How New Homeowners Can Make Their New Space Theirs

You bought a new home and now it’s time to make it your own to match your personality and style to make a comfortable living environment you’re proud to call home.

First off, you will want to make a list of all the projects and changes you want to make to your new home and prioritize by importance, safety and budget then by wants and wishes.  For instance, if you had a leak in your roof, obviously that would need to get fixed before repainting the walls because that leak is going to cause further damage to the interior of your home.

It’s important to set a realistic budget that you can afford.  It’s easy to get carried away with wanting to make a ton of changes all at once right when you move in.  Tackle one project at a time to stay within budget and expectation limits. You may also want to work with a home maintenance company, remodeling contractors or your local handyman to ensure the work is done correctly, safely and efficiently.

Here are some things that you can do to make your new house your own:

  • Change faucets, faucets can have a big impact to the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom.  Replace with sleek updated hardware.
  • Replace vanity and sink top. Replacing the vanity and sink top can be inexpensive ways to update the bathroom.  Also you can replace toilet paper holder and towel racks to personalize to your own style.
  • Paint walls and trim.  Pick colors to that you like and that will match your decor. These are easy changes and will make the house start to feel like your home.
  • Hang pictures and art.  Personalize your home with decor that matches your own style.
  • Switch out light fixtures if you’re not a fan of the existing one. Light fixtures make a huge impact a room.
  • Customize the storage. Take the time to plan out where you may need extra shelving or cabinetry for storage.
  • Add fun outdoor features such as fire pits, outdoor furniture, decks or patios, pergola, or waterfalls.
  • Change up the Landscaping. Build new flower beds or gardens and add your favorite flowers.
  • Update old floors. Whether it’s pulling up that old linoleum or polishing that worn out wood flooring, having nice flooring can set the tone for your entire room.  There are so many flooring options.
  • Refresh or replace your cabinets. Old looking cabinets can easily look updated by a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. Another option is to replace the doors with glass doors or reface doors to give your kitchen a more modernized look.
  • Add a new backsplash.  A simple and inexpensive way to make your kitchen look updated is to add a simple backsplash.

Congratulations on your new house and have fun making it yours! Contact us here if to discuss your home improvement project needs.