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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 Fort Lauderdale rental property owner, it is very important to maintain your property in an updated and good condition. This, however, does not have to cost a fortune. There are a lot of inexpensive upgrade options for your rental house that can refresh 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.

If the kitchen cabinets in your Fort Lauderdale rental house need sprucing up, you don’t have to replace them. Try painting them instead. For just the cost of the paint, your rental home’s kitchen can now have 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. You’ll only need a screwdriver for this!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

If your Fort Lauderdale 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. Add bright and clean cover plates to upgrade and improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. Good lighting can make a big difference in the appeal of your rental house. If your light fixtures look dated or dirty, replacing them with new ones will make your place seem like new. You can also change the bulbs on your existing light fixtures to upgrade them. Ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories can also improve the look of any room when they have matching bulbs.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Another easy improvement for both the kitchen and bathrooms is to replace old faucets. Taps can start to look old or stop working efficiently over time. New faucets are very affordable and are easy to replace with just basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are an easy fix 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 easily transform the look and feel of your bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding.

Wall trim easily adds elegance to your living space. Baseboards and door trim get a lot of wear and tear. Instantly update any room by replacing the trim with a newer style. Achieve a more refined look by adding chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is inexpensive and easy to install but really makes a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

A lot of rental house interiors look alike. It may not be a bad thing, but you can ensure that your property stands out by adding a feature wall. A feature wall can be achieved by painting a bold color or adding a feature element that looks built-in. Shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf can 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 only some tools and inexpensive materials, you can create a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a Fort Lauderdale property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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