When my friend and I toured houses, my hubby as well as I checked out the layout of the floorplan, number of bathrooms, size of bedrooms as well as closet space; My buddy and I were anxious about the integrity of the roof, plumbing, heating as well as cooling systems.
The condition of the water heater, appliances as well as windows were considerations! As first-time homeowners, my friend and I weren’t all that knowledgeable about what features would make a big difference to our everyday lives.
My buddy and I were excited to get a good deal on a property in a unbelievable village. My buddy and I were excited with the big backyard, sizable front porch as well as two-car garage… It wasn’t until after my friend and I moved in that my friend and I realized how seasoned the electric system was. The condo was built sometime in the twenties, before there were lots of appliances as well as electronics that required power. The bedroom provided two outlets, while most of the other rooms only had one. The bathrooms had no outlets at all. The majority of overhead lights operated by way of pull-chains rather than switches. There wasn’t enough room on the electric panel to expand as well as it still utilized old-fashioned fuses. My buddy and I had no choice but to hire a licensed electrician to upgrade the electric panel as well as rewire the whole house. It was an pricey project but necessary. My buddy and I not only wanted the convenience of light switches as well as plenty of outlets but the safety as well… With the number of appliances drawing power, the old wiring could have easily been overloaded as well as become a fire hazard. The electrician brought the home’s wiring as well as panel up to local code requirements.