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10 Home Essentials for New Homeowners

January 19, 2016
Amanda Curry
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4 minutes

Buying a new house can be super stressful. But this is also an exciting time!

Perhaps you’ve been renting a cramped apartment. Or maybe you’ve been crashing on someone’s couch. Whatever the case may be – congratulations on the big move!

With all that added space, you now have the opportunity to really personalize your home. It’s the perfect time to ditch the old dorm sheets you’ve been holding onto, get some real artwork for your walls instead of band posters (or maybe keep the band posters confined to a hobby room in your house if you can’t completely part with them), and swap your mismatched place settings for a complete set.

Are you overwhelmed yet? Fear not!

Here at LeafFilter, we’ve got our thumb on the latest and greatest in home products. Don’t waste your money on low-quality junk in your new home – check out our top ten must-haves for your abode! (And if you’re drawing a blank on what to get for a housewarming gift, we’ve got you covered too!)

Harbor Freight Tools
Category: Tools
Harbor Fright Tools (HFT) is your one-stop-shop for all the tools you need for your next home improvement project. By buying directly from the factories, HFT is able to offer more bang for your buck. They sell the same quality tools as the top competitors, but at significantly lower prices.

HFT has over 600 store locations. But, if by chance you don’t have a store near you, they also have an online store where you can find their full selection of gadgets and tools for your home. I’d also encourage you to check out their Facebook page for coupons and tips!

Saatva Mattress
Category: Mattress
Are you having a hard time catching some quality ZZZs? It might be time to reevaluate your mattress situation. You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so there is no better place for a little bit of indulgence than in the bedroom.

Check out the eco-friendly, luxurious, and affordable mattress company, Saatva. You’ll love the way it cushions your body while still giving you support. You’ll absolutely wake up feeling ready to take on the world after just one night sleeping on a Saatva.

Graham & Brown
Category: Wallpaper
The British duo, Graham & Brown, founded their company in 1946 after a paper shortage forced them to think creatively about home décor. They repurposed a surplus of metallic paper into elegantly beautiful wallpaper. The company has been a beacon of creativity and innovation ever since.

If you’re looking for the latest trends in wallpaper, this is your go-to company. We promise, your home won’t look complete without Graham & Brown wallpaper. Check out their online magazine, What Walls Want, for some inspiration, then hop on over to their online store to find a wallpaper that will make your home scream chic.

Category: Furniture
Is your living room lacking pizzazz? Could your bedroom use a good statement piece? Look no further than Lexington Home Brands.

With high quality, attractive furniture, Lexington has you more than covered. If you’ve got a modern look going on, we suggest checking out the Evora Square Cocktail Table. Or, if you’d like a bed fit for a royal, the Arbor Hills Upholstered Bed might be more up your alley.

Category: Kitchen Appliances
Do you dream of having a Food Network-level kitchen? Are you in the market for new appliances? Do yourself a favor by checking out Thermador kitchen appliances.

This brand has been producing sleek, high quality, and high tech ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and more for over 75 years. Most Thermador products come with a limited warranty, and you can often find bundle deals for buying multiple appliances at once.

Category: Windows and Doors
If you moved into an older house with outdated windows and doors, you’re more than likely losing a lot of energy. It’s important to replace these facets of your home before the snow flies for maximum savings. There’s no better place to look than Pella windows.

No other window companies can compare to the quality and service of Pella. The product will speak for itself when you save bundles on energy costs. Not to mention, you’ll get the awesome benefit of staying warm and cozy inside this winter while gazing at the snow falling outside. As an added bonus, their windows are made of sustainable materials – how great is that?

Category: Tableware, Home Décor
Your dinner plates have chips and you no longer have a complete set after a salad plate slipped from your hand and broke years ago. Or maybe you never had a complete set in the first place. And on top of that, you’d like to step up your hosting game. Sound familiar?

Vietri will certainly help you keep up with the Joneses in your new home. Whether you’d like to stick with a seascape theme for your coastal Maine home, or you’d like to introduce an Italian feel to your dining room, you won’t have to look any farther than Vietri. Their dinnerware is both beautiful and durable. We guarantee you’ll be the talk of the town as soon as your guests see their place setting at your table!

Planet Natural
Category: Gardening Supplies
Many homeowners are shifting their focus to be more eco-friendly, especially in the garden. If you’d like to try your hand at green gardening practices come spring, make sure Planet Natural is on your radar.

This company has some fantastic eco-friendly gardening and home cleaning supplies. Check out their Biopesticides for natural pest control and their organic fertilizers to give your plants a much-needed boost.

Country Curtains
Category: Window Treatments
A home isn’t a home without something to cheer up the windows, right? Check out Country Curtains for just the right curtains to match your décor.

Country Curtains has a huge selection, and many of their curtain designs come in multiple colors. Oh, and don’t be fooled by the name. Their window treatments come in several different styles, including, but in no way limited to, country.

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Category: Roofing and Gutters

Last, but certainly not least, protect your gutters with the patented LeafFilter system. Clogged gutters will put your home at risk of water damage and foundation issues.

Get a step ahead of the game by installing LeafFilter. And, better yet, enjoy the added bonus of never having to climb a teetering ladder to clean your out-of-reach gutters again.

What are your home essentials? Tell us in the comments!

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