Practical Home Planning: The Spaces To Prioritize When You Move To A New Home


Moving to a new house, buying for the first time or building your own home is a bittersweet process. Not only are you starting an exciting new chapter, but you get to design the home of your dreams and play around with decor. At the same time, you have a lot planning to do and you can often shed a tear about leaving the place you currently call home.

As you start to put the preparations in place, after you’ve booked your Moving Company and you’ve begun to pack up, you can get excited about planning a new space. But before you get ahead of yourself, these are the rooms to prioritize.

The Kitchen

The best place to start with is always your kitchen. When you move, you can often spend a lot of time with boxes piled up around you. You use the kitchen a lot more than any other room, and a family’s gotta eat – so, you’re going to want to make sure that you plan your kitchen space first. If you’re remodeling, try to get the work done before you move in so that you can unpack everything you need and have the hub of the home ready to start making meals.

Your Living Space

Along with needing somewhere to cook and eat, you’re going to need to have somewhere to relax. You living space often provides multiple functions. It’s your chill out zone, the heart of the home and a place where you can all enjoy each others company, so get it put together and fast. Your living space will support the majority of your family’s needs, so you’re going to want to have your couches and dining table in ready to enjoy the area.


It’s highly likely that you will have bathroom facilities available in the new place. But if they need remodeling, maybe arrange that before you move in too. You’re going to want to be able to use them right away, so they need to be up to scratch. Or, if you are renovating them while you’re there, make sure one bathroom is fully functioning while contractors are redoing the rest.

A Home Office

If you work from home, you often take a lot of work home with you, or you have a hobby that requires a workspace, you’re going to want to make sure that your home office is pretty much ready to go as you move in. You might contemplate working from the kitchen counter or couch, but if you’ve got clients waiting and deadlines looming, you’re going to need a calming space to get serious in.

Children’s Bedrooms

You might be looking forwards to designing the master suite, and seeing your finishing touches take effect, but when you have kids you’re going to want to get them settled first. Their rooms should take priority over almost anything else. That way, they have somewhere to sleep safely and there clothing and toys can all be kept clean and tidy while the rest of the house is being put together.

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