Things to look for in a furnished home
One of the biggest pleasures of being a renter or a buyer is the furnished home. All the conveniences of furnishings with none of the investment. When you get a place without furnishing, all the big empty rooms can be daunting. Not only do you have to pay to fill them up, but have you have to figure out what you want.
A furnished home is a head start. In some cases, it eliminates the need for any new furniture at all. Not all furnished homes are created equal. Not all tastes in interior design are the same. Still, here are a few things you should check out if you’re looking for a furnished home.
It might seem hypocritical to make an empty space seem worrying earlier and then say you should be looking for space. There’s a big difference between an empty void of a room and having space to move around.
If the house is filled with too much furniture, you’ve got a job on your hands. Getting rid of furniture isn’t easy, and there are some rules involved. If the house is packed with furniture, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.
If you’re not looking to replace any furniture, you’re going to want to try everything. You don’t want to be stuck with an uncomfortable sofa for the next five to ten years. While not worth turning down a house because of it, you might have to think about a replacement if the furniture already there isn’t up to scratch.
Multiyork armchairs would be an upgrade if the current armchairs were not up to standard. At least with something new you can guarantee a level of comfort quality.
If it’s all falling apart, you’re in for one hell of a ride. Broken furniture is a pain in itself. Furniture that is on the edge of breaking but never does is even worse. While still usable, it can look like it’s ready to collapse at any given moment.
You’re stuck in a limbo of having perfectly useable furniture that’s still fit for the scrapheap. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to get rid of it regardless. At some point, it’s just easier to get new furniture. While not a deal breaker, just make sure most of the furniture looks like it’ll last longer than a year.
While most real estate agents will do everything to make the home as clean as possible, stains don’t lie. Check every nook and cranny available to you. Turn over the seat cushions if you need to.
While it may seem a little rude to do this, you have to remember that this is going to be your home. Some unsightly stains can be dealt with, but you may stumble upon something worse like an infestation of insects hiding within the furniture.
It pays to be careful.
If you follow this small checklist, you’ll be able to find yourself the perfect furnished home in no time at all. Enjoy, and good luck.