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Convenience Built-Ins That'll Save Your Time

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Robert Burress

Here are ideas that'll change your daily life via enough time they save. Add these to the next project, and you will be on the way toward developing a home that's truly beyond the normal!

A shallow closet or weatherproof cabinet at every outdoor hose faucet, for storing a hose at an easy-to-reach height where it'll stay relatively clean, out of sight and taken care of. No more threat of tripping over a hose left in a heap on the floor! (And also recoiling and flat hoses could be awkward and dirty to go from faucet to faucet, particularly if they're stored outdoors.) This makes gardening simple, in addition to hosing down the deck, patio or outdoor furniture, or washing windows.

You'll also want flooring inside that prevents the unavoidable drips from encouraging mold.

  • A non-porous, nonskid, self-leveling garage floor coating, in order that soil and oil can simply be hosed away.
  • A sewing machine permanently plugged in and create on a desk or in the well-lit closet or alcove. Be certain there's space behind the device for the fabric from large projects to build up.
  • Remote-controlled shutters, especially on hard-to-reach windows or skylights. Choose among remote controls that could be operated manually; with a timer or photocell; or through any on-site or offsite computer, personal digital assistant or cellular phone. Besides being safer than wanting to reach out-of-the-way shades yourself, easy-tomaneuver shades help control light and heat in an area, minimize fading of a room's or closet's contents, and the automatic or off-site controls could make a clear house appear occupied.
  • Dedicated space for wrapping gifts that's near where you store your wrapping supplies and tools. Forget about hauling stuff around!
  • A doorbell intercom beyond your door which can be answered out of every telephone inside your home (also via your cellular phone as long as you're out). Forget about dropping everything to perform to answer the entranceway!
  • Shallow shelves with only 1 row deep of canned or dry goods, medicines, supplies, tools or equipment, for instant identification of and usage of whatever's stored. These can frequently be tucked right into a space that's otherwise unused.
  • At least one full bathroom on every degree of the home.
  • A laundry chute from closets, cabinets or bathrooms to a laundry room on a lesser level. Forget about hauling dirty laundry down stairs when gravity can do the job! No more dropping items on the path to the laundry room that you may trip over!
  • A pot-filler faucet mounted on a wall near your cooking burners, that swivels into various positions and also taken care of. Forget about moving heavy pots of water from the sink to the stove!
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