A home that you plan to rent out, is more of an investment, than a home and you expect a return on your investment over time. It is natural then, to want to save on expenditures and trying to make do with less.
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Leave enough free space
Everyone brings with them their own stuff. Including many furniture pieces, many of them customized. Plan for those and don’t over-crowd your home with too many cupboards and shelves. Keep a balance of free space and storage space in each room that you furnish.
Don’t compromise on quality
Since this is a house you won’t be living in, it’s natural to want to cut costs. But you must do it with care. It might be wise to choose laminates instead of more expensive finishes in the kitchen, but if you choose inexpensive but poor-quality hardware for the drawers, for instance, they will come off their channels in no time leaving you with frequent repair costs.
Choose materials that are easy to maintain
Your tenants might mean no harm, but might be a bit care-free when it comes to handling the cleaning and maintenance of the woodwork that you’ve installed. Make sure the laminates (avoid membrane and acrylic finishes altogether) you use for cabinets and cupboards are easy to clean and high on durability.
Don’t forget the chimney
Before you rent your property out, make sure you have a good chimney installed in the kitchen as cooking with a lack of one will only mean more grime and oil coating the cabinets and walls, that’ll only reduce their life.
Remember – Nothing too fancy
When it comes to interior design these days, there is no dearth of the most fancy mechanisms and accessories. But at the hands of an uninformed (or not-so-careful) user, these won’t last very long. Take sliding doors, for instance, or soft-close drawers. Choose regular, durable hardware that can handle rough handling.
Create provisions for the essentials
Dedicated spaces for things that are essential to living are important. Especially when you’re a tenant and can’t make changes in the house you live in. This includes space to install air conditioners, TVs and internet modems etc.