The biggest financial decision of your life, bigger than deciding on college or buying a car, is the choice you make when you purchase a home. You invest yourself and your financial future into a 30+ year loan that will last a good quarter of your life. The idea of reaching the end of that mortgage loan and fully paying off your debt is really unheard of in the economy nowadays. Most people prefer to invest in a home and sell it off for a profit down the road. With this in mind it is integral to make the best use of your home while you own it and to really make it look good when you decide to sell the house.
There are all kinds of ways to enhance the look of your home that require minimal amounts of financial investment. Many people like to take a paintbrush to every wall in their house in an effort to rebrand and freshen up the personality of the home. With this choice all you have to do is spend money on paint supplies and then a few days to do the actual work. Another great way to spice up your home is buy redecorating and changing the furniture inside.
If the walls and floor of your home is the body of some greater being then your furniture is the heart and guts and all of the important stuff. So it stands to reason that you would want to spend a lot of time inside of furniture stores to make sure you make the right choices. I live in Atlanta, a larger metro, and thus have access to some very charming stores. Even if you live in a smaller area you should still be able to find a great selection from your local furniture stores.
What I chose to do before moving in to my new home was to settle on a style. I’m a huge fan of the Japanese minimalism that is sweeping their nation and catching on over here in the States. So I chose furniture pieces that fit the color scheme and size of my home. I was able to make stylish choices that added a cultured and luxurious look to the place I was living. A great looking home is something that will help during your resale period but, even more than that, will add to a positive attitude for the duration of your time in the home. You will spend a ton of time there so it is important that you are happy with your surroundings.