Coming back to a cozy home tailored to your personal needs is the best reward after a stressful day. In fact, your home’s style and furniture have a say in your mental and physical health. Hardwood furniture in particular is known to instill a sense of tranquility in a home with its timeless charm and individuality. So, for those who avoid IKEA and crave more individual style, handmade wooden furniture can be the way to go.
To help you get started, storage marketplace StorageCafé has shed some light on what you can expect when it comes to pricing. They partnered with talented furniture artisans and suppliers of special handcrafted pieces to find out the average cost of furnishing an entire home with one-of-a-kind items.
According to the research, the cost of furnishing a 2-bedroom home with quality items can set you back around $31,600. If you’re aiming for the bare minimum, while still investing in some essentials for every room in your home, you might pay around $8,000.
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Set aside $9,000 to furnish your kitchen
The heart of every home, the kitchen is the place that brings people together most of the time. Furnishing a beautiful kitchen will set you back almost $9,000, with cabinets being the priciest purchase. The price of a modern kitchen island can vary from a few hundred bucks to $2K. A trendy wooden island from a handmade furniture store won’t break the bank, while a tailor-made one with a marble top will be above the usual price.
If your kitchen hasn’t got enough room for an island, a good alternative is an island cart, which is very versatile, or a stylish food pantry that offers plenty of storage space.
Furnish the bedroom of your dreams with $5,800
Is the lack of nice furniture in your bedroom keeping you awake at night? The good news is that you can revamp your sleeping chamber with charming and practical handcrafted furniture for a reasonable price. A wooden headboard will instantly beautify your room for a small price. Add into the mix a statement dresser and a handmade wooden TV stand to achieve your desired outcome.
Also, there is nothing like a cozy corner in your bedroom where you can pamper yourself with a makeup table and a vanity stool. These lovely pieces of furniture can add some flair and elegance to your personal space, as well as providing you with a comfortable and convenient spot to get ready for going to bed or for a new day. Depending on your style and budget, you can find a variety of makeup tables and vanity stools online or in stores.
Equip your living room for $4,550
Depending on the space and style of your living room, you should plan to spend roughly $4.5K to upgrade it with chic furniture. For example, if your living room is 12’x18’, you will need about $3K for a new sectional, a coffee table, a side table, an accent chair and some items of wall décor. Of course, you can always look for either cheaper or more expensive options, depending on your budget and tastes.
Adding a cozy sofa is essential, but be prepared to spend a little extra, as this is the furniture item that has the highest price tag in the living room. Another way to improve your living room is to add an attractive book stand and a coffee table.
A couple of fancy side tables will add style to any room and a nice mirror with a brass or wood frame will brighten the room at a small cost. Other items of décor like pillows, vases or statues will help bring the look of the space together.
Consider adding a media stand if you like to relax and watch Netflix and pick out at least one accent chair to balance out the space and provide extra seating for when you have friends over.
Create a fine dining room with $3,700 on average
A basic dining room set can cost around $3,700, the most expensive items being the six stylish chairs. The table is of course the centerpiece, while a buffet can add function and style. You can choose a modern or a classic one to match your wood furniture.
Accessorize your dining room with a statement pendant light to create a focal point over your dining table, and add some art, plants and other decorative items to create a romantic ambiance.
Facelift your patio with around $1,750
A cozy backyard is a must for any home. You can relax with your loved ones on a patio equipped with lounging and seating options. In addition, a grill can make your outdoor cooking more enjoyable and keep your guests entertained.
Don’t overlook the finishing touches. You can add some inexpensive items to your patio to make it even more inviting, for example a DIY fire pit or a string of lights. With some artful adornments, such as greenery, water features and statuettes, your patio can be transformed into a snug and inviting oasis of charm and serenity.
Buy essential home office furniture with $1,100
Working from home is the new normal for many, so you might want to set up a nice office there. You can furnish it for over $1,000. Pick a desk that fits your style and needs and don’t forget to get a chic and comfortable chair that supports your back. A beautiful and functional bookcase will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home office and provide you with ample space to store your books and other items.
A fresh and tidy office is key to your productivity. Don’t let your books, files and office supplies clutter your space. You can easily put them of the way, but not out of reach, perhaps in a 5’x5’ storage unit if you want to keep your living space clutter-free.
Your home office is a place where you can also express your personal interests. By adding art, ornaments, photos and even music to your office, you can create an environment that reflects your personality and feel inspired throughout the day.
Instead of spending a fortune on handcrafted furniture for your whole house, decide which items add the most value to each room and splurge on those. Invest in a few high-quality pieces that are both stylish and durable. You will see that it pays off in the long run.
Handcrafted furniture can add beauty, personality and value to your home. Whether you buy it from local artisans, online retailers or vintage shops, you can enjoy the benefits of having unique and high-quality items that reflect your style and taste.
Even if it’s a bit on the pricey side, handcrafted furniture can also be more sustainable and ethical than mass-produced items as it uses fewer resources and supports local artisans. Selecting some unique items of handcrafted furniture can be a rewarding and satisfying experience that will make your space more comfortable and inviting.