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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 Aurora rental property owners. This, however, does not have to cost a fortune. There are many inexpensive upgrade options for your rental house that you can choose from to improve 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

Are the kitchen cabinets in your Aurora rental house looking outdated? You don’t have to replace them! 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. Add new cabinet handles and drawer pulls and see your kitchen get an instant uplift. An instant upgrade that only needs a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates

Broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates? That’s an easy fix that has a lot of bang for your buck. Bright and clean cover plates are simple upgrades that can greatly improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs

Light fixtures are easy and inexpensive to upgrade. Good lighting can make a big difference in the ambiance 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 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 both the kitchen and bathrooms is to replace old faucets. As time passes, taps can start to look old 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 an easy fix 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

Wall trim adds a touch of elegance to any living space and is one of the simple improvements you can install. Baseboards and door trim get a lot of wear and tear. Give your rooms an instant update by installing trim in a newer style. Going for a refined look? You can achieve that by adding chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is 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 could just be a wall painted in a bold color or with a feature element that looks built-in. Decorating with shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf may also draw the attention of a great new tenant.

When it comes to property improvements, even a few small projects can have a big impact. With some basic tools and inexpensive materials, your rental house can go from drab to fab. It will be a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for an Aurora property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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