How to choose an ideal home for a small family in Gibraltar
Choose an ideal Home in Gibraltar. When choosing housing for families with children it is necessary to review some basic aspects to take into account.
Home is where your family is, you want the new home where you are going to spend the best moments of your life to be perfect. Until now, perhaps, you have been living in a small, simple, centrally located apartment; but with the arrival of children, there are other priorities.
Proximity to hospitals and schools, good access to public transportation, the opportunity for green spaces and sports, and safe areas, among other aspects, are key when making the decision.
In this small guide, we will give you a series of relevant tips that can help you in your search for your new apartment in sunny Gibraltar.
1. Catalogue your priorities
Do you already know everything you want to have in your new home? Have you considered all the amenities, nearby places, common areas, and luxuries you need in your new home? Make a list of everything you want and need services, security, tranquillity, luxuries, and satisfactions. This can help you choose a housing project, such as the apartments located in Europlaza, Westside Gibraltar, which have all the specifications you want for your next home.
2. Think about a budget
We recommend you think about an approximate budget before looking for an apartment, this will allow you to be more comfortable and secure with the amount you want to invest in your next home. Remember that, in addition to the investment in your home, you should think about other money allocations for activities such as maintenance expenses, homeowner’s insurance, taxes, and more.
3. Study the location area of your dream home
Aspects such as the proximity to the city centre; if it is the first or top floor; if it has neighbours in front or has clear views; if it is close to libraries or nightclubs can play a fundamental role in the welfare and tranquillity of your family. The proximity of the property to parks, schools, hospitals, shopping centres, and supermarkets, among others, are also important aspects that you should analyse.
4. Services and finishes of the apartment
Check that all the utilities of the apartment you wish to purchase are working properly. These are some of the finishes of the apartment that you should check before moving in:
- Electrical installation
- Telephone wiring
- Gas installation system
- Aqueduct and internal sewage system
- Water and water heater
- Air conditioning
- Television and entertainment system
- Internet wiring
- Kitchen furnishings
- Balcony, terrace, or patio
5. Size of the property
Investigate if the size of the property is adequate for the number of inhabitants in your family. Think and project yourself into the future: do you want to have more children? If you don’t have them yet, are you thinking of doing it?
Think about these aspects. Imagine yourself and your family in the future and know if the size of the apartment will be ideal for you and your family in a projected time.
6. Thermal and acoustic insulation
Good thermal and acoustic insulation is achieved with good construction and the implementation of suitable materials for these needs.
Correct thermal insulation can reduce the electrical expenses of the home such as artificial heating. Acoustic insulation can give you more tranquillity and privacy (aspects that are always appreciated when you have playful children or activities that require the use of higher volumes of sound).
The Europlaza building in Gibraltar is constructed with high-quality materials.
7. Orientation of the house, brightness, and electricity consumption
The orientation of the house is directly related to the brightness of the light and its entry into the house, which also influences the consumption of electrical energy.
It is obvious! A well-lit home will need fewer light bulbs during the day. This will give you an advantage every month on your utility bill, which you can use for other expenses, luxuries, or personal and family needs.
These tips may seem very simple, but believe us that they are very well designed to achieve maximum optimization of housing; all this, knowing how to choose an ideal home for you and your family.
8. If you have children you must think about school
Ideally, educational institutions should be within walking distance from your home. What better if it is walking, your children will be able to take advantage of the time for other activities.
And of course, thinking in the medium and long term, you can also evaluate the proximity to universities, art, sports, or language institutes.
The Westside Gibraltar area has excellent schools.
9. A clinic nearby for the family’s peace of mind
Being able to get to a health centre quickly and easily is very important for all parents. You never know when an emergency may occur and being able to respond in time can make all the difference. Drugstores and pharmacies are also important. Make sure they are easy to get to, as well as stores and supermarkets.
Saint Bernard’s Hospital is only a two-minute walk from the Europlaza building.
2-Bedroom Apartment in Europlaza, Gibraltar
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR is pleased to offer for rent a gorgeous 2 bed 2 bath in Europlaza, at the entrance a large living/dining room leading to a 9 sqm balcony, both double bedrooms, the master bedroom with en suite and a private 3 sqm balcony. The apartment comes fully furnished with air-conditioning throughout. Includes allocated parking.
Amenities include a communal pool.
Close proximity to hospitals, schools, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars.
Contact CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR‘s rental specialist, Vishal Mulchandani, today, he can assist you in English and Spanish. Click HERE for more information. Tel: +350 56285000 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.