As a property owner looking to find tenants, it is important to find the balance between having a property that entices the renters you want and creating a property that looks great but whose improvements add nothing to the rental value.
In an ideal world, every tenant would love and care for their rental property as if it was their own, in reality however, this is not always the case and rental properties can often be left uncared for.
When a rental property becomes vacant, look at it with a business eye; for example, if you add a high spec bathroom with waterfall shower, are you going to be able to charge a higher rent? If not, then consider scaling down your plans. Think also about the market your property will appeal to, a four-bed house in a great catchment area is likely to attract a family rather than young professionals so spend time and money ensuring the garden looks great and on communal areas such as the lounge and kitchen.
Whoever your intended audience, one room that is key to attracting desirable tenants is the kitchen. In some cases it may be that the existing kitchen requires only a clean or quick revamp, in other properties it may be better to replace the existing kitchen with new cupboards and appliances. If your rental does require a new kitchen then once again consider your audience, young professionals may want a kitchen that is modern and equipped with a few high tech gadgets.
Whatever style of kitchen best suits your property, in order for it to meet the demands of the rental market it must be robust, contemporary, easy to clean and offer plenty of storage.
To inspire you, we have picked one of our kitchens for rental properties…
Available within just 10 days, the Zenith is a fresh twist on a traditional style kitchen. The tongue and groove doors add interest and aesthetic appeal and the fresh colour palette of crisp white or warm ivory make it a neutral addition to any space. With a 10-year guarantee, the Hamilton is a versatile and durable kitchen choice.
To ensure your new kitchen makes the most of all available space, our design consultants are on hand to measure, plan and create a 3D plan of your new kitchen, taking the hassle out of renovating your rental property. Trade customers can also benefit from 60-day payments terms and trade-only discounts. To find out more about the Jewson Kitchens’ range or to book a design and planning appointment at your property, call the team on 0800 197 6848.