Advice For Inexperienced Home Buyers
Buying a home for the first time can be dangerous if you don’t approach it with the right mindset. Often the inexperience of home buying results in additional expenses down the road or even worse, the dreaded case of buyers remorse. Buyers remorse occurs when you realize you bought the home for the wrong reasons. The reasons were based on unimportant or frivolous ideas. It’s the dreaded day when the novelty of the rotating kitchen island, featured in your home, wears off and you no longer think it is a neat idea. But then there’s the other thing. Okay 3 flights of stairs was a bad idea. Especially since laundry is in the basement and clothes are on the third floor. It wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t doing laundry for 8.
The right approach to home buying is the practical one. Questions like, “does this home’s layout afford easy manuverability for a family of 8 who produce mountains of laundry each day?” Or even better, “What would I use a spinning island for?” should be things you are asking yourself while shopping for homes.
Many get sucked into the ultra trendy kitchen look only to find themselves remodeling it 6 months later. Why? Sometimes it’s because the trendiness went out of style quicker than they thought, but more often than that it’s because the trendy kitchen while looking really cool, lacked in functionality. If there is any room in the house where functionality matters – it’s the kitchen. Things need to be placed correctly, offer enough space, and provide easy maneuverability. It’s only a lesson you have to learn once but what’s even better is not having to learn it at all. It’s a costly mistake to make since kitchens are the most expensive area of the home to remodel.
When deciding on whether to opt for the house with the modern kitchen pretend for a second that the modern kitchen’s appearance was just average. Are there still things about it that make it great? More often than not, it’s best to play it safe and opt for a timeless design with appliances that look good indefinitely. . As the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep. Functionality is the key to a happy home and a happy life.
One thing is for sure, if you’re home does not afford functionality that suits your lifestyle, or its layout does not offer simplified living, you will be searching high and low for one that does. Save yourself from making these common mistakes and think practically when choosing a home. Imagine your lifestyle, and place it in the home you are considering. Get down to the details here and look at what you have to work with. Some things are easy fixes and should not weigh too heavily but others like the kitchen should be thought through carefully. Kitchen remodels are the most costly. For this reason, choosing a home that suits your needs in the kitchen area closely, with only a few minor changes needed is probably a good idea. Assuming it is without the spinning island, of course.