Lounge room

Buying a new home is a great chance to furnish it the way you please. When it comes to choosing the best furniture for your new house however, there are more factors to take into consideration than just the look.

Assess what you have

You’ve probably accumulated some pieces of furniture, a bed, a couch, a fridge, throughout the years. Assess whether these goods are worth keeping and moving into your new house or if it’s time to upgrade.

Start with the basics

It’s easy to get carried away with trying to fill your house with what you think will make it a home. But start with the basics such as a fridge and a bed. The necessities will be enough for you to live with while you save the money and take the time to look for the perfect furniture to fill your house with.

Price

The most obvious obstacle is price. If you’ve just bought a house, you might not have the money for the best furniture right now. Shop around, look out for friends and family who might be replacing their old couch and look at charity stores like St Vincent de Paul who rehome goods and raise money to help Australians in need.

Practicality

It might be fun to go ahead and collect pictures of all the nice new things you want to include in your home, but what’s in Vogue might not necessarily be what works best for your home. If a five-seater couch is what you want, but your lounge room can only fit a two-seater, you’ll need to reconsider.

Environmental rating

Purchasing electricals now means that you can be picky about their environmental score. Not only are you doing something nice for the environment, you’re also potentially cutting down your electricity bill.

Water rating

The same goes for the water rating on your white goods like the washing machine. Consider the impact that your furniture and appliances are going to have on the environment and your bills.

Investment pieces

Buy furniture that will stand the test of time. That way when you upgrade to your new furniture, you can retire your original pieces to the spare room, or pass them on to a friend who is moving in to their new house. High-quality materials might cost a little more now, but they’ll be worth it in the long run.

Now that you’ve got your furniture sorted, it’s time to move in. Trust Grace removalists to get you and your new furniture into your new home, safe and on schedule.