Buying a house is huge decision and one that involves a lot of speculation especially if its an under construction project and all you can see is the model house shown by the builder. If you talk to people who have actually bought houses after seeing the model flat or apartment or villa, you will understand that they were at least slightly disappointed after getting possession of their house. The purpose of this article is to take the model house with a pinch of salt and make a more informed decision that so that you don’t have to worry about disappointment when you get the house.
Check 1: Look at the Lighting
Builders and Promoters are smart people. They know that the model house is their best way to attract prospective customers. So, they will flood the house with abundant lighting so that it looks bright and attractive. Truth being told, in a real life scenario, firstly we probably wont have that many lights in the house. Secondly, the natural lighting of the room by means of windows plays a significant role than artificial lamps.
So, look for the positioning of the windows, the direction of the house and the sun and think realistically before you get impressed by show flats.
Check 2: Look at the Interior Doors
The doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms are often the place where costs and corners are cut. Doors should swing smoothly, feel substantial, and should not sound particularly hollow when you knock on them. For smaller units in particular, it is important to have good quality doors to maintain privacy and reduce noise from entering the bedrooms. If the doors turn out to be inadequate when you finally move in, they could cost quite a bit to replace.
Check 3: Look at the House Flow and Odd Corners
Have you noticed that all show flats or houses come fully furnished while 90% or more houses are sold in an unfurnished manner? This is because, once a house is furnished, its that much harder to identify odd corners in the house or design flaws and the intention is to distract the prospective buyer from the same using the beauty of the décor.
However, think about the flow of the space, and how you and your family will use it. For instance, think about your cooking habits in the kitchen, and if the current layout would work for you. Changing the layout of the kitchen can be expensive. Open layouts, where the dining area, kitchen and living room are combined in a single space, are very common right now. However, some people might prefer separate spaces, to prevent cooking grease and smells from affecting the whole apartment.
In general, people like regular layouts, because they flow better and help with the placement of furniture. There are many design tricks that can help to minimize the odd dead corner, such as hiding it with a partition, or covering it up with plants and vases. Buyers should always check the official floor plans to see if there are any odd corners.
Check 4: Look for Power Sockets
Check 5: Look at the Construction Materials
Check 7: Look at the Space
Builders may use the common trick of removing or shrinking the closet, so the bedroom looks bigger however the real one may not be the same. Make sure to double check against the plan to avoid disappointment in the future.
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