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Buy furnished or unfurnished apartment: which is better and how much does it cost to furnish

When buying a house, we always want to give it a completely personal touch. But many times we can save a lot of money if we buy something that has already been renovated. The truth is that it depends on many factors: according to our needs, if we like the furniture in the house, if the owner makes a good offer, if it is in good condition and if it is to our liking.

How much does it cost to furnish a house?
The price depends on many factors, such as the size of the house, the quality and age of the furniture, or the availability of professionals to help fix the furniture and decorations.

"Also consider if you need specialized furniture (better for larger families who may need specialized furniture, like bunk beds) or if the buyer has furniture that can be reused in the new home."

When it comes to doing the numbers, the expert comments that the price not only depends on the size of the house, but also on the quality of the furniture. Although we can assume that the global cost of furnishing an apartment of about 70 square meters is usually around 15,000 euros on average. If we talk about a flat of about 100 square meters, then the average price is usually around 20,000 euros. This is, of course, a very rough figure and will vary greatly depending on the quality and age of the furniture you choose.

For experts, the price of furnishing the different rooms of the house is not the same. Kitchens, for example, usually occupy the bulk of the budget, on average about 5,000 euros, and almost always need a reform, since the furniture is made to measure and the appliances make it quite expensive.

She also talks about the bathrooms: "which usually have cheaper furniture (from 500 to 1,500 euros) because they are usually smaller rooms and with less furniture needs." And in the middle of the road we would find bedrooms with an approximate price of 2,000 euros, which can reach a double room, because they are usually larger and, according to the expert, with more needs.

Is it worth buying a furnished house?
If you have to pay additional costs, additional houses, mortgage loans, fixed costs, public purchase costs and other people, many people may think that it is better to buy flats with furniture.


The issue also depends on the purchasing power of the buyers and their needs and expectations about the home. “For example, keep in mind that if the house has furniture that the buyer did not choose, it can leave the buyer feeling that the house is not as 'personal' as people would like it to be, especially if the furniture included they don't like." Also, if the buyer already has their own furniture, it can be a problem due to excessive furniture.

Advantage of buying a furnished house
On the one hand, they are lower financial costs because the cost of furniture starts from the bottom. Although it is possible to move into the house from the moment of purchase, especially if the furniture and appliances are in good condition.

With a furnished house we can save ourselves moving, which is always inconvenience, time, stress, headache and money. Although it is understandable to transport some furniture, especially if it is a house in which we will live most of the time. The difference is that, if the second home is reformed, there is no need to move. If you don't like the furniture in the house, you can always sell it because now it's yours and you can get extra money.

Disadvantages of buying with furniture
It can be furniture that you don't like, or furniture that you don't like because you have no choice, so you don't feel like the house is yours. The ideal home is personal and everyone can choose how they want to look to feel better and happier.
If you already have furniture in your previous house, you will not be able to keep all the furniture because it does not fit and you have to make a decision.

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