As you plan for your new home, there are countless details to take into consideration. Some things, like your kitchen cabinets or number of bedrooms, often come to mind. However, there are other specifics that could make your life easier after you move into your new home. Planning the location of your electrical outlets, for example, can make a big difference.
The holiday season is here, which means plenty of decorations that need to be plugged into electrical outlets. Have you ever set up all of your holiday lights, and then realized you did not have a place to plug them in? When building your modular home, keep in mind where you will want your outlets located for all of your special purposes. Here are a few places to keep in mind.
Where to locate your outlets:
- Under windows: Many homeowners enjoy putting candles in their windows, so having an outlet under each window will climate the use of extension cords and excess wires.
- Top of the stairwell: If you want to put lighted garland up the railing, make sure to include an outlet in the upstairs hallway.
- Living/family room: Your electrical plan will have outlets in the living/family room for a TV and lamps, but may not have one for your ideal Christmas tree spot. Placing multiple outlets around the room will give you many different options for where to place your tree.
- Outside: Aside from the outdoor lights, including extra outlets outdoors will make it easier for other decorations such as inflatables.
Before constructing your modular home, make sure to decide whether there are any other places you should add additional outlets. Extra outlets in an office and garage will make it much easier to plug in all of your different gadgets. Floor outlets can also be beneficial if you will not be placing your furniture along a wall and need a space to power lamps.
Contact our team at River Valley Builders for more information about your electrical plan layout for your future modular home.