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Must Have Purchases for Your New Home

Moving into a new house is very exciting no matter what your age. But it can also be very daunting – especially if it’s your first home or you haven’t relocated for several years. It can therefore be difficult to know what to buy for your new house. Will you need new furniture? Does it come equipped with security features?

There’s many things to consider when moving – which is why so many create a prioritized list to help with the process. An invaluable resource, it will help you to determine what to look out for in your new home and things you have to sort out in your current home before moving day.



If you’re still unsure as to where to start, however, this list of the top 5 must-have purchases for your new home will come in handy:

Homeowners Insurance


No matter where you’re located in the world, home insurance is an essential purchase to make. Whether you’re looking at properties in an area which faces poor weather throughout the winter months and require Homeowners insurance for hail damage or you simply want coverage in case of a burglary, it can prove to be vital.

Giving you the peace of mind that you require, you’ll know that you will be protected in case anything goes wrong with your property throughout the year.

Home Security


Following on from the above point, alongside insurance, you might want to invest in home security. Monitoring your home throughout the day and night, any potential thieves will take notice and be less reluctant to break in.

If they do try to, however, your alarm could notify the police and your security cameras will capture them on tape.

Safety Features


Now you have your home security in place, it’s time to consider what other safety features you might require in your new home. Although many modern homes come equipped with certain alarms, some do not. Which is why it’s important to check your new home for the following:

A smoke alarm
A carbon monoxide alarm
A touch
A fire blanket
A fire extinguisher

If they don’t have any of the above, it’s a good idea to invest in them before move in day or the moment that you’ve moved in.

Smart Home


Nowadays mostly everyone uses the internet. A way of purchasing items online, working remotely or scouring social media, many homes around the country and the world are active online. When you’re moving into a new home, you’ll want to consider what smart home features that you’ll need.

A modem and router are the basics that many people have, but a lot of modern households now want even more features. From a smart thermostat that uses Wi-Fi to control the heating to Amazon Echos and other voice-controlled devices, the possibilities are endless.

Furniture!

Now comes the exciting (albeit expensive) part! Buying furniture for your new home. Although, of course, you’re bound to bring a lot of your current furniture with you, it can be a time to budget for some new pieces.

So what should you buy for each room? Although you might have some of these pieces already (which you can check off along the way), you can take inspiration from the following:
Living Room Furniture

The living room is perhaps the central hub of the house. A place that you can sit with your family and relax with a film or talk until the early hours of the morning, it must be comfortable and welcoming.

When moving into a new home, there are certain items that you need. Of course, what you have in your living room will depend on your preferences and your budget. But, this main list of items are what you tend to find in households:

  • Couch
  • Armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Sideboard
  • Television
  • Kitchen Furniture

The kitchen is a wonderful place; a room in which you can cook beautiful meals for your family and catch-up with friends, it must be equipped with all of the essentials. And whilst it might not have a breakfast bar or island in the middle of it, there are certain utensils that you should keep an eye out for:

  • Dishware: plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, coffee cups, etc.
  • Silverware: knives, forks, spoons, steak knives
  • A spatula
  • Whisks
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Tupperware
  • Frying pans
  • Saucepans
  • Bottle opener/corkscrew
  • Measuring cups or spoons - for the avid baker.
  • Rolling pin
  • And more.

Appliances


Alongside the above, you might want to ensure that you have the following appliances for your new home:

  • Oven
  • Fridge freezer
  • Pressure cooker
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Blender
  • Toaster oven 

Bedroom Furniture


A bedroom isn’t just a place to rest your head at the end of the day. It’s also a room that you can add personality too – whether that be through colorful art, a big California King bed or a beautiful throw. No matter what style of bedroom you’re opting for, you will need the following:

  • A comfortable bed with a mattress and headboard
  • Bedside tables
  • A closet
  • Bedside draws
  • Mattress protector
  • Pillows + pillowcases
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Duvets

Dining Area Furniture


The dining area is a magical place. A room in which you can enjoy unforgettable Thanksgiving meals, Christmas and other occasions in throughout the year (as well as daily), it needs to be stylish yet functional. For the area, you will need the following essentials:


  • Dining table - that seamlessly fits into the space
  • Dining chairs - that fit snuggly underneath the table
  • A sideboard
  • Curtains/blinds 

Bathroom


Whether you have one, two or several bathrooms in your new home, it’s vital that you have all of the required items within it. Of course, it will come with a bath or shower built in. But there are key purchases you will want to buy, in order to make the room as functional as possible for both you and your guests:

  • Shower curtain
  • Bath rug
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet seat
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Soap dish
  • Trash can
  • Shower caddy
  • Towel racks
  • Toiletries
  • Air fresheners
  • Toilet tissues

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