How to Make Your Home Totally Complete after Moving In

Your house isn’t really a home until you put your personal touches on it. This may mean putting up pictures or painting the walls exactly the color that you want them to be. What are some things that you need to do to put the finishing touches on a house after you move in?

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Finish Your Basement or Attic 

A finished basement or attic space can add valuable square footage to your house that can be used for storage or as an extra bedroom. Finishing your basement may also make your home drier as well as provide the family with a place to watch movies or spend time with friends and family during the holidays. If you finish a space yourself, you may be able to do it for less than $1,000.  

Rip Up the Old Flooring 

While carpets may be softer on your feet, they are not always the most stylish flooring choice. Replacing the carpet with a hardwood floor may increase your home’s value because it is a timeless look that buyers will love years from now. You may also take this opportunity to install heated floors to make the winter months more bearable.

Install a Water Softener  

Hard water can make your skin dry and itchy. It won’t be much fun taking a shower in your new home if you feel worse than you did when you went in. Installing a water softener can help you avoid that and other skin issues. They can be installed rather easily by yourself or with the help of one or two people in a single afternoon.

Add a Deck or Pool Outside

A deck is perfect for any home because it offers you a place to cookout on Memorial Day or enjoy a drink after work. It can also be a great place to watch the kids from while they play outdoors with their friends. If you have a pet, you can let it get some sun on the deck or roam around for a few minutes while you get dinner ready or tend to your young child. A pool is great for those in hot and humid climates that don’t want to get an air conditioner.

Your house isn’t really yours until you make changes to it. Even if you don’t fundamentally change the character of the home, you deserve a space that looks and functions the way that you want it to. When done correctly, these changes can be made relatively quickly and without breaking your home improvement budget.


Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Rachelle recommends Anderson Water Systems for those interested in getting a water softener.

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