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Non-resident? You can still buy property here

BUYING a property in Spain for non-residents, including those in Tenerife and the other Canary Islands, can be difficult. But it is not impossible. While some Spanish banks won’t lend money to people living abroad, whether Spaniards or non-nationals, others will. But it is important to know the ins and outs when borrowing to avoid […]

Home-staging

TENERIFE is bursting at the seams at the moment, and becoming more and more popular by the day. Because of this, the property market is raking in the benefits, with prices at their peak. So, if you are selling, or even wanting to rent out, your place at the moment, and wish to achieve the […]

Vilaflor – Tenerife’s ‘Goldilocks Zone’

THE village of Vilaflor is a perfect place to buy a new or second home, or  start a business, and, year by year, it is becoming ever more popular with sports and outdoor-activities enthusiasts. Lying at 1500 metres above sea level on the island of Tenerife, Vilaflor boasts the title of Spain’s highest village. Pine […]

A moment to reflect!

MOST of us think of a mirror as being essential in certain areas of the house; in the bathroom, for example, and maybe in the hall or bedroom to check your appearance before you go out. But, for interior designers, the mirror is a very versatile tool, and can do so much more than let […]

On a budget …

  WHATEVER the project may be at home, budgets can be hard to work from, especially here in Tenerife, where things can seem difficult and less accessible to someone who is used to the ways of life in the UK. The other unexpected difficulty, which ex-pats come across, is the time it can take to […]

If you can’t stand the heat …

MOST people come to Tenerife on holiday, or to live here, because of the great climate, but it’s that time of year again when it’s excessively hot, and you need to think about how to make your home as comfortable as possible. You will probably be aware that most original Canarian houses had very thick […]

Walls can be a feature

A FEATURE wall can be anywhere in the home; bathroom, bedroom living room or kitchen. It can completely transform your space without making drastic changes, or breaking the bank! There are endless ways to create a good, feature wall. The obvious ones that come to everyone’s minds are wallpapering, or painting one wall a different […]

Your sofa

POSSIBLY one of the most important pieces of furniture in your holiday-home could be the sofa, and whether or not you choose a sofa bed. Sofa beds have developed over the last decade, and are far-removed from those wooden affairs with lumpy, sprung mattresses stowed underneath. Nowadays, it’s possible to get one that is just […]

Storage Wars!

WHEN you buy a property abroad, it will generally be much smaller than your principal home. Many of the properties built in places such as Tenerife are intended for holidays, so there are certain aspects of the design that may not be ideal if you are staying there long-term, or even  permanently. The minimalist look […]

Exterior designer?

OUR climate here allows us to spend so much time outside, there is no reason not to apply the same amount of design detail to your outside area, as you do to the inside. In the UK, you would get a limited amount of use out of anything you buy for the garden, but here […]

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