7 DECORATING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

decorating tips for your home

7 DECORATING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

We have read about the benefits of the Costa Cálida and have decided to move here. Knowing the advantages of new builds over second hand properties, we decided to buy a beautiful house facing the sea, with breathtaking views. Wonderful!

Here and now our new life begins.

But, wait a minute… The house has exquisite finishes, but it is still a set of walls with a floor and a roof. How can we turn it into something living and welcoming that represents us? How can we turn a building into our home?

In this article we are going to review some of the best tips when it comes to decorating a home, from the beginning to the end, as if we were deciding which image to capture on a canvas.

An analogy that is not far from reality.

 

DON’T RUSH TO BUY

Before you spend a single penny, research decorating websites and look for ideas on places like Pinterest. Not only will you save time, but you might just stumble across that style that you didn’t know existed and that represents you. But beware: you may find an eye-catching trend that you want to incorporate but which, over time, becomes tired or non-functional. Don’t forget that you are building a home, not a decor. At this stage the most important thing is to accumulate ideas that fit into a set that you feel comfortable with.

 

CHOOSE WISELY

When it comes to decorating and furnishing a home, you have to be realistic. You may love having a giant 100-seater sofa to invite 99 friends over. But on a day-to-day basis, is that sofa functional? If you are a very social person who will always have guests over, create a space for those gatherings, but don’t let those gatherings take away from your living space. In the end, you are the one who will be spending most of your time in the house. Think about the routines you have and what furniture and décor can fit into them. Don’t get carried away with special occasions and consider your day-to-day life.

 

TAKE AN INVENTORY

Everything you would like to have that fits your lifestyle and your home space. Don’t leave anything out yet. Write down items without fear. This step is like a birthday letter: I want it all! If you like, to make the next step easier, create a notation that reflects your priority for each item. This will make it easier to eliminate them later.

 

STICK TO A BUDGET

Now comes the moment of reality. Determine the budget you’re going to have. Compare it to the total price of the list – can you afford it? Great! If not, don’t worry. Remember that we’ve listed everything we liked without looking at anything else. Eliminate the items that can wait. And don’t forget the second-hand market. You can find stuff that will drive you crazy. Plus, an antique or worn touch can add a dash of originality to your design.

 

DESIGN WITH A HEAD

Now it’s time to get to work. First of all, get an eraser and a pencil. Now, make a drawing of the house, from above, as if it were a blueprint, and play with the elements that have survived the previous sifting. Create spaces and vary the elements by drawing them as closely as possible to the real thing. Not convinced? Remember the eraser and try something else, without forgetting that we are looking for functionality. Leave space for your day-to-day life. And, something very important: make the most of natural light. You will get a more beautiful and cosy home without having to spend half a budget on lamps.

 

ILLUMINATES THE COLOURS

Do you already have a detailed plan of your new home? Perfect! Now it’s time to choose the colours and lighting. This step is very personal, as everyone has their own preferences and what one person loves may be horrifying to another. Be true to your taste. It might be good to take another look at sites like Pinterest for inspiration and to test out, in real life, combinations you have in your head. And remember: subtle lighting can create stunning effects.

 

HUMANISES DESIGN

Finally, and most importantly, don’t make your home look like a picture in a design magazine. Decoration and lighting can make your home an amazing place, but it is still a home. Give it your personal touch. Put up photos of your travels, of your family. Hang memories that remind you of times and people past and present. In short, make the work of art you have designed your own. And, above all, enjoy your new life, because you deserve it.

 

Be sure to take a look at the promotions that we currently have active. Duplexes, triplexes, bungalows, villas… The house you want is waiting for you on the Costa Blanca! All you need to do is come and make it yours with these tips we have given you.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us through the means indicated on this page. We will be delighted to help you.

 

ADVANTAGES OF BUYING NEW HOMES

Advantages of buying new homes

ADVANTAGES OF BUYING NEW HOMES

 

When buying a home, one of the first decisions we have to make is the following: new or second-hand? Without a doubt, the safest and most reliable choice is the first one.

In this article, we are going to explain the most important points that make buying a new home a safe bet, as opposed to the uncertainty generated by second-hand homes, of which we can only know what the owners tell us and what we see at first glance.

Getting a home should not be left to chance.

 

CHOOSING YOUR OWN HOME

When you buy a newly built house, you are usually buying it as part of a residential complex. This means that it will be several houses that differ from each other in small details. This variety is the main benefit of buying new: you can choose, within a style, which home best suits you and your family. Perhaps you are more interested in a duplex than a bungalow, or you want to have all the space of a triplex or a villa.

When you buy new, you choose what type of building you will live in for the rest of your life.

 

WATCHING YOUR HOME GROW

 

Another advantage of a new build, if you buy it during the construction phase, is that you can see how it is born and grows. This will give you certainty about the materials and construction techniques that will be applied, and you will have the utmost certainty that everything has been done to the quality standards you expect in a new build.

But whether you see how it is built or not, there is one thing that will always happens in a new build purchase: you will be the one who opens the home for the first time. No one will have been there before, which means that the materials and finishes will be as good as the first day, ready to welcome you and your loved ones.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

 

It is undeniable that building technologies and materials are advancing in quality and features as time goes by. Therefore, buying a newly built home will ensure one thing: that the home will be energy efficient. You will spend less money maintaining the house, and temperatures will be more pleasant in both summer and winter. Something that, if you had to achieve in a second-hand home, would cost you a lot of money in renovations. Renovations that, sometimes, could not even be carried out.

 

A HOME THAT REPRESENTS YOU

 

Another advantage of new construction is in the interior design. As the first owner, you will be the one to dictate how the house will look on the inside. You will be able to distribute the spaces to your liking, placing the furniture that best suits your philosophy of life. You will not have to remove used furniture, nor will you have to cover up holes made by other people.

With a newly built home, you will have a blank canvas on which to express your personality.

 

A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

 

Undoubtedly, one of the most outstanding advantages. Newly built housing is not an expense, but an investment. When you buy it at the time of construction, its value will remain unchanged, and will even be increased by the development of the environment. You will be the first to acquire a property that, in the future, will be priced well above its initial price.

And that gives a lot of peace of mind.

 

NO HIDDEN SURPRISES

 

Another fundamental point of the new construction. You will not depend on the trust of the old owners to know that the property you are buying has no habitability problems. As it is a new construction, it is the promoter who guarantees that the construction meets all quality standards and that you will never have any problems of any kind.

It is like buying a car. A second-hand car can be checked by an independent mechanic, but we still don’t know how much use it has actually been put to. With a new car, the dealer guarantees you for years knowing that you will be the first owner.

 

WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU

 

Perhaps one of the points that is least considered when purchasing a property, but undoubtedly one of the most important in the long term.

When you buy a new home, you will be doing the same as all the other tenants in the residential complex. And you will be doing it at the same time. And almost certainly for the same reasons (facilities, qualities, surroundings…). This will make the profile of your new neighbours very similar to your own, which will create an immediate affinity.

Furthermore, unlike with second-hand homes, you will not be arriving at a closed community that already knows each other. In this case, you will be creating a community from scratch, where you will all be equal and determined to make the residential the most wonderful place in the world to live.

 

SUMMARY

 

There are many advantages to buying a new home as opposed to buying second-hand. There will always be factors that can tip the balance towards one side or the other, but at Costa Cálida Promoters we are committed to homes that are owned from the moment the last coat of paint is applied. This is the only way to ensure that what you buy is what you get.

Be sure to take a look at the promotions we have active at the moment. Duplexes, triplexes, bungalows, villas… And all located in the best enclave of the Spanish peninsula (you can discover the benefits of the Spanish southeast in our previous article).

Your new home awaits you on the Costa Blanca!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us through the means indicated on this page. We will be delighted to help you.

ADVANTAGES OF LIVING ON THE COSTA BLANCA

Living on the costa blanca

ADVANTAGES OF LIVING ON THE COSTA BLANCA

When purchasing a property, there are several aspects to take into account, although they can be reduced to two: quality of construction and quality of the environment.

At Costa Cálida Promotores we are committed to both aspects. The 35 years of satisfaction of our clients guarantee the quality of our constructions, where only the highest quality elements are incorporated into the projects. But what about the environment, why is the Costa Blanca one of the most desirable destinations worldwide?

Here are just a few of the reasons, but there are many more.

CLIMATE

In this region of south-eastern Spain, residents can benefit from more than 300 days of sunshine a year. In addition, the average annual temperature is a pleasant 18 degrees centigrade, allowing residents to enjoy their surroundings any day of the year. Without a doubt, we are talking about a privileged climate without extreme variations, perfect for enjoying not only the home, but also the nature and history that surrounds it.

GASTRONOMY

Undoubtedly one of the most charming spots on the Costa Blanca. Benefiting from the principles of the famous Mediterranean Diet, the food in this area is as varied as its landscapes and its history. Paella and rice with crust, the delicious caldero del Mar Menor, zarangollo, which makes the most of the best products from the Huerta, meat pies...

There are so many dishes that can only be tasted on the Costa Blanca that it would be crazy to list them all. All we can do is remind you of their properties and benefits:

  • Made with local products.
  • Following the principles of the Mediterranean Diet.
  • Made on the spot with recipes that have stood the test of time.

Without a doubt, the gastronomy of the Costa Blanca is something worth coming for, and one of the reasons to stay.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

Thanks to the varied environment enjoyed by the Costa Blanca, residents can enjoy every imaginable nautical activity. Activities range from the most recreational ones in safe environments such as the Mar Menor, to the most demanding water sports that are practised all along the coast, including dives in the Cabo de Palos Marine Reserve, one of the world’s most popular places of pilgrimage for diving enthusiasts.

In addition, the Costa Blanca, thanks to the climate and the environment it offers, has some of the best golf courses in Europe, where the kings of this sport have been seen, both training and competing. Not forgetting, of course, the thousands of routes scattered throughout the territory that allow, safely, activities such as hiking, cycling, climbing and any activity that can be done outdoors.

 

HISTORY

In the surroundings of the Costa Blanca, history can still be experienced thanks to the preservation of a legacy that spans thousands of years and that is spread throughout every city and town in the area. Monuments such as the Roman Theatre in Cartagena (one of the best preserved in the world), the Palace of Baron Benifayó in San Pedro del Pinatar, the Torre de la Mata in Torrevieja, the Fortress of the Sun in Lorca and the Castle of San Juan in Águilas make the Costa Blanca a cultural environment where you can discover something new every day. This is possible thanks to one of the most complete cultural offers in Europe and a network of museums and monuments in continuous expansion. Not forgetting the dozens of popular festivals that recreate historical events, many of which have been declared of National and International Tourist Interest.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

There is no point in having the best postcards if, in order to reach them, you have to live a thousand dangerous adventures. On the Costa Blanca nothing like that happens. As well as being a completely safe environment, it has a wide network of communications by land, air and sea, with the possibility of choosing two international airports to travel to: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport and the Region de Murcia International Airport.

In addition, thanks to the privileged configuration of the terrain, the diverse environments of the Costa Blanca are accessible within a few hours’ drive, favouring one-day tourist getaways. So, perhaps tomorrow you will decide to photograph the birds of the salt flats at sunset, and the next day you will go to discover hidden paths in the forests of Sierra Espuña.

SUMMARY

The Costa Blanca offers you a natural and cultural display like nowhere else in the world, with histories that date back thousands of years, amazing landscapes on your doorstep, a privileged climate and a unique, varied and healthy gastronomy.

To make the most of such a beautiful place, Costa Cálida Promotores offers you the best buildings in dream locations, always respecting the environment.

Don’t hesitate any longer. What are you waiting for to come and visit us?

We are waiting for you!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us through the means indicated on this page. We will be delighted to help you.