There’s more to buying a home than just closing that offer on your dream home. To get a home that will suit you and your loved ones for years, you need to prioritize size, the neighborhood, and general location.
But most importantly, you need to evaluate whether it features the amenities needed for the comfort of your household. If you don’t know what to look for, you’re in good company. Together we will explore essential home amenities you need the moment you move into your new space.
Whether this is your first home or one of several, make sure it has the following seven amenities to ensure maximum comfort:
1. Quality Range of Kitchen Appliances
Buying a home is already an expensive undertaking. After spending thousands of dollars on your home, the last thing you want is to spend more on kitchen appliances. In that light, check the condition of the appliances when you move in, like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven. Ask your realtor about the age of these appliances to determine whether you might need to carry out repairs in the near future.
2. Modern and Quality Fittings
A house may be spacious with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms, but if it has low-quality fittings, then this might affect your long-term comfort. It may also mean spending thousands of dollars on repairs and renovations. Check to ensure that it has modern, quality fittings. For instance, how is the flooring? How is the quality of the kitchen countertop and cabinet materials? Look at the state of bathroom amenities such as the shower, bathtub, and sink.
3. Proper Lighting
Good lighting is an important home amenity because it sets the tone for the entire home. Proper lighting improves the mood and makes your space attractive. While moving in, check to see the space has functional yet stylish lighting fixtures.
4. HVAC System
An HVAC system makes your home vastly more comfortable. During chilly winter seasons, an HVAC system keeps your household warm, and during the summer, it serves as a haven from the scorching sun and high temperatures. It also circulates and filters the air, removing pollutants and greatly improving air quality.
This is particularly beneficial if any member of your household has allergies or breathing conditions like asthma. It also protects your furniture from damaging humidity during summer and keeps the bugs and parasites out. A proper air conditioning system is among must-have home amenities when you’re looking to buy a house.
As well as an HVAC, other essential energy-related amenities you should look for include window shutters, ceiling fans, attic fans, storm windows, and even skylights.
5. Safety Features
Your home should serve as a haven for you and your family. You should never have to worry about someone breaking in while you are at work or a fire breaking out while your family sleeps. You may not be able to control everything, but with the right safety systems in place, you can help prevent disaster and keep your family safe.
That said, safety features such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, pick-resistant deadbolts, alarm systems, motion-sensing lights, and carbon detectors are valuable—if not essential—home amenities.
When you move into a new home, the last thing you want is to be living out of a suitcase with shoes and clothes strewn about. Keeping your clothes and shoes well organized will make you appreciate your new home more. It will also make the transition seamless for the whole family. So, while checking out homes, make sure you check for storage space. Look for features such as walk-in closets, double hanging poles, pull out drawers, and shelves for added organizational space.
With the transition to remote-working slowly taking over, gone are the days when Wi-Fi was considered a luxury. Nowadays, it is a must-have—not just for working from home arrangements, but also to accommodate an increasing number of smart home systems.
With the addition of your smartphones and other personal devices, Wi-Fi is vital for your comfort when you first move into a new home.
Kitchen appliances, ceiling fans and lighting fixtures, advanced home security features, and modern fittings are just a few examples of essential home amenities you need when you move to a new space. Not every home has it all. If your first choice home is still missing a few things, you’ll need to add them yourself.
Work with a reputable company like Oberer Homes to build your home. Our experts have the skillset to turn your dream home into reality by incorporating every little detail you want in its design.
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