Now that you’ve moved in, what’s next?
Now that you’ve moved in, what’s next? – Congratulations on the big move! No matter if this is your first home or one of many, it takes a lot to plan and prepare for the big day. Now that you’re all settled in, what’s next? In this blog, we’ll cover some fun ideas for next steps with your new place.
Explore the area!
You’ve probably moved to a new area of town. While you’ve likely done some exploring before your move, it’s always a great idea to take a walk around your neighbourhood and the surrounding areas to familiarize yourself. Chances are there are some nearby parks and nature trails that could be a great new spot for an afternoon stroll.
Consider a fresh coat of paint!
Your new home could always use a fresh coat of paint. The previous owners likely had a very different approach to their home decor, so consider trying a colour that’s newer and more to your liking. Even if you’re not looking to change things up, you would be surprised how much a fresh coat of the same shade can brighten up the space.
Use the new space!
If you’ve upsized at all, it’s likely that your home has a lot more space to work with. If you’ve got an extra room in your new home, consider renovating it and assigning it a purpose. Consider a home gym to avoid expensive memberships, a home office to tackle nagging responsibilities or a games room to entertain guests.
Think about knocking down a wall!
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your home in the form of an upgrade, consider knocking down a wall to open up the space. This may sound extreme, but it would surprise you how much it can do to connect your living spaces to the rest of your home. Make sure to consult an expert beforehand to make sure that you won’t do any damage to the structure of your home.
Consider buying a tree!
Buying a tree can be a great way to improve the look and feel of your property. Not only that, it’s a great way to commemorate your move. Down the road, you’ll be able to look at it and reflect on the memories that have been made since. Just make sure you’re adhering to the city’s rules and regulations.
Plan out a garden renovation!
It’s likely that the previous owners had a different approach with their garden than you’d like for yours. This is the perfect time to plan out a garden renovation. Choose new flowers and plan which will go where. Purchase any garden ornaments you’ll want, like small statues or above-ground pots. Add patches of mulch to the corners of your lawn and resize others.
Try finishing your new basement!
This may not be applicable to your home, but if your basement has not been finished, there are plenty of directions you can take your renovations and upgrades.
Enjoy the new place!
Have fun exploring your new neighbourhood!
Lisa Fitzpatrick ABR, SRS
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