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Investing - Can you tell me more about furniture suppliers?

Furniture on the Islands

Some will supply furniture packs, others will only sell individual pieces of furniture and some both. Goods could be Italian, British, Indian or other. Each of the furniture suppliers will have a choice of furniture styles to suit your taste and budget, so that you don't have to have the same as everyone else.

It is important to us at Cape Verde Tips that we provide you with a range of information to help you understand what else is available other than perhaps any particular resort furniture package, so that you can make an informed choice. There are quality, standard and basic furniture packs available from furniture suppliers in Cape Verde.  

Furniture pack suppliers were mainly based on Sal Island due to the fact that most of the new developments are on that island. A few are also now opening showrooms on one or two of the other islands. Some furniture suppliers on Sal also stock office equipment and individual items of furniture. However, in 2016, fewer furniture suppliers were operating on the island of Sal. All of the suppliers of furniture and accessories on Sal listed here speak English, a few speak other languages.

Large developments may decide to ship their own furniture packs over to furnish their properties. You may have a choice to buy their pack, or buy a pack or furniture items from different suppliers. Costs will vary, but one thing is for sure, the furniture will be a lot more expensive to buy in Cape Verde due to the high import tax on new goods.

Investors owning properties on Vila Verde, Paradise Beach, Tortuga Beach Resort, Dunas Beach Resort on Sal may like to compare prices before buying a furniture pack from the developer.

Furniture which has to be shipped from Sal to some of the other islands may incur additional costs. Furniture and packs can be supplied to Vila Cabral on Boavista and other islands too if the demand is there. Sending one pack at a time to another island may not be viable. Some furniture suppliers may send half full containers of furniture to another island while others, only when a container is full because of the cost, time, logistics etc. Furniture maybe imported to Santiago or Sal for example, then shipped to other islands, it would be sent in a container by ship from the port to the port on the other island. The supplier will probably need to fly over to the other island to make sure the pack is installed correctly and will take assistants with them to help with the installation.Travel, shipping and labour costs etc would need to be passed on to the buyers.

People who have invested on developments on other islands such as Santiago and Boavista are considering furniture packs from furniture suppliers on Sal (please note, fewer suppliers operate on Sal than previously). Some furniture suppliers may have a small amount of stock on other islands already. New developments yet to be released for sale on these or other islands may also have plans to provide their own furniture packages. If you are looking for bulk orders for furniture, for your own building project on any of the islands, the suppliers listed above would like to hear from you.

Some furniture, electrical goods and house ware can be bought from an LG store. LG stores can be found on the main islands. Goods can also be purchased from the many Chinese Loja (shops) found on all the islands. Quality and guarantees will vary.

Snagging of properties has been important especially after furniture has been installed by a supplier. You may have already had your property snagged before furniture is installed. Ask furniture suppliers about damage caused to furniture or the property while installing it. Snagging services are included in the above menu list toward the top of the page.

Is your property insured?

What happens when you are away and the property above you has a water leakage. If the above property is empty and the leak has gone un-noticed over a period of time, there may be damage to your property or personal items including furniture. Insurance is something you should consider.

Other islands:

There are a number of other furniture suppliers and stores on the islands of Santiago and Sao Vicente, however they do not supply furniture packs. People currently buy from different stores on these islands.

People furnishing their properties on the smaller islands would either ship items over by boat, buy items from some of the Chinese shops or use local carpenters.The situation may change in the future, if and when larger development projects are built on the other islands.

Some of the furniture suppliers listed can provide furniture packs or items of furniture for Vila Cabral or other commercial and privately owned properties on Boavista.

We have some names of a few stores situated in the capital of Praia on Santiago, but no contact details. Enquiries should be made in person to see what goods they have and at what prices.You would probably need to speak Portuguese to ask questions about goods.

Stores on Santiago: Kutana........ in Palmerejo
Price Leader......... in Plateau
BosaNova......... in Tera Chapeu
Calu and Angela Supermarkets (various areas)

Sao Vicente:

No info available. Again, enquiries are best made in person.

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