One of the most exciting things a person or a family can do is buy a new home. Moving into a new space that is all your own is rewarding and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Taking pride in something you own is much easier than having to rent or just borrowing from the owner. It may take some time tough, getting settled in your new place and truly making a space that feels like home. Like anything else, it will take effort to create a comfortable home that reflects the spirit of you and your family. Much of what needs to be done can be taken care of before moving into the space.
Most people prefer to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls of their new home, even if the previous owners painted in preparation for the sale. In order for a space to feel like your own, the walls should be a color you are comfortable living with. Even if you make only slight changes in color, the walls should complement your furniture choices and your personal style. If you paint prior to moving in, you will not have to worry about covering furniture and protecting it from paint spills. Just be careful not to knick the paint on the walls when moving furniture.
Once the painting is done, change any flooring you do not like. If you save the flooring for after the paint job, you do not have to worry about paint spills on old carpet and flooring. Taking care of flooring installations before moving in also prevents you from having to work around the furniture. If you are having the furniture professional installed, speak with the company about a discount because they will be performing less work.
After you have bug problems solved, walls painted a pleasant color, and the flooring of your choice installed, give your new home a thorough cleaning. Not only are you cleaning up the remnants of the work you have been doing, you are getting rid of the feeling of it being the previous owner’s home. No matter how clean the previous owners may have been, you still want to wash away their dirt before moving in.
Taking care of all of these things makes settling into your new home easier. If you get to spend the first nights in a clean home, feeling as if you are well on your way to creating a space you love, you will be even happier with your purchase. Best of all, the house will be all your own to organize, decorate, and turn into a home.
Written by Stewart Wrighter