|You've been looking for a home and you've found one that feels
almost perfect. The location is convenient and you can picture
your family living here happily. There's a problem, however. One
or more pieces of furniture you've had for years just will not
fit. Do you buy the home anyway, or keep looking?
Suppose the piece of furniture that won't fit is a tall
chest-on-chest that's always been in your bedroom. Could you use
it in another room? Might it be handsome and useful in the
living room or dining room? (Downstairs rooms often have taller
ceilings than upstairs rooms.) Could it store games, videos,
tablecloths and place mats, and silverware in its new location?
If that thought process takes care of the chest, but you're left
without enough storage in the bedroom, what then? Is there a
smaller chest of drawers that was used in your old guest room
that would fit in your bedroom? What about putting an
inexpensive chest of drawers into your walk-in closet?
Give It Away?
Maybe the problem is that you have a bed that's too large for
any of the bedrooms in the "almost perfect" house. Is it a
Sheraton tall post field bed with canopy or a massive Victorian
piece that's been in the family for generations? Do you love it,
or might another family member with larger rooms and taller
ceilings be very excited to get it?
I once gave a massive American Empire sideboard that had
belonged to my grandfather's sister to my son and his wife who
live in Alaska. It was much too large for my dining room. Now it
has pride of place in my son's large living room.
Coincidentally, it hides a modern TV which only shows when the
doors are swung open. It's still in the family, and the
sideboard in my dining room is much smaller and suits the size
of my room much better.
Maybe the offending piece of furniture has monetary value, but
has no sentimental value whatsoever. Why not just sell it?
There's no need to buy a house based on where it'll fit, is
Evaluate and Decide
Don't turn down the idea of purchasing a home you'd really enjoy
living in out of hand simply because some of your furniture
won't fit. Ask yourself questions about the possibilities. When
you come up with answers you like, you've made your decision.
Who knows, another family member or a stranger shopping for a
special piece of furniture could be delighted with your
About the author:
Raynor James is with http://www.fsboamerica.org - FSBO homes for
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