Tenerife Royale Estate Agents S.L. has developed over many years, associations with Furnishing Supplier's etc., who come recommended by our existing clientele. One particular company of merit who consistently receive commendation for their choice, interior design, value for money and customer service consists of a small team of professionals who have over 20 years experience in the field of interior design and furnishing of all types of properties in Tenerife, ranging from the smallest studio suite to the grandest of villas. We will be happy to refer you to this type of company should you require their assistance.
This involves not just the choice of colours, patterns, textiles and style. It is more to do with how to combine them with a sense of proportion, practicality and harmony. This can be a very rewarding part of achieving your 'dream home in the sun' and once you have mastered the basics which generally consists of planning a layout, choosing the products to fit and deciding on a decorative scheme even an amateur can create a beautiful overall design. If you're bereft of creative ideas in terms of colours or style, or struggling to imagine a new layout, or perhaps, interior design is not your forte, do not despair, HELP IS AT HAND! The furnishing suppliers we refer you to will undertake the design service at NO EXTRA COST to you.
Once you have decided on your overall design, practical issues will come into play. We are frequently asked the questions: Where are the furnishing suppliers? Where's the best place to purchase a television? How do l know its good value for money? How do l place an order? etc.
Tenerife Royale Estate Agents S.L. will be happy to 'point you in the right direction' or if you prefer a member of our staff will accompany you on your shopping expeditions, (perhaps you have concerns of being understood, until you have 'brushed up on your Spanish'). Note: this service is offered as part of our Customer Care Programme and is complimentary.
In the event that you choose one of our client approved furnishing suppliers they will provide you with an interior design service and deliver and fit everything you purchase free of charge. They offer a myriad of furniture styles from ultra modern to traditional, hundreds of materials for curtains and soft furnishings (manufacture & fitting included in the price), lights, ceiling fans, pictures and decorative items etc to suit all budgets. In addition they can also provide 'kitchen packs', including crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster and all basic implements. 'Linen packs' are also available to include bedding, pillows and towels, so that you can enjoy your property immediately. The furnishing company will liaise closely with Tenerife Royale Estate Agents S.L. in order to arrange access to your property for the design, measuring, and installation of your furnishings and equipment prior to your arrival.
Congratulations! You have a 'clean canvas'. The furnishing company can provide you with a 'core inventory' as a starting point for furnishing your new home. The style of furniture will depend on a number of factors, that include your budget, the intended use of the property (e.g. holiday home or holiday rental or perhaps, both), and your own personal style and preferences. Working with your supplier they can produce for you an estimate and design (without obligation) for your approval.
Many previously owned properties come complete with the furnishings and fittings installed by the previous owner. Often these furnishings are perfectly suited for your requirements; however, it may be simply a case o upgrading your purchase to your own personal standards and taste and perhaps making the best of the existing furnishings. Outstanding results can often be achieved by merely 're-upholstering' the dining chairs and lounge furniture at a fraction of the cost of replacement. The furnishing suppliers can provide a free estimate and make recommendations for 'up grading your new home'.
'D.I.Y. or NOT??
Some see D.I.Y. as a satisfying hobby or an exciting challenge; but to others, it's a last resort. A tight budget is one of the main reasons for the 'hands on' approach to a renovation project but whatever your motivation, you should consider the practicalities of such a project. Are you prepared for the work? Do you have the time?
If it's a question of simply re-painting walls to update a tired décor, any reasonably competent person can master it. (Obtain advice about the type of paint that is suitable, if you are unfamiliar). Jobs such as plastering and tiling take a degree of expertise to complete them correctly, however, when it comes to plumbing and electrics though, it's best to step aside for the professionals (in many cases it is illegal for a non qualified person to undertake this work). Mistakes with pipes and wiring can not only be costly, but also dangerous, so save up the money or 'put aside your pride' and get the experts involved.
Perhaps your new property acquisition is a major refurbishment project?
Unless you are a professional builder or an expert at D.I.Y. and have all the relevant qualifications to do all the work yourself you will no doubt be seeking the services of professionals to help you complete your project. Of course, finding reliable and talented trade's people is never easy (no more than it is in the U.K.). There are plenty of horror stories about 'slip shod cowboys' and dishonest contractors. Picking a name at random out of the local press can be a real lottery; therefore, to give you the best chance of success, Tenerife Royale Estate Agents S.L. have compiled a list of reliable trade's people who come recommended by our existing clients. This means that you can obtain recommendation on their work from our client base. Having received an existing clients testimony of the trade person's credentials remember to obtain a written estimate for the works and a schedule of payments (if applicable) and check whether the work will be guaranteed or not.
So whether it's simply helping you find and arranging a locksmith to change the locks, organizing a decorator to paint your lounge to helping you source a project manager, architect, and perhaps a whole team of workers for that 'major project' Tenerife Royale Estate Agents S.L. will be happy to assist you. We can even oversee a project on your behalf as part of our Customer Care Programme.
It is not possible in this guide to list the comprehensive 'after sales items' we are involved in for our clients. Suffice to say; we are here to help with all aspects of your property and lifestyle in Tenerife; please ask for more information.