What annoys you? It could be those same things, or perhaps it’s the lack of electrical outlets or the fact that there’s no mud room for shedding shoes in wet weather.
Make two lists, with anything that gives you a nice warm feeling going on the “I want” list. Put everything that makes you frown on the “I don’t want list” or put its opposite on the “Do want” list.
Consider having each member of your household make these lists, so you can compare your answers. You may learn that a feature that doesn’t matter at all to you matters a great deal to someone else.
When you’ve finished, give your agent a list of features you must have and features you would like to have. At the same time, let him or know about the features that would make you automatically reject a listing.
These lists can simplify your search and prevent you from wasting time viewing Pittsburg houses that just won’t do for you and yours.