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.

Furniture Options To Make A Model Home Stand Out


The model home is the crown jewel of your development project, and it should be furnished to help potential buyers envision themselves living in one of your homes. Choosing the right model home furnishings can help to make the property more appealing to potential customers. Here are a few options you can use when decorating the model home in your development:

Build A Home Office

If the home you are selling has more than two bedrooms, consider using one to create a model home office. This gives potential buyers a way to envision the different uses they can get out of each room. Add a small desk, and place bookshelves on both sides to create a beautiful workspace, and be sure to add a cozy home office chair to complete this area. Add a pullout sofa bed to demonstrate the flexibility of the space, and tie the room together with a large area rug.

Create An Entertainment Area

For model homes with a full, finished basement, give buyers a look at some of the more upscale uses for this extra space. You can add a pool table to the space, and place a few pub-height tables with stools to show just how many people can make use of this space for a party or gathering. Another option is to add a freestanding bar set to the area and accessorize it with wine glasses and wine bottles for an elegant look.

Decorate A Children's Bedroom

Some developments are targeted toward potential buyers with children, so demonstrating the livability for young ones is an important consideration. Take the time to create one or more youth bedrooms in the home. You can add bunk beds with matching dressers, or you can create a nursery with a crib, changing table and rocking chair. Work with a local real estate agent to determine the demographics of the surrounding neighborhood, as you may find that more people are moving to the area to start a family. This information can help guide you to the right furnishing options based on the average ages of children already living in the neighborhood.

Once you have purchased furniture for the model home, take the time to accessorize the space. Toys boxes filled with toys, wall art in the living room, beautiful lighting fixtures, and books on bookshelves are all finishing touches that help to make a house look more like a home. Visit your local home furnishing store to find the right items to make your model home look cozy and inviting.


13 September 2017