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shocking news: the electrical plan

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 09, 2012 01:03 AM
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by bubba of the bubbles ( last modified Apr 08, 2012



The architects sent over the electrical plan for the house for review. But before we go there, let's note some changes to the house reflected in the plan:

There are some changes in this part of the house, namely the kitchen, pantry, and laundry. As requested, the architects changed the laundry back to what it was before after a flirtation with a built-in grill at the rest entryway. The big change in the kitchen is that there's no longer a doorway into the pantry. Instead, there's a place for a wall oven (and a microwave) and a recessed area for the fridge. Although a direct entry to the pantry is convenient, we weren't able to make it work out with the fridge and wall oven.

The other big change is the pantry. Instead of a sitting area just off the rear entryway, it's now a large storage room. Although a big open stairwell would be cool, having the added storage space is cooler. And this allows a wee sitting area on the second floor:

which should be tres cool because of the windows up there, giving the space a tree house feel.

The other change, somewhat minor, is the garage: It now has windows:

On the electric, we made comments on the placement of plugs and lights. Our comments/suggestions:

- pendants over the entries, dining room, stairway landings, and master tub (design seems to be moving away from pendants, but we like 'em).
- some more dimmers (master bedroom cans, dining cans).
- cable to the kitchen and garage (fed from the dining room).
- get rid of the land lines. We don't use one now; will people use land lines in the future?
- some more art lights
- plug under the master bathroom sinks (hope to wire up a drawer to charge stuff in a drawer instead of on a counter [wonder if the code allows this...]).
- a few more outside lights on the back of the house and garage
- more plugs on the back wall of the garage
- 220 in the garage for an electric car
- low level exhaust in the laundry for the catbox
- central wifi center?
- put the kitchen plugs under the cabinets/shelves
- timers on the exhaust fans

The architects say that things are really fix in' to take off in the next few weeks. Woo hoo!




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