This section covers comfort features to look for for the "house as a whole" which are not room specific.
Your Home's "Livability" or comfort features are dependent on the way you prefer to live - like noise, traffic flow, total square footage, storage space, outdoor access, etc.
All these features ultimately affect how happy you will be and how long you will want to stay in that home.
Some of these topics are also what contributes to an energy efficient home.
Have you ever looked at where the air vents or returns are placed in the ceilings of rooms before you rent or buy? Most people never think to look up! Or in some Northern climates the registers are in the floor. There may be heating strips along the base boards.
- ALWAYS think about how much you will need! Even if you are just starting out and everything you own will fit in your car.
- Lighting adds either positive or negative factors to the house overall or to specific rooms. It can make or break the ambiance of your home.
Flooring & Carpet Use
- there are several unique ways and places to use carpet!
Are you sensitive to noises?
Do they wake you up at night or cause you concern? Is a quiet environment around your house a criteria which would be a high priority for you? Check this list of noise sources to consider around a potential home.
Windows & Doors
How many windows and how big are they? Check this page for the many ways your windows influence the look and feel of a home.
Window Blind Design
Pro's and Con's of the new style Cellular Blinds are described in this review.
Directional Orientation - Which direction does the front or the back of the house face and how will this influence your costs or daily living?
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