Hey there all you renters, landlords, property owners and property managers. Are you sitting down? Good, because this week, we’re talking about what you’re sitting on.
Seating arrangements in rental properties are one of those things that you shouldn’t really notice–there should just be places to sit where and when you want them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes when it’s up to you to furnish the rooms of your house, apartment, condo or duplex, you might realize that it’s a little harder than it seems.
As a landlord or property manager, you probably won’t be in charge of furnishing your properties, and if you are, it might be a situation where you’re putting the same basic items in multiple apartments throughout a building. If this is the case, you’ll want to think about an easily replicable layout that can be modified if need be. If you need help, check out our handy guide on Feng Shui for some ideas.
As a tenant, you’ll probably be supplying your own chairs and couches, but you’ll have to choose wisely. The number one question is, is it comfortable? If not, we’re not really sure what you’re doing with it. Life is short, don’t waste it sitting on uncomfortable furniture. Aesthetics are also important–consider the colors and styles you’ve already got going on, and when picking a new couch or chair, try to envision it amongst your other belongings. Does it look good? Good.
Another important and oft-overlooked aspect of furnishing, particularly with couches, is the logistics of actually getting it into your rental property. If you’re on a fourth floor apartment, or live in an older house with doors that aren’t as wide, you may not be able to actually get that giant leather love seat inside. You know what they say–measure twice, couch once. Or something like that…
Do you have rental questions of your own? Comments? Concerns? Love letters? Hate mail? Sit down with us: Hometownrant@hometownrent.com