Getting a new place? Here are some cost-saving tips to consider when furnishing your home – AsiaOne

Getting a new place? Here are some cost-saving tips to consider when furnishing your home – AsiaOne

Getting your own place often feels like a multi-step process as it involves lots of budgeting and financial planning in advance.

Whether you’re renting an apartment or buying a new home, there are lots of factors to consider for your budget.

Not to mention, furnishing the place takes up a sizeable chunk of your budget as well.

However, you may not realise that there are some ways to ease the load on your wallet (or bank account) and here are some tips that you can use.

Replacing televisions with projectors?

We’ve seen an increasing trend in young homeowners trading out their fancy big television screens for projectors.

There are many reasons for that β€” some prefer to free up space, some prefer to have bigger screen real estate, some like the flexibility of having a portable ‘TV screen’. For 33-year-old Ron, he wants that “in-house cinema vibe”.

The director of a consulting firm added: “​​The main reason is for the best screen-to-dollar ratio, and the ability to use some of the designated walls in the house as a screen.”

And if you’re in the market for a projector, why not consider BenQ’s GV30? At just 1.6kg with a modern circular design, the projector is not only portable but it fits in anywhere.


No, we don’t mean physically assembling your furniture from a certain Swedish furniture company. But, you can physically assemble furniture from items that most people would otherwise discard.

If you just take a look online, you can find living room tables made out of wooden pallets and crates.

Sure, it might take up more of your time to source the materials and put them together, but it will definitely be cheaper than buying a brand new table. If you’re still planning for your new house or waiting for the keys, now might be a good time to start looking.

Wait for online sales and coupons to maximise savings

altShopee and Lazada from Dec 12 to 16. And remember to grab their $30 voucher before making payment β€” that’s over $100 in savings. Run, don’t walk.

This article is brought to you in partnership with BenQ.

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