Home improvements are inevitable for a newly bought property. And doing all or most of it before moving in would significantly help you. It’s an easy way to prepare your new home instead of doing things when you’re already in it.
This includes cleaning, minor repairs and even big remodeling among other tasks. Also, it’s easier to plan what add-ons you need while a house is still free from any belongings. The problem is, it’s quite confusing to know the improvement you should do during such phase.
Don’t know which improvements and tweaks to do in your newly bought home? Here are a few essentials you should consider:
· Replace or Re-key the Locks:
Begin by replacing the locks of the home. This is to make sure no one would break in using spare keys of old locks. But if you don’t want to replace certain locks, hire a reputable locksmith to rekey them for you.
· Give Attention to the Walls:
Be sure the walls are in good condition. Begin by removing old wallpapers. Then, check for holes, hairline cracks and peeled-off paint among other blemishes. Fill holes and cracks to stop it from getting bigger. Also, repaint the walls according to your preferences.
· Check Home Insulation:
Be sure to check and repair insulation systems in your new home. Check weather stripping on doors, windows and other areas where air exchange would take place. Fill it with caulk when necessary as well. This home improvements tip would help you avoid high energy bills during summer and winter.
· Polish the Floor:
Next, check the flooring if it needs repairs. If it’s great, properly clean it to avoid causing any blemish. If you have wooden flooring, for example, water and vinegar solution would do the trick. Also, be sure to properly clean carpets if there are any.
· Inspect the Ceiling and Roofing:
Check the entire roofing, ceiling and even the attic area. This is to avoid suffering from leakage during rainy days. Also, be sure to inspect the gutter and free it from any debris and dry leaves. That would help the water flow smoothly from your roof.
Be sure there’s no problem with the plumbing and drainage system to and from your bathroom, laundry and kitchen area. Also, check the sink, bathtub, and faucets to make sure they have no holes, splits or cracks. Repair any damage when you spot them or call expert services to help you.
· Install additional Storage when necessary:
See the entire home and know if it has enough storage for your family. Cabinets and racks are obvious add-ons since it would carry many of your belongings. But consider adding hooks as well, such as those intended for hats, jackets, and umbrellas among other stuff.
· Childproofing Features:
Be sure to childproof your home to keep your kids away from certain mishaps. Install gates near your stairs, for example, so little kids can’t go up or down without supervision. Also, be sure to keep cords and wires on elevated points to avoid cases of strangulation, tripping or electrocution accidents.
Do these home improvements tasks before you move into your newly bought home today! This would help your family comfortably settle down upon relocating for good.
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