When I landed my first job about six years ago, I was under huge pressure to look for an affordable good house to rent. Pursuing a degree in Economics has immensely influenced the kind decisions I make about my finances. I am always looking at opportunities which can give me value for my money.
Instead of renting a house, I was looking for alternatives that would allow me to own my own home. During my research, that is when I learnt about shipping container homes. People are transforming shipping containers into beautiful homes. It is an affordable venture since most of these units cost a fraction of what it costs to own regular homes.
Considering the cheap alternative, I purchased two shipping containers from a trusted dealer. The supplier also provided beautiful designs which I could use to transform my containers into living space. I sourced the services of an engineer who helped me to transform my containers into a very beautiful home.
Although the space was not very big, it was enough for me, considering I was living alone. However, the biggest advantage for me is that I will not be paying any monthly rent. This would enable me to save enough money to build a bigger home in future for my family.
I have been living in my shipping container home for the last five years. Building this home has enhanced my creativity. I usually take enough time to do thorough research before buying anything for my house. I have to ensure that everything that I buy offers good value for my money and also helps me to save on space since it is limited.
When I was buying furniture, I decided to go for the modern furniture that serves various purposes. I for instance chose to buy a futon which is a bed that I could convert into a couch.
The futon is a piece of furniture that is created to perform many purposes. One can easily turn it to a lounge couch by the day and into a comfortable bed by night. Modern futons are far way different from the old generation futons. The modern futons are sleek, affordable and have their aesthetic value.
Futons can be used anywhere. They are great for small spaces, apartment, hostels and even studios. Futon can be used in living rooms and also in recreation rooms.
Futon is one type of furniture that gives the buyer the value for their money. I was able to save on a lot of space and also money.
Apart from saving on space, I also ensure to use electronic gadgets with “green” energy labels that enables me to save on power. Electric and water bills eat up big portions on individuals budget. It is therefore important to make informed decisions when buying some of the home appliances.
The new tank-less water heating system is one of the new technologies that have captured the attention of many people. The electric tankless water heating system enables individuals to heat water without the need for boiler systems.
These tanks are designed to be smaller and more efficient than other conventional storage tanks. They have a complex electrical mechanism that heats water when a valve is instantly opened.