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3 Tips for New Home Owner's

Chris Holm

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Nov 3 3 minutes read


Moving into your first home, or a new home, is a monumental time in your life. As much as you'd love to be complete with your home after moving in all your belongings, you may be missing some essential home maintenance that goes along with your new home.


Create a safe space in your new home by swapping out the locks for new ones. The last thing you want to worry about when you're away is the security of your belongings. 

For exterior security, opting for a handle finishing that can be easily cleaned and weathers nicely is key. Here are a few options that don't break the bank: Weiser Set | Weiser Powerbolt

For interior security, upgrade your system from its current security system (if it's outdated), or installing a system, is a great way to add more peace of mind with your home. Telus offers a great Smarthome Security System, or check out the Nest & Google Home Security!


The last thing you want when moving into a new home is sitting down on a toilet, not knowing when it was cleaned last. A great fresh start to the new home is removing all toilet seats and giving the a deep scrub.

Another great option, if you're willing to upgrade, is swapping out the old toilet seats for new ones. Centoco offers great high rated toilet seats with an abundance of styles and price points at Home Depot.


Make a statement in the neighbourhood by painting the front door a colour of your choice, or touching up the existing door colour. 

Painting Tips: Choose an exterior grade paint for your front door to keep it pristine in all weather conditions. Opt for a high quality bristle brush to help the paint apply smooth and with even coverage.

Not sure what colour to paint your door? Check out our blog post where we chat about the colour of the year for 2021 and what colour palettes will be on trend.

Here is a great blog post by Linda of Life On Summerhill Blog, for painting your door without removing it from it's hinges!

Let us know in the comments on our Facebook or Instagram post what other tips you'd like when it comes to buying, selling and updating your home!

Chat soon,
Amanda + Team

Photo's courtesy of LifeonSummerhill.comStudio McGee and Pinterest.

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