Furniture is expensive!
In the process of looking for houses I’ve earmarked things that are important to me. Namely I judge a house on three things:
- the size of the closet
- counter space in the master bathroom
- space alotted for a dining table
Back when I moved out on my own I had a nice four person pub set and I would regularly invite a few friends over, cook for them and have enjoyable evenings spent eating and talking and playing cards or a game or watching a movie. It was nice. When I moved I gave up dining space in favor of security. At the time it was the right move to make.
Now that I’m moving out on my own, I want to make a move to go back to eating nice meals with my friends. So to get an idea of how much room I need to host a dinner party I’ve been looking at furniture. And holy cow, it’s expensive! Even for something simple, which is ideally what I want, a set can run you up to $700 easy.
Craigslist has become one of my favorite things. I have yet to find something that fits what I want and need, but I’m hopeful that I’ll find something great that works as is, or is something I can paint and finish myself.
Any tips on finding or buying furniture?