Choosing A New House? Here Are The Features You Need To Watch For

There is a lot of excitement that swirls around when you buy a new house. You get to look through many different properties to find the one that will meet your expectations, and if you’re really lucky, you’ll find the money to be able to build a house from the ground up. Everyone has their own priorities when it comes to buying property, but there are some features that you should really look out for when you’re on the hunt for somewhere new to live.

We’re going to talk through all of the features that you should look closely at when you are looking for a new house. Understanding the features that will mean the most will help you in your search for the right property will be the best way you can eliminate the properties that don’t work for you. Whether you are buying alone or you are buying with a partner, you need to make a list of all of the things that will help you to choose the right house. Let’s check out the features that you need to look out for on your hunt for property perfection.

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Location, Location, Location

Every buyer wants a location that is easy to access, and they also want their home to be in the right location. You want to be in close proximity to shops, local schools, good recreational facilities. You also have to think about the local traffic flow and the proximity to the motorways. You don’t want a huge commute to your place of work, and if you’re buying abroad, you want to be close to the mountains or ocean – whichever takes your fancy. Location matters, so make a list of what you want from the location and then narrow down your search this way.

Lot Size

Are you building a house or buying? Either way, you want to make sure that the size of the lot on which the house sits is big enough for you and your family. You may also want to check out how big the lot is in case you decide to expand your home later on. Adding extensions and new buildings to your property will only be possible if you have the land for it. When you’re looking around places, you can picture the lot and how it will look with your house on it, but you want it to be what you need. You should also consider how private the lot is, how you’ll use the lawn and the length of the driveway!

Bedroom Numbers

Buying a house is pretty big, so you want to make sure that you consider the number of bedrooms that you want to have over time. You may not have children, but you plan to have them one day so you buy a house according to the family size you want. Of course, you can buy a smaller home and invest in it so that you can sell it later and upgrade to a bigger home, but if you want to avoid that, look at the number of bedrooms you could have right now and choose homes to look at with the right number of bedrooms.

Bathroom Numbers

Again, you want to get this right. You may have grown up in a home with only one bathroom, and so this time, you may want to see if you can find a house with an en suite. You could even build one in if you’re planning to build a house. You should look to see where the bathrooms are located, too. Some bathrooms in older homes are accessible by walking through the kitchen, but many people aren’t a fan of that layout! Choose the home with the bathrooms that make sense for your family.

Layout Of The Kitchen

Kitchens are a huge seller when it comes to buying a house. People look for the shape, the way the cabinets and cupboards have been built in, the appliances, the age of the kitchen itself. All of these are important kitchen features, and you want to get this right when you are laying down money on a house. The kitchen should match exactly what you want, and when it does, you get what you want from your investment.

The Price

Lastly, the biggest feature to consider is the cost of the home itself. If it’s in your price range or not, only view what you can afford. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time.


Tags: architecture, bedroom, home, house, new home

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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