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24-05-2020, 22:29   #1
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Costs involved with setting up your first home after you purchase the home

Hi all. I’m on the process of looking for a new home. Went to view a 3 bed duplex recently and although it’s at the higher end of my budget I quite like it. I am worried about the costs when I actually move in.
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Moment in terms of furniture, bedding, appliances, crockery, appliances - nothing. Can someone give me a guide price? I know I’ll also have to set up broadband, electricity, I’ll have management fees etc. I’m finding it slightly overwhelming to be honest
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Between 10k-40k. Depending on appliances/bed/soft furnishings chosen.

Doesn’t all have to be done at once, bare minimum and then add as you go.

Get oven/hob/fridge/freezer/dish washer - that’s the kitchen done.

Get sofa/tv - that’s the living room done.

Get bed for master and bed linen and that the master done.

Everything else can really wait.

*edit* don’t forget you’ll need mortgage protection and him insurance as regular bills.

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Thanks for that. It is good advice to get the basics first and add as and when you can
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Thanks for that. It is good advice to get the basics first and add as and when you can
Would say don't be afraid to buy second hand. Save substantial money.
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Get some light bulbs as well, I always find that's a bright idea.
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Thanks for that. It is good advice to get the basics first and add as and when you can

Traditionally one scrounges a chair or table from the family, if they are nearby, and then appropriate replacements can be sourced in time. People are always throwing stuff out.



If you are buying a second hand house there may be some items in it.
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Fridge freezer washing machine 1000

Bed and mattress 500

Couch 500

Blinds 500

Flooring 3000

Table and chairs - ours were free - say 500

Edit 500 for oven


After that as much or as little as you want.
You may not need flooring???

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Fridge freezer washing machine 1000

Bed and mattress 500

Couch 500

Blinds 500

Flooring 3000

Table and chairs - ours were free - say 500


After that as much or as little as you want.
You may not need flooring???
Spend more than €500 on your bed and mattress, a good bed and especially a good mattress are worth there weight in gold long term.
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Don't underestimate the goodwill of relatives trying to get rid of ****e they don't want. I got a couch and was offered a dew beds when I bought my place. I bought a "thing" a paycheck when I was saving for a my house. A kettle here, a toaster there and so on. You don't feel it and it made a big difference.
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Whatever you think it may be, assume it will be higher. The costs can spiral.
However you can be sensible. There are some items worth spending on. For some people its floors for others its blinds.

Flooring -
Blinds
Oven, Hob, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, kettle toaster, fridge freezer
Couch, bed & mattress
You will need all these asap.

After that you can buy as you go.
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Don't underestimate the goodwill of relatives trying to get rid of ****e they don't want. I got a couch and was offered a dew beds when I bought my place. I bought a "thing" a paycheck when I was saving for a my house. A kettle here, a toaster there and so on. You don't feel it and it made a big difference.
Thanks for the advice. Are you saying buy before I move? I thought about that but wasn’t sure
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Spend more than €500 on your bed and mattress, a good bed and especially a good mattress are worth there weight in gold long term.
But in reality you'll pick up a bed for nothing and 500 will get you a decent mattress.

These type of threads often come up
OP got an answer of 10k to 40k above!!
I'm showing the op they can calm down initially.

In the real world we all put up with poor furniture for the first couple of years.

We've still got a £100 TV we bought in 2012 off mates of ours.
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Thanks for that. It is good advice to get the basics first and add as and when you can
Have a look at some online second hand stores that deliver furniture, a second hand bed frame but a new mattress saves a lot and can be put in a guest bedroom later. DoneDeal, Adverts.ie and shops like this https://bargainshop.ie/ help if you can't afford new. You can also get good "student" type deals on basic kitchen stuff online. https://guineys.ie/ or similar can be useful starting out. Then you have Amazon and Ebay if you can't get good deals locally. Amazon is my preferred choice due to excellent customer service.
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Don't underestimate the goodwill of relatives trying to get rid of ****e they don't want. I got a couch and was offered a dew beds when I bought my place. I bought a "thing" a paycheck when I was saving for a my house. A kettle here, a toaster there and so on. You don't feel it and it made a big difference.
Agreed.
As above our table and chairs were free.

Our 2nd bed and mattress were given to us by my parents. Matress was basically new.
We had a futon in the third room that I got off a lad at work.
Our eldest had a terrible wardrobe we got off a neighbour.

You gladly accept these things and pass on again when you can afford to upgrade.
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We find the local Facebook pages handy, I've only ever bought one suite of furniture for the living room, any suite ever since has been off Clare free to a good home, usually younger professionals getting rid of perfectly good stuff, the last set we got just after xmas and it's leather, a couple of small scuffs here and there but otherwise plenty good, if you're not fussy you'll get stuff that will do the same job as the new gear
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