When I was a kid, it was common for people to buy their furniture on hire purchase or to hire key items of furniture like sofas, TVs and dining tables. It is a practice that both me, and my partner, thought had died out, but I was amazed, and pleased, to find out the other day that home furniture hire is back and becoming more available.
Today, it seems, that all kinds of people hire their furniture rather than buying it new. There are several reasons you may want to do so, here are a few of them.
If you are trying to sell or rent out a property
By far the biggest market for furniture hiring firms is people wanting to dress a property they are trying to sell. Taking this approach helps the property to stand out in a positive way from other similar homes. It helps potential buyers to see themselves living in the property and aspire to do so as soon as they walk in the door.
The same technique can be used to help convince tenants to rent. However, the cost of long-term rental means that most people just use it to dress the property and rent it unfurnished.
To make a home more comfortable
If you find yourself unable to afford to buy large pieces of furniture outright hiring them is a good option. It allows you to provide your family with a comfortable environment in which to live and thrive.
Hiring furniture is also a great way to put your toe in the water and determine whether a certain style of decor really is right for you. By leasing furniture and living with it for a couple of months you will be able to determine whether you like it and whether it is practical for you.