The first time you step into a new house, it's just that: a house.
Turning that house into a home you will love takes time and thought, but it doesn't always have to take extraordinary effort.
From purchasing those new appliances to adding your personalization, check out these tips we found to make your house a home.
The kitchen has become a place of gathering, from serving cereal before school to helping with homework while prepping for dinner.
It is the one space new homeowners focus the most time (and money) to make their own. Most homes come with previous owners appliances which are more than likely a collection of appliances purchased at different times from different brands.
Instead of settling with whatever the previous homeowner could find on sale in the '90s or bought to match their own personal style, opt for a kitchen suite that matches your lifestyle and personality.
Whether you're a striving gourmet chef or you have a lot of children so you need a large capacity refrigerator, consider exactly how you will use your appliances
While you're making your home your own, make it a smart home.
Today's technology makes even the most mundane chores a breeze so you can have less interruption throughout your day and more time doing what you love.
See who's at the door while you prep for dinner with an LG Family Hub refrigerator that connects to your Nest front door, or get alerts that you're out of laundry detergent and purchase directly online.
Live your life without ever skipping a beat thanks to your new home.
The laundry room is a unique place in the home because it is like the work closet only you see. As the workhorse of the house, it needs to first be functional to keep up with the house, from washing and drying and hanging clothes to storing cleaning supplies and extra linen.
Just like with the kitchen appliances, consider how you specifically will need your washer and dryer to perform. If you have a large family, opt for a large capacity washer and dryer. If you have a small space, choose a stackable laundry pair.
Find a washer and dryer that has the size and features you need to fit your lifestyle.
You didn't just purchase a house, you purchased the land it sits on as well. Your outdoor space is an extension of your home so make it a place you can enjoy just as much.
Whether you have a large deck or a small slab for a patio area, you can add some thoughtful pieces to make it a place you and your loved ones want to hang out.
Pick out a new charcoal or gas grill to host a backyard gathering on those warm summer days, an icemaker to keep your cold drinks perfectly chilled, a patio table to enjoy homemade meals, and of course some lounge chairs to soak up the sun.
Our final tip? Pick one item you use every day and splurge!
Whether it be your fridge, your dishwasher, your TV, your couch or your mattress, splurging on an item you frequently use will vastly increase your quality of life.