Looking at ways to get your property ready for the rental market? Here are five easy steps to give your place a fresh new look on a budget:
A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to achieve a dramatic transformation.
It is always best to stick to neutral colours – the top 3 colours this year
according to Dulux are Antique White USA, Natural White & Hog Bristle.
Laying fresh mulch on your garden beds and pots can tidy up the yard instantly – the most popluar mulch is medium or coarse grain bark mulch which break down slowly & stops the soil drying out.
Laying new carpet is a bit more expensive but can make a huge impact on the way the property is perceived. It is advisable to lay a darker neutral colour in a medium brown or a medium grey which doesn’t show the dirt as much as a lighter colour carpet. For rental properties, it is usually
advisable to lay a cut pile nylon or nylon blend as they tend to resist stains & furniture indents better than wool carpets.
Make sure that all general maintenance is attended to prior to conducting open house viewings. Prospective tenants will be put off if the property looks to be in poor condition. The things you should be looking at are:
Water stains or paint bubbling on the ceiling or walls
Loose power points, light fittings or exposed electrical wiring
Broken door handles
Damage to concrete/ brick or render on internal & external walls
Dirty or broken blinds