When you are young, and living in the moment, you can make do with a tiny apartment with some basic items, but as you get older, and start thinking about settling down, you will need to get an amazing home, with all the essential items for yourself and your family. Now, in the hustle of buying, furnishing and decorating a new home, most people forget about some very essential items. So, here we have put together a list of some amazing home essentials that will make your daily life in your home super easy, relaxing and fun. Check it out:
The kitchen is the hub of a home. It is where delicious meals are prepared, and the whole family gathers to enjoy healthy and nutritious meals. So, for a properly functioning and complete home, you need to have some essential items in the kitchen. The first things you will need are a good quality refrigerator with a lot of space, a stove and some basic utensils and pots. After you are done on the basics, you should start adding some other essentials like a microwave, blender, and toaster. These appliances will make maintaining and running the kitchen easier.
The next step is to get appliances that will diversify the recipes and dishes you can make in the kitchen and make the kitchen easier to maintain. You should get a baking oven, a dishwasher, a juicer, a sandwich maker, waffle iron, pasta maker and sous vide machine. Finally, after all these items are done, you can focus on some extra luxury items like a wine cooler, and some expensive cheese.
After the kitchen, the most important part of home maintenance is its cleaning. There are some cleaning items that you need to have if you want a clean home. Similar to the kitchen, we are going to start with the basic necessities. Firstly, you will need a vacuum cleaner, a mop and bucket, floor cleaning liquid, and a broom and dustpan. These are the essentials that you can’t survive without.
After you have got these basic items, you can start buying some other stuff like a power vacuum cleaner, robot floor cleaners, pressure washers and window cleaners. You should also keep the exterior of the home in your mind and get some tools to keep the backyard clean and well maintained. You should get a lawnmower, sprinklers and other basic garden maintenance tools. Keeping the house spotless and clean is very important for a healthy living environment, and you will need to invest in some cleaning equipment if you want to do it right.
Storage is another basic requirement that is essential to the proper functioning of a home. Instead of shoving all of the storage items into the attic, basement or garage, you should create some smart and elegant storage solutions for your home. Try to maximize the potential of otherwise unused space under the beds and under the staircase.
Also, try to maximize the usage of vertical space; you can make huge cupboards that go up to the roof and use elegant wood fixtures to add both style and functionality to your home. You can store non-seasonal items in the top cupboards and use the bottom ones for normal storage.
After a home is built, it has to be furnished. Now, a bean bag and a futon may have been ample furnishing when you were in college but, for a family home where you plan to settle, you will need a lot more furniture. Instead of old bulky furniture, look for sleek and elegant furniture pieces.
Start with the basics and get the furniture pieces that are essential like beds, a dining table, some sofas and armchairs for the lounge first. After these, you can start focusing on more personal furniture essentials like study tables, dressing tables, and side stands.
Finally, when all the super essential furniture pieces are bought, you should start focusing on some decorative and stylish furniture pieces like throw pillows, decorative shelves, vases, decorative lamps and lawn chairs. You can also add a swing on the patio for a more elegant home.
After all the basic furnishing is done, you should start focusing on entertainment. Entertainment is another home essential. You should get an amazing, smart and super sleek LED TV to watch your favorite movies and shows. You can also connect your favorite gaming console to the TV. Apart from the TV and other electronics, you should also have some other equipment for entertainment like sports equipment and board games.
Cleaning clothes is another major part of home maintenance. Washing clothes is a very time-consuming and boring task, and it can get even harder if you have to wash the clothes of the whole family. You should get some essential items for the laundry to make the task easier and less time-consuming. Firstly, you need to get a high-quality washing machine with a built-in dryer. You should also get some detergent and fabric softeners for the laundry. Having a well-equipped laundry will make home maintenance easier and more fun for you.
You should always hope for the best, but you should be prepared for the worst if disaster strikes. Every home should have an emergency kit packed and ready. The first component of your emergency kit should be a first aid kit with bandages, tourniquets, meds, and wound cleaning agents. You should also have some flashlights and extra batteries in your emergency pack. You should also keep some ready to eat canned food in the emergency kit in case you get stuck in the home due to a natural disaster.
Also, throw in some tents, tarps, emergency tools and duct tape into the kit to complete it. A good emergency kit can make the difference between life and death in a difficult situation, and it is an essential item for the safety of your family and yourself.