As we’re all told, moving home is quite possibly one of the most stressful events in life.
While most of us try and get our heads around the huge amounts of money that exchanges hands in relation to the purchase price itself, there are also countless other “smaller costs”. Unfortunately, these small costs can add considerably over time.
One of the costs that falls into this bracket is furniture. There are all sorts of considerations at play here, and even more when you’re buying a completely new home. We will now take a look at some of the furniture questions that should run through your head as you prepare for that new home.
Does Your Furniture Suit The Style Of A New Build?
There’s every chance that the property you currently live in is of a much different style to a new build. After all, while there are “traditional” new properties on the market, the majority are striving for a modern and contemporary appearance.
Clearly, this can present furniture-related problems. After all, is your existing furniture going to fit seamlessly into a much more modern environment? More than likely, the answer is no.
This is why it’s important to factor in furniture costs when budgeting for a new build. While you may not have to replace everything, there’s a very good chance that you’ll need to purchase new items – or at least adapt your current pieces – to suit the new surroundings.
What About The Ever-Changing Completion Dates?
As we all know, the completion date for a new build can often be a moving target. In the worst-case scenario, it can be delayed by several months, or even years in some cases.
When this happens, it’s important to be as flexible as possible with your furniture. After all, particularly if you require temporary accommodation yourself, your furniture also needs somewhere to live.
This means that, in some cases, you may need to consider furniture storage from Safestore until the build is complete.
Do You Need As Much “Storage Focussed” Furniture?
A lot of new build developers appreciate that modern-day buyers need storage.
Again, this can be in complete contrast to what you’re currently used to. Most people get around a lack of storage by buying more wardrobes, shelving units and anything else that can “hide” items.
Well, in a new build, this might not be necessary. While the first point we mentioned spoke about the aesthetics of furniture, don’t forget that logistically your needs might change as well.
How Much Will It All Cost?
As we alluded to at the beginning of this post, furniture can be a costly business.
This is especially true when you’re buying brand new items to suit a new property.
When budgeting for your new build, it’s important to factor in the “indirect” costs. In other words, don’t just think about moving the furniture, but also think about the possibility that you will need to take action such as the above, and replace various items.