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Which household items are worth investing in?

19-Aug-2020
Written by Ashley Blake
If you have been thinking about renovating your home or starting from scratch with a new build, you’re probably lost in the mine field of inclusions. What features you should be spending your money on and which you can do without?

Buying everything you need for a functioning and beautifully styled home can be a very expensive exercise. Knowing which items are worth investing in that will add value to your home is important and can ultimately save you in the long term.

Good quality flooring is a priority! Make sure you choose a flooring option that is both durable and low maintenance. Although you may not be planning on selling in the near future, one day you will, so stick with high quality options and natural materials. Timber flooring or natural stone tiles in the living areas and wool carpet in the bedrooms is a great option to consider.

If you are wanting to add warmth to areas with timber flooring or tiles, you can add a rug. There are so many affordable rugs, the options are endless and they can completely change up the style of the room for a different look.

This one is a no brainer, good lighting is crucial in a beautiful home and ultimately can make or break a new renovation or build. If you are new to the renovating game, talk to your electrician or interior designer as they will help guide you in the right direction. Good lighting is functional, influences mood, and improves aesthetics.

Look for options that are both well-designed and compliment the aesthetics of your home. It’s easy to get caught up in the look of a room when choosing lighting but it’s important to keep functionality in mind. A space is useless if you can’t use it to its full potential due to poor lighting.

It’s often tempting to choose the lower cost appliances for your home, especially when you have already spent so much money on the house. You don’t necessarily need to choose the highest priced appliances but it’s important you choose quality appliances that ticks all the boxes for you both functionality and style wise. Choosing the cheaper options, will often cost you more money in the long-term with repairs and even replacing the appliances.

Artwork is a tricky one, because by the time you get to actually decorating the new space, there will probably be much less cash in the bank than there was at the start! You either have a passion for good art or couldn’t care less! If there’s still money in the kitty, investing in some beautiful art for your home is well worth it.

Avoid buying ‘on-trend’ artwork and look for pieces you love…after all you are the one who will spend the most time admiring it.

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