Buying A New Home? Easy Ways To Stretch Your Furniture Budget

Posted on: 1 July 2019

If you're in the market for a new home and you're looking for ways to save money, start with the furniture. There are lots of ways to save money on the furniture you'll put into your new home. One of the benefits of spending less on the furniture for your new home is that it frees up that money for use elsewhere. Here are four steps you can take to save money on your furniture costs.

Choose the Right Home

If you're going to be purchasing a home in a new community, choose the right home. Instead of purchasing one of the first homes in a new development, wait until the model homes go on the market. In most cases, you can ask to have the model furniture included in the package. That means that you'll get the home at a reduced price – since models usually sell for a bit less – and you'll get the furniture thrown into the deal. Not only that, but most model homes are also landscaped, which means you'll save money on that as well.

Shop Model Home Stores

If you don't want to wait for the model homes to go on the market or you're not buying your home in a development, shop the model home furniture stores. Many developers sell their model furniture back to commercial furniture dealers, who then sell the furniture at discounted rates. When you shop these stores, you'll get high-quality furniture that's been used for professional staging for a fraction of the cost.

Create a List for Each Room

If you're buying a new home, you want to make sure that you get every detail done right, including the furniture. Unfortunately, that often leads to overspending on the furniture budget. One way to avoid the overspending is to create a list for each room. That way, when you go into the furniture store, you know exactly what you want for each room you're shopping for. This practice can help reduce impulse buys.

Prioritize Your Furniture Needs

If you're going to be on a budget when you start shopping for your furniture, you need to prioritize your needs. Make a list of the items that are essential for your new home and buy those first. Once you've purchased those must-have items, check your budget and make a list of the things you want. Continue the process of list-making until you've reached the limit on your furniture budget.