Other than the people, it is the furniture and appliances that you use every day that make the place you live in a “home” and also reflect our lifestyle. This is why furniture holds such a great deal of importance in our day to day lives. People often get polarised when it comes to purchasing furniture. The dilemma of choosing between getting inexpensive furniture which only lasts a few years to save money or getting expensive things that will last for a long time is very common.
Getting the most out of your budget is one thing but always getting the cheapest item to serve the purpose simply means you don’t feel it’s necessary to invest in furniture. Well, is that really the ideal way of thinking? In this article, we will discuss the reasons why we feel you should invest in good quality furniture.
The perception is, high price often corresponds with better quality, meaning, things will last longer. Filling your house with high-quality furniture will not only give you a sense of satisfaction but also save you from having to spend money on the same item over and over again. For example, investing in a table made of mahogany can serve you longer than one made of plywood. This way, investing in good quality furniture will ensure that your house remains the way it is for a long period of time. Who knows, your one-time investment may serve your next-generations too.
“Buy cheap, buy twice”. In other words, cheaper items cause you to spend more in the long run. At first, it may seem like you have saved a bit of money and may not worry about the durability of the furniture because it was a “great deal”. But in the long run, it will cost you more money simply because it may require a replacement. Consider this: you buy a cheap sofa from a bargain shop for less than 15,000 BDT, and about a year later it completely falls apart. So, then you had to buy another one for about the same price and the same thing happen again. If this situation continues a few more times and if you do some simple math, you will see that the expenditure on the sofa ends up being much higher than buying a more expensive, but high-quality sofa in the first place. This way, investing in low-quality furniture can drain your wallet while lasting a short time whereas quality furniture can uplift your quality of life and requires less of an investment in the long run.
Meeting Your Needs
You won’t always find inexpensive furniture that meets your needs. Quality furniture, on the other hand, comes with a lot of options. In addition, you might even have the option to customize it to fit your needs. Cheap and poorly-made furniture often comes with one-size-fits-all designs and other limitations. This can make it hard to find the right piece you need to fit the area perfectly. However, good quality furniture offers a long list of varieties and options to choose from. You can easily pick something that fits the room and make sense for you.
While you can bargain to get furniture for a cheaper price, it’s simply not the same for comfort. In addition to spending more money over time, it is unlikely that a poorly-built piece will give you the same level of comfort and satisfaction as a quality model. This is especially true when it has been used for a while. Apart from that, cheaper furniture tends to wear out faster with everyday normal usage. Worn seats, wobbly chairs and sagging couches not only provide bad support but also lowers your living space’s aesthetics.
Help diversify your home
Furniture can totally change the look and feel of a place. If you wish to decorate your home with a certain theme, you need to choose furniture specific to that idea. This is something that is not always possible with poorly-built furniture. One of the biggest reasons is that cheap furniture is usually made using unimpressive and uniform designs. Therefore, though it’s not impossible, it is really hard to culturally diversify your home with cheap furniture.
As John Ruskin said, “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little.” When you pay more, chances are you will spend a little more money; but when you pay too little, the odds are you will be exhausting both your money and your sanity. The common law of business balance prohibits paying too little and getting a lot unless you get REALLY lucky. This analogy is also very suitable for buying furniture for your home. The moral is, always invest in good quality furniture. And remember, “buy once and buy well”.
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