January 03, 2007

Design Idea 102


When you go from an apartment to a house, eventually you will need to double your current possessions just to fill the empty rooms. Here is what I have learned from just having completed this. Do not buy high-end things that do not need to comfortable. Tables, dressers, CD racks, etc. Go to IKEA. It is very hard for an undiscriminating eye to tell the difference between a 20 lb. wood finished, plastic bookshelf for $40 and a 300 lb. cherry oak bookshelf for $400. Cheaper, lighter, easy decision. But, do not transition this IKEA/WalMart lifestyle to sheets, blankets, towels, etc. If you have extra money, spend it on stuff that touches your skin.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are you worried about the undiscriminating eye of others?

Buy what you like, paint how you like and decorate how you like!

Eric Olsen said...

Hey! Congrats on the baby, Aaron!

The whole point of my design tip was one of cost-efficiency. Pride was really a secondary matter.

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