Fantastic decor and furnishings doesn't have to come at a high price - with our tips to help you save!
Purchasing your first or second home can be a costly experience in terms of the decor and furnishings, but it doesn't have to be. We've come up with some great ideas to help you style your new home on a budget.
Be organised & make lists
If you're organised, sticking to your spending limits will be a lot easier. Our top tip to get you started is to make a list of every item you really need for your new home - including kitchen basics such as cutlery to furniture and appliances. It's important to only buy items you really need, and be sure to shop around for the best price.
Kmart is becoming a hotspot for bargains and modern trend homeware pieces - it's definitely worth checking out their range of homewares on their website here for some stylish decor bargains!
Furnish for free
Luckily when it comes to decor, you can often get something for nothing - especially if you know where to look.
Be sure to visit sites like Gumtree or Trading Post for their free listings. As well as joining groups like Freecycling or OzRecycle, where people are happily giving decent items away that they no longer have use for. This option is especially kind to your bank balance - so you can put money into other more costly items.
Consider pre-loved pieces
There are so many second-hand items out there - especially the big ticket items like furniture and major appliances that don't hold their value very well - their loss is often your valuable gain, if you're happy to make use of pre-loved dining suites and lounges. As well as saving big on these necessary items, secondhand purchases means you get to avoid the hassle of self-assembling.
Keep your eyes peeled for quality bargain pieces at your local Blackwood & Mitcham charity stores, garage sales and websites like Gumtree - and don't be shy about haggling for an even better price!
Source some brighter bargains
If you're a bit iffy about buying secondhand electrical goods and appliances, then check out liquidator sales such as those offered by Grays Online - where you could score some brand new top of the line appliances for less than wholesale prices!
At Mortgage Choice in Blackwood, we've also got some bright ideas for you to manage your new home loan, so give us a call today on (08) 8178 0700 so we can help you manage your new dream home.
Charlotte Gray, Loans Consultant
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