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Tips for Designing an Investment Property That Renters Will Love

Contributed by Natalie Jones from

If you’re looking to rent out your property, you want it to be as attractive as possible to potential renters. A well-designed investment property appeals to your target demographic and attracts the highest number of qualified renters. If you make wise design choices, you’ll enjoy greater returns on your investment down the road. Below are some tips to help guide your decisions while designing an investment property that renters will love.

Get a Professional Inspection

Many first-time investment property buyers don’t realize that a professional inspection is essential. An inspector can tell you about any major repairs or modifications needed before you put your property on the market. They can also help you decide if it’s worth hiring a property manager to manage the rental process and give you property tips.

Address Any Structural Problems

It’s crucial to ensure your investment property is in good condition. Address any structural problems, such as a leaky roof or cracked foundation. Not only will this help you avoid costly repairs down the road, but it also gives potential tenants peace of mind knowing they’re living in a safe and well-maintained home.

Consider Renter-Friendly Designs

If you’re hoping to attract renters to your investment property, consider the design choices you can make to appeal to them. For example, include features that make the space feel homey and inviting, like cozy furniture and decorations. Ensure any repairs or modifications have renters in mind. Finally, don’t forget about amenities, like a garden or gym, to make your property even more attractive to potential tenants.

Landscape Design

Hire a landscaper to make your investment property more appealing to renters. You can plant flowers and shrubs, power wash the exterior, and add outdoor furniture. You can assess businesses by reading reviews before contacting a contractor to receive a price and go through your needs. You may also check if landscapers provide discounts or credits if cost is a concern.

Look at Your Competition

Look at what other properties in London, United Kingdom, are doing with design to appeal to renters. What amenities do they offer? What type of designs do they have? Knowing the competition can help you decide what to do with your property.

Marketing Time

Have professional photos taken of your property to present to renters. Post on social media and local websites for renters with a tagline to let people know about your property. To showcase your rental to potential tenants, create a PDF. Using a PDF editor, you can edit documents and drawings without printing them. To make changes, upload the file online, download it, and share it.

Protect Your Investment

Forming a limited liability company is a great way to help you with your project. Create an LLC for your company to shield you from lawsuits and protect your assets. You can hire a formation service, which is less expensive than hiring a lawyer, to create an LLC. 

Things To Consider

When making your investment property more appealing to renters, there are several things to consider. Repairs and modifications can go a long way, and you must decide if you want to manage yourself or hire someone else. Visit Designed To Sell, home staging experts based in London, United Kingdom.

Natalie Jones

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10 Top Tips To Sell Your Property Fast And For The Best Price!

When you are putting your home on the market, it is important to show the property off to its best potential. This will give you an edge on the marketplace, and enables potential buyers to be able to visualise living in the space, and appreciate the lifestyle it offers.

I’m so pleased to be able to share our 10 Top Tips, as recently published by our partners EasyStorage. Please find the full blog post here.

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Complimentary Design Consultation

Sell your property quickly, without the stress!

Complimentary Design Consultation: Designed to Sell help home owners and landlords appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, in order to generate the best possible price in the shortest time frame, by staging and styling their properties.

To understand better the value we offer and how it can improve the final price you get for your property, we are happy to offer a Complimentary Design Consultation. This can be done in person, or with some photos and a quick zoom call.

So if you are looking to sell or rent your property, or need ideas on how to update and furnish your home, HMO, Serviced Accommodation or rental property, call us now.

Jackie: 07726 270 850

Louise: 07800 586 353

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Pandemic Life: Tips to Make Your Living Space Healthier

Living space

As the world enters its third winter with COVID-19, it’s time to make a few more changes to your London home. No matter the size, a couple of strategic improvements can make your living space healthier and keep you and your family happier during downtimes at the homestead.

A Fresh Coat of Paint to Brighten Things Up

If you haven’t already, paint your walls with colours that make you happy. A few home decorating experts agree white is the way to go, as it’s a clean colour that reflects light. Additionally, it clears visual clutter and can help you feel more relaxed, something that’s vital during the pandemic.

But don’t be afraid to go bold and add pops of colour. For example, reds, yellows, or oranges can add a festive touch. You may consider complementary colours such as blue and yellow to create high contrast, which will help your rooms feel bigger.

Replace Your Living Room Furniture

If you’re feeling a little cramped in your living room, it might be time to replace the old furniture with something new. Do you have a large family? Consider a sectional couch that can keep everyone comfortable on movie night. 

If you prefer something quieter, such as spending a chilly Friday night curling up with a good book in front of the fireplace, go for accent chairs instead. 

Prepare an Outdoor Escape for the Spring

Start planning a garden or other outside area where you can enjoy nature and relax in London’s summer sun. You might want to hire a landscaper to help you make the outdoor space even better. 

Customize your outside space to fit your lifestyle. Do you enjoy entertaining? If so, consider an outdoor kitchen with a grill and seating area, so you don’t have to leave your guests while preparing food. It can be complex planning this on your own, so choosing landscape design services that use 3D rendering software might make it easier to visualize the space and make a final decision.

Create the Perfect Indoor Reading Nook

You’re going to need some downtime. Fortunately, there are many ways to spend time inside your home. The key is thinking outside the box and not just watching movies or playing video games all day long. Instead, create a cosy reading nook where you can curl up with a new book.

Place comfortable chairs in the corner of your living room, preferably near windows, so you can read and also enjoy your view. Use decorative pillows to create a sense of cosiness, and add some throws if it gets chilly at night or on one of London’s notorious rainy days. 

Add a Fitness Area to Your Home

Lastly, don’t forget to add a place in the house where everyone can exercise. Some exercise equipment, such as elliptical machines and treadmills, can keep your family healthy during downtime, and they’re also stylish additions that fit into any home.

Make Your Home Cosier This Winter

You can improve your living space with changes from simple DIY options, such as painting your walls and replacing furniture, to adding a fitness area. For help, contact Designed to Sell Homestaging to create a happy home for you and your family.

Article kindly written by Sharon Wagner of

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Seller’s Guide

Seller's Guide

Sarah Johnson from Clarendon Hill Properties has written a short informative Seller’s Guide to the whole selling process.

If you are thinking of putting your property on the market in these very difficult and challenging times, this is an excellent short read. It covers all the stages and process you will need to consider. This will help you be super prepared, and get the best price for your property in the quickest time frame.

Seller’s Guide