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Counters and Cabinets
Counters and cabinets are generally found in kitchens and bathrooms. Counters can be made of a variety of materials, from wood to laminate to ceramic tile to natural stone. Cabinets are usually made from wood, but metal cabinets may also be found, particularly in older, mid-20th century homes.
An inspector will generally look over at least one cabinet in each configuration, and a thorough inspector will check out all cabinets and drawers that are accessible. Counters can give clues to underlying water problems, particularly if the underneath side of the counter is stained, warped or rotted. Cabinets should be hung so that the doors open and close easily and be flush with the wall behind them.