There are some things in your home that are worth spending the money on and some things that you should just buy as basic as they come. A good way of helping to save your money and spend it in the right places is knowing what items or areas of the home are worth it. Here are some things to save and splurge on in your home.
Soft Furnishings – Save
Soft furnishings like your cushion covers, throws, and table napkins are all things that you can certainly save money on. They are things that are likely to be used every single day in some way or another but they are likely going to be cheap to buy regardless. It’s not so much about the quality that you’re paying for because either way, they’re likely to get worn down quickly because of the weak materials that are often used.
These things that you buy for the home are often for decoration and so it’s ideal to spend more on the other parts of the home, leaving the accessories like soft furnishings, etc. as a budget buy. You don’t need to spend a huge amount on these things for your home. It’s better to buy it cheap than to spend too much.
Smart Technology – Splurge
Smart technology is something that can be a great addition to your home. It not only adds value to your property in some respects, but it also adds a lot of ease and functionality to the home too. There are so many different smart technology options available and so when it comes to buying it, it’s worth splurging on specific products. Things like a smart television, for example, will often be a good investment.
There are plenty of appliances nowadays that have smart features and can connect to other electronic devices. These electronic devices are things like your phone, whereby you can control the appliance from a distance.
Storage – Save
Storage is a necessity for most homes and sometimes, you might not have enough to keep all the clutter in order. If you have floor space that’s being taken up by stuff, then it’s important to invest in storage to keep everything where it should be. However, you shouldn’t have to spend hundreds on storage. For example, you could stick with the basics that are plastic tubs that can fit underneath your bed or in a cupboard.
When buying storage trying to find things that are functional and stylish for your space. You may also want to consider buying furniture in the future that doubles up as a storage space too but only if it’s really needed. For the most part, storage of any sort can be fairly cheap to buy, so you don’t need to go overboard in this regard.
Cooking Utensils – Splurge
Cooking utensils are something you use every day and on some occasions, multiple times per day. So with that being said, you want something durable and that’s not going to break or fall apart within the first few months of owning it. Things like your pots and pans are going to be better if they’re made out of solid materials that can last a lifetime, or at least a decade or so. As much as it might be tempting to get it cheap, invest in the utensils that are going to be durable, whatever you cook or use them for around the kitchen.
These utensils are worth splurging on, especially as they contribute to prepping and cooking your meals as a household.
Furniture – A Bit Of Both
Furniture is a bit of both because there are some things that are good to have splurged on and others where it’s worth getting them cheaper. Your sofa and bed are two items of furniture that are worth splurging on because they offer a lot of comforts that you will need on a daily basis. Whether you’re trying to get a good night’s sleep or watching a movie, they’re both an important part of comfortable living. Whilst there might be other things like your television stand or side cabinets that don’t need so much spending on them, especially if they’re just there for decoration.
Knowing what to save and what to splurge on when it comes to your home is something that can help you to save money when it’s needed and to treat yourself in other cases. Use these tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of what you buy, regardless of what it is.
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7 thoughts on “Things To Save and Splurge On In Your Home”
Great tips. You are exactly right about what you should save and splurge on. I keep buying cheap pound shop tin openers and they never last more than a few months. I should really buy a decent one. x
I had an electric tin opener which lasted about 10 years, probably even longer because it was my Mum’s beforehand. I dropped it and it broke and I’ve never bought another. They are definitely an investment though, we just don’t use tins very often, and the ones we do have ring pulls on them now. x
Great tips! It’s definitely worth spending a little more on kitchen utensils. I bought some pans recently to replace my ancient ones and we spent a lot more than we normally would, but they make such a difference when cooking. x
Thank you for sharing such valuable and honest information. If I might, I would add such a thing to this list as home appliances. I mean, air conditioners, boilers, water heaters. I think it makes sense to spend more on it if it’s more efficient and expects to last longer. Such appliances usually have an Energy Star rating score that makes them cost more, but it’s worth the investment, for sure, because you can save a lot in the long run by reducing your utility bills.
As for air conditioners, pay attention to devices with a high SEER rating. Also, please remember that the minimum ratings of SEER have changed. These changes are legally effective from January 1 this year. Check out the new air conditioning regulations for 2023 before buying a device for your home.