After recently completing on her first buy-to-let renovation, we’ve been speaking with our Partner, Rebecca Holders about making your rental stand out from the competition.
Rebecca felt that her rental property needed to be different in order to find a tenant quickly. The property has been personalised with decor and feature walls, leading to Rebecca finding a tenant before taking the property to market.
Wreath courtesy of Thistlethorpe.
Create a focal point.
“We removed the existing gas fireplace, which had a beech wood surround, and replaced it with a stud wall which we plaster boarded to create a mock chimney breast. We then added a cast iron fireplace with a tile base to provide a sense of character and create a focal point to the room.”
Make a statement.
“Statement wallpaper and tiling can often break up a room and offer a sense of space. We used Dalmatian print in the dining space, pink herringbone tiling for the kitchen and flamingo wallpaper for the bathrooms.”
Panel, panel, panel.
“For a simple and cost effective way to give the property a modern touch, we opted for paneling. We also tried to provide a decorative feel with the addition of wire art on top.”
“Simple external rendering can freshen up the property and help it stand out against the neighbours. Also, you do not always need to replace windows, doors and garage doors. Sometimes having them professionally sprayed can give that ‘brand new’ feel whilst also providing a protective coating. Pick a colour that creates a contrast with the render for a modern feel with instant curb appeal.”
Make it exclusive.
“Adding a house name can provide a sense of heritage to a property, which makes the home feel valuable and exclusive to any potential suitors.”
Bring the outdoors in.
“To create a relaxed and tranquil feel we decided to place plants and flowers around the property for viewings. Not only did this add great colour to the home but it also made it smell great!”