Whether you’re moving into a condominium, townhouse or single-family home, you’ll have rooms to outfit according to your needs, but also your style.

First home? Here’s how to furnish it!

From your budget to your vision, the Ashley pros share what you need to know

You’ve signed the papers on your first home and are excited to make it “yours.” You might have a small renovation in mind, and maybe refreshing the paint colours and window coverings, but what about your furniture?

Whether you’re moving into a condominium, townhouse or single-family home, you’ll have rooms to outfit according to your needs, but also your style. With everything else involved with buying a home, you don’t need to do it all at once, but it does pay to have a plan.

Consider your vision for the space

It helps to have a sense not only of your personal style, but also what will work well in the space. While your cosy condo might not accommodate an overstuffed sectional, you do have a wide selection of furniture styles to choose from that can suit your personal taste in a way that works for the space you have. A stroll around Ashley Home Store is a great way to explore some of your many options.

Pinpoint your budget

Buying a home comes with a variety of expenses beyond the price of the house. From closing costs to moving fees, you’ll want to have an idea of your costs, including what will be left for furnishing your new digs.

With your budget in mind, start your list – what are musts for move-in day and what “wants” can you leave for a later purchase?

Identify both your needs and your wants

With your budget in mind, now’s the time to start your list – what are musts for move-in day and what “wants” can you leave for a later purchase?

Consider what you’ll bring with you, or whether you’re starting from scratch. Either way, investing in a few key, quality pieces that will last, like your sofa, allows you to then find savings in other pieces that are easier to change up when your budget allows. At the local, family-owned Ashley Home Stores, where furnishings come in a variety of price points, you can mix and match to suite your style and budget.

What’s your strategy for each room?

Think about how you want to invest your furniture dollars. Do you want to focus on the public spaces first, such as your living room and dining area, or would you rather target your master suite, then move to the public spaces later? Your answers may depend on how you use your space. If you entertain a lot, your living area might be your first focus, but if it’s largely “family domain,” you might choose a few workhorse pieces there, while creating a personal getaway designed with just you in mind! Regardless of the room, do remember to take lots of measurements, including things like hallways, doorways and elevators to prevent any unwanted surprises!

No matter the vision you have for your new home, the Ashley team can help you realize it. Ashley HomeStores of Vancouver are locally owned and operated, serving not only the Abbotsford community but all of the Lower Mainland. Discover the possibilities for your home in-store and get inspired online at ashleyhomestore.ca

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