When you’re looking at homes, it’s easy to get caught up with the surface of the home. Consider the following tips the next time you’re viewing a home.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate so pay close attention to the age and quality of cupboards, benches, plumbing fittings and tiling.
Check that windows and doors fit snugly and that there are no drafts coming in. This could be a big energy saver if windows and doors are fitted properly.
Check walls and ceilings for signs of water leaks. If you spot stains, bulges and other signs of water damage, it could mean there is a bigger problem underneath the surface.
Always remember to invest in a professional home inspection before you buy the home. A couple of hundred dollars now may save thousands down the road.
Give me a call and I’ll be happy to refer a trusted home inspector for your next home.