Landlords looking for guaranteed rental yields should act now to spruce up their property ahead of the new university year according to two property experts. The director of student investment and development at Savills is urging landlords to invest in property in university towns for easy access to a larger pool of possible tenants. Robert Clark from Kitchen Door Workshop says those who have a student property to let must also commit to spending time over the summer transforming dingy kitchens and other outdated rooms into bright, welcoming spaces. The East Sussex firm says that the clever use of replacement kitchen doors can help to let the property without dipping in to savings.
Robert Clark, managing director of Kitchen Door Workshop said, “With the university year about to finish, now is the time to start thinking about preparing a property to attract students returning in September. With the kitchen one of the biggest draws for any tenant, beginning the makeover in the heart of the home needn’t cost a fortune and can make all the difference to rental demand. In student properties the kitchen is a communal area so providing a fresh, modern and spacious setting is crucial.”
With limited budgets, most students will opt to eat at home rather than heading out to a restaurant for an expensive meal. Using cheap kitchen doors in bright colours is an easy way to create a fun, youthful ambience that prospective tenants will love spending time in. Rather than simply being a place to prepare food, a kitchen sporting colourful replacement kitchen doors and chic glossy surfaces becomes another room in the home to sit and chat, eat with friends, work on assignments and catch up on course reading.
Unlike a new kitchen which costs thousands of pounds, replacement kitchen doors cost just a few pounds each. An average sized room can be transformed for around £300, and with all drawer fronts and new cupboard doors made to measure, the finished look is one of exceptional quality.
Mr Clark added, “It’s actually very easy to fit replacement kitchen doors and the great news is that if one does become damaged over time for example during a party, you can simply order another one for a few pounds and swap it out.”
Kitchen Door Workshop offers a choice of two ranges – Bella and Zurfiz- and a wide selection of styles, shades and finishes. For spends over £250, delivery is free. The site offers an online quote which takes just minutes to calculate the cost of replacing all existing doors and drawer fronts.
For more information and to view the entire range online, visit https://www.kitchendoorworkshop.co.uk or call 0845 643 1928.