Because you deserve to treat yourself every now and then.
Especially as you get older, your apartment and your house become more than just the place you sleep at between the bar and work. It becomes your home, and even though you might not be able to splurge on the penthouse suite, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your house a palace of your own. It’s the little touches that count in the home, and some things are just worth spending the extra money on.
The key, of course, is to strike some sort of balance. To splurge on the things that warrant splurging. And to save wherever a less expensive item will do. We have some sense of where that line is. Here are the home decor and furniture items that are worth spending a bit extra on.
KITCHEN CABINETS ARE ALWAYS WORTH INVESTING IN
Your kitchen likely gets used on a daily basis, so investing in high-quality cabinets is a wise idea. Well-made cabinets can always be refinished and the hardware can be replaced to change the whole look if you ever decide to give your kitchen a refresh.
DON’T SKIMP ON A MATTRESS
We will spend about one-third of our life sleeping (or at least rolling around with anxiety attempting to do so). This is an investment that will pay itself back; after all, backaches are no joke and getting good rest is essential for mental well-being.
INVEST IN STATEMENT PIECE IS A GOOD IDEA
Whether it be a stunning painting, a custom chandelier, or a handmade rug, an artisan piece will create a focal point while showing a little of the homeowner’s personality.
Sofas and chairs. Anything your body comes into contact with for more than an hour should always be comfortable, crafted from quality materials, and built to last.
THE DINING TABLE
The dining room table is worth splurging on. Places of gathering, like dining rooms, are important, as everyone spends time there.
Rugs, especially large ones, can get expensive but investing in the bigger rug is always a good idea, as long as it’s the correct size for your space.
MONITOR ENERGY USE WITH A SMART THERMOSTAT
Start with what impacts your well-being on a daily basis: how warm or cold your place is. Investing a little bit up front to cut back on your electricity bill in the long term is easy with all of the smart thermostats available now.
There is nothing worse than a drawer that keeps coming off track, right? Seek quality in dressers and other pieces of furniture with moving parts that are used frequently.
An antique, whether it be traditional or modern, is typically worth the splurge. Timeless pieces tend to hold value. And even if it doesn’t, if you love the piece and it works in your space, then the investment is worth it.
Buying a home is expensive. Although you may be tempted to cut corners here and there to save some cash, there are certain things you should never skimp on when it comes to your abode. Cheaping out may save you in the short term, but it can cause major headaches and end up being way more expensive in the long run.