the furniture you need when you buy a home

Furniture can be a very big investment when buying a home. What furniture do you really need to live comfortably in your new home? Are there some things that you can live without for a while until you are settled in and get what you really need? Working as a real estate agent for the past twenty years, I have helped a lot of families get settled into their new places. This blog will show you what you probably want to have when you first move into a house and what you can live without for a few months as you get settled in.

Giving Your Home a Fresh Look on a Budget

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If you are looking for a way to spruce up the look of your home without spending a lot of money on brand new furniture, then you'll be glad to learn that there are many ways you can do this. You can learn about some of the ways by reading the information here:

Buy some area rugs

If you are bored of your current flooring, or it isn't looking as nice and new as it once did, then you can freshen its look up without investing in all new flooring. Instead, you can purchase some large area rugs, as well as smaller ones that match. Place the area rugs in the center of the room and place the smaller rugs anywhere you need them to go. This will not only give the floor a nicer appearance, but it will also add more color to the inside of your home.

Paint some of your wooden furniture

If you have some wooden furniture that you are sick of looking at, then you can paint it any color you want to change the look and feel of your home for a small investment. Be sure to clean the wood to remove all dust and dirt, then spray or hand paint a primer coat and allow it to dry. Once it has dried, you can spray or hand paint the colors you want onto the piece and allow it to dry completely.

Purchase art at thrift stores or yard sales

You can get some nice art pieces at places like thrift stores and yard sales. Also, estate sales can be fantastic places to purchase nice art pieces for affordable prices. You can even pick up some old frames at these places that you can give a new look with a coat of paint. Then, you can choose some photos you have that you like and take them to an office supply store to have them printed in the size you need to put them in the frames. Now you can proudly display fantastic art around your home that will help you give it that fresher look you are looking for.

Reupholster furniture

Replacing your sitting furniture can be a costly expense. For this reason, you should consider either having it reupholstered or doing it yourself. If you aren't sure how to do it yourself, you can generally find classes at local colleges or you can even watch video tutorials online that will teach you everything you need to know.

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14 March 2017