Blank Slate | Furnishing your home
Last edited 07/09/2018 - 16:21
Calling the collective wisdom of the OzBargain Community. So, my fiance and I have put together enough to buy an apartment and up until this point we've kept our possessions to a very bare minimum so over the next 6 months we're going to be buying all the things we need for the new apartment.
If you had the opportunity to start from scratch in terms of furnishing your own home, what would you do/buy again and what would you change? All suggestions are welcome, in terms of what we currently own that includes pretty much only personal items (we both have a laptop, both have phones, she has a bookshelf, I have a car, a bike and my musical instruments (piano, guitar(s), saxophone) but pretty much everything else we'll need to buy including kitchen appliances/cutlery/utensils, media set up (TV, set-top box, sound system), bed frame/mattress, lounge set etc.
I've put this in the electrical/electronics categories mainly because I think those will be the more expensive items but anything is welcome. Bit of background - the reason we don't have many possessions is she's moving from her parents house and I've been moving from city/town every year for the past 6 years as part of my professional training so I've adapted to travelling light and keeping my possessions to a minimum. In terms of budget happy to spend more on quality items that will last 10 years but we're both pretty minimalistic so we don't need anything over the top (i.e. happy to use cutlery sets from Kmart but also happy to spend $5k on a nice quality lounge set that will last)
Thanks in advance!
Edit - Thought it might be useful to ask for specific suggestions
- TV / Media Set Up (Set top box, sound system etc)
- Lounge Suite
- Large Electrical Appliances (Fridge, Washing Machine, Dryer, Vacuum Cleaner)
- Dinning Set