Shaker Style KitchenCountry Kitchen, Essex
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Think long termWhere else should you invest? A decent branded boiler with a seven-year or more manufacturer’s warranty is well worth it, advises Pobgee: “There are cheaper boilers on the market, but once they’re out of the initial 12-month warranty they’ll start costing you a lot more and sour the relationship with the tenant.”In terms of fittings, don’t go for the cheapest either. “It’s a false economy,” says Pobgee. “Not only that, cheap looks cheap. Remember, although this is your house, it’s somebody’s home. Create a decent environment and, by and large, they will look after it, will want to renew the tenancy and take a pride in their home. Do everything on the cheap and you may struggle to let the property.”Pobgee also recommends updating soffits and fascias to UPVC. “It may cost a bit more now, but will save thousands of pounds in decorating costs over the next 20 years,” he says.