Whether you’ve been in your new build home for a few weeks or months, or maybe you are still searching for the right one to buy – we focus on autumn and new build homes. From decorations to practical tips, we also share links to some of the new developments where new homes are launching this autumn. Get cosy and find out more…
Decorate your front door
If your new home is one of the first to be completed on a new development, there’s a quick and easy way to brighten up the outside and detract from the building work that continues around you. And that’s to add an autumnal wreath to your front door. They can be easily purchased at many local markets, farm shops or florists. Or you could even make your own using dried autumnal leaves with warm orange colours, oak leaves, acorns, mini pumpkins and berries.
A wreath on your front door is a simple but effective way of creating an eye-catching feature. You can even buy faux varieties which you can re-use every autumn. And of course, with it being pumpkin season, a selection of pumpkins of varying colours, shapes and sizes makes a stylish feature for your porch or front door step.
Get ready for Halloween
Depending on how many people have moved onto your new development and its distance from other homes in the area, depends on how you tackle Halloween. It’s more likely, if the development is still in its early stages, that locals from the surrounding area won’t look to bring their children trick or treating there. In that case, a private home party might be the best means to celebrate Halloween. That said, if you have children of your own you might still want to give the outside of your new build a spooky makeover.
You should also consider security at this time of year, especially if you are one of a very few new homes being lived in on a largely unoccupied development. Lighting and lack of people around can make you vulnerable to unwanted visitors. However, if your development is well populated with new homes and Halloween decorations are aplenty, then add yours to the mix and enjoy seeing the many children out for trick or treating.
Add cosy home furnishings
The shorter days and colder nights have us all wanting to snuggle up on the sofa under a soft blanket, nestled in plump cushions. Autumn is the perfect time to shop fabrics and furnishings for your new build home. Whether its rugs to curl your toes into, a dreamy blanket to throw over your knees, or a selection of cushions for scattering on the sofa, soft furnishings are an ideal way to add colour and texture within your spaces.
If you have recently moved into your new build, you will be advised to let the house settle for a period of time. This is known as the drying out process. And while you should leave walls and ceilings alone in this time, focusing on the soft furnishings in your home is a good option when it comes to decoration.
Take it easy on the heating
As the days and nights get colder, you might be starting to have a little bit of heating come on. If you have recently moved into a new build home, how you use the heating is important. Again, this comes down to the drying out process. Having the heating on too high will speed up the process but this can cause excessive shrinkage. And not having the heating on can have the opposite detrimental effect, causing more condensation. Ideally, bedrooms and bathrooms in the property should be no less than 18°C with other living areas around 21-22°C.
Use your extract fans
In the same vein as heating, ventilation is important. You don’t want add to the humidity of your new build home too much, especially when the walls etc are still in the drying out phase. So, it is very important to use extract fans or even open windows as and when you can, and even more so when cooking or showering. You want to try to avoid too much extra humidity in the home which can lead to damp and mould problems. Condensation is expected within new build homes as they go through the drying out process, so the right ventilation is vital.
If you are one of the first homes on a new development, lighting is important at this time of the year. As the mornings and evenings are darker, you might want to look at some extra security lighting for your property. Most new build homes comes with some aspect of outdoor lighting, usually close to the front door or porch. However, on a largely unoccupied development, you might want to look at additional lighting to the rear, side or near any garages. The better the lighting around the property, the more you will deter any unwanted visitors.
New homes coming this autumn
We list new build homes from housebuilders right across the country, including in Scotland and Wales. We have handpicked some of the newest developments where new homes are coming available for sale this autumn. And some have special offers available for a limited time.
Take a look at our listings and if these aren’t near you, then our simple location search tool on our website will help you find a new home that’s in a more relevant area.
Snowdon Grange in Chard, Somerset from Tilia Homes
Located around 14 miles south of Taunton, the Snowdon Grange development from Tilia Homes features a selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses with shared ownership options also available.
And there is a special deal available on Plot 156, a 4-bedroom Oakford home. The £20,000 deposit contribution on this home ends 31st October 2023.
And here is the Oakford with an open plan kitchen and dining room with French doors leading into the garden and double doors from the living room leading to the kitchen/dining space. The main bedroom features an en suite and to the downstairs there is a handy utility, WC, and study space. Perfect for growing families, the property comes with a garage and driveway parking for 2 cars.
Take a look at more properties and the shared ownership options on Snowford Grange here.
King Richard’s Wharf from Owl Homes in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
Featuring 18 different house types, the King Richard’s Wharf development is located next to the Ashby de la Zouch canal. At the core of each property is a generous rear garden, flexible internal layouts, and thoughtful details. Designed in a crescent of homes, each home on the development overlooks a new pond and green space.
Here is one of the properties coming soon on the development - The Ford is a detached 3-bedroom home with a spacious lounge and modern open plan kitchen/diner. A very convenient utility room adjoins the kitchen and can be accessed from the garden. To the upstairs, the main bedroom features an en suite and walk-in dressing space.
See The Ford and the other high-quality new homes available for sale at King Richard’s Wharf here.
Wellwater Grove in East Calder, Scotland from Cruden Homes
The show home is now open at this exciting new development of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, based in East Calder, West Lothian. The development is located close to the shops, village pubs, cafes and other amenities found on East Calder Main Street. And with Edinburgh less than a 30-minute drive away, and Glasgow a 40-minute drive away, it is an ideal location for commuters.
The Forth is a detached property with 4 bedrooms and a luxurious living area. The back of the property is where you will find the open plan kitchen/dining area as well as the joint utility and WC space. The master bedroom to the upstairs features an en suite and built-in wardrobes, with built-in wardrobes available to a second bedroom. All the bedrooms and the family bathroom are a good size for growing families, or for work from home space.
Take a look at the other properties coming soon at Wellwater Grove, as well as the packages on offer here.
Are you looking to buy a new build home this autumn? If you are and you hope to move in before Christmas, start your search for your dream new home with us. Whatever the size, wherever you hope to buy, we list hundreds of new build homes available for sale. Start your search here.