Discover the essential pieces of furniture you need for your new home, and start enjoying it immediately after your move.
Buying a house is a significant investment. It is advised to save at least 35% of the property’s value to cover purchase costs and mortgage opening. However, the investment does not end there. Often, a renovation is required before you can move in, especially in areas like the kitchen and bathroom that tend to wear out over time.
There are additional expenses you should not overlook, such as activating public services and buying furniture for your new home. The latter can be a considerable expense that we don’t always consider until we face the reality of an empty house.
Given the magnitude of these expenses, it is normal that you cannot acquire all the furniture you would like right away. An effective strategy can be to buy the essential furniture first and gradually add additional pieces as your budget allows. To help you in your decision, here we offer you a guide to the essential furniture for your new home. In this way, you can feel comfortable from the moment you move in.
Essential furniture for your home:
Dining table and chairs
Although storage is essential and you will eventually need wardrobes, dressers, and showcases, they are not the most important in your first moment. You can survive with a few boxes in your living room for the first few months or even the first year. However, it is essential to have a table and chairs for your dining room. Eating on the floor is not the ideal option.
The sofa: the welcome to your home
If you enjoy your time at home, a sofa becomes a key piece for your comfort. Sofas with a chaise longue and those with three seats or more are usually more expensive, but there are more affordable options available on the market.
The bed and mattress: essential for a good rest
Do not underestimate the importance of a good bed and a quality mattress. Even if you do not have your home fully furnished yet, you will need a suitable place to rest.
Some additional tips
Don’t worry about completely furnishing your home right away. It’s normal to live for a while without certain pieces of furniture, and gradually you’ll be able to acquire more pieces as your budget allows. For now, focus on the essentials: furniture to eat comfortably and rest.
Remember, do not spend all your budget on a single design piece. Start by investing in basic furniture that you can personalize or reuse over time.
Also, measure your space before making purchases. We all love big sofas and huge beds, but we must be aware of the space we have available.
In addition, remember that you can give a personal touch to your furniture. Perhaps you find affordable furniture that does not fully align with your personal style. In this case, why not customize them? You can use paint, wallpaper, vinyls, and many other techniques to turn it into a unique piece. You can do the same with old furniture. Before getting rid of them, consider whether they could give a unique vintage touch to your new home.
We know that storage is crucial, especially if you have a large number of belongings. But remember, you don’t have to have everything right away. When you are ready and your budget allows, you will be able to acquire shelves, wardrobes, and dressers.
Finally, remember that furnishing a complete home can represent a significant expense and it’s okay to spend some time without that dresser or entrance console that you love. You will see that soon you will be able to acquire these or other pieces, even decorative objects or art pieces that start to give character to your home. Invest in basic furniture at first, and over time, you can personalize or reuse them as your home evolves.
At Living Sitges, we understand that each home is unique, and we are here to help you make your new house a real home. From the purchasing process to the move and beyond, we are with you every step of the way. If you have any questions about furnishing your new home, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Article by Living Sitges Real Estate