Monday, January 26, 2015

Home Design Budgets

There’s a time in planning a project where your spending goes out of context of your regular spending habits. I call this spending Monopoly money. I know there are lots of people that would scrutinize buying a new laptop, or something simple like a kitchen knife. They would research, hum and haw about spending the $50 for a new pot. Do I really need a new pot? I can use my old one for now, I’ll wait for a sale when it’s $10 off. When it comes to buying stuff for a home it becomes this avalanche of products that you have to get, and most of the time you don’t have the luxury to mull it over for a few months, or wait for the next version, cause you really need to get it now, unless you can live without a fridge for 3 months while you wait for the 2016 improved version with the nicer LED lighting system. I know that there are people that can be disciplined, work hard to stay within the budget, take their time to do the research, but I find that more times then not people are spending less time thinking about $5000 worth of tiles then they are the new iPhone. I am definitely in the camp of people that gets into Monopoly money mode. I find myself justifying the possibility of spending $2000 for a kitchen table (bear in mind that I’m just thinking about it) when my current table cost us $40 and it came with 4 chairs also. At the end of the day I don’t mind spending a bit more money in home stuff if it’s good quality, at least I’m not justifying purchasing an authentic beni ourain.


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