With a booming generation of renters, more and more of us feel the everyday frustration of not being able to make our house truly our home.
For many, Autumn is the perfect time of year - the kids are back at school, days are crisp yet sunny and evenings inspire you to dig out your favourite coat from last year.
It’s important to feel at home in your rental property, especially if you plan to stay there for some time. So if your landlord is willing to allow a few changes, what could you do to personalise your living space and make it feel like a proper home?
Whether you want to completely revamp your interior themes or opt for elements of luxe to update the décor, there are a host of affordable options to choose from. Take a look at some of the top ways to incorporate a luxury feel into your home, whatever your budget.
As jobs have become more flexible and people are choosing to work from home regularly, creating an ideal space, free of distraction is essential in any property. Home offices are now an important part of modern lifestyles and give you the perfect opportunity to create a unique space that feels different to the main living areas in a home. By designing this room with a different vibe, it can provide a space that feels slightly separate from everyday living and encourages motivation and creativity.
As a landlord, we know there are a lot of rules and regulations to follow. But, they’re not just there to promote the safety of your tenants, but also of your property, investment, which in many cases represents a significant part of your income.
A few generations ago, furniture would be handed down from parents to their children for years and years. The same table would be in the family for dozens if not hundreds of years. Your home would look much the same as your parents’, because half of all the furniture was the same. Now, however, furniture is far cheaper and easier to come by, suiting those people who rent privately. A new bed, table or sofa no longer has to be a carefully thought-through decision made with years of use in mind. Cheap flatpack furniture can be bought and used for just a few years, then disposed of without guilt.
Black Friday is a huge shopping event with big discounts across electronics, home, and toys plus tons more. In the run-up to Christmas, these sales are the perfect time to get those big-ticket items at a fraction of the price.
One of the single most important things when renting out a property is the property itself. After all, agreeing the tenancy is highly dependent on whether or not your visitors like the way it looks as well as whether or not they can see themselves living there.
If you've just moved into a new rental property in 2017, you may well need to furnish it. But we all know that January is a lean month – so how can you furnish your property on the cheap?
Recycling is more important than ever – but reusing old items is even better for the environment. If you have old things around the home that don't serve any purpose, try to find another purpose for them rather than throwing them out.
Whether or not you decide to furnish your new buy to let property depends on many factors.