Why It’s Wise To Carefully Calculate The Value Of Goods When Buying Fully Furnished

8 07 2013

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If you’re preparing to move into a new home, there are plenty of things you’ll have to consider. One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want a property that is already fully-furnished or whether you’re happy to bring in your own furniture and start off with a blank canvas. But what are the reasons for buying or renting an unfurnished property and could it really save you money? Read on to find out!

Fully-furnished homes

When it comes to renting, many homes come furnished, meaning tenants have no need to buy their own items, from beds to wardrobes and crockery. It is also possible to find fully-furnished homes to buy. Again, this allows people to move straight in and not have the worry of finding and purchasing furniture or hefting pieces into the new property.

Paying over the odds

It’s important to remember that you’re going to have to pay for the convenience of being able to walk into a fully-furnished home. When it comes to renting properties, it is likely that you’ll pay less for a house that has no furniture. And that’s not just a one-off saving – every month you’ll be paying less in rent than you would for a similar fully-furnished property. What’s more, the money that you save each month on rent payments can be used to purchase new items of furniture that are actually yours – you’re making an investment rather than simply handing over money that you won’t see back.

Low-cost furnishings

Calculating the cost of buying items such as beds, wardrobes, dressers and dining table sets is very important before you make a firm decision on what type of property you’re going to go for. Thanks to discount online retailers such as www.furnishinghomes.co.uk it is now possible to pick up many items of furniture at heavily discounted prices, meaning furnishing a home is possible without spending lots of money.

The creative consideration

When buying or renting a property that comes fully-furnished, what you’re doing is having items that someone else has chosen in your home. You’re getting the convenience factor, but also another person’s creative stamp on your home. Given the choice you might have a different coloured sofa, or perhaps oak furniture instead of mahogany. When you choose to furnish a property yourself you have the chance to give your own creative juices room to breathe and can construct the ideal home that you’ve always dreamed of. Think about how much time you spend at home and then consider whether living with someone else’s furniture sounds like the right plan. There are also plenty of home design websites and resources out there to provide you with ideas to get you started too.

The part-furnished option

Of course there is a happy medium between furnished and unfurnished properties – and that’s part-furnished. Now admittedly this term is completely open to interpretation and it will depend on the landlord as to what is included in a home described as part-furnished. It could be simply white goods such as a fridge, cooker and perhaps a dishwasher, or it could extend to items including beds, sofas and other items of furniture – each case is different.

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