5 Must-Checks When ID Hands Back Your Keys

· Interior Design

Interior Design Completed

What Is Next?

1. Check Your Carpentry 

Open up all your doors and cabinets to make sure that the hinge and opening mechanism are both smooth. While it should be discussed even before carpentry is done, make sure that the doors do not hit another door or wall when opened fully. Test the tracks for all drawers to ensure that your soft closing system works all right. On top of that, check for joints and any scratches that can be rectified before moving in.

2. Check the Paint Work

Go around the entire house and pay close attention to spot any chipped paint, uneven paint streaks or black smudges. Get ID or your contractor to repaint spots that are less than satisfactory.

3. Check the Floors

When checking for floors, look out for these two defects: damages and unevenness. Accidents can happen during renovation causing dents, tiny marks or chips on your floor, especially if it is wooden. If your floor is cemented, you’d want to check that the screeding is smooth and that there are no cracks or chips. Or if you are using vinyl for the flooring, take note that vinyl can warp easily if the original floor base is uneven. Flooring should be check right after it is done instead of at the end of your renovation. This is to avoid having to redo the entire floor after your cabinets or island is built on top.

4. Test Your Power Sockets and Switches 

It takes some time but this is absolutely necessary: Bring a light appliance with you when checking your house before handover by ID to ensure that each socket in every room is working. Test all switchers and your washer.

5. Ensure Waterproofing is Secure

Pour a pail of water and see how if it puddles in your toilet and balcony. Make sure drainage works – blockage can be a huge headache! The last thing you want is a water leakage or a seepage issue that becomes a big problem if it affects your neighbor.


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