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What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

Hi - sorry if this sounds dumb but reason I'm asking is we're moving over for 1-2 years. Ideally we were looking for a furnished apt, but it seems like if we are willing to take something unfurnished we could find somewhere much nicer, and have much better choice!

I know each apartment is different, but just wondering usually what does it mean? Like would there be curtains / light fittings etc, or is it usually just a shell really with a fitted kitchen and bathroom?

Again know each one is different, but just wondering for a rough idea of what percentage of the time you'd expect what etc.
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Re: What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

A shell with all the major appliances including dishwasher (sometimes), fridge and washing machine. The rest is up to you.
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Re: What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

does that also normally include light fixtures?
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Re: What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

No light fittings, usually only a communal washing machine too unless you're v lucky.
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Re: What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

you will not usually find a light fitting nor bulb in a new rental, unless you have a strip light in the kitchen.

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Re: What does "unfurnished" usually mean?

With my extensive* experience of renting in the Zurich region, you'll find lights in the bathroom as well.

*I have now rented two apartments, and helped one other person move into a third apartment ...
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