Need to furnish a new home or apartment? Worried about the prices? Fear not! Furnishing a new home is much easier than you think. There are many reliable retailers out there that provide durable, affordable furniture. If you’re moving into an apartment rather than a new house, there are plenty of ways to go about furnishing an apartment inexpensively. Here, we’ll provide tips for furnishing a new home or apartment.
Cost to furnish a house
While there is no guarantee that you’ll get the best deal on every piece of furniture, there are numerous steps that can be made to ensure that you make the most cost-efficient decision. Here are some steps on how to furnish a house on a budget:
1. Make a budget
You most likely have a picture of what you want your home to look like. So, to accomplish this perfect image, start by making a list of each room you want to furnish and what furniture you want in each room. Be realistic about the cost by also including any lighting, wall décor or floor detail. Be realistic with your budget. While you may end up going over slightly, try not to exceed your budget too much.
2. Know where to spend more/less
To start, buy the best mattress and sofas you can afford. These are meant for comfort and will be used the most, so you’ll want to find the top possible versions of both. Finding a quality dining room table can also be a smart investment. You can save by spending less on any decorative pieces, rugs or lighting. While these are all aesthetically pleasing, it will be better in the long run to spend more on the furniture you’ll use more often.
3. Consider how long you’ll live there
While this can be a tough question to answer, consider the long term when buying furniture. If you plan on staying at this new home for over ten years, plan on buying reliable, long lasting furniture. If you feel you may move soon, buy more durable furniture knowing that there may be some damage when the move occurs. Change does occur so the best option is to anticipate either and search for the most reliable and durable furniture.
Where to find affordable furniture
Aside from the name brand furniture outlet stores, there are plenty of other resources to find a way to furnish a home or even go about furnishing an apartment inexpensively. Some examples of these resources are:
- Online retailers – Here you can find used furniture for good prices. Sometimes name brands will offer online deals for your convenience.
- Craigslist – While this may seem a little unordinary or a somewhat bold place to find furniture, you might be surprised to find some great deals.
- hhgregg – hhgregg has all the furniture you need at great prices. Browse through our wide selection of furniture online.
How to furnish an apartment
Furnishing an apartment inexpensively is a bit easier of a task than that of furnishing a new home. Remember to take into consideration the fact that it is an apartment which means that you may not be living there quite as long as you would a new house. You may have to move sooner than you anticipate so, when buying furniture, remember that moving may take a toll on its overall quality. This should be more motivation to buy used, affordable furniture.