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8 Best Rental Home Improvement Ideas on a Budget

Modern, Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Painted Cabinets and New Light FixturesKeeping rental homes updated and in good condition is one of the main concerns of Haskell rental property owners. But doing this does not need to cost you a fortune. There are a number of inexpensive upgrade options for your rental house that can refresh the overall appearance of the home. Here are eight home improvement ideas that will not cost a lot of time or money.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets.

Are the kitchen cabinets in your Haskell rental house looking outdated? You don’t have to replace them! You can even try painting them. For only the minimal cost of the paint, you can update your rental home’s kitchen and give it a custom look.

2. Add New Cabinet Hardware.

Home improvements show you how even small changes can make a big difference. In the kitchen, new cabinet handles and drawer pulls provide an instant boost to the area’s look. All you need for that is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

Do you need to fix your Haskell rental house’s broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates? This is a very quick fix that has a lot of bang for your buck. Bright and clean cover plates are upgrades that easily improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. Good lighting makes a huge difference in the general appeal of your rental house. You can replace dated or dirty light fixtures with new and up-to-date ones. Oftentimes, you can upgrade existing light fixtures simply by changing the bulbs. Matching bulbs in ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories can also pull any room together and improve its look.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Another easy improvement for the kitchen and bathrooms is replacing old faucets. Taps often stop working efficiently after some time. New faucets are fairly cheap and are easy to replace with a few basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are a quick fix for aging bathrooms. A new vanity is a simple upgrade from worn-out bathroom cabinets. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can greatly change the look of any bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding.

Wall trim adds a touch of elegance to any living space and is one of the simple improvements you can install. However, worn-out baseboards and door trim decrease the appeal of your rental house. Get an instant update by replacing the trim with a newer style. For an even more refined look, you can try adding chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is easy to install and can have a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

Rental house interiors usually look similar. Though there’s nothing wrong with that, you can make your property stand out with a feature wall. A feature wall could just be a wall painted in a bold color or with a feature element that looks built-in. Having shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf in your rooms could hold the attention of a great new tenant. Even a few small projects can have a big impact in terms of property improvements. With basic tools and some inexpensive materials, you can make a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a Haskell property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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