If you are soon to be a new family and are among the many who have just been handed their first set of keys to your first home together, congratulations and welcome to an exciting time in your lives.
As they are preparing to move into your new home, this is time to sit down and receive guidance on your vision for how you want your home to look. Naturally, your main concerns are going to come down to time and your initial budget, and here are some tips you can take on board to help that first home turn into a relaxing and stable atmosphere to build upon.
Gone are the days where your parents were there to clean up after you and cook your meals, now you are the responsible ones.
Not every corner of the house needs to be cluttered with all sorts. Clean spaces provide a very contemporary look and being minimal in the approach towards decor, flooring and furniture provides more character space and the ability to rearrange the room over time.
A lot of things you have moved out of your bedrooms will probably not be of everyday use anymore, so be harsh with what you want to store away to get started.
2. Easy Care
Instead of getting a lush comfy carpet for the rooms, take a look at alternatives that save on stress and hassle.
Carpets can stain and wear a lot faster than alternatives like Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring and are not as durable for furniture or heavy items. With vinyl flooring, you will indeed find it easier on your finances due to its relative cheapness in comparison to real hardwood or stone. The good news is you will also find that its scratch, stain, water and temperature resistance will not have you both dedicate time to endless cleaning or repairs.
3. Areas to Save on Bills
As 2021 will be seeing a lot of implementations of smart meters throughout the UK, which means you will have first-hand experience of where their money is going, as well as how leaving those upstairs lights on eats away at the electricity.
To gain a bit of extra benefit you could install underfloor heating which makes the house a lot warmer and cosier without requiring the heating on throughout the day. Although not a natural fit with a real hardwood floor, underfloor heating can work perfectly with luxury vinyl tiles or planks to give a natural comfort underfoot whilst providing enough warmth throughout the house.
Now you are moving into a new home, it is time to concentrate on the things that will stay with you and help to provide stability for your family nest.
Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by Lucy Clarke