Best Upgrades for First-Time HomeOwners
Congratulations, you’ve bought your very first home! It’s for the fun part, making it your own.
If you’re looking for some upgrades to help you settle down, then look no further. Read on for some of the best upgrades for first-time homeowners.
If you want a smart, green eco-home to reduce your power bill, then installing solar power is a must.
It’s not as expensive as you think, and what you do spend, you quickly make back in savings. It’s an excellent investment to make, and can also increase the value of your home.
Obviously, the larger the system, the more energy you will produce. You can start with something small to get started.
Every home should have a security system. It’s one of the best ways to ensure that you, your family, and your belongings are safe.
By using alarm systems, you will be notified of any intruders. With smart technology, you will also be notified via your phone if you are not at home.
With added surveillance, smart locks, and fire alarms, you’ll have everything you need to protect your home.
In most cases, your first home probably won’t have a lot of storage. So, before you get fully settled in, you might want to look at some ways to utilize the space.
It could be installing some hanging shelves, or adding in a kitchen island.
The options are endless, and you can work them in to suit the design of your home. Check out these best storage ideas for more inspiration!
New Heating and Cooling System
If the house you have bought isn’t brand new, you might notice that the heating and cooling system isn’t that great.
It’s certainly worth splurging on a new system. Especially if you live in the area with weather extremes.
To make things even more convenient, try getting a reverse cycle air conditioner. That way, everything is in one system. Trust me; it’s definitely worth it!
If you have the outdoor space, a water tank can be a great addition to any home. It is especially the case if you live in a dry area that is prone to water restrictions.
There are so many different sizes and types available. It’s super handy to have a back-up supply. You don’t have to rely on the town’s system. That water you drink is better tasting without any added chemicals.
Lastly, one of the best upgrades for any first-time homeowner is a BBQ area! By creating a beautiful outdoor space, you can entertain guests. Sit outside to enjoy dinner on those starry nights, and of course, host a delicious cook-up.
Check out these BBQ area design ideas for some inspiration to get started!
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That’s it! These are just a few upgrades to get yourself started. You’ll feel safer in your home, increase its value for the future, and be more comfortable.
Just remember to hire the right professionals for the job! The last thing you want is to damage your new home.
Do you have any tips for the upgrades for first-time homeowners?
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.