First-time homebuyers can be even more excited as they finally have purchased a home of their own. There have probably been years of built up dreams for all of the things they want to do to a home when they settle in and make it their own. However, there is a typical pattern of mistakes that they can often make as they execute some changes. Here are some common things that are done so you can avoid them.
The wrong decor
One common mistake is choosing the wrong decor that goes against the style of your home. For example, if your home is a mid century modern by its design, you should avoid going with Victorian traditional decor where it will clash.
Not testing paint colors first
This is very important to do exactly where you will be painting. For example, color swatches may look nice when looking at them inside the store or inside your home, but if they are going to be for the exterior of your home then look at them outdoors in the natural light. Do test spots on the house with sample jars first.
It can be tempting to purchase a chair that is nice looking and in your budget. However, think about all of the items you have and consider how it will go with your existing theme. Some things can be accent pieces or pushed, but make sure they complement each other well so they don’t look out of place.
Throwing out too much
It is easy to get excited and want to start fresh when you move into your new home. Some think about getting rid of all of their old furniture and getting new pieces once moving in. However, not only can this get expensive but you may find you could use select pieces like a bookshelf for example to fill in some space. Start with what you have and then make edits as you go.
Pretty versus practical
Always prioritize necessities first before simple wants. Be sure your home’s major systems are in good working order and take care of any needed servicing before spending money on a nicer looking bathroom vanity or the like. You will need money on hand for the important stuff first.
Impulse buying versus planned
Some buyers will simply make a purchase of a furniture item solely because they like it at the moment. Other things need to be considered though like measurements to see that it will fit in the room, get up the stairs, etc. for example. Make a plan before you set out and go shopping for best results.