You’ve made the big jump and you’ve finally decided on buying a home and settling. Maybe building a family, or you’re moving to take the next step in your career. You’ve gone through all the city guide and you’ve decided on Oregon. It’s a great city, fairly priced with a lot of room and projected growth in front of it.
So, you’ve read everything from reviews of the city all the way to a Portland neighborhood guide to help yourself choose the right place.
And by the way, why Portland? Because it’s a fairly normal-priced state and we think it’s going to be a much more helpful, instead if we let’s say took a city like New York for example. So, let’s jump in, shall we?
How much it will cost you to furnish your living room?
The living room is… let’s just say it’s one of the rooms where you’ll spend the majority of your time when you are at home. So, when it comes down to properly furnishing it, it’s not as easy as one, two, three. You have to put in some thought and time in the process and choose the suitable furniture both for space and for your needs.
So, kicking off with the right sofa, this is most likely going to be the single most expensive furniture in the room. While you can find a pretty decent sofa at Ikea for around $700 to $800, we’d suggest that you spend the extra $200 and get yourself a decent sofa that will keep its shape and stay comfy for the years to come.
The coffee table will be around the $200 to $300 mark, and to be honest, we don’t think that you have to spend any more than that, especially when the coffee table serves mostly as a piece of furniture to add dimension and for you to place a single cup of coffee at most.
And lastly don’t forget to add a floor lamp. Both it can be a great way to add a bit of mood with a warmer light and it can be an amazing detail too.
All in all, furnishing a living room with the basics can cost you less than $2,000. Keep in mind that fully furnishing the room with TV’s and rugs and all the little details can exceed the $5,000 mark easily.
Now, let’s jump to another important room – the bedroom.
Can you believe that the average human being spends 20 years of their life sleeping? That’s a lot, and that’s why it’s always a great idea to spend a little more cash on furnishing your bedroom, especially when it comes down to the mattress.
A simple bed frame can cost you around $300 to $500, but a good mattress can really add up to the cost. A quality one can be around $1,500 and we recommend you don’t skip on it as you’ll be spending quite some time sleeping in it.
A nice big wardrobe will set you back around $1,000, but it’s mostly a set it and forget it type of furniture, so you’ll be good for the next ten years.
The final cost for basic furnishing – around $3,000.
And not to forget the dining room.
While most new homes don’t have a separate dining room, you’ll still have to spend some cash on a couple of dining chairs and a semi-nice dining table. Given that you won’t be needing a 24-seater dining table, but instead, you’ll opt-out for a four-seater round table you’ll be looking to spend around $700 combined with the seating.
Of course, fully furnishing a house is very expensive. That’s why it’s always best-done step by step, little by little, rather than going full in from the get-go.