View Basket

You have no items in your shopping basket.

How Landlords can Create the Perfect Rental Property on a Budget

 

  

Bathrooms are one of the most important areas of any home. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a bathroom design can be the factor that draws more potential tenants in or makes them steer clear. As a landlord, if you’re planning to renovate or revamp a bathroom, you are probably looking to not only satisfy your tenant but save money and keep to a budget. There are various ways you can save money whilst creating a bathroom that your existing or future tenants will love.  In today’s article, we will be offering our advice on what type of fixtures to install as well as some products that offer fantastic value.  

 

Sticking to your budget  

 

There’s a difference between a cheap bathroom and one that’s good value. Be sure to do your research about the quality of the fixtures you’re buying or visit a bathroom showroom if you still have reservations. Once you’ve chosen some nice fixtures bear in mind that that isn’t the end of your work. You may uncover issues when you start ripping out your new suite. For this reason, it is wise to set a budget a little higher than you initially planned just so you are prepared for anything.  

 

Functionality  

  

Choosing something that looks great in your tenant’s bathroom is important but so is functionality. Before purchasing items for your bathroom ask yourself if the items your buying will serve your tenants for many years without fail. To make sure the bathroom fixtures your buying last, try to think about how easy that will be to clean. The easier to clean, the better.  

  

Choosing a bathroom suite  

 

This section will depend on the space available in your property as well as your budget. Luckily, there are many bathroom suites designed in a range of sizes, including those that accommodate oddly shaped rooms. Making sure you know the space you have to work with will be the first thing you will need to think about. Taking the correct measurements before any revamp is imperative as you could end up buying the wrong size fixtures which could potentially waste time and your money.   

 

Our recommendations  

 

Verona Quadrant Shower Deal  

 

This shower deal contains everything your tenant would need plus it is suitable for both small and large bathrooms. Featured is a stunning quadrant shower enclosure, vanity unit, toilet, and more. This bundle would make for an excellent, contemporary bathroom space. It is available from just £399 so make sure you grab this bargain whilst you can! 

 

Clara Complete Shower Room Deal 

 

If you’d like to create a modern bathroom for your tenants, we advise looking at the Clara Shower Room Deal. This suite can provide a luxurious feel in large bathroom areas but can also create the illusion of space in smaller bathrooms with slimline fixtures and an open quadrant shower that can fit snuggly into a corner. 

 

Legend Traditional Bathroom Package 

 

For something more traditional, take a look at this bathroom suite. This suite is inspired by the Victorian era but provides modern functionality. This suite features an eye-catching straight bath, Kingsbury taps, and a pedestal sink with a matching toilet.  

 

Barcelona Complete Bathroom Suite  

 

Transform a bathroom space with the Barcelona bathroom suite. This suite features the very best bathroom products at the excellent price of just £399! Included in this suite is the Barcelona Single Ended Bath, the Roma Fully Back to Wall WC, and the Verona 550MM Vanity Unit. We have also added the stunning Rocha Basin Mixer and Bath Filler which both have a simple lever design plated in high-quality chrome. 

 

Tiles and flooring  

  

As a landlord, you always need to stay conscious of what wall and flooring options will perform the best over time. There are some wall and flooring options that you should steer clear of such as hardwood as this will need to be sealed and cared for consistently which isn’t ideal if you’re renting a property to someone who won’t want that. As a rule of thumb, as a landlord you should choose the flooring that makes the most sense for the bathroom, below are a few examples of flooring that can work for any bathroom.  

 

Vinyl tiles 

 

Vinyl tiles are fantastic for high-traffic bathrooms. They are resistant to water and are also stain resistant. They also hold up against damage. These attributes make vinyl tiles a good option as you won’t have to worry about a tenant causing damage accidentally. They are also easy to maintain and do not require constant maintenance e.g. sealing. You won’t need to hire a professional to install vinyl tiles as they are usually installed by clicking them together.  

  

Laminate 

  

Laminate is another option you can install in your bathroom. Laminate flooring has a layer of protection that covers the image of the material it is replicating. This layer will protect the laminate from fading, stains, and wear and tear from high traffic. Laminate floors are a great hardwood alternative for landlords who want to create a luxurious look in their tenant's bathroom. 

  

Ceramic tile 

  

Ceramic tile can be used on a wall and on the floors.  You can’t really go wrong with tiling a bathroom. Tiles are waterproof and are long-lasting. Tiles also do not require much upkeep, they may need to be resealed after 4-5 years but aside from that, a simple wipe down is enough to keep them in good shape.   

  

Choosing accessories  

 

Take a step back from the existing bathroom suite, does everything need to be replaced? If the answer is no you could always spruce the décor up by switching up some of the bathroom accessories. You would be surprised at how small things like a toilet roll holder, a mirror, or bathroom speaker can do to really elevate the functionality and look of your tenant’s future bathroom.  

 

Our recommendations  

 

Eliseo Ricci Mito Mirrored Bathroom Cabinet  

 

This mirrored cabinet from Eliseo Ricci provides convenient access to all personal care items and provides a reflective surface without taking up too much space. This wall hung corner mirror cabinet is crafted from high-quality materials, is easy to install and clean, and has a beautiful wood finish frame that is sure to enhance any space. At just £50 this is a bargain you cannot miss out on! 

 

6 Piece Chrome Bathroom Accessory Pack 

 

This stunning chrome accessory pack will provide your tenant with everything they will need to have a comfortable experience in their bathroom every time they use it.  This pack includes a frosted glass tumbler and chrome wall mounted holder, a frosted glass soap dish and chrome wall mounted holder, towel rail, towel ring, toilet roll holder, and a robe hook. The chrome finish that is seen on every product in this set is incredibly stylish and offers a look that will exceptional in any bathroom.

As you can see there is an array of improvements that you can make that will help you create a fantastic bathroom for a rental property. Improvements can range from adding a few accessories to installing a brand-new bathroom suite. Keep in mind, that creating a beautiful, functional bathroom will not only serve your tenants well but may also increase the value of your property.

For more bathroom-related advice, be sure to view our blog. You can also find us on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook where we regularly update you with our latest affordable products, bathroom advice, and more.