Furnishing - Seeking guidance

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biswajit.sharma
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Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by biswajit.sharma » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Dear All,
We are moving to Tampere in the beginning of 2019.

We will be renting out an Apartment in the beginning.

What would be the best way to buy Furnitures, Linens etc.
We will definitely need - a Bed with Mattress, Couch, Tables etc.

Brands: What would be the recommended brands? and where to buy them?

Looking for things in Family friendly moderate budget.

Appreciate your time and help.
Regards, Biswajit



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Re: Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by suomynona.yllatot » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm

biswajit.sharma wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Dear All,
We are moving to Tampere in the beginning of 2019.
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biswajit.sharma wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm
We will be renting out an Apartment in the beginning.
Unless you are getting a furnished apartment, this could be difficult. Honest and straight-forward, i.e. if you are coming straight into an apartment. Straight from the airport to an unfurnished apartment? Hmmm! Can you get a furnished apartment? Is that a possibility? Or do you know somebody that can get the apartment ready for you?
biswajit.sharma wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm
What would be the best way to buy Furnitures, Linens etc.
We will definitely need - a Bed with Mattress, Couch, Tables etc.
Brands: What would be the recommended brands? and where to buy them?
Looking for things in Family friendly moderate budget.
Personally, I'd suggest IKEA (ikea.fi). They would have most of the things. Remember, unlike the UAE/ Asia, you have to assemble the furniture yourself, unless, you are getting it from a more high-end shop, e.g. Asko, and then things get expensive. If you are assembling them, use glue (irrespective of what IKEA says, and use e.g. polyurethane glue (in Finnish: polyuretaaniliima)

The other option is to get them from second-hand shops, but considering your arrival timing, and the ability to get them delivered will be a bit of hassle.

Warning
If you are renting an apartment, can I suggest something?
  • Note the state of the apartment and note down *every tiny defect*, take pictures of them, and send them to yourself and to the apartment owner/ rental firm. Check the cooking stove (liesi), see that everything works. Otherwise, rental owners have been known to make unscrupulous demands against damages when you move out.
  • If the apartment is unfurnished, remember, most likely there won't be any lighting fixtures - you'll have to get an install them yourself (we faced this in our first apartment), or else you'll be walking into an empty apartment
  • Don't loose the keys to your apartment, they cost a *LOT*. Also, if you get locked out, calling the property management (in Finnish: isännöinti), will cost you
  • Remember to get insurance for the apartment (kotivakuutus in Finnish), this protects you in case something breaks, else you are personally liable.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by suomynona.yllatot » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:18 pm

PS.

For other furniture stores, you can google them, the key words are "huonekaluliikkeet" and Tampere. Remember also that unlike the UAE, you will have to pay for deliveries, and often still, you will need to assemble them yourself.

E.g.
Sotka
Masku
Asko
Vepsalainen

etc.
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Re: Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by biswajit.sharma » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:26 pm

suomynona.yllatot wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Unless you are getting a furnished apartment, this could be difficult. Honest and straight-forward, i.e. if you are coming straight into an apartment. Straight from the airport to an unfurnished apartment? Hmmm! Can you get a furnished apartment? Is that a possibility? Or do you know somebody that can get the apartment ready for you?
Sorry for a bit of a misleading beginning to my post :)
At first, our relocation agent will arrange a furnished apartment for us, most likely it will be a Foremon.
Then, s/he will help us find a more permanent place - which we will have to furnish.
suomynona.yllatot wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Personally, I'd suggest IKEA (ikea.fi). They would have most of the things. Remember, unlike the UAE/ Asia, you have to assemble the furniture yourself, unless, you are getting it from a more high-end shop, e.g. Asko, and then things get expensive. If you are assembling them, use glue (irrespective of what IKEA says, and use e.g. polyurethane glue (in Finnish: polyuretaaniliima)

The other option is to get them from second-hand shops, but considering your arrival timing, and the ability to get them delivered will be a bit of hassle.
Thanks. IKEA is always the usual suspect.
Given Finnish industrial revolution was greatly supported by the Finnish Furniture industry, we were just not sure if there are some great Finnish brands we are missing out on. :)
suomynona.yllatot wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Warning
If you are renting an apartment, can I suggest something?
  • Note the state of the apartment and note down *every tiny defect*, take pictures of them, and send them to yourself and to the apartment owner/ rental firm. Check the cooking stove (liesi), see that everything works. Otherwise, rental owners have been known to make unscrupulous demands against damages when you move out.
  • If the apartment is unfurnished, remember, most likely there won't be any lighting fixtures - you'll have to get an install them yourself (we faced this in our first apartment), or else you'll be walking into an empty apartment
  • Don't loose the keys to your apartment, they cost a *LOT*. Also, if you get locked out, calling the property management (in Finnish: isännöinti), will cost you
  • Remember to get insurance for the apartment (kotivakuutus in Finnish), this protects you in case something breaks, else you are personally liable.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by Upphew » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:55 am

suomynona.yllatot wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm
  • Remember to get insurance for the apartment (kotivakuutus in Finnish), this protects you in case something breaks, else you are personally liable.
Hope this helps!
That insurance is usually mandated by rental contracts too, so one should be getting that asap anyway. One friend didn't get the keys before she showed the insurance papers to the landlord. And yeah, better to check fridge, freezer, dishwasher and stove as they aren't made as they used to be and some not so nice landlords might try to get new ones from the tenant.
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Re: Furnishing - Seeking guidance

Post by snorlonikins » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi,
Another place to buy items would be the recycling centres:- Pirkanmaan kierrätys ja työtoiminta ry, Jankan Kierrätyskeskus, Recyclingcenter Lielahti.

These are in the Tampere area. quite often you will find good quality items, at lower prices, ie - kitchenware, curtains, rugs, lamps. You may even find reconditioned electrical items with a limited guarantee.

You will probably want to buy a new bed, bedding, and towels.

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