Interior construction of housing project with drywall installed and patched without painting applied

You Can Spot a Cheap House from the Finishes

Interior construction of housing project with drywall installed and patched without painting applied

The importance of the final touches in a new home build cannot be overstated. These finishes are what transform a house into a home, creating a completely customised reflection of who you are. When it comes to building a cheap house, it isn’t hard to spot when the corners have been cut. In this article, we’ll discuss common finishes on new homes and how to spot low-quality workmanship.

What are the Finishing Touches on New Homes?

Once the foundations and structure are finished, it’s all about choosing specific design techniques to give a home personality. Internal and external wall paint, roofing materials, and flooring are all amazing ways to transform a home into a beautiful space. Cheap homes are known for cutting corners, and this can affect the style, functionality and durability of your house.

How to Check a Home for Defects

It’s important to monitor the construction of your home throughout the entire process. Ask plenty of questions as the work progresses, and take the time to conduct a thorough walk-through at certain milestones. Look for large cracks, particularly at the corners of windows and doors. Inspect the wooden panels around the doors and windows of your home as these conditions may worsen over time.

Cracks in concrete driveways and flooring could indicate that there are issue due to reactive soil types.

Cheap homes have a tendency to mask their problems until you’ve lived there for a while, especially if the issues are to do with the plumbing or structural integrity of the home. In these cases, you may find yourself spending much more in the long run than if you were to choose a higher quality design in the first place.

Spotting Problems with Interior Finishes

A cheap house will often have water stains around the windows and doors, and cracks in the plaster walls which indicates soil movement and structural framing issues. If kitchen and bathroom doors are not painted properly, moisture may cause the wood to expand and crack. Other potential problems include faulty electrical wiring, tile cracks, uneven floorboards, water stains in the carpet.

Build a McDonald Jones Home for high quality, affordable, architecturally designed homes

A professional and experienced building team will minimise your risk of structural problems in your new home build. Before you choose a cheap house, speak to the team at McDonald Jones Homes. We offer a huge range of high quality, affordable home designs that will suit your needs and your budget. Call us on 1300 555 382 or contact us online.