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I'm planning to buy an apartment in the Antibes region. Most apartments are sold unfurnished obviously.

Does someone know a company or agency that helps with the Furnishing ? I don't have the time to buy everything needed by myself and fit them. So just wanted to check if I can get some form of help here. Thanks in advance.

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I'm planning to buy an apartment in the Antibes region. Most apartments are sold unfurnished obviously.

Does someone know a company or agency that helps with the Furnishing ? I don't have the time to buy everything needed by myself and fit them. So just wanted to check if I can get some form of help here. Thanks in advance.
The obvious answer is Ikea (there's one in Toulon). They have design teams within their departments (kitchen, bedroom, etc.) that can help you choose and lay out your space, sell you the furniture, and then recommend people that can assemble and install everything. You might have to get your own electrician to change things in the kitchen pre-installation but they can provide detailed plans for that. You also might want an electrician to install things like overhead lighting fixtures.

Ikea will need photos and measurements of the interior spaces in order to set things up on their design computers.
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Actually, depending on what your budget is, you can probably contact any "better grade" furniture store and arrange for design and installation services. It will cost you (obviously) but if what you want is an apartment set up and ready to go, just find a store where the overall stock pleases you and ask. Even if they don't offer the services themselves, I'm sure they can recommend a consultant in the area.
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I would not go down the IKEA route.

They are toooo expensive now.

They used to sell cheap tat, but now they sell expensive tat.

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I'm planning to buy an apartment in the Antibes region. Most apartments are sold unfurnished obviously. ...
Just to be clear on your question. When you say unfurnished, do you mean:
  1. Completely empty, including not having a kitchen?
  2. Having an installed kitchen. But, needing furniture: bed(s), couch, table, chairs, etc?
There is quite a difference between the two. Just getting furniture could be relatively easy, and quick. Installing a kitchen would be more involved.

I have never purchased an apartment in France, so I have no idea what is customary, and even then, customs probably vary from area to area. Perhaps someone here can advise on what is common in Antibes. Also, you might want to ask the real estate agent(s) you are working with what options you might have.

Good luck on your hunt.

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Just to be clear on your question. When you say unfurnished, do you mean:
  1. Completely empty, including not having a kitchen?
  2. Having an installed kitchen. But, needing furniture: bed(s), couch, table, chairs, etc?
There is quite a difference between the two. Just getting furniture could be relatively easy, and quick. Installing a kitchen would be more involved.

I have never purchased an apartment in France, so I have no idea what is customary, and even then, customs probably vary from area to area. Perhaps someone here can advise on what is common in Antibes. Also, you might want to ask the real estate agent(s) you are working with what options you might have.

Good luck on your hunt.
Well, the Kitchen is already setup in most apartments at least. It is the other things you mentioned like Beds, Couch etc.

I'm also relatively new to the area. So, trying to find out the options..

Thanks for the Inputs everyone..

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I would not go down the IKEA route.
So you seem to be saying that anyone buying their furniture from Ikea will be living in a place that you wouldn't want to visit.

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So you seem to be saying that anyone buying their furniture from Ikea will be living in a place that you wouldn't want to visit.
I don't seem to be saying that at all. Funny how you manage to think that.

I am saying that IKEA used to sell cheap tat and now that cheap tat is a lot more expensive.

Since lockdown their prices have very much gone up. A lot.

And before you ask, I have an IKEA 2 mins by car from my house.

I was in IKEA two days ago and their hand sanitiser did not work. It was full, but did not work.

A bit like the stuff they sell.

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Attention Smeg and Peasant. Do you two realize how unhelpful your incessant bickering is to the people who have posted asking for help?
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I was in IKEA two days ago and their hand sanitiser did not work. It was full, but did not work.
I was in an Ikea two weeks ago and the hand sanitizer dispenser worked just fine.

Maybe it's you.

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