Buying a new build property
Buying a new build property can feel like a dream come true. Not only are there great home-buying schemes available for first-time buyers, but a new build is exactly that – a new building that you can enjoy from the start. There are no issues when you move in, and there’s barely any cleaning to do either. You don’t have to get rid of bad ‘60s carpets or remove damp and mold. It feels like a breath of fresh air to be able to move in because everything is already done! But sometimes, because everything is already done and brand new, your new build can lack character. So, instead of sitting back and feeling a little out of place, it’s time to add a whole lot of personality to your property and make it your own.
Pay Attention To Detail
One of the first ways you can add your own spin on things in a new build property is to focus on the little things. Sometimes, it’s the finer details that can really set a property off – especially when it looks the same as many others inside. So, add things like new door handles and antique light fittings to injects a lot more character into a simple space.
If you’re new build property in mainly magnolia throughout (which it is likely to be), you might want to give it a new lease of life with a lot of colour. Adding colour to your home can be a really effective way of bringing out personality. But you don’t have to stop there; you can add prints in too. Printed wallpaper or tiles can really change the look and feel and add that level of character you were looking for.
Accessories can work wonders. Not only do they add an element of style, but they can also transform the overall mood of a room. If you feel like your new build property is cold and dull, you can warm it up with texture. It’s also the best way to make your home have a more cosy feel to it. Choose faux fur and wool, fleece and even silk to add a homely, comfortable feel to your main living spaces, and it should completely change how you feel.
Another thing to remember with your new build is that, just because it has had everything new done for you, it doesn’t mean you have to like it. If there are some pieces that you really don’t like, then change them. If your hate the kitchen cabinets or the colour of the bathroom tiles, you’ll feel better for replacing them, compared to just leaving them how they are!
Give Each Space A Purpose
Finally, it can also help to give each room in the house a purpose. You want to make sure that each room has it’s function and the right feel, so you’re going to want to figure out what they are early on. If you’re living room is for relaxing, dress and design it in a calming way. If you have an office to work it, make it clean and functional so that you don’t get distracted. When you focus on purpose, you can also inject an entirely new feeling to the house overall.
Blog Posted: 21st December 2016.