FIRST TIME HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO CREATING A SPACE YOU LOVE
Now that you’ve purchased your first home, what are your next steps?
I can remember our very first home purchase as if it were yesterday. We were so excited to leave the renters community to become first time homeowners and we couldn’t wait to exercise our right to add as much color and creativity as we wanted. No more white walls was something to celebrate.
There was one little caveat though, we weren’t sure where to begin or what we needed to make our house a home. Should we buy a sofa and loveseat or 2 sofas. Should we purchase a sofa with two chairs or a sectional? Should we seek help? Who should we call? How do we determine the right scale in furnishings? How much time and money should we invest in creating a functional and liveable space? Should we contact A designer, electrician, painter, color consultant, flooring specialist, wallpaper expert or should we be DIY’ers? How valuable is our spare time? Should we just get er done or do the project in stages? And the list goes on and on and on and on and….you get my point.
The good news is, we can help you answer some of these questions. we have a few tools to guide you through the process whether you seek professional help or choose to do it yourself.
There are a few important things you’ll want to do right off the bat and that is grab a binder and label it …MY HOME, OUR HOME, OUR FIRST HOME or just HOME. Go with whatever feels right to you. This is where you will keep everything related to designing a home that feels authentic to your soul. Keep it nearby as you meet professionals or shop your plan yourself. Some of the key items will include:
- Paint samples
- Inspiration photos
- Room dimensions
- Blueprint of home (if available)
- Fabric swatches
- Leather samples
- Samples of finishes
- Websites to visit
- Stores to visit
- Contractors in area
- Utility companies to contact
- Warranty information
- Snapshots of items you come across and want to remember
Make of note of your fav stores both local and online for sourcing your furnishings. Here are a few of our favs:
- Home goods
- TJ Maxx
- Joss and Main
- Tuesday morning
- Restoration Hardware
- Pottery barn
- World market
- Flea markets and Antique shops for cool one of a kind finds
Need inspiration? Find it here:
- Decorating Blogs
- DIY Blogs
Get organized using the resources below
- FIRST TIME HOMEOWNER CHECKLIST (what you need to do before moving in
- HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
- FREE PROJECT STARTER TOOLKIT
- WHERE DO I START? (20 WAYS TO GET A HEAD START ON CREATING A SPACE YOU LOVE)
- OUR DIY PLAN
If you are a first time homeowner Congratulations and good luck with your new home.
Thanks for stopping by friends. We partner with busy homeowners to create a space that feels authentic to their lifestyle and we blog about subjects that educate and inspire.
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