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7 Home Purchases Worth the Splurge

There are things that I totally hate If it comes to buying the house. Buyer’s remorse is one of these.

As I’ve become more experienced in making purchases for clients and my own home, I have discovered that the quality of particular items should not be jeopardized due to lack of research or the inability to delay gratification. Delving into a products’ specifications, reading product reviews or coming across the ideal ideabook will help us feel much more equipped to make a determination on high-ticket items for the home.

I have always appreciated the saying”Buy after, purchase right.” In other words, buy. Here are just seven guilt-free buys to allow yourself plus budget-friendly alternatives should you come up a few bucks short.

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1. Window Coverings

Frequently it appears your options are unlimited when it comes to window coverings. However, window positioning, frame structure and other external factors help narrow your options.

It is best to seek professional advice when you’re confused about which option is best for your house. There is generally no way around custom window treatments when there are remarkably tall windows or odd placements. Stay conservative on your choice and they’ll be a good investment in your house when it’s time to market.

Another option:Take readymade drapes to a professional seamstress to get them hemmed and/or add special trimmings that tie to your current decor.

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2. Linens and Towels

Consider something which touches your bare skin an investment in comfort. Bed linens and towels using a high thread count are softer, durable and long lasting.

Another option:Educate yourself on luxury brands and shop local home discount stores known for transporting famous brands.

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3. Upholstery

buying a quality couch or other piece of upholstered furniture that stands up to the demands of your life is almost always a good idea. Cotton blends that have a high proportion of polyester provide optimal stain resistance and long-term use.

An option: Shop local secondhand stores for bits with solid wood structure and also have them reupholstered within an upholstery-grade cloth of your choice. This may provide you a high quality item for the cost of a lower-quality new piece.


4. Room-Size Rug

It can take months to find the perfect rug, and when you do, it generally isn’t cheap. Prices vary based on the era, weaving procedure, fiber material and dye method. Hand-loomed rugs wear well and have added charm and character. Minor repairs do not affect the value of this rug as long as they have been done well.

Another option:Until you buy your dream rug, arrange two smaller rugs side by side to emulate the look of a bigger rug. When it’s time to replace them using all the new rug, the former rugs are available to work with in other areas.

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5. Mattress

Great health is one of the most important strengths, and a good night’s sleep is vital to your well-being. Experts recommend buying what’s comfortable for you; there is not any 1 size that fits all. Take your time while looking for a mattress and select one that provides optimal support when you are sleeping on your side with hips and knees slightly flexed.

Another option: buy a mattress topper as a temporary repair for a mattress that is too firm. It molds to a body’s contours, providing pressure relief and eliminating pain in the trunk, shoulders and buttocks.

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6. Original Artwork

A one time piece with its character has particular price. Besides adding beauty and attention to the house, fine art gains extrinsic value as time passes.

The alternative: Seek out emerging artists and buy pieces you enjoy from them. Their work is likely to cost less than that of recognized artists, and you’re still likely to see your investment grow in value over time.


7. Countertops

When a homeowner contacted for information on kitchen updates, fellow contributor Rebekah Zaveloff reacted with helpful advice. In respect to replacing the homeowner’s aged laminate countertops with classic honed granite counters, Zaveloff advised,”white and Black never goes out of fashion. If you’d like a classic black and white kitchen, go ahead and change out those countertops”

Another option:
“When granite isn’t in the cards, budget-wise,” Zaveloff continued,”contemplate an alternative charcoal gray color named Medea out of Corian.”

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