5 Splurge Items for Your New Home That Are Worth the Money

By Zach Ottenweller

May 25, 2021
Getting pieces for a new home can be expensive. Here are our five household items that we think are worth the splurge upfront.

Purchasing a home or moving into a new apartment is quite the investment. Whether you are moving locally from one Cleveland house to another or getting your own place for the first time, lots of spending is involved in the transition. From the cost of the actual space to utilities to room decor, there are a lot of items you need that require spending your hard-earned money. Saving money during this time is important; you want to make sure you are able to get everything you need for your new place! However, there are some items in your home that are more beneficial as an upfront investment. While there are lower-cost alternatives to many home necessities, there are a few pieces that may be worth the extra dollars. 

1. Couches & Seating

Whether you are hosting some friends or simply lounging after work, comfortable seating options can make or break your new place. You want to make sure that you find a couch and chairs that are both cozy and durable; no matter what sort of seating you get, it will be an investment, so why not get furniture that you know will last and be worth your money? If you are renting a home or apartment, consider purchasing a modular sofa. When moving between smaller spaces, it is important to find pieces that will easily fit into different room layouts. Investing in a modular sofa that you enjoy could help you avoid buying new seating each time you move.

2. Mattresses

According to this article, you will spend approximately 26 years of your life sleeping. If you’re spending so much time in bed, it may be worth it to spend a little extra on a mattress that you love. Getting a good night’s sleep puts you in a better mood, allows you to be more productive, and supports your overall wellbeing. Mattresses can also last a long time, so doing your research and purchasing the best one for your personal preferences can help you save a lot of money in future years. 

3. Lighting

Good lighting can be the difference between a room you always want to be in and a room you often avoid. Some spaces have limited natural light, meaning you have to turn to lamps and ceiling lights to compensate. Finding light fixtures that match your interior style and provide enough light to make the room comfortable can be a difficult task, but making the switch earlier ensures that you make the most of each room in your new space. 

4. Rugs

A high quality, versatile rug is a purchase that will follow you through many living spaces in your lifetime. Adding a rug makes any room feel more warm and inviting. Try to look for a color or pattern that fits your personal style, and make sure that you choose a size that will fit in multiple spaces within your home. 

5. Dinnerware

Buying reliable, lasting dishes and silverware is a simple way to save money down the road. Cheap dinnerware that can scratch or break easily may need replaced within a year of purchase. Ensure that the style of dishes is versatile and will work for a variety of occasions; only having one set that can be used for both your nightly family dinners and big dinner parties proves you will get your money’s worth out of it!

No matter what you splurge or save on, moving into a new house or apartment is a major step; do what you think will best make your space feel like home! 

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