Letting a room with a platform bed
Prob depends on the type of tenant you want in and their attitude/outlook. Ten years ago in my mid 20s that would have been fine, fun even. Space is good.Posted 6 years ago
But now I’m a bit more grown up, older etc, nah not for me. Not long term anyway..
I would say if that’s all you’ve got and space is poss an issue, say that to prospective tenants, but if it’s a deal breaker, you might need to shell out for a more conventional single or double..
I lived in rented rooms in different places through most of my twenties so have a bit of perspective on this!
TTa….to explain…I don’t have the platform bed yet, just wondering if it would be worth having. There’s 3 rooms and I already let 1 (the room in question in fact), I wondered if I could get a bit more £ with the platform bed in.
Tenants..dunno what kind, there is a University nearby, but I’m out of town so otherwise it’s likely to be someone working in the area I think (current tenant does so).
DS that is one option, and I’d quite like the platform bed, but my room is waaaay nicer – huge, big windaes, walk-in cupboard off that’s soon to be an ensuite. I might do that long term if I need (and could get) the £ for it. Needs decorating though.Posted 6 years agodon simonMember
I might do that long term if I need (and could get) the £ for it
Which at least answers two of the questions.Posted 6 years ago
The how can I get money quickly and easily question and the am I asking someone to do something that I’m not prepared to do myself question. 😀
Don’t Ikea have a range of platform beds for the modern young bachelor pad? If they can see a market, there must be punters out there.konabunnyMember
I wondered if I could get a bit more £ with the platform bed in.
Some people might but to me it sounds immediately a bit Heath Robinson/”genius invention”/weird. Puts me in mind of a landlord that says stuff like “and the great thing I’ve put a hatch on the boiler so we can use it to warm the house AND cook our food!!!”. Might be just me, though.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks gents. I like my room and I think I’d be content in the middle room if it had the platform bed, but the Q becomes “could I get a premium rent for the biggest room” and I don’t know the answer….so it’d be a bit of a gamble.
An ex had a platform bed in her flat, had been put in by previous owners, so I guess it’s acceptable to some.Posted 6 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
No idea what a “platform bed” is and a Google Image search produces a lot of things that just look like beds to me. If it’s one of those half-bunk beds then no I wouldn’t rent a flat with that in it.
But if you’re short on space then I recommend an ottoman-style storage bed.
If its for a rental then IKEA do a reasonably cheap one (£140) that we have in our spare room: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00098884Posted 6 years agoandylMember
I was thinking mezzanine too. How high is the room? Could you build a platform with bed and bedside table on and call it a mezzanine bed? Obviously not expecting room to stand up but might look better than a platform bed.
But on another note – having people live with you in your own house – yuck.Posted 6 years ago
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