The construction industry is filled with a variety of many different terms that vary from coast to coast. Many of you may have heard the words ” good bones” used in your favorite remodeling show or when talking to a realtor. In fact, the term is becoming very familiar with contractors and homeowners alike, but we all have different ideas of what this term means.
Good bones are similar to what you would expect them to be in a human body, as you would want them to be on your home. They are the stable support system that keeps our homes standing even after the exterior starts to show signs of aging. While our eyes can quickly spot if a home needs exterior work or cosmetic updates on the inside, it is a little harder for us to determine if the house structure is in good shape. In fact, many homeowners prefer to purchase a brand new or turn key property. Homeowners decide on this purchase with the expectation that the bones of the home are new and that there are zero problems with the house when they move in, which more times than not this is true. However, a homeowner should always keep this in mind, you can have the best of the best building materials put into a home, but they can be useless if they are not installed correctly.
When purchasing a home for the first time or for the last time, be sure to take some time to check out some older houses too. While the home may need some cosmetic updates and repairs to fit your personal style and taste, older homes come with a lot of character that newer homes just do not have. The quality of craftsmanship and the product put into a house 50 years ago is just not the same material that you can purchase in today market. While the decision is ultimately up to you on whether to build a house, buy a new one or buy an existing home, the team at Hatch Homes is here for you.