Where You Should Spend Your Interior Design Budget
Decorating your home takes a bundle of time, effort, and cash flow. Of course, there are hundreds of ways you can save money. A balanced budget will offer the peace of mind you (and your partner) want when re-decorating your interior space. However just as there are ways to save money, there are ways you can spend your money the right way. In fact, spending your money on the right pieces can pay off dividends in the future (especially when choosing items that will stand the test of time).
But, before you bust out your credit card for your next home purchase, here is a list of where you should splurge. Not only will these design decisions pay off visually, but further down the line you’ll look back and be glad you swiped instead of saved.
Read on for the best places you can spend your money when decorating your home.
The kitchen is where you should be investing your money. Not only does it pay off when it comes time to sell, but it is one of the rooms you will spend most of your time. Consider re-working your cabinets, adding an island, or completely revamping the space with a new backsplash. All of these modifications will add major style points and make a massive difference in the value of your home.
Look for pieces that offer genuine, long-lasting workmanship. Sure, you could find a cheap office desk, but will it work for years to come? These high-quality items are high-quality for a reason. Sometimes a furniture piece is well-worth its price tag. Places where our interior designers suggest spending a little extra money is on those items that mean the most to you (leather sofas, chairs, dining-room tables, etc.).
If you have ever spent time looking at new homes, you know how important the bathroom can be to buyers. Kitchens and bathrooms are actually a few of the deciding factors appraisers look at when determining the value of your home. Take your time to find a style that fits your personality and offers some sort of relaxing energy. You can then pick appliances and accessories that compliment this style. You won’t need to worry about spending too much, your soul will thank you later as it soaks in the tub.
While lighting fixtures aren’t always the first place you want to spend money, they should be at the top of your list. Adding fixtures provide your room with uniqueness, zest, and shine light on your entire space. A few of the lighting fixtures to consider switching out first include your dining room, kitchen, living room, and the main bedrooms.
No two homes are alike. Give your home an extra twist by adding something completely unique. Some ideas we have seen lately include rock walls, indoor basketball courts, luxurious fitness rooms, kids rooms, at-home saunas, and home movie theater rooms. Where ever you think your family will enjoy the money the most—spend it there.
For additional help deciding where to splurge and where to save in your home, contact the interior design experts at Miya Interiors. We would love to help turn your house into your home. Contact us today to learn more.