kids).
We're planning to build on approximately 3-10 acres of land (well and septic needed) and a home about a 3000 sqft home.
Here is a list of things that I'm keeping track of so far (please feel free to dream big, the nuttier the idea, the better the chance it'll help me/someone else think of something):
-basement, obvious rough-in plumbing, up the electrical
-"Party Barn" - shop and office on the bottom, party on top (finished with bathroom), planning to run elec, plumbing, gas, to the approximate tie-in
-solid interior doors
-higher sound rating on 1st floor master bedroom walls....
-take advantage of geothermal heat pump tax credit
-plan surround sound (anyone have recommendations on conduit to make it easy to change later?)
-run elec, water, gas for future door patio
-i want at least one secret room with a secret door (i can dream)
-hdmi, ethernet, phone?, cable run throughout where appropriate (think kitchen/laundry/mudroom/bathrooms/etc as well)
-must have exhaust for wood cutting in shop (any other ideas for garage?)
I've been a lurker around here for a while, and look forward to contributing more! Thanks in advance for any input!