x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Wedding registries and selling in The Springs

Planning a wedding is stressful, and the last thing you want to worry about is what people should buy you, which is why I would recommend the following stores

Planning a wedding is always stressful, and I'm sure the last thing you want to worry about is what people should buy you, which is why I would recommend the following stores for gift services. If you have not yet acquired the basics for bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining and living room, I would recommend you visit @home. There are two stores based in the Gulf - one in the Mercato Mall in Dubai, the other in Bahrain's Seef Mall. This South African store offers a glamorous and fashionable range of products and has items to suit every budget. I doubt if you'll find such a choice in other places. Once guests purchase from the list it will automatically be updated so that no duplicate purchases are made. If guests want to make more significant purchases of "heritage" items, then I'd point them in the direction of any Tanagra store, which also has an extensive range of gifts, including luggage, jewellery and designer crystal and tableware.

I am sure you will already have made a substantial profit on your investment. However, if you want to add value to your property there are a few tried and tested tricks that might be worth employing. It's important you take as much care of the outside of your property (and spruce it up) as the inside. Make sure that the grass is maintained well and trimmed regularly (don't park on it) and invest in some shrubs or potted plants to provide a welcoming feel before potential buyers enter - adding paving, water features and having a small herb garden also add value. Making the investment to give your home a fresh coat of paint is also a proven selling point, as is clearing unnecessary clutter and making sure the home is well-lit and fragrant when showing people around. It's actually the superficial details that matter most, as is having a file of all documents (DEWA, maintenance certificates, etc).

For a wide variety of styles suitable for those with healthy budgets, you should take a look at the Dwell shops (located in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, and Festival City, Dubai) as they have recently launched some new and exciting ranges. They have Lacoste, Esprit, Gant and Paradies bed linen and their range caters for everything from preppie to sporty looks for the bedroom.
If you have any household-related queries, email @email:thehousedoctor@thenational.ae