Getting your new-build is such a wonderful feeling, and the advantages of a brand new property are manifold. No one else has lived there, made a mess, scratched, or damaged it. However, this nice clean condo may not feel immediately like home, so here are a few tips to really make it yours. From personalised touches to making the most of your space, a couple of home improvements could really take your new-build from good to perfect in just a few steps.
1. Add some greenery
While there are big changes you can make that are best left to the experts, one great yet small change that can really make a condo feel like home is to add some greenery. Plants are a wonderful addition to any home, bringing colour, life, and even better air into a space. If you are a little wary of your gardening skills don’t worry, there are many low maintenance options to choose from.
Consider getting a little herb garden or a few pots that not only look and smell good, but can aid in your cooking too.
2. Think about how to best use your storage
You want to make your new-build your own, but that doesn’t mean that your belongings should be crammed in everywhere for you to trip over. Investing in some furniture that you like, and that also doubles as storage space, and finding clever ways to keep things to hand but also out of sight, can all make your condo feel more organised, as well as homey. With the help of custom home builders in Sacramento, you’ll be able to reconstruct your home to have more space for the things you need. This will be advantageous if you ever decide to sell your condo, but is also a great improvement for you as well.
3. Add a splash of colour
Most condos in projects like The Origin in Bangkok, and across the world, come with white or bright painted walls. This helps the space to seem bigger, cleaner, and has many upsides. If you want to add you own stamp onto your condo, think about adding a feature wall, or a second colour all the way around to make the ceiling feel higher and add some personality to your new-build.
4. Highlight the thing that makes you happy
When it comes to putting a personal touch on your condo, one of the best places to start is to think about what you actually like. If reading is your thing, give yourself a special corner with shelves for books, a comfy seat and good lighting. If you are into yoga, art, music, or anything at all, allow your condo to reflect that in some way and you will feel at home in no time.
5. Use photos, pictures and mirrors
Plain and bare walls are a sure-fire way to make a place feel a little sterile. Use mirrors to reduce any feeling that your condo is a bit cramped, put up a picture or two, and you will soon feel right at home.
6. Keep it clean and tidy
Stay in the habit of keeping your new home clean and tidy. You know how good it feels when you climb into bed with freshly washed sheets? You want that feeling with your home every time you return. If you don’t have time to clean regularly, consider hiring a cleaner to do it for you. Fortunately, for those who are investing in a new-builds in Bangkok, most superior condominiums offer a weekly cleaning service.
7. Surround yourself with cosy items
Buy some cosy pillows for the sofa and invest in some throws and blankets. Surrounding yourself with comfort is arguably one of the most effective ways of making a property feel like home. We are mammals after all, so make sure that you have a snuggly den for relaxing in!
8. Add more lighting
While most new-builds should have well-optimise lighting installed, it doesn’t mean that you can’t add to it. Try some colourful fairy lights, a few stunning lamps, and maybe even a starry sky projector. Give your home some mood lighting and it will make it feel instantly homelier.
9. Scatter candles and ‘smellies’ around
Bring the spa home with you and buy some candles and incense. Your home should be a safe haven where you can crash at the end of the day and not have to worry about the outside world. By having calming scents and flickering candles surrounding you, you’ll feel so much more relaxed and at peace.
10. Buy comfort items like a bathtub try caddy
Splash out on any many different comfort items as you wish. For example: having a bathtub tray caddy will allow you to indulge in the bath more comfortably with a glass of wine and a good book. Other great comfort items include supportive body pillows, oil diffusers, an anti-fatigue matt for the kitchen, rich, Egyptian-cotton bath towels, door draft stoppers, ottoman stools, beside caddies, and more!
As the saying goes: “home is where the heart is”. So, make it a space that you love! Hang art that inspires you, pictures that remind you of those close to you, and a colour scheme that reflects your wonderful personality.
The important thing is to make it your own. Don’t stress too much about everything being perfect and uniformed. All that matters is that your home is a space that you feel entirely comfortable in.
We hope that you have found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck with optimising your new home and making it your own!