Design for Real Estate: Executive Rental Unit - Condo, Downtown Toronto
This 3 bedroom, 983 sq. ft. condo, primely situated at Maple Leaf Square, was purchased by our clients as an investment and we were hired to design, furnish and stage the unit for rental with a deadline of just 2 1/2 weeks! Between our collaborative discussions with the client's real estate agent and consideration of the demographics, we decided that our design would cater to corporate clients looking for a long term,
turn-key solution for their executitves.
Our main objectives was to design within our client's budget, protect their investment and maximize the rental income of the property. Our design strategy: To meet the style and needs of our projected tenants while keeping in line with the overall image of the Ice 2 Condominium building. We selected high-quality, modern furniture and decor throughout while maximizing the space for guests and entertaining.
In deciding how to use the space, the 3rd and smallest bedroom was turned into a proper den, leaving us a master bedroom with an ensuite bath and walk-in-closet and a guest room or second bedroom so whether the tenants are a small family, a couple or two executives sharing the unit, our setup would work with each scenerio.
The biggest design challenge was that most of the principle rooms were small and irregularly shaped, so furniture selection and placement had to be done carefully and precisely. The end result, while modern and clean, was also inviting and super cozy with a real feeling of "home". Proper light-filtering roller blinds were added throughout and motorized in the living area.
Multi-functional furniture pieces such as hydraulic-lift storage beds, portable stools, tables and storage were also used to maximize space and functionality throughout. Finishing touches included a stocked kitchen with all the essentials, wall mounted 55" smart TV, bedding, art and accessories. A turn-key, move-in ready home, awaiting its perfect tenant and a solid investment property for its owners!