The Essential Features To Consider When Choosing Your Home: Inside Your Home

By Shane | First Home Buyer

Dec 06

You may already have the ideal location for your home, but still find yourself with so many decisions to make including the essential features to consider when choosing the interior of your home. You find it exciting and challenging at the same time, and you may already have some ideas of how it will look inside. Your home should reflect who you are. If someone were to walk into your home, they should recognise that it’s yours.

When it comes to choosing the interior of your home, you want to avoid major structural issues that will cost you a lot of money to fix. Instead of getting overwhelmed with the process, you can create a checklist that will make things run smoothly for you.

  • Check the ceiling. Many people get so excited when they see a beautiful home, and they forget to check for important things like water damage. One of the best indicators that a home has water damage isn’t actually found on the floor, but on the ceiling. If a home’s ceiling is riddled with spots that look like dry puddles, you may need to take caution.
  • Check the electrical systems. These are a home’s lifeblood, and replacements are costly.
  • Check the bathroom. Look at the bathroom plumbing fixtures to see if they are still in good condition and if there’s anything that needs fixing.
  • Check the heating or air conditioning unit. This system can be costly if left unrepaired for a long time. While you may not need to look at these until you are settling in, it’s good to include it on your checklist.
  • Check the space. Have you ever walked into a home wherein you felt claustrophobic or just didn’t feel right? It is more likely that other people would also feel the same and you wouldn’t want that either.
  • Check every door. If storage is a must-have, you are going to want to make sure you look inside each and every cupboard, closet door, and drawer. Some doors look like closets, but may be hiding the water heater or washing machine and dryer. Just look inside and you will be glad you did.
  • Check the interior and surrounding area at night. Nighttime lighting and life can reveal a lot about a home and a neighbourhood. You may notice foundation issues you didn’t see before, and you may not like the nighttime activities happening around you. It can be a great indicator of the kind of neighbours you may be stuck with.
  • Check the layout and think about the potential projects in the future. There may be areas wherein you’d like to consider slight to major modifications. That doesn’t mean that you have to customise everything immediately, you just want to have an idea of how much work and budget will take to transform it to your dream home.

Now that you have a basic checklist of the essential features to consider when choosing the interior of your home, you can always work on more features that you wish to add.  You may also want to look at this.

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About the Author

Shane specialises in helping Gen Y professionals and business owners make an impact by accumulating more assets, generating more income, and having more time to enjoy life. He has a Master of Applied Finance, an MBA, and a Master of Financial Planning. He is also a terrible golfer.

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