Want A New Home? 3 Upgrades To Watch For

Posted on: 4 June 2020

As you search for a new home, you can easily become overwhelmed with the details. From unique neighborhoods filled with character to custom cabinets, you might be concerned about looking for the right things when you start the house hunt. Here are three upgrades you should watch out for when you shop for a new home and why you shouldn't settle for anything less than the best. 

1. Professional Landscaping

When previous owners have made the choice to invest in professional landscaping, it can be a huge benefit to new owners. Professional landscapers can take care of everything from planting species indigenous to your area to making sure flowers bloom throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. Additionally, irrigation and sprinklers may be set up properly to ensure full coverage, helping you to keep new plants alive. 

If you tour a home and find that it has professional landscaping, take it as a good sign. Tour the outdoor spaces to find what kinds of things have been planted, and be on the lookout for further upgrades, such as waterfalls or fountains. 

2. Dual-Zoned HVAC 

While many HVAC systems are designed to be switched on and left to do their magic, some systems are set up with multiple zones, making it fast and easy to cool certain rooms of your home without cooling others and taking up excess energy. Special dampers in the system can open or close, making it easy to chill your bedroom or bathroom while the rest of your home remains energy-efficient. 

Dual-zoned HVAC systems can also be set up to heat and cool your upstairs and downstairs systems at different times. This is incredibly beneficial to homeowners who may not want to heat or cool the upstairs or downstairs areas of their homes during certain times of the day.

3. Underfloor Heating

If you are someone who hates stepping onto a cold, unwelcoming bathroom floor first thing in the morning, look for a home that offers radiant underfloor heating in the bathroom. By circulating heated water, radiant heating warms up a bathroom space for you based on a schedule, allowing you to enjoy a warm and welcoming floor first thing in the morning. 

As you search for a new house, be mindful of where you want to live and what kind of environment you are moving into. Learn as much as you can about an available property and the neighbors before you move in, and keep notes so you can keep contending properties straight. 

To learn more about new homes for sale, contact a real estate agent.