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Top Things to Buy for Your First House

  There is nothing quite so exciting as buying your first home. Whether you are doing it with a partner or on your own, there are a few ...

 

There is nothing quite so exciting as buying your first home. Whether you are doing it with a partner or on your own, there are a few things you should concentrate on getting done after you move in that will stop it being a place where you stay and start being a cosy home. Here is a list of the top things to get after you buy your first house.


Appliances
If the appliances in your new home are small and impractical, it can make food prep a complicated process, especially if you have a family. When a house is put on the market, sellers don't want to put more money into replacing ageing appliances. Given this, new appliances are often a priority when you move in. Though, also remember that you can factor in the price of new appliances in your offer when you buy a home.

Give some thought to what appliances you prefer before looking around. You may even need a carpenter to alter the layout of your kitchen slightly. For instance, if you like a big fridge, the existing space for a refrigerator may need to be made larger, or if you don't need a trash compactor, you may want new cabinets or shelving put in its place.

 
Blinds + Curtains
When you move into a new house, one of the first things to think about getting installed is blinds and curtains. If it is possible, get measurements taken beforehand so that the installation can take place during the week you move. There is a brilliant blinds and curtains company that offers the lowest quotes—guaranteed—for all your custom-made shutters, roller blinds, and curtain requirements.

Getting blinds and curtains installed will not only give you privacy from interested observers but also provide insulation. Your utility bills will be significantly lower when you add an extra barrier between you and the weather outside. You can also choose curtains with blackout lining. This is perfect for those early summer mornings when the sun wakes you at 4 a.m.

 
Painting
If it is possible, try to get the repainting done before you move in. Leave the windows open in the empty house to get the air circulating and the smell of paint out. There has been a lot of talk in recent years over using organic or eco paint inside your home. This is indeed a consideration if you have small children and want their bedrooms toxic-free.

There are still a few concerns about the regulation of eco paints. As it now stands, nearly anyone can set up as an eco-paint producer, as the exact definition hasn’t yet been pinned down. The Ethical Consumer guidelines state that using water-based or plant-based paints are best and try to avoid ones that have titanium dioxide as an ingredient.

These are the things you should concentrate on fixing first when you have bought your first house. They are guaranteed to turn it into a home.