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Home Buying Tips from Whole Home

Posted on March 11, 2016 by kim

Buying a home is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Of course you’re thinking about the location of the home and whether it fits your family’s space needs and style. But what else should you look for that you might not have factored in? The experts at Whole Home have a few other things you might want to consider when buying a home.

Look for homes with no-step entries. Stepless entries are helpful for many reasons. Day-to-day activities such as bringing in groceries, furniture, or strollers are easier when you don’t have to maneuver a bunch of steps. These entryways also help family members and friends who struggle with stairs feel more welcome in your home.

Another thing to look for is a first floor bathroom. Having a bathroom on the first floor is much more important than you might think. You spend most of your time on the first floor, so it’s more convenient to have a bathroom on that level. There are practical concerns to think about too. Going up and down stairs to get to the bathroom could be difficult for expecting mothers, small children or older family members and friends. 

Looking for a first floor laundry room, or space for one, is also a good idea, for many of the same reasons. Doing laundry is a time-intensive chore. Having it close by means you’re more likely to get it done and not forget about it. It also eliminates the potential hazards of walking up and down stairs with baskets full of clothes, especially if the stairs become cluttered with shoes and toys.

Buying a home is a huge commitment. Once you find the right home, you’re going to want to stay there for a long time. These tips can help your home continue to meet your needs no matter where you are in life. If you’re already in your dream home, but need a few updates to make it perfect for your current lifestyle, call the experts at Whole Home. We can work with you to make your dream home even better. 



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