With property prices high and would-be buyers required to save up significant deposits, more and more people are choosing to rent and for longer periods. This of course is great news for landlords, as it makes finding tenants that much easier.
Of course, to get the best tenants and the best rental return, property owners must invest in their properties. As well as ensuring everything works and meets safety standards, landlords should also ensure the property looks good too.
A key area to focus on is the kitchen. Whether a property is to rent or to buy, the kitchen will always be a key selling feature. When faced with a dilapidated or dirty kitchen, few people are keen to sign on the dotted line! The heart of the home, a successful kitchen should be well laid out and offer plenty of storage.
If properties within your rental portfolio are ready for an upgrade or if you have a property coming empty soon, make the most of the time between tenants by upgrading the property. In doing so you could increase the likelihood of achieving your rental income and obtaining a tenant that will care about the property as you do.
Here at Jewson Kitchens we offer a wide range of kitchen options, from contemporary modern designs to classic kitchens. What’s more, you can choose between our ‘By Design’ range – kitchens that are available in self-assembly, ready assembled or ready assembled premium, which means they come complete with soft close doors and drawers and our ‘Studio’ range.
A great choice for rental properties, Studio kitchens offer excellent value for money and are available within 48 hours (when ordered by 2pm, selected lines only) – perfect for tight turnarounds.
If the current kitchen in your rental property is in good repair, consider freshening it up by changing the worktop, sink and tap. A fresh coat of paint and the look is complete.
When adding accessories to your rental property, such as tiling, flooring, appliances and gadgets, be mindful of your market, if you invest too much you may struggle to recoup your investment, too little and you may not attract the tenants you desire.
In addition to our non-showroom branches, we have over 60 kitchen showrooms, making viewing and ordering your kitchen easy. As a trade customer, you can benefit from 60 days payment terms and access to online account management, making it easy to track your account. You will also get access to trade only discounts! To find out more about opening a trade account, ask at your local branch or call 0800 197 6848.