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  • Writer's pictureHeidi Falter

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

Home Renovations

While it’s generally a good idea to wait a year and get to know your house before you start knocking down walls and undertaking major renovations, projects like painting or hanging ceiling fans are an easy way to personalize and make your new home even more comfortable.

  • Paint rollers. Faster and easier than using a brush when there’s a lot of wall space to cover, rollers are how you’ll do most of your painting.

  • Paint brushes. You will still need paint brushes for trim, corners, and more. There’s a different brush for every job, so it’s essential to get exactly what you need.

  • Paint remover and stripper. There will most likely be some old paint to remove before you put a new color on the wall.

  • Paint. Before you buy paint, you’ll have to choose a color. There are a few different routes to take here, whether you’re choosing inspiration from things in your house or going with the latest trends.

  • Additional painting supplies. Don’t forget to pick up some painter’s tape, a bucket or two, drop cloths, and whatever else that will help you do the job.

  • Spackle. You may put a few dents in the wall while moving in, or you might need to repair some holes the previous owner left before painting.

  • Smart light bulbs. If you plan on setting up your home with smart technology, one of the most common ways to utilize this feature is through your lighting.

  • Ceiling fans are a must. Not only do they make an attractive addition to any room, but they also make your house more energy efficient, helping to cool it in the summer and get the heat flowing in the winter. Ceiling fans are easy to install yourself, too.

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