You bought your dream house and soon enough you are moving in? If your new place is brand new you are probably all set. Except if you have babies or toddlers, then you really need to babyproof before you move in. In case your new home is not brand new, then you need to do a little work to make it perfect for you and your family to move in. It’s easier to do it prior to moving in without all the furniture, rugs, mirrors, appliances, and other stuff you might own. You can read here about some home improvements you can make before you bring the furniture in.
What is the first thing to do?
Change your locks.
Obviously, if you have some repairs to do, this is your priority. Next on the list of home improvements is interior painting. Since your furniture is not here yet, now is a perfect time. Are you tired of boring white walls? Add some pretty wallpaper, or some bold-colored accent wall to spice up your new place. Do you like brick walls? If your living room seems small, adding big mirrors will make it look more open and bigger.
Carpeting seems like a logical next move. Still no furniture, so now is a perfect time. If the carpets you got with the house are nice looking there is no need to change them. Just hire a deep cleaning service. When you move in, the house will smell great.
Check all smoke alarms, install burglary alarms. All safety systems must be checked before moving in. Think, do you need any new alarms?
Make sure your house is winter-proofed and mold-free. You do not want to find out that one when it’s cold outside.
Home improvements that are good for your soul!
Think about plants. Even if you do not know a lot about them. They are great for purifying the air, they look nice and stylish and most important of all they become part of the family. If you have a balcony then this can be your perfect place for the plants. Your job is only to choose which plants are the best for the balcony.
Also, think about adding some smart light. This will give you the power to control the light with your phone and also change colors! That is great for setting the mood.
Do you have a basement?
Basement can give you so many opportunities. This can be whatever you need it to be. Do you need the room for storage? Maybe this can be your man cave or your peaceful sewing place. It’s all up to you. The best part of this is you can definitely DIY it with the help of some tips and make it an even more special place for you. Also, this can be your go-to storage while moving in. All the ugly boxes can be kept out of sight and with that in mind you are good to go. Stay safe during your move and hopefully, this will be your perfect dream home in no time.