This is a dangerous and virtually unusable kitchen cabinet.
This is a new house! The homeowners have yet to settle. Nobody has lived in it.
There is an electric cook top tucked into the granite counter.
And this is what you see underneath.
First, of all there is so much extra and unnecessary electrical cable servicing the cook top it is embarrassing.
Second, it is all so dusty it is embarrassing.
Third, the downdraft exhaust fan mechanism and tubing are placed to take up so much space it is embarrassing.
Fourth, not only is there duct tape used in the installation, but it is so ugly it is embarrassing.
Fifth, the electrical wiring is inappropriately stripped and exposed, and so dangerous it is embarrassing.
This is a high-amperage appliance with high-amperage electrical service! You don't even want the opportunity to nick or damage it!
Was the individual involved with this gem of a kitchen appliance installation a "professional?"
Is this what is done in all this builder's houses?
Is this what the "supervisor" sees and passes as acceptable? I would be embarrassed.
My recommendation: new construction inspections are essential. I recommend two - the pre-drywall and the final just before closing. You never know what you will find! I do a lot of these. People ask what is the most common thing I find. There is no common thing! Issues are all over the map. The quality of the construction of a house depends on two things - the supervisor who is on site every day and the subcontractors hired to do the work. When they don't care about quality, as evidenced by the photo above, watch out!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560