Furnishing your Austrian property? Once you have bought your apartment or house, unless furniture was included with the purchase, then you need to consider buying some new furniture….or maybe the old furniture is in need of being thrown out and replaced with new.
Something to remember with old furniture…most of the local re-cycling units in Austria charge to dispose of old furniture, particularly if it contains foam. It’s always worth considering when buying…do you really want the old furniture? It might seem a good deal to have it included in the price and this is fine if you are going to use it as it is…but remember it can be a hassle to get rid of!
There are quite a few choices of large department style stores in Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz, Graz and Vienna.
The popular stores with the Austrians are Kika, Lutz and Mobilix. These tend to be on the outskirts of the large cities.They are department stores with all the furniture you could need for a house or apartment, plus there are bedding, bathrooms, carpet, flooring, lighting, general furnishing items and decorating supplies etc. So all in all…everything you need can be bought under one roof!
One of the nice things about the service aspect of Austrian stores is that they lend you a van to take the stuff away…and all you pay for is a day’s insurance cover (around 15 euros)..not bad eh? All you need is your driving licence. The fuel is also free but they do ask that you stay within a 50km limit and return the vehicle within a few hours.
Many clients want furniture or furnishing with that extra special design or those hard to find items – you might find what you are looking for at our Italian store – LOVE THE SIGN
And… we cannot forget IKEA, as they seem to be a worldwide name and are just as popular here in Austria…we know because their stores seem to be filled all day, every day of the week..barring Sunday of course!
We tend to shop at the Ikea store in Salzburg on Thursday or Friday evenings..this is when we have found it to be the quietest and you are able to shop more relaxed, rather than dodging hundreds of trolleys crammed with self build furniture!
The largest chain of Furniture stores in Austria seems to be XXXLUTZ. This store provides a good range of furniture from cheap and take it away to designer styles to special order.
But, if you do not have the time or do not fancy trudging around various department stores, we can organise all furniture purchasing for you. Our Interior designer can advise on styles, colour schemes and of course what is most popular with guests…this ensures you get good bookings for your holiday apartment.
She can also arrange all the purchases and ensure she is at your holiday home for when your furniture is delivered.
Holiday makers booking a property now expect that apartments have the same feel as Hotel rooms. Renovating bathrooms and toilets can make such a difference to the rentability and obviously the resale value of your property.
This area of renovation can be kept to a budget in Austria by using IKEA, Kika or Lutz. There are also the large DIY Store, such as Bau Haus or Bau Max for supply. We have a local professional tiler and kitchen installer who, working with our Interior designer will make your new dream kitchen a reality.
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