Home Inspector Reveals The 'Red Flags' He Sees In Renovated Kitchens

If you're in the market for a new house, you might underestimate how important a home inspection is. Some people even end up forgoing it altogether.

Well, that could be a mistake. This home inspector recently shared some of his "red flags" when it comes to newly renovated homes. You should definitely pay attention to this and take some notes.

Bryan Standley is a home inspector who knows a thing or two about renovated houses.

In fact, he can easily spot what he calls "red flags" when he visits houses on the market. I think his tips are so valuable.

He now has a TikTok account where he shares some of his observations when he's on the job.

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Bryan enjoys giving out tips that can help future home buyers identify hidden problems in a prospective house. Isn't that so nice of him?

Since he started his account, his videos have been getting a lot of views.

So I'm going to share a few of his tips with you. One of the things he sees in newly flipped houses is vinyl flooring that resembles weathered wood. It seems that everyone is installing it in the kitchen these days.

It's really nothing special to write home about.

It's just a cheap solution that makes the place look decent, but homebuyers should take note if they see it. It's not the most durable flooring over time.

Bryan also isn't impressed with white subway tile, or the most basic kinds of granite or quartz countertops which are also common in modern flipped kitchens.

Here's a real problem with flipped houses.

Most of them come with a dishwasher, but the dishwasher isn't operational. Now, it becomes the new homeowner's responsibility to hire someone to install it upon buying the place. It's an added expense, and if you don't get a professional to install it properly, it can cost you even more down the line. Yikes!

Another thing that troubles Bryan are kitchen cabinets.

A lot of flipped houses have these cheaply made ones that he can spot right away. I don't know about you, but that wouldn't impress me at all if I wanted to buy a new house.

After reading some of the comments on Bryan's TikTok, I see that a lot of folks tend to agree with his smart observations.

Many of them say that he's totally bang-on when he points out all these little "red flags."

Bryan also did another video in conjunction with Military Housing Games where they point out some other mistakes.

In this hilarious video, he shows ridiculous things that get installed in the kitchen. I can't get over how crazy it is, ha, ha!

In these homes, when you try to open a drawer, it won't come out all the way.

So then you might need to open the oven. Oh, wait — or maybe it's the dishwasher. Ah, heck, let's just try opening all of them.

People on TikTok were having a field day with this one.

This particular video got over 15,000 views. Apparently, it, too, struck a chord with most folks. Some pointed out the shoddy construction and how that happens when you hire the wrong people for the job.

A lot of commenters couldn't help but laugh at the situation.

I bet you would laugh, too, if it didn't happen to you. I can't imagine how annoying that would be to have to deal with it every day. Am I right?

As it turns out, some folks admitted they, too, have a similar problem.

Wow, honestly, I wouldn't have bought a place that came with shoddy construction like this, but maybe that's just me. After all, if you're spending so much money, it should at least be done right, no?

But the funny thing is that even though this might be the case, people will still shell out big bucks to buy real estate.

I don't know. If I were spending that much money, I would at least want something of better quality. No?

So what do you think of Bryan's tips?

Would you find them helpful if you were about to buy a recently flipped house? I think his information is so valuable. The important thing is, you should consider hiring a professional home inspector so they can point out things like these in any homes you're considering.

h/t Insider