Moving into your first home involves a lot of work and planning. You need to plan the move, find a reputable moving company, make sure everything gets there in one piece, and then unpack. But before you do so, having an empty house just might give you time to do some decoration work. Here are 4 decoration ideas you could implement before you officially move in.
Paint or repaint rooms a few days before movers show up so that you know the paint is dry before you start moving furniture in. If you aren’t sure if the new paint job is all you want done, you could still have the patching, priming, trim work and base coats applied. Then you can add another wall colour later, and the job will go faster because a lot of the preceding steps are already done.
Crown moulding can add a sense of luxury to any area of the house. It’s always easier to install crown moulding when there’s no furniture in the house. And you could install it throughout the whole house before you move in rather quickly, since there’s nothing in the way.
You’ll need to prime and pre-paint the crown moulding before you install it. If you want to install crown moulding and repaint certain rooms, just know that you need to install the moulding before you paint interior walls.
The best time to install new light sockets, wall outlets and other electrical upgrades is before you move into a new house. It is far simpler to install new switches, track lights or ceiling fans when there’s nothing else around.
Electricians are paid by the hour, and their work goes faster if they don’t have to move furniture. And when they’re drilling holes in the ceiling for new light fixtures before you move in, you don’t have to worry about dust landing on your furniture.
Plan storage areas for each room before you move in. You may find that you need to make a few upgrades to be able to move all of your stuff into the home, and the easiest time to do that is before you move in.
For example, the best time to install the wardrobe organiser is before your clothes and other belongings need to be unpacked. Install double hanging poles, new drawers, and shelving when you have full access to the space.
Try to install shelving and racks in the garage before you put your cars in there. And if you’ve ever wanted a workbench, put it in now rather than after you’ve already moved all of your stored items in.
A side benefit of installing clearly defined storage spaces before you move into the home is that items can go from the moving truck straight to storage in the new home instead of sitting around until you find a home for them. A good removal company Wirral will be more than happy to help you whether you’re moving items into your new home from another house, moving items into storage while you renovate or moving items into your home after it has been renovated.
All these tips will allow you to put your personal touch to the space before you move in. And you won’t have to worry about major renovations for months to come.