Isn’t it funny how we spend months shopping for a certain type of furniture – whether because our accommodation is in transition, or because we simply want to add that trendy sofa to our home collections – only to discard the furniture after a while? Perhaps it was the trendy furniture when we got it, but now it's nothing more than an old-fashioned box of wood. Or maybe you simply needed something to furnish your apartment temporarily. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that shopping for and buying furniture is not always the right answer to our apartment needs. So if you're moving to a new apartment or you're thinking about upgrading your current one, deciding whether to buy or rent furniture can make a world of difference in both your expenses and long-term decisions. In this light, here are some of the times when it is right to not buy, but rent, furniture for your apartment.
You plan to move soon
Are you living alone and you're planning to get married soon? Or maybe you intend switching apartments in a year or two. Perhaps you're thinking about moving long-distance soon (like traveling abroad), and you just need to stay back for a while. Well, rental furniture makes a lot of sense when you plan on leaving your current apartment soon. Please note that "soon" in this context might be relative. But we suggest opting for a rental furniture service like this if you plan on transitioning in 2 years or less. More often than not, people in this category are usually students, singles, military officers, and several others.
You don’t plan on investing in furniture purchase
With the daily financial demands of this world, if anyone chooses not to invest in furniture purchase for their apartment, trust me, no one is really going to blame them. Especially for those living paycheck to paycheck, buying furniture can seem to be a very large investment, one they are not really ready for. In situations like these, renting furniture might be a more viable option. The beauty of rental furniture is that you have the chance to choose not only quality furnishings but also furniture that fits your taste and needs.
Moving in with a roommate or housemate
If you’re a student planning on moving in with a roommate who already has furniture, it’s most likely going to be unnecessary for you to go ahead and buy a new set of furniture, since there is furniture in the apartment already. However, if you notice that some vital furniture are still missing from the apartment – say chairs, tables, or desks – you may want to get them in via rental. On the other hand, if you’re moving in with a partner who already has their apartment furnished, you’re most likely not going to be needing to buy furniture anymore. However, if you’re looking to add your own touch and taste to the apartment, then renting furniture might be a great option.
You want to try out different furniture style
This is one of the biggest reasons why people invest in rental furniture. When you’re a furniture connoisseur, chances are your taste and preferences will always change with time, which means that you’re always going to grow tired of the style you have in your apartment and desire a new one after a while. Now, when you have this type of affinity for furniture, it becomes difficult for you to decide on styles or stick with one furniture design for long. When you’re this person, it is highly recommended that you always go for rental furniture, as they always boast a variety of furniture options. So, when you grow tired of a style, you can easily call in your rental furniture supplier, make your changes, and bring in a new furniture set.
You own multiple homes
Take it or leave it, some of us are just so richly blessed that we have so many homes and apartments. Unfortunately, we cannot always reside in all at once, which means that we will most likely spend more time in some than the others. While you’ll, no doubt, have no choice but to invest in furniture purchase for your primary home, renting furniture, such as sofas, tables, dressers, cupboards, and the likes, can be a great way to enjoy the other apartments anytime you’re moving in or visiting.
Want to improve your home’s curb appeal
Did you know that staging your home with the right furniture set can help improve its curb appeal? When you intend selling or renting out your apartment, one of the fastest ways to draw attention to your property is by raising its curb appeal. Not only does staging a home with furniture help interested buyers visualize how it feels living in the apartment, but it also makes your property more aesthetically pleasing and captivating in listing photos.
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