Arches are classic, synonymous with historical architecture dating back to periods, such as the Roman times. While modernist, contemporary architecture lends itself typically to more straight lines - think the more boxy structures - sometimes it’s refreshing to consider the softness and flow that arches can contribute to interiors.
This arch between living and dining room creates a nice flow between the two spaces while still defining separation of rooms. The built in seating is a great idea too.
This tall archway separating a bedroom by curtains is very beautiful, love the softness it creates.
A living room with large double archways and accessories that play off them - such a chic vibe.
An arched out desk nook and built in cubbies.
Another great transition - a wide open archway from kitchen to dining.
A pretty living room with tall, narrow arches.
The echoes of repeated arches in a hallway.
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Whether you own a bed and breakfast or an Airbnb apartment, the interior design of your vacation rental can make a big difference to your bookings. This is why boutique hotels are so popular and can charge a premium price. Here are some top tips for interior design for your vacation rental.
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If you’re going to spend money on decor, you might be worried about your property being damaged by guests and the expense of repairs. You can use this noise app to alert you to any issues and stop damage before it happens.
How to successfully redesign a house? The question bears many answers, because it is truly based on what you want to do with it and if you’re planning on selling it on. This may be the case if you are wanting to flip the home and make a profit. Today, you can look at fix and flip loans that offer you specific loans for the job. Once you have attained the home, the key goal really is to make it liveable and stylish. This all boils down to how you use the space.
More space to live
In the last few decades there has been a trend towards larger rooms and fewer walls. The open living, dining and kitchen area has largely replaced the traditional layout of the living room and kitchen as the standard floor plan. More and more often, these rooms are also being merged in the course of renovating old buildings. More spacious living spaces can also be created by streamlining the floor plan by breaking up small rooms and niches. By doing this you're creating open-plan living.
Only change the floor plan with specialist knowledge
Tearing down walls or extended ceilings are interventions that can weaken the stable structure of a house. They must never be done without an architect or structural engineer. If a wall is removed, you must ensure it doesn’t interfere with another that could make the roof unstable. With load-bearing walls it must be a beam made of wood, steel or reinforced concrete. In addition, ceiling openings cannot be of any size. For example, if you have the wooden beams of an old ceiling they may be part of the integral structure.
Structural requirements for the floor plan change
Depending on the construction time of a house, special challenges arise when you want to change the floor plan. Houses built before the Second World War are trickier to adapt. Dilapidated houses have the advantage that they are cheaper to buy. But renovation can be very expensive. So, when is it worth it? Renovation is always worthwhile if it is done properly and not just superficially. If it is just redesigned with a bit of paint and wallpaper, it is not a proper refit. If you’re flipping a home, you should be aware that it should be correctly done.
What advice can we give to people who come to you with the question. You can roughly answer this question according to a 3-point scheme. If you can answer two of the three questions with yes, a renovation is worthwhile.
Many owners renovate without having expert advice. If you refit a home but leave old rotting windows, then there is likely to be issues with ventilation. Therefore either consider new window frames, or at least a proper ventilation system for the house, such as a HEPA filter. You must counteract all the issues in the home, to make it liveable and modern.
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Summer is here and it’s finally a long holiday weekend! That means taking the cooking and dining outside. If you’re looking for ideas to spruce up a backyard, patio, or any outdoor space - check out some of these affordable finds:
If you have a rental property but you don’t yet have any tenants, rectifying that issue is probably one of your top priorities. Really selling your home to renters and making them want to move in sooner rather than later is a tough task. With so many other rental properties that you’re competing against, it makes sense to take the time and effort to present your property well and carefully. Here are some ideas for how to do that.
Tailor Your Messaging to Your Target Demographic
First of all, you should take some time to think about who you’re actually trying to sell to. You need to know who makes up your target demographic and why they might be interested in renting the property that you own. When you know which demographic you’re targeting, you can start to tailor your message to their specific needs and preferences.
Promote it on Social Media
These days, many people find their next home, whether renting or buying it, on social media platforms. So be sure to advertise and promote yours on these platforms too. Targeting tools on platforms like Facebook are very good, so you can make sure that your ads only end up on the feeds of the people who are most likely to be interested.
Use Word of Mouth
It’s also a good idea to use word of mouth. If you’re a local person looking to rent a property in that same local area, there are probably lots of people you can talk to about it. Ask around, see if anyone knows anyone else who’s looking for a place to rent. You’d be surprised at how successful this kind of strategy can be when you really work at it.
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Have a Professional Real Estate Video Made
Great photos are really important when you’re looking to show tenants what’s on offer. But what’s even better is video. If you can create a killer real estate video that people are going to love, you’ll find it much easier to find tenants. It’ll get across what your property really has to offer far better than photos alone could. So find a company that offers real estate video services, and make the most of them.
Sell the Community, Not Just the Property
It’s a good idea to sell not only the property but also the community around it. When someone chooses a home to rent, they don’t only care about the home itself. They also care about the location, the local community and the things they’ll be experiencing every day when they live there. So try to present these as part of the package and make the community a desirable asset in its own right.
Now that you understand a bit more about the process of appealing to prospective renters, it’s up to you to start putting these ideas into action. If you get it right, it shouldn’t be too long before you’ve got tenants beating down your door wanting to rent your property.
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