Actioning a well thought-out renovation or interior upgrade truly transforms any property into a lovely living space. As well as the obvious increase to the value of the property, it also becomes more attractive to good quality tenants willing to pay the right rent, meaning your property repays you for the thought and care you’ve put in.
Now don’t panic, you don’t need to tear the house apart to renovate effectively. We’ve managed a wide range of renovation and interiors projects and we wanted to show you how effective a transformation job can be, even in a small place and on a small budget.
One client was looking to improve a great little flat that was in need of a bit of tlc after 10 years of tenants. Look how we helped give a much needed lift that didn’t break the bank.
But not everyone wants just a lift, some people are looking for a change in direction too (which is the perfect time to renovate!). Wanting to switch from long to short lets, we helped another client to create a modern but cosy city getaway that saw the Airbnb travellers streaming in.
By using a mixture of new purchases and furniture that was already in the property, there was more room in the budget to really make a statement! Not everything has to be brand new when you upgrade your property, but knowing how to balance what is there is key.
This was especially true in one of our larger interior revamping projects. Working closely with an expert interior designer, we transformed a tired New Town student flat into a high end executive let.
Keeping pieces that could be adapted to work with the space we were creating allowed for some truly stunning statement pieces in the budget such as the deco look drinks cabinet and the modern chandeliers.
Offsetting these pieces against more traditional elements such as the living room mirror helped to retain the character of the period property, also a vital consideration in any property upgrading project.
So what are the things to bear in mind if you are planning on upgrading?
• Don’t be afraid of a small budget – there is a lot you can do with creative sourcing and arranging to transform a tired space.
• Use what’s there – mixing new and old can work if done sympathetically.
• Know your audience – who are you renovating for? Make sure you’ve got your target market in mind from the start, be it students, holidaymakers or professional tenants.
We create digital moodboards and furniture packs to let you see what your space could become, sourcing from a range of online and local retailers. If you’d like to take advantage of our interiors and renovation services, no matter what your budget is – we’d love to hear from you!