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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 New Bedford 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 many 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

You can give the kitchen cabinets in your New Bedford rental house a fresh new look instead of replacing them. Try painting them in solid colors or even patterns! 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. All you’ll need is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates

A quick fix that offers a lot of bang for your buck is the easy replacement of your broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates. 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. Simply replace dated or dirty light fixtures, with something new and current. You can even upgrade existing light fixtures by just 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

An easy improvement for both the kitchen and bathrooms is simply to replace old faucets. Taps often stop working efficiently after some time. New faucets cost little 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. Simply upgrade your bathroom cabinets by getting a new vanity. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can do a lot to improve the look 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. Get an instant update by replacing the trim with a newer style. 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

Rental house interiors often look the same. It may not be a bad thing, but you can ensure that your property stands out by adding a feature wall. A feature element that looks built-in can be your feature wall. You can also simply just have a wall painted a bold color. 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 just the basic tools and inexpensive materials, you can transform your rental house into a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a New Bedford property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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