Either buying or renting house hunting is one of those stressfully moments in everybody life that people pray never to happen to them again. We all what the perfect house, presentable, modern and the likes. Nonetheless, we also want it affordable(cheap) Although, the flowing are things to consider when looking for a new house.
It is very important to take location serious when when searching for a new property. You can live with almost any imperfection in a home if you love the area enough everything else can be changed. By the way the house looks to the interiors and the landscaping, all this can be changed but never the location. Imagine if we can carry our houses with us. When you go house hunting, consider any potential home’s proximity to your work, the area (is it safe enough for kids, security, etc.), traffic, pets, and access to parks, shopping, schools, and public transportation.
We need to take into consideration if we are buying or renting a flat what floor is good for us, mostly when you have kids and elderly ones. Parent with the young ones and elderly ones should not buy or rent anything starting from the 2nd floor. Mostly if the property does not have a lift.
You must know the size of property that suits you, as a bachelor you don’t need a three bedroom property, more like a mini flat or two bedroom flat will do.
Do you really need 4 bedrooms and 4 baths when you live alone? A large home can give you the extra space But you’ll pay higher bills and Still not use them. It will take more furniture to furnish and money to decorate.
I believe a family with kids should create room for the kids between the ages of five and seven years.
As an African woman, the kitchen is quite an important place in the house, this is the room whereby you feed your family, guests, neighbors, you name it.
The kitchen is the heart of your home, don’t settle for a home with a kitchen that just won’t work. Cooking and singing works for some women, you need space to do that, it is usually hot in the kitchen, all those frying, baking, boiling etc. some men like to watch their women when cooking, you can’t have him watch you if the kitchen is like an ant hole.
Gone are the days when my ex-sits and watch me cook, he tastes all the cooking before there are cooked. I would hide my fried chicken when I hear him coming. Ladies, it’s an advantage to have a big kitchen
Closets and Store
This solely depends on what type of properties you have, I for one still have shoes for five years. If you are the fashion trend type you really need a big closet (shoes, clothes, etc.) if you are the simple fashion type then a smaller closet will do. If you have lots of sports equipment and holiday decorations, be sure you know where it will go in your new home. Some people prefer to turn a bedroom into a closet and the gym so as not to occupy space in the living area.
Light and Air
I have come to notice that some people don’t like to put their curtains up in the daytime. You live in the penthouse and you are complaining that you can’t put your curtains up because the neighbors might see you. It’s a penthouse you are up there. Air the flat out, see light and mostly save energy.
How about privacy? Yes, you can have both. The window blinds can be done while the curtains are up.
B) Know the type of lights you need around the house, from the electrical outlets and switches to the bulbs and chandeliers. Remember, too many light bulbs in a house generates heat.
Is it a property you can re-brand? Yes, I said re-brand. Small properties need bright colors, don’t buy a house where you can not change colors, and designs, rearrange your furniture etc.