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10 Home Items to Buy in Big Box Stores

big box stores In an earlier blog on the shopping habits of the wealthy, I uncovered that big box stores are among the places millionaires like to shop. Here are 10 reasons why:

  1. New trends
    Big box stores are a great place to adopt a new trend without a big spend or start easing into a new look. Right now, you’ll see a lot of gold toned items because they’re hot right now. How long will gold ones be stylish? Your guess is as good as mine. That’s why you might want to consider looking at a big box store.
  1. Window treatments
    If you’re looking for a wide variety of window treatments, check the bog box stores. Some nice ones at Target for instance start at just $9.99 a panel, you’ll be able to switch curtains like you change your shoes. Tip: there are far more sizes available at Target online, so if you find something you love but the length is wrong, check the website.
  1. Serving pieces
    Looking for seasonal serving pieces like the big, plastic bowls you need in spring and summer? They’re perfect for a house with kids, cute enough for company, Some stores even have fancier serving pieces that are trendy today made in wood or hammered metal.
  1. Rugs
    Finding the perfect rug can be a real challenge. Have you ever considered using an outside rug for your kid’s rooms? They work inside too and are usually made of a flat or jute-style weave, which is really in style, and you can get them on sale at the end of the summer season.
  1. Bedding
    There are also many options in big box store’s bedding section. After you’ve decided on a color scheme and thread count, head to Costco and Voila! You’ll find just what you’re looking for. Don’t pass up the pillows either.
  1. Knickknacks
    There’s always lots of stuff in the knickknack section at these stores and many times, you can pick up the perfect trendy item for a low price.
  1. Stuff for kids
    Cute bedding or home accents for kids? Big box stores have you covered. They are also a great place to buy presents. Afterall, Christmas is right around the corner.
  1. Temporary wallpaper
    For several years now, Wallpaper has been on trend for several years, but if you’re not convinced, why not get some that’s just temporary? Look for selection of peel-and-stick wallpaper. It’s super easy to apply and there’s a great variety right now.
  1. Paint
    Big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes offer a lot of options when it comes to pain. Even at Target you can find paint that focus on specialty finishes, a nice touch especially today.
  1. Furniture
    If you search, you can find nice pieces of furniture at leading big box stores. My recommendation? Stay away from anything you have to put together yourself.

As you can see, big box stores can be valuable for those living in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities , especially when it comes to the 10 items listed above. I hope this helps when you’re thinking of adding current trends to your abode. If you believe it’s time to sell your property, I can help there too. Take a look at my comprehensive website, then call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at I promise to put my knowledge, contacts and expertise to work for you!

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