What to Expect the First Year in Your New Columbus, Ohio Home!
You’re home! The business of house hunting and moving has passed, and you’re starting a new chapter in your life. You’ve finally found your perfect newly-built home. Maybe you’re still surrounded by boxes, or maybe you’re so settled in. Either way, it’s time to start creating “firsts” in your new home with your family–first Memorial Day weekend, first Fourth of July cookout, first Thanksgiving turkey dinner, first Christmas morning (and, of course, the first crayon marks on your brand-new walls!) But it’s all good stuff. You’ll create new traditions, meet new friends in the neighborhood and make memories that will last a lifetime.
While you’re still getting to know your new house, your neighbors and the community, here’s a list of things you can expect in the first year in your new home:
- Expect to spend some money. Whether you’ve moved from an apartment into your first home, or you’ve upgraded from a home that was stuffed to the gills, you’ll need more sundries than you could possibly have imagined. The cashiers at Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot and any other decor, home goods or hardware store within a five-mile radius will know you by name. You’ll want just the perfect hand towels for the powder room, the perfect shelf organizer for that awesome walk-in pantry in your new dream kitchen, the perfect patio umbrella for your beautiful, new outdoor living space, just the right bedspread to finish off the master bedroom … you get the picture. But remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You might want to set a monthly allotment for want-it-but-don’t-need-it house items, so you don’t spend your entire household budget in one weekend.
- Expect to save some money. Your new-build home is going to be incredibly energy efficient. Your brand-new appliances will be too. Expect a lower utility bill than you may have been used to in your old home. Plus, feel good about the fact that you’re reducing your environmental footprint!
- Expect the unexpected. You certainly did your homework before you chose a new home builder, and found the one whose new home-building processes and standards of quality felt right to you. However, your new home is made of mechanical systems and it’s possible those systems could break down at some point. But, if you’ve chosen a builder with a comprehensive warranty that’s backed by a third party, you’ll be covered, even if your builder relocates or shutters his business. In an older home, unexpected repairs can really put a strain on your finances and peace of mind.
- Expect to have a blast! When you’re settling into a brand-new home, every day is an adventure. Your kids will have play dates with new neighbors, you’ll find a confidante that’s always available for a cup of coffee (or a much-needed glass of wine), and your whole family will have room to grow, have fun, relax and spend time together exploring all the amazing things that Columbus living has to offer. There truly will be no place like home!
If you’re looking for a move-in ready or new-build home for sale in Columbus, Ohio, look no further than Westport Homes. Westport Homes, a division of D.R. Horton, is the Midwest’s most respected new home builder, with communities in and around Columbus, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.
When you choose a Westport Home, you’re choosing a new home builder that’s consistently chosen as a Top 100 Builder, year after year. You’re also choosing a quality new home builder that’s committed to utilizing sustainable building practices and offering standard features that other builders consider upgrades. You’ll feel confident that you have the Westport Advantage on your side.
Columbus, Ohio-area communities Include: Broadmoore Commons, Broadmoore Commons- Lifestyle Paired Patio Homes in Pataskala; Springer Woods and The Reserve at Lantern Chase in Delaware; Brentwood and The Overlook in Lancaster; Butler Farms in Obetz; Canal Cove in Canal Winchester; Chestnut Commons in Commercial Point; Ellington in Granville; Meadows of Mill Creek in Ostrander; Preston Trails and Willow Pond in Pickerington; The Corners at Johnnycake and The Reserve at Hidden Creek in Galena; Wagnalls Run in Lithopolis and Weaver Ridge in Marysville.