As the cost of living rises in Singapore, one of the most colossal obstacles facing young couples is purchasing and furnishing a HDB flat.
Apart from rising property costs, the final cost of moving into a new home is grossly inflated due to miscellaneous furnishing costs that are not revealed at the outset. Omitting extra costs, interior designers will attempt to coax new buyers into numerous upsells in piecemeal fashion, insidiously eating away at their budgets.
For example, additional costs for lighting, electrician expertise, curtains, window grilles and air-conditioning are almost always excluded from the overall package cost.
Current Situation: Cost Inflation of Home Furnishings
According to a collaboration post between Dollars and Sense and Qanvast, the average new homeowner can expect to shell out a whopping $10-20k in home furnishings. This is where new homeowners are deadlocked into a helpless situation…
Even though new homeowners need to exercise financial prudence, they are also the ones who are most likely to get coaxed into overspending on home furnishings by profit-seeking interior designers.
To sweeten the deal, they will even sell you a narrative – that quality is priceless, and you should therefore pay for the exorbitant charges that will make your new home look like a palace.
How IUIGA Can Help You With Home Furnishings
At IUIGA, we believe in honest transparent pricing, and we want you to pay nothing more than the true cost of quality.
To do this, we’ve scoured the world for the most promising undiscovered manufacturers, and personally trialled and tested the products to perfection, before bringing them to you direct from the factories.
Therefore, we can help defray much of the costs that would otherwise be spent on expensive home decor hawked by interior designers.
Case Study – Kitchenware
According to Qanvast, the average cost of procuring kitchen appliances for your new home adds up to $2000. However, let us see how much you can save if you purchase from IUIGA:
Wok With Insert Lid: $79
Stock Pot with Lid: $89
Frying Pan with Straight Handle: $79
7-Piece Serveware Set: $59
Pebbled Finish Cutlery Set: $17.90 x 2 = $35.80
Jujube Japanese Bowl: $7.90 x 2 = $15.80
Scandi Beech Wood Plate: $11.90 x 2 = $23.80
Jujube Japanese Cup: $5.90 x 2 = $11.80
Total Savings: $1606.80 ++
Final Thoughts on Purchasing Home Furnishings
The last thing we want to do is to undermine the aesthetic value that commercial interior designers can deliver. It is indisputable that some of their greatest artworks have reinvented the landscape.
However, if you’re a new homeowner, the extravagant expenses payable to such high-end designers may not be fitting for your financial circumstance. There are many more prudent ways to get home furnishings that do not compromise on quality.
At IUIGA, we are able to offer you supreme quality at honest prices. Free of mark-ups and hidden fees, you have our assurance that we will deliver great products at the best prices.