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.

3 Features Beyond Safety You Should Consider When Buying A Crib


When purchasing a crib for your baby, safety should be your first concern. You should make sure you purchase your crib from a reputable manufacturer who performs standard safety tests. However, there are many types of cribs that pass basic safety standards. Below are a few more features you should consider when making your purchase. 

Multiple Heights 

When your baby is an infant, you will want to be able to lay them in the crib without disturbing them. This is easiest to do when the crib bed is raised. In a raised position, you will not have to bend over much to pick up or set down your baby, and the railing will not extend longer than your arms, allowing you to place the baby into the crib as gently as possible. 

However, as your child grows, you will want to be able to lower the crib bed so they will not be able to climb out of the crib. This will extend the usefulness of your crib. 

Neutral Coloring 

A quality crib can last for years, converting to a toddler bed and being used for future children. If you opt for a neutral color, such as a black, brown, white, or gray, then you can use the crib in multiple rooms or through various redecorating efforts in your home. If you opt for a crib that is gender-specific or tailored to your baby as an infant, your options for continued use will be limited. 


Sturdy wheels that lock in place will allow you to easily move your child's crib. Many parents do not realize how nice crib mobility can be. With wheels you can move your child's crib into another room for special situations, like when you are cleaning or if you have visitors. It also makes transitioning from a shared bedroom to your child's own room easier. Wheels can also help when it comes to cleaning underneath the crib and placing bedding on the crib mattress. Finally, easily moving the crib will let you have access to your child in any corner of the crib.

Of course safety and cost will affect your crib choice. However, you will see that you have many choices available that meet all safety standards and are reasonably priced. Looking for these three additional features will help you narrow down your choices and select a practical crib that will last beyond a few months. Look at cribs sold by stores like KIDS ONLY FURNITURE to see some of your options.


23 January 2018