Checklist for home constructions - effective placement of fixtures
While preparing the checklist for home constructions, we often underestimate the significance of fixtures. Home fixtures consist of electrical fixtures throughout the house, bathroom fixtures, and kitchen appliances and so on. For a modern home it is essential to have appliances and fixtures that reflect the aura of the house and completely go in synch with it. You can say that the fixtures installed are the functional accessories of the house.
You need to discuss with the home builders about what kind of products and materials they are using for the fixtures. It would help you understand their quality and durability. Apart from that it is important to know the right place to fix them in the house for optimal use as well as enhanced look of the house.
Let’s have a look on the most common fixtures and their effective placement across the house.
Being in the home construction industry for years, the home builders obviously have a fair idea about the right placement of home fixtures. But, they are hardly aware of the lifestyle needs of your every family member. So, enlighten them with the details as which room would be occupied by whom and what kind of fixtures and lighting you need over there. It would help them to install the items at the points instructed by you. Suppose, you have old parents staying with you, for whom finding the light to go to the loo is difficult. Here you can ask the builders to get the switch fixed near the bed, so that they can switch it on before getting down from the bed and see things properly.
Usually HVAC placement is done by the builder seeing where the AC duct needs to be let out and at which place the heater should be installed. Though in India not all homes need a heating system throughout the country, but the northern and north-eastern states would need it during the winters. When you choose new home constructions involving modern building techniques like precast, the there is less expenses in terms of HVAC utility bills, as these prefab homes offer thermal insulation to the indoors from the harsh outdoor climate.
Kitchen is a place where the heart of a family lies as it’s the source of their daily nourishment and happiness. There are numerous fixtures in the kitchen which needs to be fitted rightly. Starting from the water purifier, microwave, juicer, gas stove, chimney, refrigerator, dish washer and so on, they are an integral part of your everyday needs. Though, there is specific height and location designated to install them, you can always get them customized in your new home, according to your accessibility and convenience to operate them.
BathroomBathroom fixtures are a wide range of things from the plumbing and lighting to sinks, bathtubs and geysers etc. the list goes on. Depending upon the availability of natural light to your bathroom the builder decides where to fix the lights. If you want to groom the bathroom then you can even go for lights on the wall scones, to create a beautiful effect, without cutting off enough light to carry out the desired task efficiently. Mirrors and changing rooms should have proper lighting, as they help you see yourself better while getting ready. Make sure that the bath tub has faucets with extensions, to allow you flexibility in using it. Now, a days people even install music systems in their bathroom, so it’s important that these equipment should be kept at a place that is not prone to moisture.