About the Author

Amar joined InStyle Direct in 2007 and works with clients ranging from property developers to private individuals and landlords. A key part of his role is to liaise with clients and develop a real understanding of their requirements, whether they are looking for simple furnishings or a full refurbishment project. read full profile

Neoclassical style in a holiday home transformation for an overseas client

When an overseas client approached us for a full and extensive refurbishment of their London apartment in a semi-detached Victorian house conversion, they knew they’d receive a fuss-free service fro...
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Turning a struggling property into a sought-after home with the help of our furnit...

Struggling to let your property? You’re not alone. In an increasingly competitive market, landlords must go the extra mile to make their properties stand out among other units in new development...
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Setting the stage for the perfect home

It is an indisputable fact that the property listings that get the most clicks are the ones which are furnished. According to UK estate agent Knight Frank 93% of successfully let flats were furnished ...
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Brilliantly bijou

Are you one of half of London’s population that describes their living space as a ‘large bedsit’? Even if it has three bedrooms, it can still feel small. It’s unsurprising when you consider th...
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Local knowledge, International service

Did you know we offer a complete property solution with partners in different locations around the world? Our consultants in Hong Kong recently provided an excellent, face-to-face service for a valued...
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Landlord Q&A

Q: I am considering refurbishing my rental property, how much do I need to spend? A: A property renovation or refurbishment is the process of upgrading or reconfiguring an outdated building. The ratio...
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Refurbishment is back in fashion for buy-to-let property

Analysing the property market in 2015, it seems that refurbishing buy-to-let properties is very much back in fashion. In truth, it never really went away – buying a property that needs major ‘...
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A whopping 46.25% increase in the rental after a Knightsbridge apartment was refur...

A smart address merits a smart apartment. And Brompton Road in Knightsbridge is one of the smartest addresses you’ll find in London. Tired, 1980s style furnishings and a dated kitchen and bathro...
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Increasing your rental yield – how refurbishing your property can add value and in...

Professional tenants are demanding. They expect showhome standards when they are renting a London property. And that means landlords should take an objective look at their rental properties every few ...
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Dress to Sell – it can Dramatically Increase Your Sale Price

Anyone who has ever sold a property knows that presentation has a real effect on how long your property takes to sell – and for how much. But a project we carried out recently for a client with a pr...
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