New and good furniture doesn’t come cheap and when you have just moved into your own place, seeing an empty house can be very depressing. Some people will refuse to move out of their parents’ home because they cannot imagine being in a house that has no bed, no chairs and no television system in case you are into entertainment.
However, if you are this kind of person, do not fret because there are a number of ways you can make this work on a tight budget.
Gloria Kavuma, an interior designer, says furnishing a new place does not have to be stressing. She says there are factors to consider when you want to furnish your new place.
“You do not have to buy furniture in sets because that may be hard to buy. Create your own unique style with different pieces,” Kavuma aises.
She adds that you can look up the internet and see different individual furniture ideas that you can combine this will help you buy stuff separately and at a cheaper cost.
Mixing colours and different pieces is trending right now and if you do it right you can get yourself a beautiful looking house.
How to cut down on the cost
Gloria Kavuma aises that you buy the curtains first. This allows you to have some privacy in your new place.
Depending on your personality and what you prefer, you can pick the room you want to furnish first. She however aises that you should start with the living room.
“When people come to your house, the first thing they see is the living room they will not see what is in the bedroom so deal with the furniture in the living room first,” Kavuma aises.
Mark Tugume who buys and sells used furniture says it is cheaper to buy used furniture if you are working on a tight budget.
“Most of the people that are looking to get rid of their old furniture and are willing to sell it at a cheap price so you can take aantages of such offers,” he adds.
At his workshop in Kisaasi ,you can get a used set of chairs between Shs450,000 and Shs500,000 and a four seater dining set at Shs350,000.
Alternatively, Gloria Kavuma says it will save you some money if you get a carpenter to make you some of the furniture that you need. The aantage of this is that you are able to bargain and get a price which you will be able to pay. She however aises that it is important to use a carpenter whose work you have seen so that you get long lasting furniture.
Sam Mutelya, a carpenter says having a carpenter to build your furniture will save you many costs. For a double bed, he says he can charge between Shs 180,000 to Shs 250,000 depending on the kind of wood and design the client wants.
A dressing table will cost you between Shs150,000 to Shs 300,000 depending on the design and the size you want.
When looking for furniture, do not stress about the fancy pieces that you cannot afford but think of your style and personality and make your home a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor