You did it! You finally bought your first property in Belize. Maybe you achieved your retirement goal of living in Belize, or it may be an investment property or a vacation home. Now what? Most people would love to purchase a move in ready home. Occasionally you can find this type of property in Belize. However, the reality is a little TLC is usually required to get your new home in the best condition possible. So here are some tips on what can help you get the most out of your new property.
Keep it Simple
Most people renting or vacationing will want a clean clutter free space. So don’t worry about filling your space with too much stuff. Simple is better. Any property like this will be much easier to clean and maintain. Above all, it will save you money upfront. It’s a win-win! Think about keeping things uniform. This will greatly help when accidents happen. If you have to replace sheets, towels or even plates, if they are uniform you can easily find something that will match while still keeping things streamlined.
Purchasing Household Items
What options are there for purchasing household items? Belize has several options. If you are in Belize City you have a big department store called MIRAB Furniture Gallery. You will be able to find all of your household needs. MIRAB is conveniently located and well priced. It is definitely a store you’ll want to check out. If you are on the island of Ambergris Caye, we have Caye Supplies. It is conveniently located in San Pedro town. Caye Supplies stocks many household items as well as restaurant and hotel supplies. If you are budget conscious, then A&R is a store that offers low prices for basic household items.
Custom Built Furniture
This can add to the comfort and style of your home. At times not much is needed. A few carefully chosen pieces can complete the look of your new home. What options do we have in Belize for this? Belize has beautiful natural woodwork that can be personalized to your individual taste and style. The sky is the limit. It is as simple as showing a picture and giving the exact measurements. Leave the rest to the experts. I personally have enjoyed the flexibility and quality this has allowed me. There are many different carpenters in Belize. You simply have to choose one that fits your personal needs. Our agents will be happy to give you recommendations.
Home Decor Items
If you are looking for furniture that reminds you more of home, Belize has an Ashley’s Home Store. It is located on the top floor of MIRAB Furniture Gallery in Belize City. They have a great selection of full living room sets, bedroom sets as well as dining and entertainment centers. It is a very simple process to get your items shipped to the Island and delivered right to your door.
Odds and Ends
There are always those little things that need to be fixed, painted or changed. Belize has several options. Benny’s in Belize City is a big hardware store and it has almost anything you will need for your home improvement projects. If you are on the Island of San Pedro we have Castillo’s hardware. They sell Do It Best products and can ship anything you may personally need. The paint there is excellent and holds up well to the islands salty air. The owner and staff are always very friendly and accommodating. S.P. Hardware is another hardware store on Ambergris Caye that may have just what you’re looking for to make those upgrades you are looking to do.
The process of remodeling and improving your new home can be a hassle-free experience. You can always count on your family at Remax Island Real Estate.