Design & Decorating for Investors

I got started in interior design by designing and decorating our 1952 fixer upper in Saint Paul, MN. We purchased this property as an investment- one that we want to look great and impress future buyers, but also maximize our profits. Our goal is to continue to dive deeper into the investing world through flips and single and multi- family rentals. I love combining my passions of investing and interior design to work with investors to create high yield, beautiful properties that will be sure to either sell or rent quickly.

Rehabbers

It’s always disappointing to see a rehabbed property go on the market that looks like every other “cookie cutter” home out there. Although all-gray-everything is a safe choice, it’s not necessarily one that will get you top dollar, or something that every buyer wants! Most buyers these days are looking for custom, unique, character-filled homes that are personalized to their lifestyle and family.

Hire a designer to save time and focus on your next investment!

As an investor, it’s impossible to give everyone exactly what they want, but you can definitely give them more than white subway tile and gray walls. Your midcentury or craftsman property deserves more than that, at the very least! I’m able to provide knowledge on the latest trends in design as well as utilize my trade-only resources for sourcing products, passing any discounts along to you, to create a space that will impress anyone who walks in.

Buy and Hold Owners (Vacation and long-term rentals)

As a rental property owner, your properties can make you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars more per month when designed and decorated well. With better looking properties, you will attract better tenants and customers and be able to charge more for both your long and short-term rentals.

Maximize your rental profits with a space that people will WANT to live in and visit!

You want to choose finishes that will last, and as a designer, I have a knowledge of what might be best for your property on a long-term basis. Whether it’s carpet, tile, countertops, light fixtures, or door hardware, I know what to use and where to shop (and I pass my designer discount along to you!). I know the Twin Cities real estate market well- I know where it’s worth it to buy the stone countertops vs where you should stick to formica.

Make your property stand out among the sea of rentals with beautifully designed spaces that will make people be excited to call “home.” This is especially important for vacation rental owners! The majority of people would rather spend more for a modern, clean, well-decorated vacation rental than one with worn, old furniture and dated decor. Investing money into your decor and overall design of your property now means more money in your bank account later.

Sima Spaces master bathroom, modern bathroom design, floating vanity

Sima Spaces offers design and decorating services in three tiers of packages for investors.

As an investor myself, I understand the importance of sticking to a budget. Sima Spaces offers three tiers of design services at varying price points in a flat fee format.

All packages start with a consultation. During this time, we’ll walk through the property for up to two hours and discuss your goals for the space, including everything from your ideal return and buyer/renter to the amount of work you’d like to put into it. If you’re not local to the Twin Cities, don’t fear: the consultation can be done over the phone!

I will provide on-the-spot guidance and recommendations for any improvements in whatever realm you’re looking for, whether it’s design, decor, or both. Such recommendations include a color scheme, decor style, furniture placement, finishes (flooring, tile, paint, etc), fixture recommendations, decor ideas, and more.


The Starter Package

Design Only

Perhaps you’re rehabbing multiple properties for long-term rentals or flips and need assistance with the design only. Many flippers use the same materials in each property, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to do that! You can give each property character and a unique feel while still meeting your rehab or decor budget. Make your prospective buyers or renters say “wow!” when they see your uniquely designed property- and more importantly, ask to rent or buy it!

The package includes:
  • an in-depth consultation (onsite or over the phone, if not local to Twin Cities)
  • a complete, shoppable source list including finishes, lighting and plumbing fixtures, flooring, anything we’ve agreed that you’d like specified, for each room of the property
  • a design board with finishes for each room

You are free to take the design plans and execute on your own. All product ordering and installation is done independently of Sima Spaces. This package includes only hard finishes: see the Enhanced package (below) if you’re interested in furnishings and decor.

Pricing is based on square footage and starts at $650.

Sima Spaces, E-design, interior designer in Minnesota

The Enhanced Package

Design & Decor

This option is perfect for the investor who has purchased a short-term rental (or many!) and would like to save yourself the time and hassle of designing and decorating it, but would still like to oversee the ordering and installation (or have one of your employees take care of it). With this option, the initial design and furniture shopping has been taken care of, but you have the independence to purchase and install the items on your own timeline.

The package includes:
  • an in-depth consultation (onsite or over the phone, if not local to Twin Cities)
  • a complete, shoppable source list including hard finishes such as fixtures and flooring, as well as furniture, decor, and anything we’ve agreed that you’d like specified, for each room of the property
  • a design board displaying finishes and furnishings for each room
  • a floor plan and/or rendering, depicting where to install furniture and decor items
  • optional for short term rental owners: a shoppable list to “stock your rental” with appropriate items (dishes, towels, games, cookware etc.) (additional fee)

Pricing is based on square footage and starts at $1000.

Sima Spaces E-design master bedroom design

The Professional Package

Design, Decorate, & Install

Whether you own one short term rental or many, your hands are full with running your business and managing everything else life throws at you. This package is perfect for the person who would prefer to hand over the entire design, decorating, and installation process to a professional for a “turn-key” experience.

The package includes:
  • an in-depth consultation (onsite or over the phone, if not local to Twin Cities)
  • a complete source list including finishes, fixtures, flooring, furniture, decor, and anything we’ve agreed that you’d like specified, for each room of the property
  • a design board with finishes and furnishings for each room
  • Sima Spaces will manage product orders and shipments
  • Sima Spaces will decorate your property to perfection to ensure it is photo-ready to list and host guests
  • optional for short term rental owners: Sima Spaces will “stock your rental” with appropriate items (dishes, towels, games, cookware etc.) (additional fee)

Pricing is based on square footage and starts at $1500.

Note: travel fees will apply to properties more than 50 miles outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

No matter your needs, Sima Spaces can make the design and decorating process a breeze for you so you have more time to dedicate to finding your next deal or running your business. Send an email below to get started!