Home Remodeling: It Shouldn’t Be Scary And Neither Should Buying a Home
HOME REMODELING SHOULDN’T BE SCARY – AND NEITHER SHOULD BUYING A HOME
Yesterday I told you about the client who called Leading Edge Homes, Inc. to install a tub and we discovered that other work had been done in the bathroom without a permit. The good news is – the problems can be corrected. The bad news is – it will be costly.
This reminds me of a home inspection I did last weekend. Yes, Leading Edge Homes, Inc. also does home inspections – and we do more than check to see if appliances work.
Signs That Work Was Done Without a Permit
The floor in a room is not at the same level as the main house.
A sliding glass door leads to an interior room.
Illegal Bathroom Remodel:
There isn’t a minimum of 15 inches from the center of the toilet to the wall, tub, or cabinet.
Illegal Kitchen Remodel:
If it’s obvious that new cabinets were installed, but the electric was not brought up to date.
How do you know? The receptacles need to be GFI protected, on a 20 amp circuit, and spaced no more than 4 feet on center.
If there is a counter top with more than six inches of overhang, there must be an electric receptacle underneath it.
If you want a professional remodeling experience or a home inspection with a home remodeling expert view, contact your local design-build contractor, Leading Edge Homes. Inc.
Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.
Leading Edge Homes, Inc. specializes in improving your lifestyle through room additions, bathroom renovations, kitchen updates, hurricane-resistant screen enclosures, and more! In business since 1991, they demolish your stress by building your trust.Visit the Leading Edge Home’s website or call 561-795-2551 to discover how they can help you with your next home remodeling project in Palm Beach County.