If your real estate agent has done his or her job properly, you, as a first-time homeowner, will be well aware of what your new house requires for its overall long-term health and money saving energy efficiency. You need a new, dependable, leak-free roof that comes with a 15 year warranty. You need a state-of-the-art HVAC/boiler system that’s properly filtered. You need clean, filtered soft water for clean clothing, dishes, not to mention clean, healthy skin and hair.
But if you’ve put your money into an existing wood home, you’ll want to install three very important items. Seamless gutters, replacement windows, and brand new siding, be it made of wood, vinyl, or a fiber cement composite. Says, McLean Roofing and Siding, siding contractor, Sterling Heights MI, you need to make sure these essential items are installed by certified professionals from fair-priced siding company you can trust.
McLean goes on to say that in order to maintain top-quality standards for your home’s exterior needs, the contractor you choose must employ craftsmen and women who work directly for the company. That way, you never need worry about minimally-experienced subcontractors who’s only qualification is providing the lowest bid for working on your home.
But first-time homeowners don’t just worry about necessary exterior and interior basics. There’s an entire laundry list of essential items you need for making your house a home-sweet-home. Say the experts, you’ve probably already made careful note of the stuff you need prior to moving in, like blinds, shower curtains, cleaning supplies, and so much more.
You also need big items like furniture to fill your living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Naturally, you don’t need to buy everything all at once and empty your out your bank accounts.
However, there are some non-essential 21st century home goods you might want to invest in that can make your life not only a whole lot easier, but that can add convenience and even prestige to your new suburban home-life experience.
Here’s 5 of them.
A Robot Vacuum
This is an item your parents and grandparents never even dreamed of enjoying when they moved into their first house. But if you’re moving from an apartment into a full-sized house, the square footage you need to vacuum just got a whole lot larger. Since you’re going to be working long hours at the office in order to make your monthly mortgage payment, your cleaning time will be limited. But the iRobot Roomba i7+ can come to the cleaning rescue.
Said to be the best robot vacuum on the market by USA Today, the device is programmed to learn the layout of your home, affording you the convenience of navigating it on a regular schedule that suits your cleaning needs and wants. And get this: it’s the first vacuum on the robot vacuum market that can actually empty itself.
A New TV with Stunning Picture and Contrast
The home experts will tell you the television can become a focal point of your home. At the very least, it’s the centerpiece for the family room since it’s where you all gather to binge watch Netflix or Amazon Prime. It’s also where you play your video games and even listen to music when you have guests over.
One of the best TVs money can buy is said to be the LG OLED65C1PUB (if you have trouble memorizing that, we did too). Engineered with superior contrast and display, its colors are said to be not only bright, but “true-to-life.” It also boasts HDMI 2.1 inputs for your favorite video games.
A Lawn Mower that Makes Your Lawn Look Like a Putting Green
Once you move from a rental unit to a real house, you’re going to be responsible for keeping your lawn manicured as perfectly as possible. After all, the neighbors will be paying attention. The newest model Honda mower is said to cut your lawn putting green short and smooth. You and your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood.
An Awesome Multi-Room Sound System
Sonos is synonymous with excellence in sound systems for both your vehicle and home. Their new speakers and subwoofers are engineered to provide high-def sound that’s enhanced with Dolby Atmos for clarity. Portable soundbars make it possible to listen to your favorite music via voice control and remote detection in every room in the house. Even the garage.
Be the Barbeque King
Nothing quite typifies the suburbs like the backyard barbeque. In fact, you can measure your status in the ‘burbs not only by the type of car and/or SUV you drive, but also by the quality and size of your barbeque. And yes, when it comes to gas grills, size most definitely matters.
The Weber Genesis II 435 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill is said to be big enough to cook a whole chicken or turkey, but naturally you can also cook the usual fare of burgers and hotdogs. Its stainless-steel burners provide heat evenly, while side burners are perfect for cooking veggies, special sauces, and even boiling water for ears of corn. Now there’s no excuse not to have the neighbors over for a cookout.