Have your home wired for service, Surround sound and central vac comes to mind when thinking about the two things to include. The one thing you do not want to see is wires and dust in those hard to reach places. Before you start the remodeling or new home construction, know exactly what you need for a wire free home.
Television and computer hookups installed behind the wall and accented with a wall faceplate. Do you want to have an intercom and phone jacks installed as well. Deciding before the walls go up is important.
Installing central vac throughout the home allows for taking the hose from room to room instead of that heavy vacuum cleaner. Stairs have become easier to clean with just a hose to navigate on the stairs. One hose takes less storage space than a big oddly shaped vacuum cleaner.
The home theater system or surround sound allows you to accent every room with sound with one command center. The speakers have become so classy looking that matching them to any room really hides them more than anything does. Put in the intercom in every room and do not forget the garage.
Since open concepts have higher ceilings, you may want ceiling fans installed to use for winter and summer months. The fans have lights that are decorative and stylish for any home improvement. Lighting options are plentiful when deciding on what type of lighting to use, connect all fixtures to a wall switch for convenience.