So, we’ve had an offer accepted on a house. A brand-new house, actually. After I pick the bare minimum of options (thank you home builder for putting the appliance model numbers on the option sheet!), we should be good to move in in about 2 month.
Then my wife and I will take all the furniture in our apartment and see how much empty space we have – we’re nearly doubling the amount of space.
Need more info! Is it landscaped, or do you have to landscape? How handy are you? If “moderately” or better, you’re going to be visiting Home Depot constantly for a while setting your home up. Buy some nice tools and a good cordless drill with screw bits–it will save you tons of time. Come up with a plan for each room, and buy furniture and accessories that match that plan’s style. Have a good idea what sort of window coverings you’ll be using–blinds and Queen Anne don’t work well together.
This is the only chance you will ever have to set up your speakers correctly. Make all the measurements and place everything BEFORE your wife puts any furniture anywhere. Otherwise it’ll be, “Honey, we HAVE to put the end table there, and the lamp matches the end table, and the speakers don’t match the lamp,” and you’ll be hosed forever.