What Constitutes "Good Bones" For You?

What Constitutes "Good Bones" For You?

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Regina Yunghans
Aug 24, 2010

When seeking out a new home, we here at Apartment Therapy have discussed deal-breakers here, here, and here. But what about deal-makers? What features of a home do you look for that you simply can't pass up? The "good bones".

For me, good bones include those elements of the home that I can't easily change due to their vintage or their cost of replacement. The short list includes:

  • A good ceiling height.
  • Solid floors in good condition.
  • Plenty of light from at least large-ish windows.
  • One unusual detail that sets the place apart from the other contenders: plaster moldings, oversized trim, or wider-than-average floor planks, for instance.

What's on your list of what constitutes good bones? Let's hear it below.

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