Building your new no or low deposit home is an exciting time. But it can also be a bit strange moving into a new home that’s never been lived in before. We all know that ‘new house’ smell. Some people love it and want it to last forever. But most of us want those old familiar smells and sounds to surround us again ASAP. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 8 tips on how to make a house feel like a home.
Feeling comfortable in your new house is important. And it can be the difference between simply owning a house or living in your dream home. So, read on to find out our top tips on how to make a house feel like a home.
Unpack Your Bed, Linens & Closet First
There’s no better feeling than laying in a freshly made bed with clean sheets. So don’t make that the last thing you get to experience when you move into your new home. In fact, make sure your bed and bedroom belongings are one of the first things you unpack and set up.
Getting this done means you’ll get to sleep in your familiar, comfortable bed and then wake up with a fully organised closet and drawers. That sense of comfort and familiarity really can’t be underestimated!
Get Your Favourite Collection or Art Out & On Display
Whether you collect stamps, pop vinyl, records, or movie memorabilia, getting your prized collection out on display ASAP is a fantastic way to get your new house feeling more like home.
Hanging up your art around your new home is another way to get that homey feeling as well. While it might be a bit early to start actually putting nails in and hanging things up, just having your art on leaning on walls around the place will help make you feel right at home. Of course, don’t forget about hanging a family photo to add a personal touch as well.
Fresh Flowers & Potted Plants to Add a Touch of Greenery
If you’re a bit of a green thumb, then getting some of your favourite indoor plants spread throughout your home is a great place to start. Not only do they bring actual life to your house, but they also add vibrancy and colour. Which will be great contrast to the white walls and clean interior of your brand-new home.
“Every year I help hundreds of renters escape the rental nightmare with my no or low deposit new home system. But I understand that a new home can feel a bit strange to move into sometimes.
That’s why every client gets to choose the façade and colour scheme that best suits them. It gives new homeowners a great opportunity to make their new house feel like a home before it’s even been built.”
Darren Walters, CEO & Founder of No1 Property Guide
Decorate & Have Fun Doing it!
While the brand-new appearance of a new custom-built home might appeal to some. For many of us, a splash of colour and personalisation makes a house feel like a home. So, before you start moving all your stuff in, have a look at all your rooms and decide how you might want to decorate or even repaint them.
Letting your kids pick the colour of their own room can give them something to look forward to and reduce the anxiety of the move for them as well! Don’t be afraid to go a bit crazy either, you’ve just bought a brand-new home, you can do whatever you want with it!
Celebrate Your New Home
The idea of a housewarming party doesn’t exist for anything. Inviting over your friends and family to celebrate moving into your new place will be a sure-fire way to make your house feel like a home. Don’t forget to invite your new neighbours around at the same time!
It’s a great way to introduce yourself and get familiar with everyone around you. And it will let you get a feel for the community.
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Moving into your new place should be a fun experience. And getting that new house to feel like a home is an important step in the moving process. The process is different for everyone though and you might have some other ways to help bring that old-home feel to a new place. Some other popular tips include, not ordering takeout for the first night, unpacking the bathroom first, adopting a pet, and even blasting some familiar tunes.
There’s no wrong or right answer here and what you do will be entirely up to you.
Still, renting and want to experience the feeling of moving into your own brand-new home? Then contact one of our New Home Specialists to discuss how Darren Walters’ no or low deposit new home system might be able to get you into your first home sooner than ever. Or complete our pre-qualification process to start your homeownership journey today.