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Part 3 Starting the Journey - Making a Home

Part 3 Starting the Journey - Making a Home

17 09 - 2018

This week I have been driving to many different areas in the south of the island: Granadilla with its mountainous backdrop, Playa Paraiso with its stunning sea views and central Adeje, a busy bustling town with lots of coffee bars and restaurants. The reason for visiting these places was to show clients properties, hoping to find their ideal home before the autumn, a time when the winter swallows descend to the Canaries to enjoy the glorious sunshine.

 

With rental property moving so fast, our agency may view a property whilst the current tenants are in packing mode or perhaps showing a property that has just been taken on that may need maintenance or new furniture.  I always need to provide an explanation about the property and what it will look like when they move in, trying to see past the fact that it is may be unpainted or not be shown at its best. Seeing so many places and homes it got me thinking that no matter where the property is… A home is what you make it.

Driving to Granadilla

When downsizing or moving to a new country property probably won’t be what you are perhaps used to, especially when making a transition to move to a completely different country. You may be used to a large four bed house with carpets and a back garden and a shed.  For some it is hard at first to get used to living in a complex and downsizing to a two bed apartment for example.

 

I remember when I first arrived from Essex, moving from a three bedroom house into a 1970s two bedroom duplex, but the position was great, by the ocean. Whilst it was very dated, we agreed with the owner to purchase new appliances and furniture and painted the house and added some plants. It was our home for two years. The first four months we did not watch TV and our lifestyle was so different with walking and swimming and with a baby and a toddler we would often eat out much more than we ever did back home.

 

Life in Tenerife is so much more laid back and so much time is spent outdoors. Whilst the property you rent for the first six months might be far from ideal, even design experts agree that making a house a feel good space is not about it being worthy of an interiors magazine but ensuring it reflect who you are and how we live our lives.

You can live in a student digs or a luxurious penthouse, but it won’t be your own unless you are aware of your emotional response to your surroundings

It’s simply about your living space reflecting the essence of the person that you are. Trevor Naylor, author or the Where Life Comes Before Style, a makeover culture book living normally puts it simply: life before style.

A showhome lifestyle is impossible for most of us. When you live normally it’s life that’s the key, the rest is just stuff. So don’t worry too much if you have to move about you will soon settle in to the swing of things.

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