Typically, an inspection contingency only allows you to request repairs of anything that you couldn’t see when you visited the house. Negotiate any cosmetic concerns into your purchase price before you enter into contract, don’t wait for inspections! Is paint chipping off all of the walls? Is the carpet stained? These are issues you have to factor into your purchase price offer, don’t wait to negotiate!
Also, consider whether you want certain things to be included in a sale and be specific in the realtor’s form contract…things like area rugs, chandeliers, sound systems, blinds and curtains, pool equipment, patio furniture, or appliances. It’s much harder once you have entered attorney review to negotiate these items.