Buy for Where You Are Now, Not for Your Dream-Home-To-Be
Have you ever walked into a home and your first reaction was that the furniture was too big for the room? It happens to many of us.
We think we’re saving money by buying furniture for our dream home, not for the one we’re living in now. That dream home will have a larger family room, master bedroom, and dining room, so why not save money and buy it now?!
One of the families I worked with already had their dream home planned out when they moved into their current home. They wanted to wait for their youngest son to complete high school before moving away from his school district
The mirror and dining table were meant for their next home! Now they engulf their current dining room.
When it was time to list their home, the space was hard to photograph and see because the furniture they had was for their dream home and far too big for their current space.
Not only that, the family was tired of what they’d lived with for many years and ready for something new.
Here are four reasons why you should buy for where you are now…
*Tastes Change - When a friend moved into her current home, she chose a style the opposite of what she’d had for years. We all loved it!!!
*Styles Change-Classics will always be around but each generation brings its own special tweak to it
*Furniture Doesn’t Last Forever
Sofas usually last between 7-15 years depending upon the fabric as well as other factors.
If you have pets or young children, by the time you move, you may be happy to get rid of your old furniture!
*What You Want in Your Next Home Can Change
Life often takes us down paths that we didn’t expect. What you want now may be totally different from what you thought you would want.
There will always be investment pieces or treasures you’ve inherited that will have a special place in your home. But when you are selecting your everyday pieces, be sure to buy for where you are now.