The Árkád Centre is similar to the Napfény Retail Park but is more of a Shopping Centre for everyday household goods and fashion products.
Top brand, international, shop names are in the centre as well as locally famous shops.
Just as a reminder, from reading the other sections, here is a quick checklist of things to do and remember; preferably before buying a property in Hungary.
The overall renovation went pretty smoothly with the majority of its problems being about money (Hungarian workers demanding their money NOW) and time (waiting for double-glazing and doors to be measured, manufactured and fitted). On and Off it took from October to April (7 Months), but in reality took around 4 Months only; which I do not think is too bad considering the trips to/from the UK, the language barrier, exporting goods, getting money and paperwork together and so on.
I think the overall cost of the renovation is excellent, compared to what it would of cost in the UK, especially when you consider that I got the labor for free whereby at certain times I had three workers on a particular job. And there was not really too much I could of saved on in terms of buying the materials. Note: The grand total below is estimated because the renovation in terms of buying new furniture for example is still ongoing at this time.
|New Front Door||65,000 Ft||£173.33||Previous Owner|
|Initial Rubbish Disposal||15,000 Ft||£40||Previous Owner|
|Rubbish Disposal With Skip||35,250 Ft||£94||Skip Company|
|Rewire Whole Apartment (Labor)||250,000 Ft||£666.66||FREE LABOR|
|Rewire Whole Apartment (Materials)||200,000 Ft||£533.33|
|Replace Broken Toilet Air Pipe||20,000 Ft||£53.33|
|Tiles For Whole Bathroom||58,911 Ft||£157.09|
|Tile Cement + Grout||35,000 Ft||£93.33|
|Tiling Labor||44,000 Ft||£117.33||FREE LABOR|
|Walls And Floor Sanded Down||15,000 Ft||£40||FREE LABOR|
|New Bathroom Sink + Tap||77,990 Ft||£207.97|
|New Shower||81,900 Ft||£218.40|
|New Toilet + Flush||30,500 Ft||£81.33|
|New Toilet Seat||11,000 Ft||£29.33|
|New Kitchen Sink||52,000 Ft||£138.66|
|New Kitchen Tap||17,000 Ft||£45.33|
|Plumber's Labor||225,000 Ft||£600||FREE LABOR|
|NEW Radiators + New Cut-Off Valves||125,400 Ft||£334.40|
|Fit NEW Radiators||45,000 Ft||£120||Heating Company|
|Create Fake Ceilings / Plaster Apartment||130,000 Ft||£346.66||FREE LABOR|
|Custom-Made Kitchen Units||525,000 Ft||£1,400|
|2 Underlays + 2 Carpets Fitted||169,500 Ft||£452|
|Neighbours Electricity||5,000 Ft||£13.33|
|3 New Doors||199,110 Ft||£530.96|
|Double-Glazing (Kitchen, Bedroom and Lounge)||450,000 Ft||£1,200|
|NEW Fridge||119,899 Ft||£319.73||Whirlpool|
|NEW Washing Machine||79,899 Ft||£213.06||Hotpoint|
|NEW Cooker||94,899 Ft||£253.06||Gorenje|
|Bed Frame (Lounge)||28,000 Ft||£74.66|
|Matress (Lounge)||99,750 Ft||£266|
|Bed Frame||28,000 Ft||£74.66|
|Computer Desk||19,875 Ft||£53|
|GRAND TOTAL||3,606,983 Ft||£9,618||Rough Estimate|
NOTE WELL - The reason why I got free labor from the electrician, tiler and plasterer was because they were in some way related to my friend, Tünde, or friends of those relations. Furthermore, the labor prices shown on this web page are rough quotations of what a standard client might of paid. In other words, I asked the electrician etc what they would of normally charged a client so that you have a rough idea of labor costs in Szeged. If you want to get a quote from them and/or hire them please e-mail me for their contact details.Disclaimer: At the time of renovation, where 1 GBP (Great British Pound) was equal to 375 HUF (Hungarian Forint), the HUF and GBP prices and costs shown in this renovation section were 100% correct - GBP prices and costs were based on and calculated at an exchange rate of 1 GBP to 375 HUF. With exchange rates, prices and costs naturally being variable, you should therefore take the prices and costs shown throughout this website as guidance only.