With so many things that you want to do upon moving into your new home, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed about where you should start. To help you map out a game plan while relishing all of the newness, here are a few key things that you'll want to do in your first month at home:
While it can be incredibly tempting to want to dive right into decorating your new space, begin by unpacking the essentials and setting up your furniture. This will help to restore some normalcy to your life as well as get to know your new home. When you’re ready to begin decorating, consider hiring a skilled home designer. If you’re building a new home, most custom home builders offer a design service to package with your build.
2. Look for design inspiration.
Before running out to the store for new furniture, take the time to carefully research exactly what you want. Houzz is a fantastic interior design resource that allows you to create virtual Idea Books with furnishings and design schemes that inspire you. If you find something that you really like on Houzz, you can even ask questions such as where the piece of furniture was purchased or what the paint color on a wall is.
3. Get to know your new community.
In addition to taking walks through your new neighborhood, hunt for some new places where you'll want to spend your time, such as local parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping centers. Once you familiarize yourself with your new community, you'll feel much more at home.
4. Host a housewarming party.
You've built your dream home, so now it's time to celebrate! Once you have the boxes unpacked and your furniture arranged, host a classic housewarming party with your family and closest friends. Inviting your surrounding neighbors can be a great way to get to know them in a fun atmosphere.
At Empire Custom Builders, one of our greatest joys is having our clients' see the final product that they've been envisioning for as long as they can remember. Moving into your new custom home is an exciting process, and we hope you'll take this list to heart to make the experience more enjoyable during your first month at home.
Please contact us at Empire Custom Builders to learn more about the custom home building process and the types of projects that we've completed in Central Florida.