What to buy first for your new home

So, you’ve arranged a mortgage, exchanged contracts and got the keys. The long awaited move day is now finally in sight, but there are still plenty of things that you’ll need to do before the big day arrives.

Whether you’re moving straight from your parent’s house or have lived on your own for years, there are some essential purchases that you’ll need to make to transform your new property into a real home.


Moving into a brand-new home is a fantastic excuse to treat yourself to some new furnishings, so whether you need a new sofa, dining table or comfy chair, now’s the perfect time to buy.

However, as the way you see your home will probably change as you settle in, it’s a good idea to hold back on all of your new purchases until you have a better idea of how the space works for you.

Kitchen appliances

With a wide range of new build homes Wiltshire is home to some great examples of stylishly designed kitchens, many of which come with high-end integrated appliances that will save you valuable pennies when it comes to moving day.

Though your brand-new kitchen may come with an oven, dishwasher and microwave, it probably won’t come with cutlery, crockery and utensils. So unless you want to order a takeaway on your first night, pick up some kitchen accessories before you move in.


If you’re buying your first grown up house, you’ll definitely need a grown up bed to go with it.

Whether you opt for a lavish four-poster, a minimalist design or a traditional wooden frame, make sure that you get the best you can afford. After all, you’ll need somewhere comfortable to rest after all that unpacking.


Like furnishings, accessories are best bought on an occasional basis to avoid cluttering or overwhelming the space.

However, it’s a good idea to have a few accessories ready for when you move in to make your new property feel more homely.

Things like cushions, wall art and plants will help to soften the edges of your new home and help you to stamp your personality on it.

Moving into your first property is an important event, so make sure you buy all of the essentials you’ll need to transform the space and make the house a home. 

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