Are you planning to rent out your property? To interest tenants, you need to make sure your property stands out, so the best way to do this is to make some changes. This doesn’t mean you have to completely renovate your house, especially if you have a small budget, as you can always update the house with a few DIY tricks. By updating the property yourself, you can save a significant amount of money while also attracting tenants that will help you generate more capital. To help you make the right changes, you should take a look at the following DIY tips which can easily transform your property.
Brighten your walls
One of the easiest ways to update your home is through painting, as long as you have all the equipment. Required items include filler, a sander, paint brushes and of course the paint of your choice. Before painting, you should wash your walls and make sure you remove all items from the room to avoid damage.
If you’re renting out a property, it is important that you consider your tenant’s preferences, which can be hard if you don’t know who is moving in. To ensure you cater to everyone’s tastes, you should use neutral colours for your walls, like white or beige. These shades are used in several properties at RW Invest, where there is high demand for light and plain decor. Tenants are attracted to this style, as it offers them a blank canvas, so they can add their own personal touches. These need to be approved by you first, of course!
To generate tenant interest, you need to consider what tenants are looking for in a property. One thing that attracts them in a furnished property is the available storage, as they will need appropriate space to store all their belongings. This saves them from having to buy their own storage facilities, which may make the space feel cramped.
To accommodate tenant needs, you can create makeshift wall storage which will prevent rooms from feeling restricted. For decorations, you can hang shelving like a pegboard shelf, which only requires some plywood, a peg board, and wooden dowels. This can easily be fitted with a nail gun, screwdriver and drill, and can be placed on any wall in your home for photographs, art, plants, and any sentimental items.
Create a focal point
While tenants tend to be more attracted to plain decor, it is important that you include some striking features which will make your property memorable. For each room, you should try to pick out a focal point, such as an extravagant light or a unique piece of furniture.
Instead of spending a lot on a new focal piece, you could update an old piece of decor. A great example would be to upgrade an old bedroom dresser using some leftover wallpaper and glue, which can be placed on the front of the drawers, and for the rest you can use some high gloss to make it appear brand new. This will transform a dull-looking bedroom into a unique and luxury space that is guaranteed to impress tenants.