Imagine if you could make the properties that you are currently trying to let look larger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more homely, and, above all else, make people rent them.
General DIY, depersonalise and de-clutter, a fresh lick of paint, clean the windows, hoover the carpet, plump those cushions, ensure beds are neatly made, landlords can do a lot to improve their property’s internal appearance to entice prospective renters, and that is where home staging.
Home staging, or ‘dressing’, can help by create an aspirational lifestyle; somewhere that people can picture themselves living in, and that is why Draker, the prime central London letting agency, has joined forces with OKA, a luxury interiors retailer, and interior designer, to launch an opportunity for landlords.
Tim Hassell, managing director, Draker, commented: “We have teamed up with premium brand OKA to provide our landlords with stylish interior design solutions and an exceptional quality resource when they need to furnish their property.
“Whether a client is looking to update just one room or an entire property, OKA’s talented design team is on hand to offer their expertise from small decorative items to large interior design projects.”
Any landlord who works with Draker’s will be able to take advantage of a trade terms agreed with OKA on products bought through the interior design service, as well as in-store, online and via telephone.
Giselle Mannering, head of interior design and trade at OKA, commented: “We share Draker’s approach to giving a bespoke personal service and, above all, listening to clients. For us, this means responding to the client brief to come up with beautiful ways of providing exciting living spaces.
“We offer a turnkey solution, incorporating our design service, logistics, delivery and full installation.
“Depending on stock, a project can be installed in as little as three weeks. Our ability to act as a one-stop shop means we offer a wide variety of products to fully furnish a property, making it feel like a luxury but individual home.”