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Home Sweet Home: 4 Essential Gifts You Should Purchase For a Home

Written by Posted On Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:38

It might seem like an odd addition to your gift-giving list, but your home is a vital extension of you and your family. Sometimes, your home needs a little love and generosity, too.

 

Appliances

 

Every home, even your home, could use new or upgraded appliances. Microwaves are very popular appliances that are bought and gifted during the holiday season. Even if you already have a microwave in your kitchen, it could be outdated or on its way to malfunctioning due to wear and tear. It's always a good idea to replace old appliances when you have the chance instead of waiting until they break during an inopportune time. A new blender, toaster oven, or dishwasher are all great alternative gift ideas for your home. Buying your home a new appliance is giving yourself the gift of convenience.

 

Warranties

 

Warranties are a great gift to purchase along with your new appliances. A warranty is an agreement between you and the warranty provider that the warranty provider will either repair, replace, or refund you if the item in question experiences unforeseen malfunctions. Some warranties state that the damages or malfunctions cannot be a result of your own doing. Other warranties are still valid regardless of how the damages occurred. Carefully read any warranty your purchase to learn the finer details. In addition to purchasing warranties for your personal belongings, you can also purchase a home warranty that will protect your home in the event that damages or malfunctions occur to your home systems or other appliances.

 

Furniture

 

The years have been rough on your furniture. Between lounging, sleeping, playing, climbing, and falling, your furniture has seen you at your best times and at your worst times. If it's looking like your furniture is beginning to enter the worst times of their lives, the holiday season is the best time to capitalize on furniture sales. There's no better gift to your home than that of a new set of furniture. A new living room set would compliment your current living room theme and provide your family with comfortable places to lounge. A new dining room set would make an attractive addition just in time for the long chain of holiday gatherings and meals. You can also opt to upgrade your current bedroom furniture to give your bedroom a completely new look with added storage space. After you've given your home the gift of new furniture, don't throw away the old pieces. You can turn around and sell your old furniture to put a little extra cash in your pocket, or you can donate your old furniture items to a local charity to benefit those in need.

 

Window Replacement Services

 

Windows play an important role in the overall mood and aesthetic of your home. If your windows are old, your home is going to look a little dilapidated. Additionally, old windows tend to be drafty, which causes a rise in your energy bill. You can save money and improve the look of your home by investing in a series of window replacements. New windows will have stronger seals to prevent drafts, modern mechanisms to allow the folding out of your windows for easy cleaning, and would provide a stylish new look to both the inside and outside of your home. Purchasing window replacement services would give your home a metaphorical facelift and take years off of its appearance.

 

Don't forget that you have other financial options available to you. Many department stores offer layaway services while home improvement stores and furniture outlets offer payment plans to help you afford their goods and services.

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Carol Evenson

Carol is a home renovation specialist with a background in organization and sales. She assists realtors with business management and growth.

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