Rental Property Size by Heather Hilder on April 10, 2019 “A Feeling of Space” Rental Property Size Unlike their continental counterparts, British Tenants do not generally take account of the square footage, or rental property size, of a house or flat when renting their next home. Nevertheless, spaciousness is often a priority and invariably comes at a premium. So if you are letting your property, it’s worth making sure you create a feeling of as much space as possible in order to maximise your yield, especially if your property is relatively small to begin with. Top Tips Here are our Top 7 Tips: 1. First impressions If you can’t offer great space, at least make sure other first impressions are good. Aim for maximum impact by sprucing up your entrance area. Keep it clean, any hedges trimmed, and hide away unsightly refuse bins. 2. Declutter Clutter can make a small property appear even smaller. So if your property is offered furnished, keep furniture and artwork simple, creating longer cleaner lines. 3. Layout Pay attention to the layout of furniture and have an obvious focal point to the room. Keep large pieces against the wall and where possible use colours that blend with the wall and floor colour. Throws can “dumb-down” darker pieces and add to a feeling of cosiness. Big patterns on one or two pieces look good, but should be positioned away from walls. 4. Light & Airy Fully open up all blinds and curtains for a lighter roomier feel. 5. Shades of… Use lighter shades on walls and stick to white on the ceiling to increase the feeling of space. 6. Mirror, mirror on the wall Mirrors can make a room appear larger if strategically positioned. 7. Extend the interior If you have a patio, present it as an extension of your limited living space. Install patio furniture alongside a few stylish containers providing colour. Feel free to call us on 01273 735237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any advice on the best way to present your property for rental. It’s often a crowded market and you’ll want to attract Tenants, and encourage them to stay!