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Furnishing Your Holiday Home

Here we look at some great ideas and tips to furnishing your holiday home in Bulgaria. Imagine your new home is complete, the agreements and paperwork are behind you, and at long last you have your keys and now you can furnish your property in what style you choose.

Purchasing furniture for your Bulgarian holiday home is often considered the most exciting part of buying a new residence, although it can be a stressful experience if it is left to the last second - there is nothing worse than moving in or inviting guests over just to discover that your bed can't be dispatched for a few weeks or that the bedroom suite you marvelled at in the store arrives in a flat pack with no instructions!

Careful planning will help you to prevent all of the pitfalls connected with furnishing you Bulgarian home.

There are two ways you can furnish your home; you can use a complete service who supplies you with a huge selection of furniture solutions or you can do it yourself. Choosing a specialised company can take away the stress of finding shops and doing the shopping and furthermore guarantees that you don't exceed your budget. Furniture packages come in an assortment of prices, range in quality and choice. Some firms let you tailor-make your package by allowing you to choose from an assortment of beds or sofas for example, where others restrict you to set pieces. Whichever company you choose it is possible to make arrangements for the delivery of your furniture plus assembly or installation along with the clean up task of all packaging and mess accompanied with setting them up.

There are some disadvantages to choosing a furniture supplier; often you pick your furniture from pictures on websites or from a catalogue and it may be difficult to determine how your furniture will actually look and feel. There can be no denying the fact that you may be able to furnish your home a lot cheaper yourself. Except only you can weigh up the hassle factor against the benefits of paying a little more, in not having to source dealers and achieving it all delivered at once in one place.

DIY Furnishing - Buyers who choose the do-it-yourself route can help to save money and tailor the style to suit their individual tastes and requirements. Should you decide to take this path it is necessary to follow these handy tips:-

Set a Budget

It's so simple to run amok with a fistful of Leva, but before you realise it, you will have spent a lot more than you expected on many items you really didn't require! Stores like Mr Bricolage give out free leaflets, which detail some of the special offers they have available. By studying these leaflets and websites of stores like Technomarket, you may determine what is on offer and at what price and thus set a budget.

Make a List

What do you need to include in your new home? If you bought it for summer use only, then you won't need heating and lots of thick bedding. Although you will require outdoor patio furniture such as umbrellas to shade you from the burning hot summer months and a lot of towels and racks to dry them on; it's astonishing just how simple it is to miss the amount of work linked in drying out off a family after a day in the pool. If your house is situated in a skiing area you will need thick duvets and plenty of racks to dry and air equipment.

Think carefully about how your home is going to be used and its location. Why buy a full set of pans if you prefer to eat eating salads or eating out?

Choose your stores

Make sure you can maintain a plan of where you plan to shop. Flitting from one store to another will waste time leaving you feeling drained and dissatisfied. Before your home is prepared you should take some time to browse around the city or town nearest to your new property and judge what exactly is on offer. Check out delivery policies, prices and times. Does the store have loads of items in stock? Can they deliver inside a week or do you have to order a month in advance? Do they really offer an assembly package for their furniture? Most furniture on display in Bulgaria may come as a self assembly package - it may not look possible for your sofa to arrive in several pieces, but many do. Many shops will provide assemblers, but you need to check on the cost and book a date for them to assemble the furniture.

If buying electrical goods it is as well to buy all of them within one store as there is little variation in design and price between Bulgaria's electrical outlets

Rental versus Personal Use

If you intend to rent out your property, you need to choose hardwearing furnishings, which are not quickly ruined with a child's dirty handprint. Utility over style must be the key. Nonetheless it is still viable to help make your property appealing with all the furniture available in Bulgaria. One important aim to be aware of is that a lot of the cheaper, self assembly furniture is generally not very durable and can easily be damaged by rowdy house guests. And lastly don't plaster your rental home in personal items or house plants because many are likely to get overlooked or broke.

Bringing Furniture and Fittings from the UK

This can be a costly option, but many removal companies do offer full removal services and if you're moving over to reside here permanently you will want to bring over much-loved pieces from home. For those who own   high quality pieces of furniture, it may be worth bringing them as you are not likely to find similar pieces in Bulgaria.

Items worth importing from home are bedding including high quality sheets, pillows and duvet covers - the standard and range found in Bulgaria is not always of a good standard. Ready to hang curtains are also of a better quality and design in the UK. However, if you need made to measure then buy in Bulgaria as the selection of materials is almost overwhelming, they cost little and are usually made in a few of days.

Don't bother bringing over electrical items, purchase it all here as the plug sockets are two pin, it will save using risky adapter plugs or being required to change the plug yourself.