While details are important in finding a new home, try to think bigger picture. Superficial things like carpet, paint color or décor may catch your attention, but can be changed relatively quickly and inexpensively (based on your budget). What should take priority are the bigger things that are harder, or perhaps impossible, to change like location, size, physical configuration, school zones, etc.
Your primary goal will be to find a home that will meet your family’s needs. You will have your standard requirements like bed and bath counts, pool, etc., but you should have additional considerations such as: