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8 Best Rental Home Improvement Ideas on a Budget

Modern, Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Painted Cabinets and New Light FixturesAs a Lakeview rental property owner, you must keep your rental house updated and in good condition. Nevertheless, doing this won’t need to cost you a fortune. Inexpensive upgrades to your home are fairly easy to do and can keep your rental house’s overall appearance pleasant and current. Here are eight of the best home improvement ideas that don’t need much time or money to complete.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets.

Worn out kitchen cabinets in your Lakeview property can be spruced up instead of replaced. Painting them is a great alternative! For just the cost of the paint, you can give your rental home’s kitchen a new custom look.

2. Add New Cabinet Hardware.

When it comes to home improvements, even small changes can make a big difference. For an instant kitchen uplift, simply add new cabinet handles and drawer pulls. All you’ll need is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

Easily replace broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates as a simple fix to give you a lot of bang for your buck. Installing bright and clean cover plates is an upgrade cheat that can significantly improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. Having good lighting can make a difference in how your rental house feels. Replace dated or dirty light fixtures with something new and interesting. You can also upgrade existing light fixtures simply by changing the bulbs. Providing matching bulbs for ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories improves the feel of any room.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Replace old faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms is another easy improvement. Over time, taps can begin to seem grungy or stop working efficiently. New faucets are cheap and easy to replace with a few basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are easy fixes for aging bathrooms. Swap out bathroom cabinets for a new vanity as a simple upgrade. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can quickly refresh the look and feel of any bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding.

Infuse elegance to your living space by adding wall trim. Baseboards or door trim that are worn out can make your rooms look old. Simply install trim in a newer style for an instant upgrade. Chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding gives a more refined look to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is inexpensive and easy to install but can have a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

More often than not, rental house interiors look very similar. You can make your property stand out by adding a feature wall. A feature wall can simply be painted in a bold color or have a feature element that looks built-in. Shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf in some rooms could catch the attention of a great new tenant.

When it comes to property improvements, doing a few small projects like that can have a big impact. With a few tools and some inexpensive materials, you can design a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a Lakeview property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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