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January 8, 2018

Renting an apartment is sometimes the only way to make a living for a number of people all around the world. But, if you want to rent it for a fair amount of money, you need to invest in first. Decorating your apartment and making it more appealing is the oldest trick in the book and it will surely help you rent it faster, so here are a couple of decorating tips you need to take into consideration before renting your apartment.

The Flooring 

Proper flooring is the base of your apartment and not a lot of people are going to want to rent it if they’re forced to walk on an uneven or moldy floor. That’s why you need to invest some money into installing new floors or at least into redoing the existing ones. You don’t have to opt for the most expensive option on the market, but make sure it’s as new as possible. Some of the cheapest yet still attractive flooring ideas include painted vinyl floors, concrete floors and stenciled wood floors your tenants will just love.

The Furniture 

If you decide to offer your apartment for rent without the furniture, you won’t have to think twice about new sofas, tables and chairs – and that’s always the easy way out. However, having some furniture will ultimately get you more money, so try to furnish the place to a certain extent, but leave some room for your tenants’ wishes as well. Stick with the basics everyone will appreciate and remember that proper beds, wardrobes, TVs, coffee and dinner tables can really go a long way when it comes to renting your apartment.

The Bathroom

Although the bathroom is usually the smallest space in the apartment, it still deserves a ton of attention and it can easily become the focal point of the entire home. Installing new fixtures and fittings doesn’t cost a lot, yet these things separate visually appealing rentals from the apartments nobody’s going to want to move into. One of the most important parts of the décor are spacious freestanding or stone bathtubs that can make a huge difference and turn a simple bathroom experience into something quite special, so consider equipping your bathroom with a new tub before renting.

The Paint Job

Although most people love personalizing their bedroom and living room walls and repainting them on their own as soon as they move in, having a fresh paint job doesn’t hurt. A new coat of paint will cost you only a couple of dollars and a few hours of work, but it will show your potential tenants that you’re a dedicated and organized landlord, which is a trait everyone will respect. Also, a new paint job makes your apartment look nicer and helps you make a better first impression, so it’s a matter of aesthetics as well.

The Electronic Equipment 

Again, this is something most people like arranging themselves, especially if they love watching TV or listening to music. Nevertheless, you can’t rent an apartment today unless you offer at least some of these things, and if you don’t, there’s surely someone else who will. With so many free apartments everywhere around us, potential tenants will walk away the second they see there’s no TV and stereo in your living room – some may be able to live without these things, but most aren’t. So, get some of these things immediately and make them a part of your offer.

Renting an apartment is more difficult than you can imagine and finding someone you can rely on is challenging in this day and age. That’s precisely why furnishing and decorating your space before showing it to potential tenants makes a ton of sense in the long run and can actually help you rent your apartment more easily and more lucratively. Of course, don’t forget to leave your tenants some freedom to spice up the space and make it their own.

Author Bio: Cooper Klein is an entrepreneur with a degree in Marketing, based in Sydney. He’s interested in business and home decor. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger and a business consultant.

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