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The Best Places to Shop for Your New Home

Moving into your new home is an exciting time but it can also be stressful, especially if you’re not organised. To help make the process a little easy, in this blog post you’ll find some places to go to when completing your new home. It doesn’t list every item as you would be here all day so I’ve kept them to a minimum… of some kind.

Choosing the right flooring and blinds for our new home

When searching for flooring and blinds we found quite a few local companies. We invited each one round to provide us with a quote. We went with the best offer as well as the quality of their products from samples, photos and reviews.

Lightoak Blinds did an amazing job on our 50mm faux wooden blinds around the whole house. From the quoting process to fitting our faux wooden blinds, Josh and James were very helpful. We had the blinds fitted on all the windows in our home and the finished look is so modern and fresh. Highly recommend for their excellent standard.

First Step Carpets and Flooring fitted our laminate flooring, vinyl and carpets. Not only were they the best quote but they also had a very quick turnaround. Within a couple of days our whole house was complete. We love our ‘Hong Kong’ style of carpet our stairs and the ‘Magnolia’ style laminate flooring.

Finding the right furniture to complete your new home

In Ikea we purchased a mirrored door wardrobe for the main bedroom, a TV bench (only £95) for the living room and a lovely set of grey tables for the middle room (only £25). When looking for trivets to place in the kitchen, Ikea came up the cheapest starting from £1.50 for square and £3 for the large one.

We fell in love with the Jefferson Bench Set from Next. It fits perfectly in our dining room   and also goes well with our wooden work top in the kitchen. The only thing we need now to complete the dining room is a light fitting. We’ve seen a nice light fitting feature on Amazon that will probably go with.

The small touches are always a must

Poundland are seriously underrated. The amount of things we purchased from there has surprised many people. We got the odd cooking utensil from here but the best surprises have been the beige vase that have in the downstairs toilet and a set of  small square dishes for dips.

If you’re waiting for your couch to be delivered, Argos sell large bean bags for only £29.99 each! We got them in grey so they could end up in any room in the house and still match the interior. Also, they sell a range of clothing rails if you’re stuck for space when finding the right wardrobe for another bedroom.

You can never complain with Primark. We got a lovely grey, white and mustard striped king size bedding for only. £14, an artificial plant (which everyone thinks is real) and a throw reduced to £5! Oh and how could I forget, Winnie the Pooh kitchen towels!

Home Bargains have everything don’t they? What’s better is that my mum works there so  she was always seeing useful items to pick up for us. The store sells Jane Asher containers which we use for tea, coffee and sugar. The wood and white colours contrast well with our kitchen. Home Bargains also have a range of nice storage baskets. We purchased a couple to go in our living room to place throws in.

B&M was great for chrome toilet roll holders. Their ‘Toilet Roll Holder & Storage Caddy‘ were a handy purchase as we have 3 toilets in the house! Also, we bought a lovely sparkly cream rug adds to the cosy effect in the middle bedroom.

When shopping at The Range we spotted a double white wooden with glass doors cabinet for our living room among many other items including a chrome bar towel holder for the bathroom and a small towel rail for the downstairs toilet.

The necessities

Home bargains again! They always have the best cleaning products in store, laundry basket, bath mats, cloakroom style hanger for coats and jackets under the stairs, kitchen utensils etc.

In Aldi we purchased a Slumberdown king size mattress protector and a grey kitchen sink bowl which is the perfect size. We got our spices for the spice rack in our kitchen which was a gift to us. I know this isn’t a necessity but it’s kind of pointless without the spices right? A little top here – use the stickers from the top of the jars to place on the ones that come with the spice rack so you know which one’s which.

I hope you have found some useful information on this page when moving into your new home.

One thought on “The Best Places to Shop for Your New Home

  1. I agree, small touches are a must! Even after a week of living in our new home, loads of people said it felt so “lived in” and I attribute that to the small touches we did 😀

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