Many homes come partially furnished or unfurnished. Most typically foreigners complain about badly equipped kitchens. A compromise can often be reached with landlords to foot part of the bill for any purchases or improvements you want made. Finding suitable furniture is still quite an arduous task, although the recent opening of IKEA should make this easier. On the Ring Road between Mladost and Dragalevtsi there is a whole array of home furnishing shops for people with different tastes and budgets.
There is no shortage of choice when it comes to finding technical equipment for the home. Everything from DVD players to vacuum cleaners can be found at prices comparable to elsewhere in Europe.
Check out Technomarket, Technopolis, Zora (most helpful and knowledgeable sales staff) and Metro Cash& Carry.