Shopping for the home can be a dizzying task, with a plethora of options and the constant need to decide on which features you need and which are a penny too far. Many brand names come at shocking price points, and for thrifty shoppers, this can be a big turnoff, regardless of how many extra features are available. But there are a few choice products where spending a little more now will make your life that much easier in the long run. We’ve put together a list of household items we think are worth investing in:



A cheap blender might be appealing the first time you buy one, but anyone with experience will tell you it’s worth springing for an expensive blender for one key reason – cheap blenders don’t last. Built out of cheaper, less durable materials, these blenders might work great at first, but within a few months you’ll be dealing with dull blades, a dodgy motor, or a cracked container. Save yourself the hassle with a quality blender that lasts.


Filtered-water pitchers and carbonated drink makers

If you, like many others, aren’t keen on tap water, you’re probably spending a small fortune on bottled water and other drinks from the supermarket. Filtered-water pitchers – despite the initial low cost – may seem expensive given they require buying new filters regularly, but they are still significantly cheaper in the long run. Carbonated drink makers are very similar, with fizz-creating tanks that need regular replacement, but will again reduce your grocery store bill drastically.


Office chairs

Whether you work from home or not, chances are that you spend a decent amount of time on your computer. Spending a few hundred dollars on a chair might seem like an unnecessary luxury, but when you consider the number of hours you will spend in it, it’s a worthwhile investment. If you do have a home office, then it’s even more important to prioritise your health and wellbeing with a quality chair that offers plenty of support.



High-end vacuums certainly don’t run cheap, but what they offer is high-powered suction, great warranties, and multiple features designed to make the cleaning process that much easier. Whether for carpet or hard floors, powerful suction not only saves time and effort but also ensures a much more thorough clean. What’s more, much like with blenders, the cheaper vacuums are often made of flimsy materials that will fall apart with just one ill-placed snag on the carpet.


Roller Blinds

Within just a few months, cheap window treatments can fray, fade, lose their lustre, and become difficult to operate.   After going to the trouble of having them installed, this is the last thing you want to see. Which is exactly why we offer a wide range of high-end products manufactured using reputable and tested products from companies such as Shaw and Acmeda.  With Urban Blinds, you will always receive blinds made from high-quality materials that are built to last and we guarantee it!