In an effort to upgrade our rental home in North Carolina my husband and I dropped nearly $3300 on a dishwasher, two love seats, two dressers, two end tables and four kitchen chairs. Every year it seems we replace at least one piece of furniture. One year we replaced the couch, the next year a coffee table, then a dresser and a couple of night tables, but we’ve never plunked down this much money on furniture all at one time.
When we first moved in we replaced only those items that were in desperate shape, but within a year or two we began to understand just how important clean, comfortable furniture can be in a rental home. After all, renters want to enjoy their stay and their is nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars to rent a house each week and then realizing that there isn’t a comfortable chair to sit in.
Over the last four years we replaced quite a bit of outdated, dilapidated furniture, including a twenty-year old set of crate-based living room furniture. Today we were finally able to throw out three more pieces of hideous, heavy crate-based furniture, including two side tables. We also replaced the stinky old love seat, which I am unbelievably thrilled about.
Yesterday I mentioned the need to upgrade our house, but I had no idea that we’d spend $3300 in one afternoon. We managed to purchase everything on our list except a new kitchen table. Although we slapped down a significant chunk of change I couldn’t convince myself to spend $2000 on a new kitchen table. Maybe I can refinish our current kitchen table instead?