10 Essentials Every Home Should Have

The Fun Bit

An Organised Kitchen – Everything should have its place in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to try new places for your pots, pans and everything else until it fits you and your kitchen perfectly.

A Bathroom Sanctuary – Your bathroom should be a serene place to start your morning. It should offer a little bit of quiet and sanity before you begin your busy day, so make sure that there is no clutter here!

‘Me’ Space – Every home should have a space for just you. Whether it’s a window seat in the living room or a whole room devoted to you, claim a space where you can relax and unwind by yourself.

A Mud Room – This should be a place to hang your coat, to take off your shoes, to keep your keys and sort out your mail. This is where you sort out all the little hassles of your day before you get in and relax in your home.

Home Office – Whether you work from home or not, you’ll need space to sort out your bills and other paperwork.

A Place to Socialise – If you have family and friends, you’ll need a place to all socialise together, whether you live with them or not. You need an inviting sofa and comfy chairs, and you’re all set for an evening of fun.

Art – You need to put your stamp on the place you’re living in, and the best way to do this is through artwork. Anything from Van Gogh to your five year old daughter’s doodles can go on your walls, as long as you love it.

The Practical Bit

A Tool Kit – A tool kit is essential to maintaining your home, and will come in handy in a plethora of sticky situations. At the very least, you should have a hammer, screwdrivers (flathead and Philips head), a tape measure, and a power drill. You can get these items from your local hardware store, or online from Anglia Tool Centre.

An Emergency Kit – Every home should have an emergency kit, just in case. It should include: a torch, a first aid kit, a list of emergency telephone numbers of friends, relatives, and your doctor, ready-to-eat food, water, spare keys, spare baby food, pet supplies, spare medication if necessary, and blankets.

Safety Measures – Sleep soundly at night with the thought that you are protected from fire, burglary and carbon monoxide with a smoke alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm, and a house alarm.


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