We are in the thick of our new build. If you are new here, let me catch you up to speed. We sold our old house to build on our land in September 2019. And we moved to a rental for what we thought would be less than a year. Well.. you know what happened in 2020. The world shut down. So… we put a halt on building because we didn’t know what the heck was going to happen. Fast forward to the year mark in the rental. We wanted out of the rental so bad and wanted to be here on our land. The next best thing to do was to build a barn, aka The Woods and Ivy Cottage, and live in it until it was the right time to build our house. The 40 x 48 barn will be Deb’s workshop, a place for storage, and a canning kitchen once we move to the house. Fast forward another year, and here we are building our forever home.
I give updates on social media on the progress every day. And, I will also be updating here shortly. Anyway, the electrical walk-thru will be coming up very soon. So Deb and I want to be prepared for anything extra that we want. I asked over on Instagram for electrical must-haves in a new-build, and I thought I would share here. (Pin this post to save for later.)
You all came up with some BRILLIANT ideas. We have the first one here in the cottage and it is a game changer. You will never have your electric toothbrush on the counter to charge again. And, it will never be out of a charge. And, we are definitely doing the second one listed below. I am going to have as many electrical outlets in the pantry that the electrician can do.
The number one answer was MORE OUTLETS. Just when you think you have enough, add more. Because you never have enough. That is our theory, too!
I hope this list helps any of you who are building or remodeling. Let me know in the comments if there are electrical must-haves that aren’t listed here.