Mistakes New Homeowners Make
It can be daunting when deciding how to decorate your new home. If you don’t know where to start, here are five things that you should avoid doing to help get you started.
Keeping the current layout
You don’t need to keep the layout you saw during your first home viewing or your final walkthrough. Some of the rooms may be set in stone, like the kitchen, a bathroom, or the master bedroom, but feel free to play around with others. A room that was shown as a bedroom can become your home office or a game room. Don’t settle for what’s there! Make the home your own.
Rushing your décor
You’re going to be living in your home for a long time, so take your time deciding how to decorate it. It’s worth the wait to get the things you want instead of the things that are available right now. You don’t want to look back in a few months’ or years’ time and wonder how your home may have looked with that couch or backsplash that you wanted. Wait it out to get the right pieces for you.
Not taking a risk
Renting comes with certain limitations, including not being able to change the flooring or paint your room a certain color. Owning a house means throwing all those restrictions. Take a chance and take on all those home improvement dreams you had in your apartment. Install new hardwood floors. Paint the walls. Let your creativity run wild.
Ignoring the outside
The curb appeal of your home is just as important as the inside, so don’t forget about it when you start decorating. Think about what you can do to make the outside of your home just as functional as the inside. Decorate the outside with a garden or other shrubbery, a fire pit, or maybe even a pool! Depending on the time of year, you may also need to spend more time tending to your lawn.
Ignoring the small problems
Problems have a way of creeping up on you, and without a super or handyman, you’re the one who has to fix them. Don’t leave little problems alone, as they can become big problems in the blink of an eye. Fix issues when they come up. Not only will it be less time-consuming, but it will also be less expensive.