Redecorating in Panama - City Project - Vista del Mar
Because of the cost of shipping furniture and household goods to and from other countries, it's a standard procedure for many expats to sell their apartment fully furnished and equipped when they leave. This means you can buy everything from their sofas and beds to their plates and forks. The good news is that it doesn't increase the price so you're getting an added bonus of the furniture. The bad news is that often the furniture isn't exactly your style.
This dining table used to be black lacquer with cracked vinyl seats. We had the entire table and chairs repainted white with a chair upholstery to match the newly recovered sofas. The entire renovation cost about $6,000 and included:
Instead of having to purchase all new furniture, we updated the existing furniture for a fraction of the cost. This apartment was purchased for an investment. Withing one week of finishing the remodel, we signed the contract with a long-term renter.