Making Your Inherited Home Truly Yours

Making Your Inherited Home Truly Yours

Learn how to make your inherited house feel more like your home.

Life often brings significant changes, and inheriting a home can be one of those profound experiences. Whether it’s due to the passing of a loved one, a divorce, or other major life events, transforming an inherited home into a space that feels truly yours is an important process. 

The first step in this journey is to be sincere and honest with yourself about the inherited home. Reflect on which aspects of the home work for you and which do not. Consider the emotional impact of each room and item. For example, you might like the paint color in the bathroom but dislike the tiles. Analyzing what brings back good memories and what doesn’t is needed before starting any design work.

Once you have a clear understanding of your feelings about the space, the next step is to make a list of changes you’d like to make. This list can include major renovations like remodeling the kitchen or smaller updates like buying a new sofa for the living room. It’s important to dream big and include everything you envision, regardless of budget constraints. Surprisingly, some changes might be more affordable than you initially thought once you get quotes and bids.

"Reflect on what you want in your home. "

Transformations can be amazing and sometimes surprising. There are even some clients who initially planned to update inherited homes to sell them but ended up loving the changes so much that they kept the houses for themselves. Others have used the opportunity to make improvements, treating themselves to something special and personalizing the space.

Inheriting a home is both an emotional and practical journey. By being honest with yourself and making a detailed list of desired changes, you can create a space that feels like your own. For those looking for guidance, Niche Interiors can be reached on Instagram or their website, and Melinda Ulmer available at (562) 316-2915 or [email protected].


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