Taking the plunge to purchase a new house can be an exciting process. Moving into a new space feels like a fresh start to make your house into your dream home. Change can also be a little stressful. You want to find the perfect layout for your furniture and the right decor to express your personal design aesthetic.
It’s the personal touches that make a new house feel like a home. And sometimes your needs go beyond new throw pillows, cabinet doors, and a fresh coat of paint. Some older homes in Bernardsville and Gladstone might need some work. When moving into a fixer-upper, you could be facing a major remodel to the kitchen, bathrooms, or bedrooms. Don’t let that stop you from buying a great home in a great location!
Making Your New House Livable
Before buying an older home, be sure you have a clear understanding of what renovations are needed to make the home livable for your family. There are three levels of fixes to make your house move-in ready: decor, small fixes, and major renovations. Be clear about what your new home really needs before signing the paperwork.
This is the easiest one to approach. The right decor makes your house feel homey and expresses your style. Purposefully curated pictures and art on the wall tell a story. Throw pillows can add complementary accents to your home’s color pallet. Potted plants add life and energy to the atmosphere. And the right rug brings the whole room together.
In many cases, a new coat of paint and modern trim can do wonders. Fixing functional issues like adding task lighting or changing cabinet doors makes an older home feel fresh and modern. Sanding and waxing bring out the natural shine of original hardwood floors.
Major Renovations and Additions
If you buy a true “fixer-upper” you might be looking at serious renovations in plumbing, foundations, and flooring. You also could find the perfect home in a great location that just needs an extra bedroom or office. An addition can turn a good house into your ideal dream home. Of course, fixing functional issues with the home can delay your move-in day. But it is worth the wait to have your dream home just the way you like it.
Do you need an addition or major renovation for your new house in Far Hills, NJ or surrounding areas? Call 908-781-0777, and we will work with you to plan, design, and build your addition.