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Putting Final Touches on Your New Home Design



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When you are designing your new home, there are two things to keep in mind. Every new idea needs to improve your home’s visuals, functionality or both. In some cases, this means going with smart devices such as thermostats, purchasing a Roomba vacuum robot cleaner, installing a smart lock, and so on. Nonetheless, while these are quite obvious and easy to think of, some ideas won’t be as easy to come up with. When you take this into consideration, here are few final touches on your new home design that are bound to do wonders for your household.

Childproofing plugs and switches

One of the things you need to keep in mind when designing a house are the smallest members of your household. Every parent knows just how dangerous power sockets can be, which is why you might want to address this issue right away. One of the things you may want to do is go with a solution that can maximally blend into its surroundings. In this way, while increasing the overall safety of your children (which is always paramount) it does nothing to harm the overall look of your home.

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Don’t forget the floors

Now that your home is all finished and looking new, it’s time to beautify your floors. You’ve probably chosen the best tiles or laminate flooring, but in order to make things look even better, you should consider getting one or two area rugs from NZ as they’re a perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor spaces. A well-chosen rug can add a whole new dimension to your home, just be sure to take your time and pick a size, pattern, and fabric that truly work for your home. Adding such details are a wonderful way to put a final touch on your fresh home design. 

Get a fence

While there are some people who love fences and those who hate it, one thing is certain- they do bring more than a few advantages to the table. First, they keep your property a bit safer and prevent the entrance of both unwanted visitors and larger pests. Because of this (and seeing how they can add to the overall visuals), having a fence can give your property a significant boost in value. Still, the choice you will have to make here is both that of material and design. Needless to say, this is quite situational and completely subjective.


Every artist knows that the background can play a vital role in the overall beauty of the painting. Because of this, in order for your home to look as dazzling as possible, you need to dedicate yourself to landscaping. Having a perfectly mowed lawn can give a completely unique impression of one’s home, but for those who hate the idea of mowing day in and day out might want to go for the artificial grass. Aside from that, adding a shrub or two as well as a flowerbed or two surely can’t hurt your efforts.


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Think about pests

Earlier on, we hinted that a gate or a fence tends to keep pests out, well this only works for those who can’t, fly, jump or are too small to waltz past it. When it comes to birds, scarecrows may not be as effective as you may believe them to be. Therefore, your safest choice would be to get a silent bird deterrent. As for squirrels, you need to watch our branches surrounding your estate, which they can use as a launch ramp to get over your fence. 

When it comes to insects and bugs… well, here you need to be extra crafty since you don’t want to poison the soil with insecticides, especially since some of that may end up inside your own home. Luckily, you can either make your own insecticides or plant herbs like bay leaves, fennel, and chives which act as natural pest repellents.

These few additional ideas can further enhance the effects of all your hard work so far and give you a home that you truly deserve. Aside from keeping your home safer and making it more beautiful, it also makes it much more valuable should you decide to sell it at one point. All in all, it is a clear and undeniable win-win scenario and something you should definitely follow through with.

Derek Lotts is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. He writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and business. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

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