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ALTERNATIVE FURNITURE PACKAGES IN CYPRUS AT CASTLE AUCTIONS

Furniture Packages in Cyprus Have you just bought a new property? Are you planning to rent it out, either long-term or for a holiday let? Do you need to buy a furniture package in Cyprus? If so, think about an alternative option and consider buying all your contents from the leading auction house in Cyprus – Castle Auctions, Limassol.

ONLINE AUCTION, EVERY 2 WEEKS!

Currently, due to social distancing regulations, Castle Auctions hold a fortnightly online auction where they are selling hundreds of items. Very often, the secondhand furniture on offer is in excellent condition and sold at a fraction of what it would cost you to buy brand new.

BUY BETTER-QUALITY FURNITURE PACKAGES IN CYPRUS, FOR LESS.

The wide selection of furniture at Castle Auctions presents a great opportunity for you to buy a better-quality furniture package which will last longer. We took the opportunity to put together a complete furniture scheme for a two-bedroom apartment, from previous online auction, to see how much it would have cost us. This way, we are ready for the next one and look forward to bidding on home décor products and accessories.

NEXT ONLINE AUCTION: 17TH OCTOBER

PRESENT YOUR PROPERTY WITH FLAIR FOR EXTRA PROFIT

When deciding on a scheme for your furniture, you must present your investment property at the highest level. Whether it is for holiday lets or a long-term rental, it will be photographed, and these photos can make or break your income from that property. Add a little style, and your property will stand out on the internet and catch the attention of the viewer. At the moment, it is bang on trend to combine both modern and retro/antique for a stylish interior design. Castle Auctions offers no end of antique options, which will really make your property stand out from the usual, boring, plywood dull interiors that furniture packages in Cyprus usually provide. The good thing as well, is that antique older style furniture is infinitely better quality, so for a holiday, or long-term let, it will last longer.

CREATE FURNITURE PACKAGES FOR EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE!

Now to the auction, which took place last month. The process of buying at an online auction is very straightforward, and you may find our guide, on how to bid at an online auction, useful. How To Bid Online with Castle Auctions 

Normally, we would advise anyone to visit the auction on one of the viewing days. This gives you the chance to view everything and check the condition. However, if you are unable to do so, you can contact Castle Auctions and ask them specific questions about a lot. Always consider that once the hammer comes down, you are committed to buy the item, so it is far better to be safe than sorry!

The apartment we are looking to kit out is very spacious and we are, therefore, looking for some bold statement pieces. Referring back to the past auction, what might we have bought?

MODERN DESIGNER FURNITURE FOR THE LIVING ROOM

We were very taken with Lot 94 for our lounge. It is a lovely grey corner sofa, which, whilst being practical, in colour, also has the desired stylish look. This would have been our first purchase with a hammer price of 130 euros. For the same room, we would have bought Lot 44, which is a very modern designer rectangular dining table. The top is solid wood and it comes with four very stylish black chairs—a bargain lot at only 150 euros.

Now we have the basics for the room, we need to look for some extras, for a bit of retro chic. Lot 291, which is a black classic style coffee table, is perfect for the scheme to sit in front of the sofa. With a white glass top, it is also very durable and shouldn’t get marked by any residents. The hammer price here was just 45 euros. To add a bit of colour to the scheme and for the end of the sofa, we would also have bought the very reasonably priced steel frame mosaic table (Lot 349), perfect for a lamp. To add a little more colour, we would have purchased Lot 498, a trendy orange rug. This would have looked perfect underneath the classic black table. A snip at just 12 euros.

It would have been hard to ignore Lot 196A, which was a vintage gold chaise longue. This would have offered a complete contrast to the modern grey sofa and provided additional seating for guests. At just 40 euros, there would not have been a lot to think about. Combine this with another contrasting piece in Lot 21, a modern designer rattan seat at 30 euros, and the whole effect would have looked fabulous.

BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AT VERY LOW PRICES

To finish the lounge area and to make the apartment stand out, there were also some excellent decorative wall options. Lot 178 was a beautiful oil on canvas, of the back of a woman, for just 10 euros. We also loved the original framed pen and ink drawing of a stag’s head (Lot 3 – 20 euros). Lot 424 was a lovely small collection of Player’s cigarette cards, with charming imagery and a nostalgic look. These would have been a great buy at only 5 euros.

GARDEN FURNITURE PACKAGES THAT LAST

Off our main lounge, we have a balcony, which would have benefitted from Lot 549, a bamboo rocking chair. Add some new fabric for cushions, throws, etc and you have a wonderful outside designer look.

CHIC & STYLISH BEDROOM FURNITURE PACKAGES

Now, what would have looked great in the bedrooms? For the master bedroom, they had a lovely modern bed in great condition. It even came with a Gevorest Relax Chic mattress and grey padded headboard. Grey is such a practical colour. We would have bought this for 150 euros (Lot 48). To continue the old and new theme, we would have been delighted to buy a beautiful pair of mahogany side tables – these were gorgeous, and so ‘designer’ with the harp effect bases and grey and white marble tops. These were only 80 euros (Lot 194B) – what a beautiful designer accent for any room.

In our guest room in the apartment, we would have gone for Lot 188B, which was a pine single companion bed with two mattresses. Whilst it is a single bed, it has another mattress with folding legs underneath. This makes the most of the space in this smaller bedroom and gives the option to sleep two, when needed.

TOTAL BARGAIN PRICE AND DELIVERY

In total, the hammer price would have been just 827 euros for this hand-picked 2-bed furniture package in Cyprus. Additional costs would have included the buyer’s premium at 14%, plus vat.  This would have come in at 137.77 euros, making a grand total of 964.77 euros. For a rough estimate of delivery costs, we checked with Castle Auctions, and they said it would have been 60 euros to Aphrodite Hills, delivered door to door for all those items.

OUR WISH LIST –

  • Lot 94 – Grey corner sofa – 130 euros
  • Lot 291 – Black classic coffee table – 45 euros
  • Lot 349 – Mosaic table – 38 euros
  • Lot 44 – Modern designer dining room table and four chairs – 150 euros
  • Lot 178 – Lady Painting – 10 euros
  • Lot 424 – Cigarette Card Picture – 5 euros
  • Lot 3 – Stag pen and ink – 20 euros
  • Lot 498 – Rug – 12 euros
  • Lot 196 A – Chaise Longue – 40 euros
  • Lot 21 – Modern rattan designer chair – 30 euros
  • Lot 48 -Modern double grey bed with mattress – 150 euros
  • Lot 194 B – Antique bedside tables – 80 euros
  • Lot 188 B – Single bed with two mattresses – 85 euros
  • Lot 549 – Rocking chair – 32 euros

FUTURE ONLINE AUCTIONS

The good news is that while we missed the auction last month, Castle Auctions have fortnightly online auctions, with hundreds of lots available. After consideration, we believe it is a very feasible and exciting way of buying good quality items for a Cyprus furniture package at such reasonable prices. We will definitely be bidding at the next online auction on 17th October at Castle Auctions.

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For more information or to sell at auction in Cyprus with Castle Auction House, visit their website at Castle-Auctions.com.

Published by Cyprus in Style October 2020 – #InStyleBusinessNetwork

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