How Landlords Can Expand Their Reach And Find New Tenants For Their Properties Through The Power Of Design

Although the cost of living crisis is having a serious impact across all areas of society, for landlords, the prospects have been brightening up over the last few months.

For one thing, rents are high but as are mortgage rates for private landlords and operational costs for institutional landlords

In addition, competition between tenants for rental properties has also been fierce over the past few months, reaching a peak in September 2022.

While those soaring levels of competition have begun to slacken off slightly, it seems that landlords shouldn’t have any problem finding prospective tenants for some time to come. However, you may still find it a good idea to come up with a few ways to give your properties a competitive edge. For example, there are a range of innovative design features that you can consider implementing in your rental homes to make them more appealing to discerning tenants. Let’s explore some of the options!

Spruce Up The Entrance

It can be easy to get caught up in redecorating the lounge or doing up the kitchen, but it’s equally important to lavish your property’s entryway with TLC. Harness the powers of design in your entrance hall and you will wow prospective tenants as soon as they walk through the front door for a viewing. Just think about it: first impressions are as crucial when it comes to viewing a house for the first time as when meeting a potential new partner, so a stunning entrance is bound to work in your favour.

If you need some decorating inspiration, there are plenty of design options to consider – from painting your entryway a bold dark hue, to introducing a chic and convenient console table and laying down some statement tiles on the floor.

Explore The Latest Trends

Landlords who want to attract new style-savvy tenants need only look to the latest interior decorating trends for inspiration. While some of the newest fashions may require too substantial a financial outlay – such as an alfresco shower area, or curvaceous cabinets – others are easily achievable, so it’s all down to your budget.

The key is to put together an effortlessly chic but comfortable look that delights the eye while also providing a homely feel.

For inspiration, you can explore the some of the properties featured on in Portsmouth and other popular destinations around the UK; all of the homes they have for rent look like they have just been freshly styled and could easily be included on the glossy pages of any major interior design magazine.

Introduce Some Special Little Touches

Sometimes, it’s all about the little things in life – those small but special additions that hint at a better life, and reveal hidden depths of warmth and beauty.

Perhaps the best way to help your rental properties stand out from the crowd is to include a few of those special touches in your design.

For example, to help your tenants with their storage solutions, you could include some low-cost but attractive ottomans and footstools with inbuilt storage compartments. Even something as simple as laying down a couple of statement rugs or including an elegant coffee table with decorative coasters and a vase of dried flowers can make a wonderful impression and help to win you some delighted new tenants.

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