Everyone loves a home makeover on a budget, the fact that you can make a home look great without breaking the bank inspires a lot of people to take the plunge themselves. Whilst you can undoubtedly find some awesome pieces for your home that are on the cheaper side of things, there are some items that you will get what you pay for – and not in a good way.
In some cases, it’s better to splurge a little on some heavy-use furniture and utilities – think of it as an investment. Furthermore, you’ll probably find that buying items on the pricier side may hit your finances in the short term will save you money in the long term due to their longevity. So, what items and areas should you ‘splurge’ on?
When it comes to deciding what can be splurged or saved in an update, the first thing you should consider is the practicality of it – how often do you use these items? Are they important? Your bathroom is undoubtedly an integral part of your home and health, and so it goes without saying that it’s somewhere you should invest in. Items such as your shower, tiling and sink should be considered investments, and you should consider buying high quality – and yes, often more expensive – utilities. Items such as towels and decorations, you should opt to save on.
Another heavy-use item, a good sofa can run a pretty high premium, but the quality is worth every penny. Often, people who opt to buy a sofa on a budget find that the cheaper seats are nowhere near as high quality as their more expensive alternatives. Luxury sofas tend to last longer, and as a sofa is used frequently (and is often the focus of the living space), it’s possibly the most important thing to invest in after your mattress. Check out 5 Steps to Choosing the Right Sofa to find the perfect luxury match.
Whilst perhaps not applicable to everyone, working from home has become the new norm for many people, and with that comes the implementation of the home office. Setting up a home office can be done on a budget, especially if it’s a temporary setup. However, if you’re looking at a long-term stint (or even a permanent change) to home working, you should at the very least invest in a high-quality chair for the sake of your back.
Most people spend between 6-10 hours of their day in bed, and so it makes sense that it’s an element of your home to pay special attention to. If you’re not too picky about the look of your bed, then saving your bed frame will be more economical and practical than buying a new one. However, you should consider investing in your mattress as a good mattress can mean a good, healthy spine and sleeping experience. Another aspect of the bed you should consider splurging on is the pillows and arguably the bedsheets too. Your bed should be a haven for your tired and weary bones at the end of a long day – so why not make it a luxurious one?0