From a House to a Home – Buying a New House

November 27, 2017

buying new house essentials

Buying a new house is one of the most exciting experiences there is. You’ve finally found it. It’s the perfect property, in the ideal location – everything you’ve been looking for.

And now for the good news. The fun doesn’t stop! It’s time to turn your new house into your new home.

The welcome mat

There is no prouder moment than welcoming visitors into your new home, and the first sight they will see as they cross the threshold is that all-important welcome mat. The odds are that you will receive a few different welcome mats from various friends and family members; they will be all sorts of shapes and sizes, but the one you choose will say a lot about your future home.

All about the floor

It may sound strange, but the floors of a house play a big part in your level of comfort as you make your way around your new abode. While there is nothing wrong with wooden floors, the addition of strategically-placed carpets and rugs can help to absorb sounds around the house and make your new retreat feel as cozy as possible.

Break out your pictures, art, and souvenirs from your travels

Nothing says ‘this is home’ quite like surrounding yourself with pictures of you and your family. A home is a place where you can reflect on everything you have done in your life so far, and make plans for the coming years. Surround yourself with things that remind you of your happiest moments, your interests, and your fondest memories. It is even common for people to hang inspiring and decorative words around their house, such as “love” and “friendship”.

At the end of the day, it is all about channeling your personality through the choices you make, and all of these touches can add to the perfect recipe for home comfort.


People’s lighting preferences vary significantly, but there is no doubt that lighting can have a huge effect on the atmosphere of your home. A film in a brightly-lit lounge? Maybe not. But dim those lights, and the latest Oscar-winning movie could have a completely different appeal.   

The beauty of storage space

Over the years, homeowners have begun to realize just how important storage space can be when it comes to creating the perfect homely feel. A few stylish storage furniture additions can transform a house full of scattered bits and bobs into a neat, elegant and impeccably clean space. This is particularly handy if you start to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet.

The garden

For many homeowners, the garden is a sanctuary – an outdoor space where they can relax, unwind and take in the fresh air. Designing a garden to suit your tastes can be an extremely enjoyable experience. Water features, fire pits, gnomes, vegetable patches; the list is endless.

Enjoy the years ahead

At Waltham Estates, we are very familiar with that look of relief that washes over the faces of buyers after we help them find their perfect home. The stress is over, and all that remains is to plan, create that perfect cozy home, and enjoy life.

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