Home Buying To-Do-List

If you are in the process of buying a home, you might think that making sure that the construction is sound is the most important thing that you have to do. However, you should also make sure to keep your quality of life in mind. Here are a few points to consider beyond the traditional home inspection to make sure that the home is up to your standards.

Layout of the Interior

The layout of the home is very important if you are considering buying a home. While the room sizes may be exactly what you are looking for, take a closer look and check for things like outlets and plumbing connections. If you need to install certain appliances in that room, you will want to make sure the necessary connections will be available. It simply does not make sense to buy a home and then find out that you will basically have to re-route everything in order to get your desired room layout.

Natural Light

Making sure that your home has ample sources of natural light will ensure your satisfaction with your home. In addition, it will also help you to save on your energy bill. In order to make sure that your home will have sufficient natural light, check for obstructions on the property and nearby that could prevent light from coming through the windows. You will also want to check the placement of the home on a map to see if the home's windows face the directions that will allow you to enjoy sunrises and sunsets.


While this might seem like nitpicking, it is important to consider the stair height and width if you plan to have children or elderly family members in your home. Stairs that are too narrow or too high may be difficult to manoeuvre and can become an avoidable hazard. You will want to know this in advance so that you are not left with the task of refinishing the stairs to make them less slippery and accessible.

While these tips are practical, taking these items in to consideration before buying a home will not only save you a headache, they will also improve your quality of life. 

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