Five very important, but often overlooked, factors to consider when buying or renting a new house or apartment:
- Bathroom Water Pressure
You will sometimes be happy about the fact that your new place has a pool or a spacious living room, but you will take a shower every single day.
- Kitchen Sink Height
If your counters are at the wrong height relative to how tall you are, you may hate bending to do the dishes.
- Shower Ventilation
If there isn’t enough airflow you may find yourself constantly battling mold or mildew.
- Bathroom Noise Insulation
I’m not just talking about the baffling properties of the toilet bowl here: Do the drains loudly gurgle? Does the sink sound like a jet engine? Can someone on the other side of the door hear every time you pluck a nose hair?
- Power Outlets
How old is this place? Was it built before every single person entering the house needed to charge a cell phone? Are there enough sockets in the kitchen to power a coffee machine, coffee grinder, blender, rechargeable battery unit, at least one cell phone, a TV or radio, a toaster over, and the electric can opener?