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« on: January 08, 2018, 01:17:11 PM »


Hi all,

I would lilke to ask you for your opinion of tenants preferences. But first a bit of background.
I've just bought a 2 bedroom flat in an old terraced house. 2 bedroom means that one is a reasonable size (3.6m x 3m), the other small (3.2m x 2m). The kithchen is quite far from the living room at the moment. I am planning to do some refurbishments. My plan is to live there for a couple of years or less and then rent it out.

I've got two main ideas of how to arrange the flat, one is making a spacious living area with a nice sized open kitchen and living room. The drawback is that bedrooms will be small.

The other option is making bigger bedrooms and smaller living area. This will also mean that the living room will have lower ceilings then in the first option.

Having that in mind do you know what would be a better solution? Everyone's different, but I just want to know if there are any general tendencies or tenants' mindsets.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 03:05:56 PM »

It depends what you mean by small. If you've got room to walk round three sides of the bed, and enough space for a wardrobe, then that's all you really need for a bedroom. If the bed's pushed into the corner and/or there's nowhere to store clothes, then it will put people off.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 07:14:11 PM »

Hello,

as someone who has lived in a lot of rental properties/flats in the past, I would have always preferred a larger living area vs a larger bedroom. As you have two bedrooms then usually in a 2 bed flat, the second one would be a spare/guest room so it can afford to be smaller.
As the previous poster wrote, as long as it can fit some sort of clothes storage (even compact) without it being cramped, then it would be fine.
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