Rental update

As you probably know, we have been transforming our master bedroom into a rental studio that will be separate from the rest of our house.  Our furniture was moved into Maria’s former bedroom, and we cleaned the studio thoroughly from top to bottom.  What an ordeal that was!

We are now buying furniture for the studio.  So far, this is what we have purchased:

A utility cart with a microwave and a toaster oven, and a glass top dining table and two chairs:

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A full size refrigerator, and a TV stand with a 32 inch television and a DVD player:

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Still to come are the full size bed, frame and headboard that will arrive from the mainland in mid-June.  The store sold us this nightstand, which matches the headboard and frame.  The bed will be located to the left of the nightstand:

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The teal window shades go well with the striped wallpaper.

Today, sliding glass and screen doors will be installed.  The tenant will enter the studio from the backyard through these doors.

Then, a 3/4 inch sheet of painted plywood will be attached to the hallway door, and that will seal the room from the rest of the house.  The plywood will also sound proof the room.

Rent for this 258 sq. ft. furnished unit will be $900 per month, and it will include a private bathroom, double closet, six drawer chest, dressing room, air conditioner, all utilities, WiFi, basic cable, washer and dryer, and BBQ gas grill in the patio.  Ample parking is available on our quiet street.

I’ll start advertising around the middle of June.  Hopefully, we’ll find a tenant by July 1.

17 Responses to “Rental update”

  1. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    Your plans are really moving along, Gigi, and you are providing a lot so nice things for your future tenant. Hope all works put well.

  2. DeniseinVA Says:

    It looks very comfortable Gigi, I’m sure it won’t be long before someone will be moving in.

  3. Olga Says:

    It looks really inviting. Best of luck with finding the right tenant.

  4. DJan Says:

    I look forward to finding out who will be the lucky tenant! It’s coming along very well. 🙂

  5. Tom Sightings Says:

    I’m ready to move to Hawaii!

  6. Jeanie Says:

    You have thought of lots of details… won’t be long before you have a tenant.

  7. granny annie Says:

    Someone is going to be very fortunate to be selected as your renter. Are you preferring male or female? That rent seems very reasonable.

  8. Palolo Says:

    It looks perfect. Hope you get a good tenant.

  9. mageb Says:

    You might put wood or a laminate floor under the kitchen area. Otherwize you will be replacing that carpet every six months. Is there room for a comfy chair? IKEA?

    • gigihawaii Says:

      Those are good ideas. For now, we intend to place a vinyl runner there and will install tile later. As for a comfy chair, I don’t think there is enough space. We’ll see after the bed is delivered next month.

  10. dkzody Says:

    This would be such wonderful place to stay for someone who is visiting Hawaii. I would be thrilled to come and stay in such a lovely room for a month in Hawaii. Or, are you planning on doing long-term leases?

  11. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    What a classy place. Good luck in finding a suitable tenant.

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    It looks like your rental project is coming along well and is very well thought out.

  13. Grannymar Says:

    I have been on holiday and very busy since my return. I am only now catching up with blog reading and commenting. I wish you luck with the tenant hunting.

  14. Karen Says:

    Great progress! I agree with having different flooring- especially in the dining area (Kitchenette? Where are dishes washed?) but I would consider throughout entire unit when you need to replace this carpet as tile or wood (even laminate) holds up much better than carpet and doesn’t end up with stains. You can always get an area rug if you still want some sort of floor covering (or your tenant can).
    As for advertising mid-June to facilitate a tenant by July…I think you need to allow for more time. What if the person applying for your unit needs to give a month’s notice at current place?
    Good Luck!

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