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Cost of Furnishing an Apartment

Post by makale » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 1:48 pm

Hey out there in advice land! Looking at getting a 2 bed apt. Would $5K be enough to furnish it to a reasonable standard??

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 2:43 pm

Define reasonable standard. It is pretty obvious that this very much depends on your life style. Go to ikea.com.sg and check out your semi-budget options.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 3:16 pm

Are you looking to outfit it in early orange crate and cable spool or Louis XIV? The range is about that wide.
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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 5:29 pm

Let's try to put some perspectives to your question.

This is what I think, is required at a minimum for a 2-bedroom partial furnished place:
- 1 Queen/King Size Bed for master bedroom
- 1 Single/Super Single Size Bed for the spare bedroom
- 1 Dining table (can be small for 4 people?) plus 4 chairs
- 1 Sofa for the living room (and maybe a coffee table to go with it?)
- 1 wardrobe (if there is no built-in wardrobe in the apartment)
- Basic cutleries (i.e. plates, spoon, forks, knife, glasses)

Other things needed if the place is totally empty:
- Washing machine (& Dryer?)
- Fridge
- Cooking Stove (if not available)

Other nice to have...
- Shoe rack
- Book shelf
- TV
- TV Console
- Side table (next to the bed with a lamp?)
- Mirror
- Lamp
- Radio
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Coffee Maker
- Microwave

Hopefully this list is something you can work on, for a start! You can start striking off those items that are already in the apartment, and fix a budget for the items that you need to buy yourself.

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Post by durain » Thu, 22 Jul 2010 8:39 pm

add rice cooker. :wink:

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Post by Saint » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 2:17 pm

Well you've had advice from a woman, now lets be serious

Beer fridge
50in LCD/Plasma TV
Multi functional reclining chair with built in remote control, mobile and beer glass holder

Think that should just about do you :cool:

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Post by makale » Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:42 am

Cheers Saint.... how much are 50" plasma/hd screens there?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:44 am

New Panasonic Plasma 50" around S$3K
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Post by VegasGuy » Mon, 26 Jul 2010 9:31 pm

We were able to do our entire 3 bedroom apartment from IKEA for about that. Have fun, get the Ikea card, and don't forget to try the Swedish meatballs.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:27 pm

VegasGuy wrote: and don't forget to try the Swedish meatballs.
Not a good idea!

I did that, as it has cost me a fortune over the years. Every time I go to IKEA for swedish meatballs, I end up spend too much money in the rest of the store. Damned expensive meatballs in the long run! :oops:
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:56 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
VegasGuy wrote: and don't forget to try the Swedish meatballs.
Not a good idea!

I did that, as it has cost me a fortune over the years. Every time I go to IKEA for swedish meatballs, I end up spend too much money in the rest of the store. Damned expensive meatballs in the long run! :oops:
here's a solution to the meatball problem: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alto ... index.html

in any case, some people find IKEA cheap...if you have money to burn. OP could do with IKEA for 5k. And don't forget the electric fans. And also this.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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