Making Small Apartments Attractive

More and more people are looking for smaller housing alternatives to both save money and decrease their environmental footprint on the world. If you're a landlord with some small apartments for rent you can make them more attractive to prospective renters by using the following tips.

Spruce up Storage

Make the current storage options more attractive by having them cleaned, repaired, painted a fresh coat of white, and perhaps revitalized. Look at cupboards, closets and bathroom storage and give it the care that will make it more attractive to renters.

Add More Storage

Optimize current storage for renters by making it more efficient, adding clothing racks, additional shelving or cubbies that make it more efficient than it currently is. Consider adding new storage by turning odd unused spaces, like under stairways, into storage alternatives.

Refresh the Space

Make the apartment seem more spacious by cleaning it thoroughly and refreshing the paint in a nice light neutral color to give an illusion of space.

Clever Lighting

Use lighting to also create an illusion of space. One overhead bulb will light the center of a room but the corners will fade into the background and seem to not exist, emphasize the further reaches of the room by having lights in the corners as well. And make sure the lighting is bright enough. If there is natural light, take advantage of it as much as possible.

If you want to rent your small apartments, emphasize the fact that it's livable by focusing on the space, the cleanliness, and the illusion of space. You may also want to point out the financial benefits associated with your place, such as inexpensive rent and utilities.

Kristin Kizer
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