I just purchased my first property! My plan is to live in one room and rent out the other 3 bedrooms in the house.
My question is what would you guys recommend I add to the bedrooms to spruce them up? I am trying to add value (to command a higher rent), but also not pour too much time or money in as this is an investment and not my personal room.
I have hardwood flooring in all rooms and am going for a contemporary look so as too appeal to young professionals.
I have the required furniture which is as follows:
- Artificial Plant
- Small desk sculpture
- Wall Picture (something neutral like a landscape)
Let me know if I am missing something on either my core (required) or Additional Stuff list. If it helps, I live in Colorado so most people like the outdoors here.
Will they be long or short term room rentals? For long term, I wouldn’t add anything extra - renters will want to decorate their own space. If short term, some artwork would be nice, but otherwise, I’d recommend practical items like a USB charger port, maybe some books, desk lamp, blackout curtains, maybe a fan.
Update on this. The rentals are going amazing! I ended up on settling with the basic stuff. Two have signed for a year and the other just signed another 3months. IKEA, FB Marketplace, and Amazon have been invaluable.
@Carson Belknap Hey do you have any tips for getting the rooms rented out? What strategies did you use to get rooms filled?