A lot of people have been saying that there is saturation in the HMO market, so in order to stand out from the crowd and achieve high occupancy rates, you need to raise the standards of your accommodation. We’re not talking about expensive or complicated things, simple and practical things such as storage space, lighting and a comfortable communal space are what attracts tenants. Design is also important though and the industrial look has been popular this year not only in HMOs but lots of restaurants and cafes too! If you shop around (Ikea or George) you can find faux materials to create this look. Darker vintage looking furniture, brick wallpaper and Edison bulbs are just a few examples.