Don’t Buy for the House You Want…
There’s a saying when you’re working that you should dress for the position or job you hope to have.
That may work for getting ahead in the corporate world but not when you’re decorating your home.
As a home stager, I’ve seen it all too often. Knowing that you will eventually move to a larger home, you don’t want to have to buy all new furniture when you do move.
However so often in doing so you purchase pieces that are too large for the home you’re currently living in. They’re comfortable and you love them. And you know that they’ll work out in your new home that you may or may not move into years down the road.
Think about this…
~Let’s say you move in 5 or 7 years. And let’s say you have children. How do you think that furniture is going to look and wear after being lived on by active children?
~In 5 or 10 years, chances are you’ll be sick of looking at that oversized furniture and you’ll want a different style or color.
~When you do put your home on the market, your agent and stager are going to tell you that your oversized sofa and loveseat are eating up space in your home and buyers can’t see the space.
Do yourself a favor...when purchasing furniture and furnishings for your home, purchase for what will work best in that home...not for the one you hope to have.