When you’re redecorating or remodeling a home, it’s important to know when to splurge, and where to save money. We see so many home makeover shows on TV, that it seems possible to just get everything done at once. In reality, people usually have to do one project at a time over the course of several months or years. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and end up spending a ton of money. Here at Home Addict, we’ll go over some tips on where it’s okay to spend a lot, and when it’s better to hold back and save.
30. Splurge on a High Quality Sofa
Being comfortable in your own house is one of the most important things you need to focus on, especially now. This is why it’s okay to splurge on a high quality couch. You want your family and guests to be able to sit on a comfortable couch when they watch TV, have conversations, or spend any time together whatsoever. And the better quality a couch is, the longer you will have it in your home. This will save money over time. When a couch is nice enough, it’s even worth the investment to reupholster it, rather than buying a new piece of furniture.
If there isn’t a good place for you to sit down when you come home at the end of the day, it’s going to be really difficult for you to relax. For example, a couple years ago, my brother got a beautiful apartment near Washington DC. He knew that his contract would only last a year, so he bought everything cheap from Ikea. While living there, he started to suffer from a lot of tension in his body. After staying in his apartment for a weekend, I realized the issue. There wasn’t anywhere comfortable to sit down. His couch was so uncomfortable, it hurt to sit in it for more than 10 minutes. The only place he could relax was his bed, and he didn’t go there until it was time to go to sleep. Don’t make the same mistake. Invest in comfort, and relax whenever possible.