When you buy a new home everything is new, and on new construction, details matter.
Things should be finished, things should be clean, things should be properly installed and working as intended.
Most people like for their new kitchen to pop, especially if they have spent big bucks to "upgrade" it to the gourmet whoop di do.
This kitchen exhaust hood is beautiful.
It's a little disappointing to see that they didn't take all the plastic off.
And the finger prints all over the thing aren't quite attractive.
As I said, details matter.
My college biology professor said that looking at anything too closely will reveal things we might not want to see.
His observation was that if we were to look real closely at the prettiest girl's nose, we would be horrified at what we saw there!
He was probably right.
But the point of the final walk through of new construction is to have a final look see!
And most buyers are looking closely.
So is their home inspector!
And looking closely at this hood we see...
Obviously the installer was not very careful.
And may have actually done damage to the unit.
It's disappointing to say the least.
So, the buyer simply adds this to the list of things to discuss with the supervisor!
The damage was to both sides.
At least they were consistent and even with their installation techniques!
My recommendation: when you have a final walk through on new construction, have a close look. And, even though it might be the prettiest girl's nose, you might find some stuff you don't want to see!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560