Interior Design Tips for Renting Out an Apartment (Part 1)
There are hundreds of rental ads … How to arrange your apartment interior in a way, which will make tenants line up to get your place?
1. DON’T SAVE ON FURNITURE
Nowadays long-term renting for many people has become a lifestyle. They view their rental dwelling as something important, rather than casual in their lives. Old furniture with worn-out upholstery will be a minus in the eyes of a potential tenant. Besides, buying cheap “one-time” furniture doesn’t make economic sense. The most important piece of furniture is, of course, a sleeping area – 99% of potential tenants pay attention to the quality of your bed or sofa in the first turn.
2. THE MORE SPACE, THE BETTER
The more open the room is, the more spacious and fresh it looks. The most common mistake of landlords is trying to fill in the room with maximum furniture. There’s no use in collecting junk – just give your prospective tenants essential household items. Should they need something special – they will buy it themselves.
3. NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE
White, beige, gray are predominant basic colors of rental apartments as they make good background to almost any other possible color. Most likely your tenants will bring their private stuff – decorative pillows, photo frames or teddy bears – which will become necessary accents in the interior. There’s no need to arrange them to your liking.
4. THERE WILL BE NO SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE THE FIRST IMPRESSION
A hallway is the first thing you see on entering the apartment. So that prospective renters’ first impression was positive, pay special attention to your hallway design. It must be clean, free of junk and comfortable. A must-have of a hallway is a small shelf for putting the keys, umbrella and hand-bag. A bench-seat or a footstool would be a big bonus.
One more important, but non-obvious, moment is a smell. Remember that potential tenants must like not only the image, but also the smell of your dwelling. Ventilate your place thoroughly and use an unobtrusive air freshener. Rest assured, your future renters will pay attention to this point, albeit unconsciously. Find out more about home aromas from our previous post