It’s easy to see why so many people are opting for new build homes these days. They are built to the latest energy specifications so you won’t be paying a fortune in bills, they are often out of town so you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and you don’t have to spend a huge amount of time and money getting rid of everything that the home’s previous owner did that you don’t like. Demand for these new build properties has been going up and up. However, it’s as true of new build flat pack homes as it is with any new property that you move into that you are going to have to find a way to make it your own.
Those first few weeks in a new home can be a slightly disorienting time as you settle in and get to grips with all those little quirks, so it’s really important that you start adding your personal touch as quickly as possible. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment
A lot of people find themselves getting awfully conservative when it comes to decorating their new home. There can be this strange feeling that once something is done, it can’t be undone. As understandable as that feeling is (because hey, we all like to get it right first time if we can), the fact is that your first weeks and months in a new home are the perfect time to take some big swings. This is the time to try those colours you were always worried would be a bit loud. Experiment with fabrics and furnishings because the more you settle in, the less you’ll feel inclined to roll the dice.
Get Out In The Garden
For a lot of new homeowners, the garden can seem a little intimidating. If you’ve been living in the city, for example, this may be the first time you’ve actually been responsible for your own outdoor space. As nerve-wracking as getting it wrong might be, the garden is space where you can let your creativity flourish and really give it some personality.
Get those gardening gloves on and get planting, welcome in some local wildlife with a bird bath, or even a pond, and get ready for spending a lot of time in the sunshine this summer by putting in a deck. You would be surprised at the range of style options available when it comes to decking, and Ecoscape has a beautiful range of stylish FSC certified decking that is beautiful and environmentally friendly.
Remember That This Is What You Make Of It
How many times have we thought about converting that spare bedroom into a bar? How many times have we wished that we had shutters instead of curtains? How often have we stared at the faucets in the kitchen and thought “these really have to go”? The fact is that, unlike moving into an old house or apartment, a new build really is yours to create. There’s no limit to the projects you undertake, you really can build it from the ground up. These projects can be big or small, and they don’t have to be undertaken right away, but remember that you are in on the ground floor and what you build is up to you. We’ll be welcoming in our loved ones soon enough, and wouldn’t it be nice to show them that this really is your home?