If you’re in the market for a new house, congratulations! Perhaps you’ve already found somewhere that’s both stylish and functional. It may have plenty of curb appeal, and all the room you need for your growing household. Before you move into your dream home, however, there are several things you need to get – and in this article, we’ll be discussing 6 major examples.
Contents insurance protects the items in your home (such as furniture and appliances) from damage or theft, while buildings insurance covers the structure of your house itself. It’s important to have both types of cover so that you’re fully protected. Should you need to make a claim, you’ll be able to repair or replace your belongings. If your house is damaged (e.g. in a storm, flood, or fire) your policy should cover any repair/replacement costs.
You’ll be able to learn more about insurance policies and providers by going online. If you’re worried about the house warranty cost you can ensure that it fits your budget and suits your life. You can also learn about trade service call fees and additional coverage for pools or spas.
2. Storage Solutions
There are a number of storage solutions you should consider, including:
- Under the bed storage boxes: perfect for keeping out-of-season clothes or extra bedding.
- Vacuum seal bags: ideal for storing clothes and other items to save space.
- Airtight containers: perfect for keeping food fresh and safely storing dry goods.
- Stackable bins: perfect for organizing closets, pantries, or even the garage.
- Laundry baskets: necessary for transporting dirty clothes to the laundry room (or laundromat).
- Dish racks: perfect for air-drying dishes and keeping your counters clutter-free.
You may also wish to think about buying shelves and cabinets or adding overhead storage to your garage.
3. White Goods
White goods are appliances (usually electrical) that are used in the home for tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Common examples include fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, and dishwashers.
If you replace your aging appliances with new energy-efficient versions, you could make significant savings on your utility bills.
Unless you’re planning on sleeping on the floor or eating your meals off of a cardboard box, you’ll need to buy some basic pieces of furniture! They’ll include such things as a bed and dining table/chairs. Of course, the type and style of furniture that you choose is entirely up to you. If you have limited space in your new home, you might want to consider investing in some multifunctional furniture such as a sofa bed or an extendable dining table.
A couch is a piece of furniture typically used for seating two or more people in a living room, family room, den, or office. It’s usually upholstered with fabric, leather, or vinyl and has cushions to make it more comfortable. Couches are often used as places to sleep or relax, and they can be placed in front of a fireplace or television. In terms of style, you could choose from a traditional sofa, sectional sofa, sleeper sofa, or futon.
These are especially important if you’re moving into a home that doesn’t have any window coverings. Curtains and blinds can help to keep the heat in during the winter and cool in during the summer. They can also provide privacy and help to reduce the noise levels from outside.
There are many different styles and types of curtains and blinds available, so be sure to take some time to look around and find ones that will suit your needs – and match your decor.
6. An Entertainment Center
You’re going to want a place to put your TV, and an entertainment center is a perfect solution. You can also use it to store any other electronics you might have (e.g. a CD player). In turn, it’ll help keep your living room looking neat and organized.
In terms of speakers, surround sound is always a good idea. It’ll make watching movies and TV shows much more enjoyable, and it’ll give your home a bit of an “upgrade” feel. Additionally, it’ll be fun having movie nights at home, when you’re armed with soft drinks and popcorn.
These 6 key items will help you get prepared for your new home. You’ll have some essentials in each room, as well as something for your leisure moments too. Also, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your insurance policy is protecting you and your family as you enjoy your home for many years to come.