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Some changes to your home are best left to professionals
When looking to purchase a home, part of the fun is imagining putting your personal touches on the house. Like changing out that hideous lime green carpet for a much nicer shade of fuschia. No question, home improvement is an extremely individual form of expression.
Seeing decorating train wrecks or just plain dated motifs is part of the usual landscape for a home inspector. Occasionally these glaring style faux pas are mentioned during the buyers initial conversation with me on the phone. I politely point out that "ugly" has no impact what so ever on the job I am there to perform.
Well that's not entirely true. Ugly to me, the home inspector, has different connotation. I tend to admire good or exceptional workmanship. I'm certain a client or two has wondered about my over enthusiastic raving regarding the "beautiful" electric panel or new boiler's plumbing. As it's been said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What I find offensive to my sense of style are unprofessional alterations to the home's equipment. For example the electric service panel.
From my experience, most people tend to shy away from getting their hands into or around electrical ... more
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