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Open House: Your Biggest Splurge

For many homeowners, the largest cost of decorating their home is a renovation. For renters, it's often a large, portable piece of furniture such as a sofa or armoire that costs the big bucks. Others pull out the Mastercard for a stunning rug, an eye-catching painting, or an iconic light fixture. Of course, once you've splurged on a focal point for one room, it's on to the next. It's kind of like having children: You don't stop paying until retirement. My most extravagant purchase was a piece of artwork, but now we're making plans to throw down on building a small "getaway" behind our house.

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nikolem2 nikolem2 8 years
Furniture is definitely my biggest splurge. I buy vintage mid-century pieces from a local dealer on a regular basis. Some are steals, like great no-name coffee and side tables. But my biggest splurge has been my vintage Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Even at its high price tag, we still got a great deal on it so I couldn't pass it up!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
When my husband and I moved into our new house and out of the studio apartment we'd lived in for years, we were both so excited to move on from the days of futon couches. We couldn't wait for "grown-up" sofas.We went overboard and bought a couch & chaise lounge set for $4000. We love them but over 2 years later still refuse to eat on them!! A little impractical since they're placed in front of the tv.Which I guess has the benefit of not letting us eat in front of the tv which I've heard is the easiest way to consume mindless calories. Still, it's impractical
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
When my husband and I moved into our new house and out of the studio apartment we'd lived in for years, we were both so excited to move on from the days of futon couches. We couldn't wait for "grown-up" sofas. We went overboard and bought a couch & chaise lounge set for $4000. We love them but over 2 years later still refuse to eat on them!! A little impractical since they're placed in front of the tv. Which I guess has the benefit of not letting us eat in front of the tv which I've heard is the easiest way to consume mindless calories. Still, it's impractical
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
my flooring for sure....my custom couch/oversized chair/ottoman, close second
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Our couch was the most expensive. We rent, and we're still in college, so we own a lot of hand me downs. BTW, the comment link is above now, not below :)(I also wish spell check would come back!)
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Our couch was the most expensive. We rent, and we're still in college, so we own a lot of hand me downs. BTW, the comment link is above now, not below :) (I also wish spell check would come back!)
pookie17 pookie17 8 years
Oh gosh, I feel like we splurged on everything... 1st step as the renno, 2nd step was custom apholstered furniture from Hickory White and John Charles, but the biggest was the Su rug from Mansour Modern (WHICH BY THE WAY GOT A NICE BIG GLASS OF WINE DROPPED ON IT SAT NIGHT :( --- aaarrgh!! thank goodness for Wine Away - most of it is gone)
lawchick lawchick 8 years
$1000 couch from Room & Board (or, if you're counting pairs, the 2 $600/each chairs from Room & Board).
EricaJane EricaJane 8 years
yesterday, we bought the lancaster sofa from restoration hardware. it was something we have wanted for so long, and so far it's our biggest purchase together..
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Couch, I rent.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Couch, I rent.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I think our biggest splurge would be a custom-made, double-pane window for our large bay window.
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