Owning your very own custom home is a huge step forward. Sure, you could be the homeowner of a home that’s already been built, but it’s almost certainly not going to fit your household as well as one that’s been custom designed and built to your specifications. Once the home has been built, there are still a few things that need to be done before it’s time to move in.
Get Your Utilities On
For the most part, we use the different utilities that are hooked up to our homes without even thinking about it. It’s just so normal that unless there’s a problem, you probably don’t give it a second thought. You’ll notice pretty quickly if your utilities aren’t on until after you move in though. Check to see who your providers are about a month before moving in. According to MyMove, you should contact them a couple weeks before you move and transfer, cancel, or sign up for utility services. Then, make sure they’ve been turned on in your new home on moving day.
There are a few different inspections that will take place throughout the process of building your home. Once it’s all built and finished, there should be one final inspection that takes place to make sure everything is working properly and is in order. According to J Bixler Inspections, heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical are all covered by a standard inspection. This final inspection is your last opportunity to have builders fix any mistakes or problems with the home before it’s officially yours, so make sure you don’t skip it.
Prepare to Move In
Moving in takes some time and preparation. There’s the packing, of course. According to Love and Renovations, the more you can pack in an organized manner, the easier it will be to unpack everything. Get rid of any items that you don’t want, won’t use, don’t fit in with your new home, or are broken. The more you get rid of before you move, the less you have to move. If you’re able to sell some of your items, you can put some of that money towards new furniture or other items that you’ll want to have in your new home.
Custom homes can be absolutely wonderful. At least, once you’re all moved in, unpacked, and settled down. After you’ve got that all out of the way, you’ll be ready to enjoy all the comfort and peace that your brand new home has to offer. Consider throwing an awesome housewarming party to celebrate this exciting new part of your life.