This is a collaborative post.
A new build home can be seen as a blank canvas. It’s a clean slate that has never been lived in by anyone else and will feel like your home as soon as you move in.
You may have a say in things such as the tiles and kitchen design if you’ve registered and been approved prior to its construction commencing, or maybe you’re moving in as is. Either way, once you’ve had your snagging survey come back clear and all looks good, you’ve got a new build home you’re going to want to make the most of it. In this article, we take a look at how you can really enjoy your new house.
How To Make The Most Of Your New Build Home
Consider storage and being as organised as you can
It’s far too easy to move into a new build home and instantly clutter it with all your possessions. Before moving in, consider any storage ideas that you can use, and be as organised as you can by implementing these ideas.
If you have a lot of shoes, a shoe cabinet may be an idea, or a hook shoe rack. Bathroom counters and basket shelves can also be great space savers and an ottoman bed is very useful as you can store things under the bed.
Read more: 8 Easy Space-Saving Wardrobe Hacks
Along with storage plans, it’s also a wise idea to go through all your items and throw away as many things as you can. You’ll be surprised at how much junk you collect over the years.
Plan to stay as long as possible
It’s a well-known fact that as soon as you move into a new build property it loses value. Therefore, if you want to make the most of your money and your new build home, ensure you stay as long as possible to make it worth the purchase. Try not to see it as a loss of money when moving in, as the main benefit of a new build home is that nobody has ever lived there before.
Invest in your outside space
Your outside space is just as important as the inside of your newly built home. When moving in, your focus may be preparing the inside of your home, but try to dedicate some time to sprucing up the outside space as well.
Think about adding new plants, new pieces of outdoor furniture, and specific lighting – lighting can add a new dynamic to outside spacing and it’s very affordable. If you are after any inspiration on outside space ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start.
How Will You Make The Most Of Your New Build Home?
These are just a few things you can do in order to make the most of your new build home. New builds are a great piece of property to have under your belt and won’t come with a lot of the snags that older properties might, such as leaking pipes, rust, or old electrics that need fixing.
What are some top tips you have for making the most out of your new build home? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.