4/ DON’T GO OVERBOARD WITH YOUR RENOVATION BUDGET
Renovating is important for rental, because a newly renovated apartment will attract more tenants than a run-down apartment. Aim to renovate the kitchen and bathroom at minimum. Be careful not to exceed €1,000 in refurbishment per square metre. Use contractors that you know, if possible, or that have been recommended by a friend.
5/ OPT FOR MODERN, CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE
Most importantly, avoid furnishing with armchairs inherited from your grandmother! New, contemporary furniture is best, but you don’t have to empty your bank account to find it. Ikea is a good choice, but you can also order directly on AMPM, the furniture concession at La Redoute, to add a touch of originality, or bargain-hunt for decorative items and pieces of small furniture at flea markets. This gives the place character! Another tip is to paint one wall in a different colour to create contrast. Choose neutral colours like greys and beiges.