Wouldn’t it be great if every home came with a new homeowner guide? Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, leaving many first-time homeowners unsure of the things all homeowners should know — which renovations are new home essentials, and which can you leave for the future?
We believe there are two first-time homeowner needs you should complete as soon as possible: making the home feel like your own and updating your closets. The first of these homeowner tips focuses on changing your new house into a real home, while the second is one of the best ways to keep your home organized while you settle in
Make Your Space Your Own
Out of all the new homeowner tips we’ve heard over the years, one stands out above all others: Give yourself some time before starting significant renovations. Tempting though it might be to completely redo your new kitchen as soon as you move in, it’s best to live with it a while first. Doing so gives you a better idea of what works and what doesn’t, letting you fine-tune your eventual renovation design.
This doesn’t mean you can’t make some changes to your home as soon as you move in. Make your new home your own by completing any of these small projects:
- Change door locks to ensure no one has a key the previous owner forgot to collect.
- If possible, paint before you move in. Painting an empty house is much easier than painting around furniture and packing crates.
- Install new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Set up your smart home hub.
- Buy new window treatments.
- Get comfy — unpack your pillows, fresh sheets, and duvets first.
- Hang your favorite pictures and wall decorations.
- Change kitchen or bathroom hardware and faucets.
- Celebrate! You’re a new homeowner — have a party or get-together to break in your new home.
Create The Closet Of Your Dreams
Tips of new homeowners sometimes overlook the importance of setting up an ideal closet space. If you take the time to create a well-organized closet system first, you’ll find unpacking is much easier (and you’ll be able to find clothing and linen when you need them).
Installing modular closet systems is a quick way to organize a closet before unpacking. A modular system can be combined with tie, scarf, and belt racks, pull-out clothes racks, pant racks, and pull-out baskets to create a closet with space for everything you need.
Organize Your Kitchen
You may not be able to renovate your new kitchen immediately, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of what you have. Installing waste and recycling containers, base organizers, cookware racks, and other kitchen organizers before you unpack will improve how you utilize your kitchen space and help you put your mark on your new home.
Partner With The Right Experts
Whether you want a well-designed closet or a complete kitchen renovation, consider partnering with professionals. An interior designer or professional contractor can help you achieve the home of your dreams. Hardware Hut’s customer service can help you select and install your new home essentials. Whatever your needs are for your next project, our team of knowledgeable representatives is ready and eager to assist you. Contact us today!