10 Things a Home Inspection Doesn't Cover

Red Paint

Sure, interior designers love vivid colors. They'll tell you that a couple of coats of bright paint will transform a dining room wall into a space worthy of Architectural Digest. When someone -- like you, the new owner -- goes to paint over the vermillion, aubergine or puce, you'll discover that paint is a lot less opaque than you imagined. Three coats of expensive latex later will have you looking at wallpaper samples, and won't that be fun?