Interior Investments You Shouldn’t Scrimp On

• September 4, 2013

When decorating your home, no doubt you’ll want to do it on the smallest possible budget. There’s nothing more satisfying than hunting for beautiful bargains, but there are some things that it’s not so wise to try and save money on, as it could end up costing you extra in the long run when it comes to replacing them. Investing in some of the following items is well worth the extra cost.

Bed Linen

The truth is that most of us spend a large proportion of our time in bed, and getting a comfortable night’s sleep is crucial if you want to feel alert and active during the day. If you’re redecorating and need new bed linen, you should really consider opting for something that’s going to last. Cheaper bedding sets are often a little rough, and can begin to bobble over the course of a few months. Investing in good quality bed linen will ensure your sheets are soft and comfortable, and the price will probably equate to what you’d spend on replacing cheaper bedding anyway.

Wooden Flooring

It’s both practical and looks great, but choosing cheap wooden flooring is a decision you could live to regret a few years down the line. It’s easily damaged if you drop anything heavy on it, and gets spoilt by scuffs and scratches. Heavy duty, genuine wooden flooring is much more hardwearing, meaning it’ll last a life time if you maintain it correctly. It also looks much better than cheaper kinds, and could even add value to your home.

Dining Room Table

If you have children, then the dining room table can end up taking quite a battering. Mealtimes and homework projects are often centred around your dining table, so like with wooden flooring, it’s worth investing in something hardwearing. A large, oak dining set will look expensive and would make an amazing feature in any home. You could even invest in a custom-made tablecloth to help protect it for years to come.

Pots and Pans

Good quality cooking equipment can make all the difference if you consider yourself a bit of a culinary whizz. Pots and pans are the main thing you should look to invest in to make rustling up home-cooked food a breeze, but knives are important too. The Teflon will be better quality on more expensive pans and they’ll last much longer than cheaper ones, meaning you’ll probably save money in the long run.

Category: Design, Furniture

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