SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU WHEN BUYING FOR YOUR PROPERTY IN SPAIN
WE ARE IN OUR 6TH YEAR OF TRADING
We have listened to our customers problems and have lived here ourselves for seven years so we hope these tips will help you in making the right choice when purchasing your goods.
TAKE YOUR TIME
You do not have to buy your furniture through the developer or selling agent. Do not be rushed into buying, this is a mistake and can cost you money by having to replace what you do not like about your package at a later date.
Can look nicely presented but that does not mean you get the same quality, durable, comfortable furniture that suits you. As a customer you deserve value for money and what suits your requirements. This does not mean you have to buy the most expensive range in furniture to achieve this.
TRY AND LOOK AT EVERYTHING
When buying for your property sit on the sofas, lay on the mattresses, check the the household package. Are the items durable, not all plastic and poor quality. Make sure the linen is of good quality, pillows are washable, mattress protectors do not have plastic in them, just cotton or people will not use them on the hot nights (which we have a lot of here)
The Spanish pillows and bolsters are not comfortable but you can buy English ones here.
Buy solid furniture that can be easily cleaned, repaired or replaced. Look at the chair, table and bed legs are they strong enough for the job
Try and not think plastic table and chairs because the sun does degrade them and you could land up buying more the following year. Many accidents have happened with plastic chairs as they weaken with the heat and break. You will use your outdoor furniture more here than England. We encourage coated Aluminium or coated steel patio furniture, it does last longer and cleaning it is so much easier too. If you get your chair backs and seats in a textilen material you will not need cushions. It also helps stop you sweating as this material is breathable and only needs hosing down or rising off.
PARASOLS AND PARASOL BASES
When buying your parasol base get a heavy one at least 30 kilos and usually made of stone or concrete. As for the parasol itself do not buy wood, the supports break when blown over. Never put your parasol in the table holder, one strong gust of wind and you have everything crashing to the floor and what a waste of good wine. Another tip when you are not using your parasol or going out TAKE IT DOWN. We do have a lot of unexpected gusts of wind here.
DO NOT USE GLASS NEAR YOUR POOL. If a glass gets dropped by a pool it will scatter and slide a long way over the tiles (same indoors) If some should go into your pool the only safe way to avoid accidents is to empty the pool to get the glass out. You cannot see broken glass in water. Buy plastic glasses and plates etc for your pool area. This will save you money in the end and not spoil your holiday.