For let properties in cities especially, small living spaces are often the norm. This doesn’t mean, however, it has to be cramped or lacking in storage. In fact, lack of storage may deter potential tenants during viewings, as the space will look untidy and cluttered. Whether you are an experienced landlord or you’ve recently acquired a new buy to let property, implementing our 4 tips to make the most of the space in a small flat will help you improve the appearance of any let property, and help make it more attractive for prospective tenants.
Under-bed storage is a clever and clutter-free way to add storage for your tenants. It will keep their belongings organised and out of sight, which will help create the impression of a bigger space. If you have not furnished your property yet, consider investing in a bed with built-in storage or, if your property is furnished already, woven or fabric under-bed boxes are a great alternative.
Walls offer a prime space for storing books, trinkets, or picture frames in living rooms and bedrooms. In kitchens, they can also be used to store pans, decorative plates, and mugs. When done carefully, floating wall shelves are an inexpensive and practical solution to make use of space in smaller flats.
Installing a cabinet around your kitchen and bathroom sink is a clever way to gain space, where tenants will be able to store cleaning or hygiene supplies. Under sink cabinets will not be a costly investment, but they will help raise the overall attractiveness of your property, as small, everyday details such as this often make a big difference for tenants.
The sofa bed is the classic which comes to mind when thinking about multi-purpose modular furniture, but modular furniture has come a long way. Modern multi-purpose options include cube storage furniture, which fits the storage needs of each individual and modular sofas, which can be moved and repositioned according to the space needed to accommodate guests. Modular dining tables are also a great way to save space in small flats, while still leaving the option for your tenants to entertain.
If you are looking for more advice on the ways you can improve your letting properties for prospective tenants, or if you would like us to help you manage the renting process, please get in touch with JLC Property Lettings, we would be happy to help.