Help fund relief efforts for the Australian Bushfires #beyondthebricks
Support Now
News

How to make your rental property feel like home

By Rikki Cook

Have you heard that more Australians than ever are choosing to rent their home instead of buy it? About 31 per cent, to be exact, reported a study conducted by National Shelter and CHOICE. And that’s up from about 25 per cent in the last decade or so. Are you among this so-called ‘generation rent’?

With so many more people opting to rent their home instead of buying, we wanted to offer some advice on how to make your Alexandra Hills rental property feel like home. Check it out.

Decals, not wallpaper

If you’re looking to spice up the walls, typically you’d opt for a cool wallpaper design, or even paint on a pattern of your own. But not many rentals will let you do this, so instead, opt for a decal. There are so many prints, patterns and colours to select from – even if inspirational quotes are your thing, there’s a decal for that!

Add a rug

The issue with rentals is that their floors can be a bit worn down from previous tenants. You don’t have to look at worn carpets or scratched hardwood (or gauche checkerboard tile flooring) when you pick out your own area rug! Rugs are a great way to show off your style while also adding a bit of protection from spillage or further scrapes so you can get your bond back.

Decorate with shelving and storage

These days, shelving and storage solutions don’t have to take up space – they can actually be a unique way to decorate. A shelving unit doesn’t need to be stuffed with junk, it can be a personal library or hold all your pictures and other accessories. This is also useful when your rental doesn’t have enough storage to begin with.

Put in your own blinds

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of rentals come with their own blinds. While this is useful, you’ve probably also noticed that are covered with dust and dirt from previous tenants. These are one thing that you can change in your rental. Take them down and replace them with a nicer pair or replace entirely with curtains! Interior design bonus points if you can match the curtains and the area rug!

Need help finding a rental property that suits your lifestyle? Contact our team here at Ray White Alexandra Hills.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • How to protect yourself from poor apartment construction… Part 1

    With prices climbing for single-family homes, more and more Australians are opting for flat living. Over the past few decades, apartment dwellers have increased to encompass 10% of the population, with an estimated occupied flat for every five houses. Nearly half the residential property listings in Sydney and Perth are … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • What can you learn from auction clearance rates?

    There’s more than one way to sell a home, and more than one way to predict what’s coming in the housing market. Auction clearance rates are one indicator that can show you how the market is moving and can help you determine the best time to buy or sell a residential property. … Read more

    Read Full Post