Getting a newly built home is a wonderful thing to achieve so congratulations! You’ve worked hard to achieve the ultimate American dream, and it should be celebrated.
However, it is also imperative to protect what you’ve worked hard for. Having said this, there are various tips you should take for moving into your newly built home to make sure nothing goes awry. And so, the following includes those tips:
Make Sure It Fits Your Needs
Every year, there are up to 1.2 million new homes built, and there are some stories out there that these homeowners were dissatisfied. To make sure you are not one of these stories, just do a total walkthrough of your new home. It will behoove you to do this especially before unpacking your furniture. So, when you walk through your new house, you can catch whatever should and shouldn’t be. Then, you can make sure your construction team adjusts whatever is needed. Some things you should check include:
- All plumbing, electrical items, fixtures, and lighting are up to code and according to your standards.
- That they have everything you requested, and they agreed to do for your new home.
- Ensure you have your home thoroughly inspected by a trusted professional.
You must make sure that all the details are properly covered. If not, there could be some contractual and legal issues.
This is one reason why some new homeowners didn’t like their newly built homes. Their ultimate dream turned out to be a nightmare. In many of these cases, they had lawsuits that took years to resolve. And in some of these cases, the homeowners were not vindicated. So, you must nip a similarly potential situation from occurring by making sure your new house is up to code from the beginning.
Cover Your Floors
After ensuring your home is intact, it is important to cover your floors before moving in your furniture and other items. Moving is a messy ordeal. It is easy to bump and scratch up your floors when moving in heavy items, like the couch, headboard, and refrigerator. Of course, you don’t want to stain or damage your hardwood floors or new carpet. Also, you want to put down heavy-duty butcher paper or plastic on your main walkways to guard against foot traffic, scuff, moving damage, etc.
Find Out What Materials Were Used
Finding out what materials used is good to know when you do a complete walkthrough. It is also good to know, so you can properly maintain the materials and to know the lifespan of the materials.
For instance, experts said that the lifespan for concrete-poured driveways is up to 30 years old. The lifespan for asphalt-paved driveways is 12 to 20 years. Knowing this is important because you will know when to start preparing to repair your driveway.
Taking Care of the Preliminaries
Many times, little things are also important. Some relatable examples include changing your address with the USPS, changing your address online, and transferring your utilities for obvious reasons. You don’t want something as important as a paycheck to go to the old address. You also want to ensure your electricity is working at your new address, for instance.
Add Decor to Make It Feel Lived-In
And lastly, it is important to make sure your home has your own unique touch. It is great that you’ve achieved the ultimate dream of having a newly built home. However, adding your own unique touch, like adding decor to make it feel lived-in, can serve as an added seal that this is definitely your home.
For instance, the most popular media found in collections is painting. 83% of people worldwide use paintings against drawings and collages. 15% of them use paintings against the works on paper.
Congratulations on your newly built home! Since you’ve achieved this worthwhile goal, you should adhere to the tips mentioned above. Doing this will ensure you enjoy your new home to the fullest for decades to come.