& Settle In
Are you an expat or an international? Have you bought a house in the Netherlands? And want to adjust your house to your own wishes? But don’t know where to start?
We can help. Let’s make you a home.
Your answer to
Where to start when I want to renovate my Dutch house?
Are you a (new) house owner and thinking about renovating your house? But don’t know where to start and end? Let’s sit down together and make a solid plan.
That means less stress and oversight for you. We will share our knowledge about prices, materials and planning. And much more. To make the process easier for you!
Questions you might have
The house needs an update, but what are the possibilities?
I recently bought a house, but a lot of work needs to be done. Where do I start and end?
I want to make changes in my house, but which company do I get in to do the work? What is a reasonable price?
What am I forgetting?
We help you with
Gaining a better overview of all that needs to be done / arranged
Ensuring you invest your money well
Overcoming a potential language and cultural barriers
Setting realistic goals in terms of time, energy and finances
Knowing which materials you need and where you can buy them
Reducing the time it takes to make your house into a home
You are not alone
Before I started Settle Down Support, I saw many internationals and expats struggling with housing. And when they found a house, it took ages before it feels like home.
I believe a home to be one of life’s necessities. Once your house is a home, you can relax and devote more energy to what really matters. Such as work and family.
Who am I?
I am Marijke. And from my students years, I love to have people from different cultures around me. They learn me so much. And I see how enriching this is.
After my studies for being a professional painter and teacher in building skills, I worked as a planner in a construction company. After 8 years, I needed a new challenge and Settle Down Support was born.
Start the process of renovating your house
Invest in maintaining your house and save money
Recently bought a house? Or do you want to adjust your house to your wishes, but don’t know where to start? Let’s do it together. First, we make clear your wishes and dreams. Then, we will start searching for the right materials, companies and offers.
Inspection and advice
You already live a few years in your house, and some maintenance needs to take place. But how to maintain your house well and what is really needed and what can wait? And what is a good investment?
Colour and paint advice
Does your house feel as something is missing? Or do you want more unity in your house but don’t know how? A new layer of paint in the right colour makes a high difference. We can even help you learn how to paint.
Marijke has helped us before during our move. She viewed the whole house and made a shopping list so that we did not miss out while doing odd jobs and could work very efficiently. She also thought along with the colour plan. This gave a lot of rest in the hectic pace of moving house.
Now it was the turn of the attic to insulate. A job that we dreaded very much. We couldn’t outsource it either on short notice, because all construction companies are so busy nowadays. So I checked with Marijke if she could think along with us. She has worked out the plan for us on how we can insulate the attic step by step, including an order list of which products we need. She thinks of the smallest details, very nice! That means that we have the overview again and are confident that we will succeed in getting this job done.
Let’s make you a home
Contact us to arrange an introductory meeting.
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