Whether you’re building a custom home or purchasing a resale home, it is important to examine the interior and exterior design of the property, so you end up with a home that stands the test of time. We decided to make a list of the most common design mistakes that homebuyers make, so you can purchase your next home without any regrets.
Many homes on the market come with poorly planned interior designs. Make sure you think about the layout and placement of fixtures and features, such as, direction of doors and wall and bathroom placement…and the list goes on!
During the home shopping process, be sure to take proper measurements to see if your new or existing furniture will fit inside your new home. Nothing is worse than purchasing a home and realizing you won’t be able to use any of your furniture.
Many new homeowners think that the first thing they need to do after purchasing their home is start the interior repainting process. Remember, it is more beneficial to choose paint colors after you’ve factored in the rest of your expensive color schemes, like the color of your furniture, carpet and granite countertops to save money in the long-run.
Have you ever gone to sleep at a hotel or Airbnb and when you went to charge your phone, the outlet was located all the way across the room? Electrical placement can seem like a minor issue, but it can turn into a deal-breaker in the long-run if it racks up a large bill when you end up having to call in the professionals to rewire the entire floorplan.
Something like tree placement may sound trivial, but it can actually do a lot of damage to the foundation of your home if a tree is planted too closely. The roots underneath the soil can stretch far and wide and cause the foundation to crack and crumble!
A few years from now, your life may look a little differently than when you first purchased your home. Make sure you plan for the future and purchase a home with extra space for children (if there will be any) or just make sure there is room to expand or renovate if you decide to take up a new hobby!
Design is all in the details.