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Hello all my wife and I are in biel as I write viewing apartments and they are amazing sizes but I notice that the empty ones have just wires hanging from the celling with no lights what's going on here?
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Old 04.06.2012, 13:58
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Hello all my wife and I are in biel as I write viewing apartments and they are amazing sizes but I notice that the empty ones have just wires hanging from the celling with no lights what's going on here?
That is actually normal here. You are supposed to put them up yourself (or have somebody do it for you).
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Re: Lights in apartments

You don't have to worry about fridges or dishwashers or washing machines (although you might have to share washing machines), but you do have to worry about curtains and light fittings.

It does seem very strange at first, but you get used to it!
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Re: Lights in apartments

Be thankful if there are wires!! We have NO wiring in the ceiling in the main living area - including kitchen - so its all floor and table lamps.

Also, where there are wires you may need a heavy duty hammer drill to get through the concrete ceiling panels or get light fixtures that hang from a clip (there is a thread on here that shows a picture of these clips I think).
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Thanks guys!
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Re: Lights in apartments

Or if you decide not to put up lights you can buy small round plastic covers to hide the wires. Jumbo sell them.
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Re: Lights in apartments

For comparison, in Germany, most apartments are rented WITHOUT A KITCHEN. You are expected to install your own kitchen cabinets, sink, fridge and dishwasher - or you may be given the option to buy the existing kitchen from the previous tenant.

You can just imagine how the kitchen walls look after a few tenants have moved out and taken their kitchens with them...
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