When you’re thoughtfully budgeting for your new home, have you stopped to consider what you will need after the papers are signed? We would hate to see you reach the finish line — and sign piles of papers — without thinking about the last hurdle you will need to cross: furnishing your home. When you cross the threshold of your new Hamlet home, we want you to step into a cozy and personalized retreat, not a barren wasteland. Things like furnishings, appliances, curtains, and décor, can all add up quickly. So, before you step into a house asking yourself why it feels so empty, we have some tips to help you with your shopping.
The Essentials for Your New Home
There are multiple items that you’ll need to purchase to maintain your home. These items will also help you during your move, so keep them easy to access.
- Garbage Bags. During the move, you will have trash from boxes, snacks, and miscellaneous items you didn’t realize made it through the move. Rather than leaving a pile to clean later, clean as you go. You’ll save time and not have to work in a cluttered space.
- Basic Tools. If you don’t have a homeowner’s arsenal of tools, start building your collection now. You’ll need them down the line to maintain your home, and they will be handy during your move. A few necessary tools include things like box cutters, hammers, screwdrivers, and a drill.
- You never know when you’ll need some AAs. We suggest keeping a variety of batteries on hand to save yourself from multiple trips to the store.
- Toilet Paper. This one is a no-brainer. You’ll need it eventually, so you may as well have it on hand sooner rather than later.
Furniture & Appliances
Our list for furniture and appliances can get very long very fast. Think about what you use on a daily or weekly basis, and make sure you have the items in your home to accommodate. Another good tip is to list the rooms in your home and consider how much furniture you need to fill each one. If you are moving into a four-bedroom home from a 2-bedroom apartment, your list could be quite long. Number items according to priority and purchase them as your budget allows.
One of our favorite parts about moving into a new home is when new buyers make it their own. Filling your home with furniture is great, but your home can look sterile without the added personality that décor provides. Items like pillows, curtains, rugs, and other thoughtful touches can make your new house feel more like home.
Smart Home Technology
More and more desired by new home buyers are smart home devices. You can simplify your day-to-day activities and save money on your utilities from smart heating and cooling systems and thermostats, robot vacuums, command systems like Alexa
and Google Home
, and controlled lighting systems. All of these devices can be controlled by your smartphone, and some can even be accessed remotely. Have the listed items but nowhere to put them? Contact the selling team
at Hamlet Homes and get started building your dream house today. Or, take a look at our move-in-ready
new homes for sale throughout the greater Salt Lake area.