If money weren’t an issue, we’d all have beautifully furnished homes with high-end appliances. But money is an issue for *almost* all of us. To enjoy comfort and fiscal responsibility in a new home, one must be budget conscious when picking new furnishings and equipment.

Being budget conscious isn’t a problem. It only becomes one if you’re opting for cheap items that only last a week. Often times than not, loosening your pocket means saving more in the long run.

Albeit true that every few homeowners can afford high-end, designer pieces, it’s not always that they get to purchase the good stuff. Here are few essential home items worth splurging on and can survive the test of time. We assure you won’t regret spending on these.

A Good Mattress

Now, don’t you want a comfortable bed to rest on after a long day at work?
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People usually skip on finding the best-fitting mattress for them as they think they’re all the same. If you’re one of those homeowners, we bet you haven’t slept well for years.

We spend a quarter of our lives sleeping away so a comfortable and well-fitting mattress for your needs (and lifestyle) is a must. Not all mattresses work for everyone so be sure to choose the right one for you.


You’ve heard of it at least once—a friend or family member bought a cheap vacuum which they thought was a pretty great deal only to find out after a single use or two that it hardly does what it promised.  

Yes, we understand how tempting the reduced price offer is but hey, think also about its long-term use and purpose. The better quality it is, albeit has a pricey tag, the more it’s worth rather than a cheap one you dispose of every year.

A good vacuum will make your home stay clean and spotless. If you own a furry friend, even more reason to opt for a quality vacuum. Someday soon the vacuum may do all the work itself…

A Food Processor

All too often, kitchen’s have a blender, but no food processor. Unless you’re opening a smoothie bar, invest in a good food processor first. From slicing vegetables and fruit, to shredding cheese, to mixing dough, a food processor will get more use and save more time.

There are a lot of food processors out there but only a few are really worth every drop of your penny.

A Comfortable Sofa

Aside from your bedroom where you can lay and relax on a comfy mattress, you’d also want to come home and sit (or lay down as well) in a comfortable couch or sofa, don’t you?


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If you get a hand-me-down from your parents, so long as it’s still intact and quality is A-OK, you shouldn’t have a problem. But if you need to purchase one for your new home and life as an independent renter or as a married couple, do consider quality over cheap prices. It will save you more money in the long run.


Though some might not agree with this one, we beg to differ. Although there are knives who serve their purpose just right, you can never go wrong if you choose to invest in durable knives that can retain their sharpness overtime.

These quite expensive chef knives are worth shelling out for. Why? It will make chopping a pleasure for you; will make cooking a hobby for you instead of a chore. No, you don’t need to own a fancy set, all you need is a premium 8- to 10- inch knife that is good to cover most of your chopping needs.

It’s essentially cheaper than constantly replacing your cheap, old, rusty knife every time again.

Coffee maker

What do you do in the morning before you go to work or where do you run to on the way to work? Yes, make yourself (or grab) a freshly brewed coffee.

In this day and age, coffee makes everything somehow better. It’s your fuel to get going and accomplish the pile of tasks on your desk at work. The distinct aroma wakes you up in the morning. Coffee is for many a wake up pill to keep your eyes open during hard days at work.

The point is, investing in a quality coffee maker wouldn’t hurt your pocket too much. Would you rather spend $4 on coffee daily for the rest of your life or invest that into a top brand coffee maker at home, where you can comfortably enjoy your cup of coffee. You decide.

How about you, what other essential items you think homeowners should invest in? Share it with us!

About the Author: Chie Suarez is a passionate writer for PAAL Kit Homes, a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.