New Home, New Memories
New Home, New Memories
Affordable San Antonio Custom Home Builder
As a San Antonio custom home builder, we take pride in creating a unique home for people looking to make great memories. Here are a few ideas in creating new home memories that will last a lifetime.
Take Before and after pictures: One of the best parts of any home decorating TV show is the big before and after reveal. It’s always interesting to see how a bit of paint and revamped furniture can completely change the aesthetic of a space. Take photos of the empty rooms before moving your belongings in, then again after you’re settled. Taking photos from every direction to get that unique angle you are looking for.
Height measurement or Kid handprint wall Decor: To help kids capture memories in the new place, consider dedicating a wall to their growth throughout the family’s time there. The traditional way to do this is with a height chart. We have one painted in our daughter bedroom. Have the kids stand with their backs to a wall and mark how tall they are at move-in. Repeat the process every six or 12 months so they can see how fast they have grown. get creative with it! Have kids make a handprint on the wall in paint with the date and place it next to their height. This is a great way to get the little ones involved in the maturity of your new home.
Settling in the social media way: Not only can Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms supply you with hundreds of moving, decorating and organizing ideas, but you can return the favor. Think? What people would be interested in, from your family room laundry, still-packed kitchen to the way you arrange the master closet. Post creative ideas that you learned or ways you kept your kids entertained while there was packing and unpacking to be done.
Videos Rule: Consider pulling together a video of your new neighborhood. Film your family getting acquainted with the home and town. take a stroll or ride a bike through the neighborhood. Years later down the road you and your family can catch up to see how your life has grown. You could also do something similar to the passenger seat of a car. It may be fun to include footage from the actual moving process.
Making Memory Challenges: To document your first year after moving, take a picture every day. There are projects like this on Twitter and Instagram, such as 100 happy days and the 365-day challenge. Have fun with this. Taking photos daily will become very useful at the end of your challenge. It sounds like a lot but you will get great footage to see you and your family grow in your new home. Another great idea is to take one picture every day in the same location of your home. then at the end of the year put together all the photos in a fast paced slide show to see how much your little ones (or Dogs) have grown in such a short period of time. Fun Right!
Have fun creating new home memories. Leave us a comment on what you did to make your memories.