Whether this is your first time moving or your fifth, getting used to a new house can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can make a new house feel just like home in no time at all. If you’ve moved recently and you’re struggling to adjust, here are a few ways to make yourself at home.
Get Your Bathroom Sorted
Next to your bedroom, your bathroom is where most of your relaxation takes place. It’s where you warm up in the shower, where you get ready for the day, and where you start to unwind at night. No matter how you slice it, the bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s also where you spend a lot of your time! And since almost 14.8% of bathrooms are fairly compact, unpacking and organizing your perfect bathing space shouldn’t take too long at all. Once your bedroom is set up, don’t wait on unpacking your towels and toiletries. In fact, you should move them up on your priority list. Start by giving your new bathroom a good scrub. While the previous owner likely had it cleaned before you moved in, there’s nothing like knowing you have a wonderful, clean bathroom waiting for you. Make sure that everything is in its proper place in your bathroom and that your decorations are up, too. If you need a new shower curtain, don’t wait! The sooner you can start relaxing with the comforts of your normal bathroom routine, the sooner you’ll start feeling at home in your new house.
Get Your Garden in Order
When you drive up to your house, the first thing you see is the landscaping. Does your new house’s garden make you feel like you’re coming home or does it feel foreign to you whenever you park your car in the driveway? If you’re not in love with your yard and garden, it’s a sign that you need to make a change. Fortunately, planning a new garden is no problem. Considering that almost 60% of potential home buyers believe that good landscaping can influence their buying decision, it’s likely that something about the yard spoke to you. Use that as a starting point! Whether it’s the walkway or a certain ornamental tree in the garden, give yourself a starting point. Once you have that, there are a few options in terms of how to proceed:
- Visit your local plant nursery to pick some new plants for your garden.
- Contact a landscaping company and get help crafting your dream landscape.
- Add some hardscaping elements to already-existing landscaping.
No matter how you proceed, the key is to select a plan that has your best interests in mind. If you’re all about sustainable living, maybe a vegetable garden and a lawn filled with natural vegetation could be the perfect way to settle into your new home. Whether you want to entertain or cultivate your own food, crafting a landscape that aligns with your passions is key to feeling at home in your new house.
Pick a Few DIY Home Improvement Projects
Sometimes you just need to get a little down and dirty to really feel at home in your new house. Fortunately, there are probably about a dozen home improvement projects you could start in on. While it’s a good idea to wait until you’ve settled to tackle any big home renovations, a few DIY projects here and there can help you develop the perfect aesthetic for your new house. Considering that almost 68% of consumers visit home improvement websites at some point, you probably have a few ideas in mind already. But just in case you’re wondering where to begin, here are a few small DIY projects you can tackle to make your new house feel a little more like home.
- Refinish your kitchen cabinets.
- Replace cabinet and sink hardware.
- Repaint your front door.
- Add coat and key hooks in your entryway.
- Install shelving in your bedroom.
- Paint the walls a different color.
These projects might seem simple, but you’d be surprised at just how much difference a small change can make. Sometimes it really does just take a fresh coat of paint!
Moving into a new house comes with its fair share of challenges. Adjusting to your new space just happens to be one of them. If you’re not quite feeling at home in your new house yet, these projects are sure to help you out.