Moving house – How to make your new home your own

How to update a newly bought home

Moving house can be stressful. Often people give up at the last hurdle when it comes to the final stages of moving to their home and refurbishing.

Here are some simple things you can do to help give your new home that personal touch.

Refurbishing utility features

The worst part about moving into a new house is gradually discovering all of the issues the previous owners have left behind, in terms of utilities such as plumbing and electrics.

Before you move into your new how you should get all of the important utilities checked out, to see if they are in need of refurbishing. You may also choose to change these features anyway to fit your preferred design and needs.


35% of people said that they had issues with blocked drains when the first moved into their home

You should get a plumber in to check all the plumbing work in your new home is in good order and that anything needs to be fixed. Most plumbers will be able to provide a maintenance or repairs service but it is important you choose the right plumber that can complete the work to the standard you want it to be, in order to your home personal to you.

Exterior Features

Updating your home’s exterior features doesn’t just mean painting the walls. Many newly bought homes are in need of roof renovation, including new tiling and gutter installation.

Windows are a feature that is important when it comes to making your home your own. Getting new windows not only brings your own style into the home, but it means that you can increase security and energy efficiency all at the same time.

Updating the style


There are a number of interior features you can change to help make your new home more suited to your tastes and lifestyle. These include:

  • Architraves
  • Skirting
  • Wardrobes
  • Cabinets
  • Staircases
  • Bannisters and balustrades
  • Windows and doors

Painting & Decorating

From a single ceiling to a full house redecoration, giving your home a lick of paint can improve its appearance hugely, giving it your own comforting touch.

Whether you are stuck for decorating ideas or have specific demands about the aesthetics of your property, getting a painter in to discuss and then to meet your requirements and transform your home can make a whole world of difference.

painting and decorating services include:

  • Interior painting
  • Exterior painting – gates, railings and masonry etc
  • Wallpapering
  • Wall preparation
  • Plastering
  • Dry lining
  • Artexing
  • Coving

Adding your own personal touches

It seems obvious, but this step is often overlooked.

By simply hanging photos and art on the walls and buying new furniture that you love you can make your new home your own.

Stress and anxiety feelings are often common in people who have just moved int a new property that doesn’t feel like home.

It is proven that looking at art improves your happiness. by simply adding personal touches like art to your new home, you can avoid having these overwhelming feelings.


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