13 essentials that will instantly make your house a home
When you are finally ready to move into your newly built home, you are likely to get excited beyond words. One of the first thoughts that may cross your mind is how you are going to furnish and accessorize the house. Unless you make a plan from the outset and stick to it, you might end up buying more things than you need. Considering that you now have a mortgage, you are probably not going to be able to fill the new home with everything you have dreamed about right away. These are some items that you can and should start with to give your home some character and make sure you have the essentials covered.
To decorate the walls, make sure to hang some family photos and a favorite piece of art. Any visitor to your home will understand how important family is to you and these photos help bring a good vibe into your new space. Whether the art is a classic piece or a rare item you found while on vacation, it is bound to add some color and intrigue to your new home.
After a hard day at work, you will want to sit in your favorite chair as you relax and bid farewell to the day. Your chair should be comfortable and unique to give you a sense of appreciation. Since it will be an important part of your life for years to come, do not be afraid to spend a little more on the chair and see it as an investment.
Since you will want to show off your new home to your friends, you may want to invest in some high quality guest bathroom towels. And for those inevitable great parties you will be throwing, choose the right barware according to the types of beverages you will be serving. Also, some nice stylish entertaining trays will help set the mood for the gatherings in your new home. And for entertaining your friends you will need a docking station so that you or your guests can connect your iPhone or any other device to play some great music for the party. You may think of other things you would like to have for entertaining guests in your new home, but perhaps the most important thing not to forget, as many new homeowners often do, is plenty of toilet paper (the more partying you and your friends do, the more you will need … OK, we think you get the idea!).
There is something about plants that can bring life into a home and also have a calming effect, so adding some greenery can go a long way toward making your home more inviting. And, putting up house numbers with a trendy style can help increase the home’s curb appeal.
Since you will have to fix some things from time to time, a toolbox with at least a few essential tools is an important item for your new home. Eco-friendly cleaning supplies are a must as well to keep things spic and span. Some nice colorful pillows can instantly enhance the appeal of any room.
Check out Laura Serino’s article at domino magazine online for her suggestions: http://domino.com/13-things-every-new-homeowner-needs.
At True Built Home, we understand that your new dream home is about more than mere brick and mortar. Your home is an extension of your personality and style, so we work with you to help you get exactly what you want. Visit our website or call us today: http://truebuilthome.com.