Getting a new home is exciting, but you have to make a plan on how you would like the new home to look and feel ahead of time to lessen your stress. Picture how you would like to make use of the new home and define a personal style. Do you need to repaint? Do the existing appliances from the newly bought home suit your need functionally and esthetically? Would your old furniture bring the design elements that you would like for your new home? Figure out the big items in the new place first before you purchase new decorative accessories would make designing the interior space of your new home easier.
Timing of the Preparation
As soon as the deal is firm, you can start cleaning at the old place. This is the perfect time to start over by getting rid of stuff that are no longer relevant in your new place. Take a week or two for the decluttering project. This may involve making sales or donation of your possessions. Then start the packing your belonging to bring to the new home. You will find the moving process a breeze if you started the process early.
Start with the Bedroom
The bedroom would be a good starting point to make yourself feel comfortable at the new home as soon as possible. You will need a comfortable place to rest after all the hard work is done with moving. Find beddings that matches the color of the room and you would have started on the right foot. Have a good night’s sleep and decide if the window coverings have worked to your satisfaction.
Next, the Kitchen
Since kitchen is a high-traffic space in the new home, it should be attended to next. Consider swapping out the overhead lighting and cabinetry hardware to drastically change the character of the kitchen. On the other hand, simply setting up the table with placemats and tableware would set you up for the right mood.
Develop Storage Solutions
Before you unpack for a new home, designate areas in the house to store old stuff in an organized fashion according to their function. That way, you will keep everything simple and clean. Take out your garbage can out immediately as you will be using it from day one.
Decorating your new home does not have to be expensive. Little things like getting a new standing lamp or upgrading your light switches would add accents to your new home with personality. We are glad that you are at this stage of the home buying process. Great job! We hope you enjoy your new home. If you have any question relating to real estate in Greater Vancouver, please do not hesitate to let us know.