20. Splurge on the Dining Room Table
If you have a formal dining room or large dine-in kitchen, it would be wise to invest in a high-quality table. Wooden tables can last a lifetime, and can even be passed down to the next generation. When you have a table that’s actually high quality, it should be able to blend in with a variety of different decor styles whenever you want to redecorate. Try to pick something classic, or a piece that will easily be re-sanded and stained if you ever change your mind about the color later on.
Or, if you do splurge on a table that’s trendy, at least pick a popular style like farmhouse or mid-century modern, as well as something high quality. This way, you can always resell the table later to someone on Facebook Marketplace who wants to redecorate their kitchen in that style. Great tables tend to hold their value for a long time. On the flip side, a table from somewhere like Ikea will easily get damaged and need to be replaced in just a couple years.