College_Station_BuildersHousing design trends are constantly changing. Although it is impossible to update the design of a home every time a new architectural design emerges, there are inexpensive ways to keep a home up-to-date with the latest trends.

Keeping a house up-to-date is important. ¬†Eventually, home designs and furnishings become outdated. We’ve listed some effective ways to keep a house trendy while keeping within a budget:

Yard Sales or Consignment Stores

The first place to look for inexpensive home furnishings is at yard sales and consignment stores. Unlike some household items sold at yard sales, certain types of furniture and decorative items usually are not handled regularly and do not have parts that are worn from constant movement. A little dusting and some polish is all it usually takes to restore a used piece of furniture, such as a cabinet, glass table or a vase to its original luster.

When going to a yard sale, it is important to get there early. Quality and inexpensive items are always hot items. By getting there early, a purchaser will have the chance to search through all the items first and find the ones that are still in good condition and worth buying. If an item seems to have an expensive price tag, try coming back later in the afternoon when the sale is ready to close. At that point, most sellers will say “yes” to a lower price just to get rid of an item.

Items sold at a yard sale or consignment stores are often sold at ridiculously low prices; therefore it is easy for a homeowner to purchase many items. When shopping at a yard sale it is better to be a little more selective and avoid buying unnecessary items that do not go with the current or desired decor. It is helpful to browse several yard sales or consignment stores before deciding which home furnishing items to purchase.

Buy from the Internet

The internet is also a great resource for finding inexpensive home furnishing items. There are thousands of auctions sites all over the internet that sell used items at a cost that is significantly lower than the original market price of the item. Two of the most reliable places to purchase used home furnishing items are Ebay and Craig’s List. When bidding for an item, always keep in mind that the goal is to purchase an item at a bargain price; when the bidding goes up, learn when to back off rather than paying more than the item is worth.

Keep an eye on vintage items when purchasing used furniture. According to Kenneth Ludwig of Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings Ltd., vintage furnishings from the 50s, 60s, and 70s era are becoming hot items to purchase. Items from the 50’s and 60’s, with angled, circular tapered legs at angles, rectilinear or curvilinear accents and curved back seats are making a comeback.

Purchasing used furnishing and items from yard sales, consignment shops and the internet is a clever way to update the look of a home’s interior without having to spend too much money. It only takes a small amount of effort to find items that are worth buying, then mixing and matching them to achieve a certain look and appeal inside the home to keep it trendy. If a homeowner wants to further update their home, they can always look to College Station builders to make those home improvements and remain within a budget!

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