Kathryn Jones | Aldie Real Estate, Oakhill Real Estate, Leesburg Real Estate, Ashburn Real Estate


Once you have moved into a new home, you’re going to want to make it look amazing with some nice furniture. If you’re in too much of a hurry, you can make some very common furniture buying mistakes that will cost you more than just the money you have wasted on furniture. Read on before you begin filling that new home with sofas, chairs, and tables.  


You Don’t Plan For Style Or Practicality


If you’re a young couple moving into your first home, you probably have a lot of plans for the future. Children may possibly be a part of those plans someday. Remember that a $3,000 leather sofa may look really great when it’s just the two of you. Fast forward a couple of years to the terrible twos and envision permanent marker all over that beloved couch. Keep in mind that the lifespan of heavily used furniture is anywhere between 7 to 10 years. 


Even if children aren’t in your future plans, the same problems are true for pets. If you don’t have a dog and purchase the expensive sofa knowing that you have plans to get a dog, you should think twice. Pets can claw furniture and leave behind clumps of pet hair. If you have plans for children, pets, or both, consider the type of fabric that you’ll have on the furniture carefully. It’s important to select pieces of furniture that suit your life, budget, and aspirations. 


You Buy Everything At Once


It can be tempting when you have an empty house to try and buy all of your furniture at once. If you buy everything at the same time, you won’t have any room for flexibility to buy pieces to add to your collection from other stores at a later date. The best way to approach filling an empty house is to buy the big necessities first, then fill the rest of your home as you find what you like and need. 


You Forgot To Measure


Imagine this: You just bought your dream bedroom set. The delivery people come to the house to drop it off, and it doesn’t fit in the space! When we see things in the store, we often make every effort in our minds to convince ourselves that it will look good in our home. The reality is that furniture needs to fit in order for it to actually “work” in a room. Before you even set out to buy furniture, take measurements of every room that you’re shopping for. Have the list handy of all these numbers that you can refer to. 


Finding the right furniture comes down to avoiding impulse buys for these big purchases. Planning is everything when it comes to filling your new home with furnishings that will last the test of time and design.      


20702 MANDALAY CT, ASHBURN, VA 20147  

Residential
$645,000
Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
This is the one you have been waiting for in Ashburn Village! Updated and expanded kitchen with white cabinets, two islands and stainless steel appliances, breakfast room has gas log fireplace, updated laundry room has wall and base cabinets with counter, master bedroom features walk-in closet and updated luxurious master bath, soaking tub, large walk-in frameless shower double bowl vanity and quartz counter top. Finished basement game room, full bath and exercise room. Your new home is sited on a cul de sac lot with a fenced back yard and deck. Very close to the Sports Pavilion, shopping and commuter routes. Welcome Home!


Beautiful 6 year old, brick front, interior townhome features 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in sought after OneLoudoun! New paint and carpet. Entry level offers a bedroom, full bath and recreation room with tile entry from the garage. Main level boasts two stone accent walls, Espresso hardwood floors, gas wall fireplace, stainless steel appliances, pendant lights over large island and updated light fixture in dining room. All bedrooms have en suite baths, master bath has walk-in frameless shower, double vanities and separate water closet. This home is ready for you to move right in, welcome home!!

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6805 LAKE ANNE CT, WARRENTON, VA 20187  

Residential
$629,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
Welcome home! This beautifully appointed home offers a main floor master bedroom plus luxurious master bath. Antique white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, island and pendant lights await you in the kitchen which is open to the great room and sun room. Your view also includes the treed backyard. Main level also boasts two more bedrooms, full bath, library and dining room. You will find a private retreat on the upper level featuring a bedroom and full bath. Lower level ready for entertaining with the wet bar and family room. Other features are exercise room, full bath, large storage room, hobby room and double wide walk up. Spacious deck with lighting on the rails and under the deck!


20627 ERSKINE TER, ASHBURN, VA 20147  

Residential
$539,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
Relax and enjoy fantastic views from the maintenance free expansive deck. Kitchen offers gas cooking, SS appliances, granite, 2 pendant lights over island. Master bedroom features trey ceiling and walk-in closet. Custom master bath boasts luxurious over sized walk-in shower with 2 rain shower heads, frameless glass and stone floor; double bowl vanity and private water closet. Laundry in upper level hall (washer and dryer convey). Located in the lower level is family room with walk out to backyard, fourth bedroom and full bath. Four wall mounted televisions convey "as is". Two car garage with extra storage space on one side. Great location near shopping and toll road. Welcome Home!




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