Moving House and transforming the rental property to feel more like home.
Moving house is undoubtedly a stressful event in people’s lives. I recently completed a domestic move to a colonial Black & White house.
Planning is the key. I am one for suffering in the old house with boxes and chaos but when I am in to the new house I want it prepared and ready to go day 1 of sleeping there.
I approached our move a different way – I personally installed kitchenware, clothing, linen, bathrooms and garden plants/pots prior to the main move.
Packers were meanwhile packing whilst this was happening. No point in you being home when they are packing up and gives you a head start on the house
I also achieved the following prior to moving in;
  • Artwork Installation.
  • Electronic & TV Installation.
  • Lighting.
  • and TESTED it was all functioning prior to the move.
The first night in the new home we were pretty much a normal house as the grunt work had been done. Then the following few days were spent arranging the accessories which is the enjoyable part.
The key areas I focused on to personalise the property to our taste involved the following:
Attached are a few before and after photos to help inspire freshening up your home over the summer!
Paint - Look at the difference it makes
Staining furniture to give it a new look
Pots & Planters – great room filler and cost effective
Mirrors – create light in dark areas of the house
Faux plants
Scatter cushions – uplift tired sofas without re-upholstering or purchasing a new sofa