Best Furniture Investments for the 2017 Tax Season
Many people are currently in the midst of preparing their taxes, and some will find that they can expect to receive a refund this year. A great way to invest that money is by purchasing quality furniture pieces that will enhance your home and last for many years to come. When choosing how to spend those hard-earned dollars, there are a few key points to keep in mind:
Create a Prioritized List
Before beginning to shop, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you are looking for. Think about where the biggest needs lie and make those pieces of furniture a priority. Having a flashy statement chair may be a nice addition to your living room, but if your existing sofa has seen better days, it makes more sense to upgrade to a new sofa or sectional than to spend a large portion of your budget on a smaller item that will not get as much use. When selecting a new sofa, look for pieces that have timeless lines and solid construction.
Think About Long-Term Use
Another way to get the most out of any furniture purchase is to select items that can serve multiple purposes, or transition seamlessly into your next home. For example, a heavy wood sideboard can be used in a dining room, put into service as an entertainment center in a family room or can be converted into a bar in a den or study. By selecting high-quality wood furniture with multiple uses, you can stretch your budget considerably, and establish what will become heirloom pieces.
Think About Proportion
Far too often, we fall in love with a particular piece of furniture by the way that it is showcased on a sales floor or in print advertising. However, failing to understand how that same piece would fit into our existing space can turn a purchase into an utter failure. Before taking the plunge on a new piece of furniture, ensure that it will fit properly into the designated space. No matter the quality or style of a new piece, it will lose appeal if it overpowers the room or is dwarfed by other design elements.
At Wickmans Furniture, we take pride in the service that we provide to our valued customers. Our team is here to help and can assist you in selecting the best possible pieces for your home. We can work with virtually any budget and can help you to find furniture that not only meets your needs but is also a pleasure to incorporate into your home. Contact us today to learn more, or with any questions or concerns that you may have. With tax season upon us, this is a great time of year to invest in your home and to procure new furniture that will provide years of enjoyment.