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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 Smithfield rental property owner, it is very important to maintain your property in an updated and good condition. But this does not have to cost you a fortune. There are a lot of inexpensive upgrades to your rental house that you can do to change the overall appearance of the home. Here are eight of the best home improvement ideas that don’t need a ton of time or money to complete.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets.

Worn out kitchen cabinets in your Smithfield property can be spruced up instead of replaced. Painting them is a great alternative! 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.

When it comes to home improvements, even small changes can make a big difference. Just by adding new cabinet handles and drawer pulls, your kitchen could get an instant uplift. All you’ll need is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

If your Smithfield rental house has broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates, that’s a simple fix that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Install bright and clean cover plates to get an instant upgrade that significantly improves 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. Oftentimes, you can upgrade existing light fixtures simply by changing the bulbs. Having matching bulbs in ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories can instantly improve the look of any room.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Another easy improvement for both the kitchen and bathrooms is to replace old faucets. This is also good, as taps tend to stop working efficiently over time. 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. Shabby-looking bathroom cabinets are fairly simple to upgrade by swapping them out for a new vanity. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can quickly refresh the look and feel of any bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding.

Wall trim easily adds elegance to your living space. Old baseboards and door trim make a room look dated. Replacing the trim with a newer style gives any room an instant upgrade. If you want to go for a refined look, add 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.

More often than not, rental house interiors look very similar. Though there’s nothing wrong with that, you can make your property stand out with 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 Smithfield property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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