How to Keep Your New Home Feeling New

Written by Posted On Friday, 10 May 2019 15:32

It can be very troublesome when you have a new home that is starting to look and feel like it is old. This is very understandable when you have a large family and many guests that come over on a regular basis. The wear on your house can be very noticeable and make it feel much older than it actually is. However, there are many ways that you can keep your home feeling new. Learning more about these ways to keep your home feeling new is going to help you guard against the main issues that usually cause a home to feel old.

Make a no shoe rule for carpeted areas

If you have a lot of foot traffic in your home, you are bound to have flooring that looks worn out in just a short period of time. You need to make sure that you have your guests and family members remove their shoes before they go onto any carpeted areas. While shoes will be ok on tile and hardwood floor, it is easy to make a lush carpet look dull and outdated when you have people tracking dirt and sometimes even mud onto it. Cleaning your tile and hardwood floors when mud and dirt come into contact with them is much easier than trying to get stains out of your carpet.

You need to train your dog

Training your dog is an essential part of keeping your home feeling new. If you have a pup that is not potty trained, it is going to be very hard to keep your home looking, much less smelling, new. There are many resources online that will help you train your dog quickly and effectively. Alternatively, there are professionals you can hire to help you train your dog. Dog training classes are usually available at pet stores, too.

Invest in new furniture

With modern modular technology, it is more affordable than ever to buy furniture. Stores like IKEA and Target will have inexpensive new furniture that you can easily add to your home. You will be amazed at how much a new sofa or dresser can add to the style of your home. If you have old outdated 80s furniture in your home, it is bound to look old. So, ditch the Marty McFly look and go for some modern furniture in your home.  

A new coat of paint can go a long way

A DIY project that can really add to the value and overall feel of your home is interior painting. While this is quite a big project that you will have to undertake on your own, it is something that you can get done over a weekend. You will save a great deal of money by learning to paint on your own. However, hiring a professional team of painters can be a great way to forget about the stress of painting and have the job done by someone who has been painting houses professionally for years.

Good lighting is essential

Harsh fluorescent lighting is going to make any house look uninviting and old. You need to get with the times and upgrade your lights to dimmable LED lighting. Track lighting and par can lighting are two great examples of lighting fixtures that will make your home look much newer. Under cabinet lights are also a great way to make your kitchen look more modern and relaxing. With the right lighting, any living space can feel new and modern.


Keeping your home feeling new is something that may seem overwhelming at first. However, once you learn some basic ways of keeping your home new, it will be very easy for you to have a home that looks, smells, and feels new on a regular basis. Remember, just like anything else in life, the more consistent you are with keeping your house looking new, the less overwhelming it will be in the long run.

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Carol Evenson

Carol is a home renovation specialist with a background in organization and sales. She assists realtors with business management and growth.

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