Moving home is an exciting milestone at any time of year, but starting this new chapter during the summer months opens more opportunities for exploring your new surroundings, enjoying your very own garden and making happy memories in your brand new home.
If you’re hoping to move into a new home during the next couple of months, we’ve shared 10 things you can enjoy as you settle into your very own Kirkwood home this summer…
1. Play in the garden
Whether you’re a family with little ones or a couple with a beloved pet, summer in your brand new home will likely be remembered with plenty of playtime in your new garden. From water fights and a paddling pool set-up, to endless games of football or swing ball, there are so many ways you can make the most of having a bigger backyard in the summer months.
At Kirkwood, many of our homes enjoy easy access to the rear garden through a handy utility room and striking French doors from the kitchen/dining area, so it’s even easier for the kids or the pets coming in and out for refreshments!
2. Host a housewarming party
Moving into a new home is an incredibly exciting milestone for any family or couple - so it deserves a celebration! To kickstart this brand new chapter, go all out and invite your friends and family - or even your new neighbours - to welcome them into your brand new space and officially mark the occasion. It’s the perfect excuse to get the BBQ fired up and throw a party!
3. Indulge in a morning coffee in the sun
What better way to spend a peaceful, sunny morning than with a cup of coffee or tea in your new space. Many of our luxury homes have the added benefit of French doors opening out to the private rear garden, perfect for enjoying the fresh summer air and a moment of solitude before the day begins.
4. Explore your new neighbourhood
Make the most of the fair weather and longer daylight hours by taking a stroll around your new neighbourhood. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the place you now call home and offers a great opportunity to become acquainted with your new neighbours!
5. Have a picnic
Nothing quite beats a picnic on a hot summer’s day! Whether you’re waiting for new dining furniture to arrive, or you want to make the most of having your own private garden, a picnic is a great way to enjoy the summer season in your new home. You could make it an afternoon tea party, a teddy bear’s picnic for the little ones, or head to your new local park to soak up the sunshine and feel the grass beneath your feet.
6. Spruce up your new garden
One of the best things about moving to a brand new home is the benefit of a rear garden to make your own outdoor haven. Whether you have green fingers and grand plans for planting an abundance of flowers and shrubbery, or you want something understated and easy to manage, our luxury homes benefit from their own private rear garden - a blank canvas for you to landscape as you please.
7. Invite friends and family over for a dinner party
As you settle into your new home, it’s only natural to want to show it off and invite loved ones into your new space. Light evenings and school holidays make summer the perfect time for hosting dinner parties and get-togethers with your friends and family - and with a Kirkwood home, the stylish French doors from the kitchen/dining area to the rear garden give you excellent flexibility to host indoors or al fresco.
8. Enjoy your local amenities
When you move to a new home, not only do you have a house to familiarise yourself with, there’s also a wider community for you to get to know and be a part of. Visits to the local butcher or fishmonger, a bite to eat at the town’s beloved hospitality venues or a session at your nearby leisure facilities can go a long way in helping you settle in and get to know other people living in the area.
Our outstanding developments are set within desirable locations and welcoming communities across Aberdeen city and shire, each offering their own array of fantastic amenities, with Stonehaven, Banchory and Alford to name just a few.
9. Take a walk or cycle through the countryside
Of course, summer is the best time of year to get outside and explore the great outdoors with the warmer weather and lighter evenings. At Kirkwood, our homes are set in beautiful locations across Aberdeen city and shire, each with plenty of walking and cycle routes waiting for you to discover.
From the breathtaking Royal Deeside surrounding our Inchmarlo development, to the scenic coastal setting of Ury Estate and the peaceful forest trails near our Dunecht, Sauchen and Countesswells developments, there are endless opportunities to admire the picturesque scenery by bike or on foot.
10. Go to a local event
The summer season is often when towns host fairs and galas for the local residents and those visiting from further afield. Whether it’s a sporting event, a family fair or a market of local businesses and produce, they’re another great opportunity to immerse yourself in the community while enjoying the best of the summer weather.
Are you hoping to move into your dream home this summer? At Kirkwood we have a range of luxury homes ready to move into across our Aberdeen city and shire developments. Browse our available homes below…