When contemplating your big move, one of your considerations may be whether you choose a furnished or unfurnished property. Here’s a list of the pros and cons for each option to help you decide.
Furnished Properties: The Pros
Depending on your budget you might find anything from a property that has the necessities such as kitchen appliances and beds to a move-in-ready, fully-equipped location with top-of-the-line furnishings. Some good reasons for moving to a furnished property:
1. Make your move less of a hassle
Organizing and moving your large furniture can be challenging. Not only do you have to have the skill to wrap it, but you also need to measure the item, and decide where it will go in the new house. The final hurdle is if it will even fit through the front stairs and up the turns in the staircase. So, simply put, no furniture equals less to move. You will only have boxes to organize.
2. Save money
This is both a pro and a con. Not having to splash the cash on expensive furniture will make your move much more affordable. However, furnished properties are generally more costly than unfurnished ones. Research properly to see which option is financially viable for you.
3. Ideal for short-term leases
Unfurnished properties are ideal for people looking for a short-term rental and anyone who is moving for the first time. They provide an added sense of flexibility while still offering an excellent home.
Furnished Properties: The Cons
We’ve taken a look at the pros, but what about the flip side? There are some aspects of moving into a furnished property that people are less fond of.
1. Less able to personalize
Moving into a furnished property means that the decoration and furniture have already been decided. At this point, you should hope that your landlord has good taste. Some landlords may allow you to repaint the walls, but not much else. The downside is that this may affect how ‘at-home’ you feel in your new property.
2. Expensive initial purchase or higher rent
Furnished properties are designed so that you can move into them right away, completely hassle-free. As a result, the price tag of furnished properties are considerably higher than their unfurnished counterparts.
Quick and Easy
We think it is relatively safe to conclude that furnished properties are a great option if you have no furniture of your own, are looking for a short lease, or you want a quick move.
Unfurnished Properties: The Pros
Properties that are unfurnished are an empty box on which you can put your own stamp. They do not include beds, sofas or any equipment. Depending on the terms, some of them may consist of items such as a washing machine and refrigerator. You will need to provide everything to fill the property.
1. Make your house your home
With a full artistic license, you can decorate your house however you want. Being able to turn your house into an area that represents your own style will make you feel settled. Decorating is an element of moving that many people love the most. You can get really creative and start a decorating board on Pinterest to help with your design ideas.
2. A shopper’s dream
There is nothing like a blank slate to get the creative juices flowing. Think of your new unfurnished property as one giant empty canvas and write a list of what you would like to see in it. After this, the only thing left to do is go shopping!
Unfurnished Properties: The Cons
So far it sounds great, but what are the cons for considering an unfurnished property to call home?
1. Living in a blank space
Although the blank canvas was on the ‘pro-side,’ it also features on our cons list. If you do not have the furniture to fill the property, then you may end up using plastic outdoor chairs with a television on a box in the living room. If this doesn’t sound like fun then either avoid unfurnished properties or make sure that you have everything you want in advance of your move.
2. Less maintenance support
With an unfurnished property, you really are on your own. If something breaks down or goes wrong, then you will be responsible for fixing it.
You Like Things Your Way
Unfurnished properties are ideal for anyone who has a lot of furniture or is looking forward to creating their own space from scratch. It gives you the flexibility to furnish and decorate as you like. You have ultimate control.
Let Us Help You
Whichever option you decide, we’ll gladly help you successfully plan your move today.