ÅBEN INTERIORS

Property development can be a stressful game. The market is getting tougher and standing out against others is becoming even more important to rent your rooms or sell your next property. Voids are becoming more expensive, and you want to do everything you can to reduce the risk of your next investment not hitting the numbers you need it to.

We believe it all comes down to interior design. But how do you find a designer that understands the quirks of your investment properties and the ins and outs of the regulations you need to adhere to?

Look no further!

We have been in the same position that you are. We’ve built our own portfolio of HMOs and learned which pitfalls to avoid. We manage tenants and understand what they want from an HMO. We also know the importance of staying within a budget when it comes to property development.

OUR SERVICES

The good news is you’re in safe hands. We’re here to provide you with a source of creativity, share our knowledge, and help you create homes that people will never want to leave.

So, go ahead. Take a look around. If you want to talk, then go ahead and book a Discovery Call today.

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Advice Calls

Are you currently working on a project that’s come a little stuck or might be missing something? In those cases, having an experienced pair of eyes take a look can ultimately help you bring your vision to fruition. That’s why we offer Advice Calls.

Advice Calls usually take place via video call so that we can share screens and create a vision board in real-time. Alternatively, we can meet you on-site; we’ll bring our tape measure and masking tape so that we can mock up any ideas on-site within the physical space.

At the end of the call, you’ll have clarity on the issue you were having as well as other ideas to run with.

What’s included:

  • 1-hour video call or on-site visit
  • Follow up email with a confirmation of any ideas discussed

LAYOUT CONSULTANCY

Do you want to maximise your floorplans on your upcoming HMO to get the most out of the space? Or, are you struggling to visualise where everything is going to go and how to get your design ideas to work with your floor plan?

Then our Layout Consultancy is for you!

Layout Consultancy involves us surveying the property and providing up-to-scale drawings of your space. We’ll help you figure out how to fit everything you need in the property and even propose the best positions for all of your furniture.

What’s included:

  • Survey of the property
  • To-scale before and after plans
  • Furniture positioning
  • Advice on what tradespeople/professionals you may need

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

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OFF-THE-SHELF DESIGNS

We know that, sometimes, time is of the essence. There are those projects where you need a completed design that you can run with straight away.

If you’re in that situation, then look no further than our Off-the-Shelf designs!

Simply choose from our range of designs via our online store and wait for your design pack to drop into your inbox containing everything you need to implement it into your project.

What’s included:

  • Concept board with the look and feel
  • Details of paint colours and all the finishes
  • Specific furniture to bring the design to life
  • Layout advice and tips
  • Extra tips on how to style and finish off your design

To get started, click below and see which design takes your fancy.

COLOUR CONSULTANCY

Do you have the time to design your next property but just don’t know how to get started? Do you want to create a design that will flow throughout the property and don’t want to start off on the wrong foot?

Then our Colour Consultancy is the package for you!

Colour schemes have a huge impact on how your property feels. We can use colour to zone a space (great for shared communal spaces), to create flow throughout the property and to create the right feeling for each function. There is so much to learn about colour, but the great news is you don’t need to know everything as long as you have our help.

We’ll get you started with a colour scheme, provide hints and tips on how best to use your paint colours, how to accessorise, and even advice on furniture colours.

What’s included:

  • Full colour scheme design for your property
  • A set of neutral colours to use throughout your property
  • A set of accent colours for each room/area of your property
  • A guide on how to use both your neutral and accent colours in relation to the function and orientation of your property

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

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CONCEPT DESIGN

Are you looking to improve your rents and end value with good design but on a strict budget? If you have the time and energy to source your furniture but want our expertise on the design to use and furniture to buy, then this is the perfect package for you.

With this package, we’ll create the concept for your property, including the colours, the overall feel, and kitchen/bathroom designs. Then, we can send you on your way to implement the rest of the design and find the perfect furniture to match.

We can help you create that “wow factor” with an amazing concept and you can put the finishing touches together. We will even be on-hand throughout in case you have any questions during the build.

What’s included:

  • Concept board to showcase a look and feel for your property, including ideas of furniture styles
  • A proposed floorplan, including a plan of where we think your furniture, fixtures and fittings should be placed, and any changes to the existing layout of the property
  • Decoration and lighting plan, which includes a set of neutral colours to use throughout your property, a set of accent colours for each room/area of your property, and a guide on how to use your colours in relation to the function and orientation of your property

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

PROPERTY STAGING

Do you want to showcase your property at its best without the cost and hassle of buying furniture you’d have nowhere to store after selling it?

With our Property Staging service, your buyers can see just how spacious your property is and how they can make the most of each space. They’ll be able to visualise themselves in the property and will be statistically more likely to put in an offer, and a higher one at that.

What’s included:

  • Furniture boards to help decide on the style of furniture that will be best suited to your property
  • All furniture will be brought, built and staged at your property on installation day
  • All rubbish will be taken away by our team
  • Photography (professional photographs of your property)
  • 4-week initial rental, with a rolling 1-week contract thereafter

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

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FULL INTERIOR DESIGN

Do you want your property to stand out from the other properties on the market so that you can sell faster? Or, do you want to create a property that you can be proud of but have other things going on which require your attention?

Our Full Interior Design package is available so that you can get on with building your portfolio whilst we take care of the rest. We are property developers ourselves and have built our own portfolio whilst learning a tremendous amount along the way.

All of the designs we create in this package are completely bespoke. We do the market research for you so that you can rest easy knowing you’ll be the best on the market in your area. Our design package can be handed to your build team to implement.

We’re here to do the heavy lifting for you, whilst the final decisions are still yours to make. After all, it’s your property. Your decisions. We’re also here to be the people you need to lean on when you need help or advice.

What’s included:

  • Full site survey of your property
  • Concept board to showcase a look and feel for your property
  • A proposed floorplan, including a plan of where we think your furniture, fixtures and fittings should be placed, and any changes to the existing layout of the property
  • Decoration and lighting plan, which includes a set of neutral colours to use throughout your property, a set of accent colours for each room/area of your property, and a guide on how to use your colours in relation to the function and orientation of your property
  • A spreadsheet containing a detailed list of furniture choices and finishes, which also includes tile choices, carpets and other flooring types
  • Property staging* at the end of the project to make it ready for photography and videography
  • Photography (optional)

Please note: Staging materials will be removed from the property once photography/videography has been completed

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

FULL INTERIOR DESIGN & PROJECT COORDINATION

Are you looking for a completely hands-off approach to accomplishing your project? Do you want your time back to focus on growing your business? Are you looking for someone who knows the ins and outs of this industry to make your property the best it can be?

Our Full Interior Design & Project Coordination package includes all of our Full Interior Design services, but we will provide project management. This means we’ll do all of the leg work for you!

With this package, we’ll do everything from getting a specification ready to tender out to builders right through to the end staging and photography. You hand us an old property, and we’ll hand you back a beautifully staged property ready for the market.

What’s included:

  • Everything in the Full Interior Design package
  • Coordinate with tradespeople throughout the project
  • Creation of a tender package for tradespeople to provide quotations of work
  • Weekly site progress reports
  • On-site visits
  • Support with building control visits
  • Snagging list at the end of the project
  • Property staging at the end of the project to make it ready for photography and videography
  • Photography (optional)

To learn more about this service or speak with us, why not arrange a Discovery Call?

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

  • Sammie and Adam have had a profound impact on our home. They created a vision for our master suite that we could never have come up with ourselves. From start to finish, Sammie and Adam were on hand to provide us with the advice and guidance that we needed to realise our dream. Sammie has a great eye for creating unique features that will make your home truly one of a kind. We cannot recommend Sammie, Adam, and Åben highly enough.

    Lewis & Matt F Interior Design Client

CASE STUDIES

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Client & Location: Paper Crane Property, Buckinghamshire
Type of Project: Staging
Budget: N/A
Date Completed: 
November 2022

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Client & Location: Åben Living, Derby
Type of Project: HMO
Architect: Wilson Architects
Budget:
£200,000
Date Completed: November 2021

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Client & Location: Suite Spaces, Derby
Type of Project: Studio Flats
Architect: Wilson Architects
Budget: Undisclosed
Date Completed: April 2021

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Client & Location: Clarence Ardley Properties, Mansfield
Type of Project: HMO
Budget: Undisclosed
Date Completed: March 2021

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Client & Location: Clarence Ardley Properties, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Type of Project: Commercial
Budget: Undisclosed
Date Completed: November 2020

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Client & Location: Private Client
Type of Project: Bedroom Suite
Architect: N/a
Budget: £5,000
Date Completed: April 2020

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Client & Location: Private Client
Type of Project: Nursery Conversion
Architect: N/a
Budget: £500
Date Completed: January 2020

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Client & Location: Åben Living, Derby
Type of Project: HMO
Architect: Wilson Architects
Budget: £105,000
Date Completed: September 2019

PORTFOLIO

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