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After the shell of a home is constructed, the rough-ins for the mechanical systems are installed, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security system, central vacuum system and surround sound system. Some consumers also desire in-home communication intercom systems and smart home technology systems. For some jurisdictions, sprinkler systems are required as well. This blog posting will cover the rough-ins for the electrical and surround sound systems for the EverLife Design home.

 

One of the most tedious tasks that must be determined is the lighting layout and design for a new home. In some instances, this can be fairly straightforward, but in others, such as where a home faces predominantly to the North or is in a heavily wooded area, the lighting needs to be thought through more carefully. Here, Todd Sauer, of Foxx Electric, helps determine pendant light locations for the kitchen bar area.

In addition to lighting considerations, locations for light switches and electrical outlets need to be determined. For the EverLife Design home, keeping in mind energy efficiency and accessibility, the light switch locations and electrical outlets have been altered from the norm. Light switches have been lowered and electrical outlets raised to ease accessibility. In addition, thermostats have been lowered and feature large print, easy-to-read digital faces. Thermostats are also fully programmable, to facilitate energy efficiency.

 

Here, Kevin Sauer, of Foxx Electric, installs part of the central vacuum system in the kitchen prior to installation of the cabinetry.

An additional item that Foxx Electric helped install for the EverLife Design home is pre-wiring for a future generator. Keeping in mind the EverLife Design home has been designed to accommodate an elevator, this item could be invaluable in the event of a power failure.

 

The EverLife Design home features a full surround sound system throughout the entire home as well as a surround sound system for the television. Here, Mike Brenner of MMR Industries Inc., wires the surround sound system for the television, which is to be mounted above the fireplace.

 

Mike Brenner installs our surround sound for the stereo system for the home. Look at all those wires!

 

The surround sound system is still coming together in a central location in the foyer closet.

 

Mike Brenner puts the finishing touches on the system. Good thing someone actually knows what all those wires are for!

We have used MMR Industries Inc. and Foxx Electric Inc. in the past and have been extremely happy with their services. MMR Industries Inc. can be reached at 740-2375. Foxx Electric Inc. can be reached at 250-3440.

 

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