Derbyshire Landlords – Create The Best Kitchen For Tenants
Whether you are providing a furnished or unfurnished property for your tenants, you will need to provide kitchen appliances. How many or what standard is up to you, but even the most modest of tenants will expect a cooking apparatus and a fridge or fridge-freezer. We are pleased to say we have helped many Derbyshire landlords evaluate their options, and if you want to create the best kitchens for tenants, we can help.
Functionality matters in the kitchen
It is essential to create a functional kitchen. This is a crucial home for everyday life, and it is likely to be a busy room. It is also a room that can get messy quite quickly, but by setting up the kitchen in the right manner, you can minimise problems, while making it easier for tenants to maintain and keep clean.
You should choose hard-wearing options in and around the kitchen. Installing a dependable counter surface, perhaps an engineered stone composite surface is a smart move. Many landlords opt for a laminate surface, as this is very easy to clean, but remember this material is not heat resistant, which is not always ideal for a kitchen.
Storage and space is crucial for a kitchen
A cluttered kitchen is off-putting and can make life difficult for tenants. Therefore, you want to create a spacious kitchen with as much storage options as possible. Investing in cupboards creates more room while increasing the functionality of the room for the tenant.
What electrical appliances will you include in the kitchen?
There is a lot to consider when it comes to selecting electrical appliances in the kitchen of your rental property. Your budget will always play a part in your final decision, while you should also consider the needs of your tenant. An appliance or feature which is regarded as a necessity by some tenants will not be relevant to some tenants.
However, the following items are of interest and benefit to most tenants:
- Oven and hob
- Washing machine
There is a broad range of options to choose from, but remember that a low price today may create more trouble for you in the future. It is perfectly understandable landlords want to keep their costs low, and this may persuade many professionals to buy low-priced white goods for the kitchen.
However, these appliances will likely need to be replaced before too long. You will, therefore, need to buy new appliances to replace them, you will have the inconvenience of installing them, and tenants are likely to be unhappy when the appliances aren’t working.
If your budget allows, it is often better buying a more expensive and dependable appliance, as this will keep your tenant happier, give you less work to do, and ultimately, lower your long-term costs.
If you’re a landlord in Derbyshire, and you need assistance planning your rental property, or managing the needs of tenants, we can help. Contact Koopers, and we will be happy to assist you to manage your property as best as we can.