Here’s how to cover your investment property’s windows effectively
Whether you’re building a new investment property, or renovating an existing one, choosing the right window coverings is an important component for any landlord. Temptation might lend you spend less to save some money but when it comes to window coverings, it’s better to choose options for a long-term gain, especially for an investment property. That way, you’ll be able to avoid complaints and replacements for longer. Plus, as a landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure adequate window coverings at your investment properties.
The team at Shutters Quickly has compiled the following list to assist you in making a decision and getting more out of your window coverings.
What is the right choice when it comes to window coverings for your investment property?
There are so many choices when it comes to curtains, blinds and shutters that it’s easy to make a wrong choice and cause yourself more headaches than is necessary. To help as much as possible, look at all the available options and weigh up their cost and value.
Your main window covering options are listed below. Click on each one to learn more about that type of window covering:
- Vertical blinds
- Roller blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Plantation shutters.
Vertical blinds are probably the most commonly seen blinds in the investment property market. They are versatile and generally match the décor of any home at an affordable price point. They are a great option for those looking for ‘maximum benefit’ window coverings with minimum fuss.
Roller blinds are a practical window covering that offer multiple fabric and colour options, that can be matched to suit any décor and style. They are a great all-around blind option for your investment property.
Venetian blinds add a touch of modern chic to any property. They can be purchased from Shutters Quickly in aluminium and timber and a huge range of colours. While they can be a more expensive option in some circumstances, they are definitely a window covering to consider for your next investment property.
Plantation shutters are a higher price, higher quality, and have a higher impact. Due to their safety, security, and overall aesthetic appeal, can assist in improving your potential rental return on your property. They can be customised to suit your windows and come in a variety of colours and materials. Despite their potentially higher price, landlords should definitely not rule them out as they can be more than worth their investment in the long run.
What are investors looking for in a window covering?
If you are looking to purchase a new investment property, you also need to consider the window coverings that are already installed in the property, and the best way to keep maintenance costs low while maximising rental return. Consider the following aspects:
- Value:Whether you’re buying off the shelf blinds from Bunnings or Spotlight or custom fit, consider their durability and as well as warranty, and weigh up their value for money.
- Maintenance: Consider window coverings that are durable, low maintenance and won’t break the bank in order to reduce the time spent visiting your investment property and having to fix potential broken blinds.
- Safety: Are your window covering safe for children? Do they pose a choking risk or hazard in your property? Consider potential tenants and decide on window coverings that are safe for all. Look at window covering options that are a reduced hazard option with wands or motorisation to reduce the risk of injury from cords.
- Aesthetics: Choose window coverings that are going to add value to the overall look of the property so that they match the styling and décor and provide maximum impact.
Making the right decision for your property
Whether you are looking for a cheap window covering or looking to invest slightly more on a chic option, window coverings are necessary in investment properties. As a landlord or an investor looking to buy, window coverings have long term financial benefits and add aesthetic appeal, style and comfort to your property… and with the mass number of options available on the market, there is simply no need to pass on the chance to dress your windows well.
Shutters Quickly can help you choose suitable window coverings for your investment property
For premium window coverings for your investment property, contact Shutters Quickly today. With a friendly and knowledgeable team, they can have your windows covered in no time. Enquire today by visiting shuttersquickly.com.au or contacting the team on 1300 206 097 for a hassle-free quote. Alternatively, click here to send an online message and Shutters Quickly will contact you right back.