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Guest Blog – L&Q: PricedIn Living
Dedicated to helping first time buyers take their first step onto the property ladder, L&Q has launched its PricedIn Living campaign, to demonstrate how buyers can settle in with Shared Ownership – an alternative route onto the housing ladder.
With lower deposits available on developments across London and the South East, Shared Ownership with L&Q gives you the peace of mind to settle in to your new home.
L&Q PricedIn shares their guide for the perfect cosy night in in your new L&Q home.
We’re a big believer that the first night in your brand new home should be fun and relaxing – unpacking and organising can wait, after years of renting it’s time to enjoy your first night as a homeowner. Here are three of our top tips on how to have a cosy night in, in your brand new Shared Ownership home. Relax first, unpack later!
Moving day can always be a little bit hectic, even if you’ve been preparing for months. Take a deep breath and dedicate a few hours to relaxing and unwinding after a busy day.
Do whatever works for you; whether that’s a session of yoga, a soothing face mask, or just settling down with a good book. Ambience is key; ensure you have a clutter-free space by moving any boxes out of sight and search online for the perfect soothing soundtrack; birdsong, crashing waves, or white noise. This is your home, do it your way!
Cook some comfort food
If exercise isn’t your thing, everyone loves a hearty plate of comfort food at the end of the day. Make the most of your first dinner in your new home; forget the rush of weeknight cooking and fall in love with your brand new kitchen. Unpack your favourite cook book, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get creating.
Think cheese, think pasta, think potato – whatever you love, throw it in! One of our go-to winter warmers is a huge bowl of mac’n’cheese pasta bake – nice and easy to make, but completely delicious!
Have a film night
A sure-fire way to relax on your first night in your new home is, of course, with your favourite film. Dig out your comfiest pyjamas, grab a blanket and set up camp on your new sofa or bed. Make sure you have plenty of snacks on hand – a bowl of popcorn is a must, along with a selection of your favourite sweet treats.
Feeling creative? Create the perfect cosy home-cinema by hanging up strings of fairy lights. There is nothing better than being wrapped up in a blanket in front of a film, relaxing in the dim glow of the lights and the flickering screen.
The most important thing about buying your own home is that you feel comfortable and can truly settle in, so however you choose to spend your first night in your new home, do it your way – you’ll remember this night for the rest of your life!
To learn more about how to settle in with Shared Ownership, visit www.lqpricedin.co.uk/living
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