You've decided to go ahead with a construction project... why not take advantage of the opportunity to use the expertise you've assembled?

If walls are opened up, think about adding additional wiring for new lighting. If a room is being built, consider setting aside space for something you've always wanted. And in every case, consider adding some simple elements that turn your project into a masterpiece.

MAKE IT MULTI-FUNCTIONAL  If a shed, a garage or a pool cabana is on your wish list, take advantage of your new addition by making it a multi-use structure. Your shed might incorporate a greenhouse, your garage a work shed or your cabana… a slide up bar. 

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS  Consider expanding your living space in a way that invites you into other areas of the house. The deck in this new addition isn't an add-on – it's an integral part of the new family room.