Finding a new apartment requires a lot of inspection. You cannot pack your bags and move into a new one. Because you are going to live in this space, it is important to have an apartment walkthrough. You need to ensure that all the provided amenities and supplies fit your lifestyle. In other words, inspecting your apartment is considering the home safety checklist. In case, if there are any issues you can fix them before you load the moving truck. So, if you want to know about the aspects of renting an apartment, this post is for you. To know, have a glimpse.
While inspecting, you should look if there is any crack, structural holes or water leaks. Do not forget to check around windows and doors. If there is any hole, make sure that your property manager takes note of it. Always remember, that you also look for the paint. It should not have any drips or chips on the wall. The apartment and the colour of the walls should consistently coincide.
The water pressure and temperature: The water pressure and the temperature is something which you have to cope with every day. Imagine wonky water pressure and when you take shower it is either too hard or gentle. Therefore, if you observe any such issues talk to the property manager so that changes are made before you shift to this place.
The Floor Plan
Evaluating the floor plan is one of the most important considerations while checking an apartment. Having “the best floor plans” in an apartment helps you to get enough space for yourself and your family. According to the design experts, you should look for an apartment that has 12-15 percent of the storage space. The built-ins such as cabinets, closets and pantries make around 15% of the floor plan with proper storage. Also, do not forget to look into the floor plan traffic footprint.
Right lighting boosts the mood. Coming back to the living space after a tiring day, you want an illuminating system that improves your mood. Thus, before you shift to a new place check the lights in all the rooms and make sure if the lighting system works well. Watch out for the cracks around the light fixtures. And, if you find one, get it replaced by asking your property manager.
Power outlets and electrical work: Power is used every day for charging our phones, kitchen appliances, TV, lights etc. While inspecting, check all the plugs in every outlet and make sure that they work properly. For this, you can even plug the nightlight and inspect if it is functioning properly. Also, ensure that they do not have any smell due to the burned outlets.
Bathrooms: When it comes to the problems, bathrooms are the most underhanded places. Hidden pipes, cabinets, leaking tiles they can make your living space worse. The bathroom needs to be inspected closely. Therefore, check the toilet, sink, shower, and tub.
You might feel inspection is an uninteresting task. But, checking out the things closely will let you rent the best apartment for you. There is no other way out. You will get the apartment you expect without any nuisance.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.