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Five Inexpensive House Upgrades to Boost Your Fruitland Property’s Appeal

Stylish Gray Fixtures on White Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrading a rental house does not need to be high-priced or stressful. There are a whole lot of cost-effective or free procedures to take a so-so rental property and boost its appeal to prospective tenants. By adding a handful of hassle-free touches, swapping out a small number of hardware or fixtures, and doing a little resurfacing, you can make your single-family rental property one that quality tenants will be determined to rent. As a matter of fact, with just five very easy upgrades, you can greatly boost your Fruitland property’s appeal.

Changing Hardware and Fixtures

Replacing small hardware items such as doorknobs and light fixtures is at the top of the list among small upgrades that can have a great impact. Over time, hardware and light fixtures can tarnish or look dated. When this arises, a rental home’s interior can negatively impact prospective renters. Just simple updating of old light fixtures in key rooms, putting up a ceiling fan in a bedroom or adding up matching doorknobs, locks, and other hardware can introduce visual appeal that is far exceeding the costs. Hardware and light fixtures don’t need to be fancy or unreasonably priced; a really simple fixture that looks clean and modern will typically do the trick.

Touching Up the Paint

While repainting a rental home’s interior is one great way to attain that fresh, clean look tenants enjoy and look for, it is possible to effectively create a similar effect by doing small touch-ups. Depending on the level of wear and tear, the whole interior may not need a full paint job in-between every tenant. If it is the case in your rental property, painting an accent, the trim, or a few walls can accomplish the look of freshly painted walls without spending too much time or money.

Resurface the Countertops

The look of a rental home’s countertops can thoroughly impact the property’s overall appeal. Maybe more than other features, an amazing countertop can lend a kitchen or bathroom a custom look and an upgraded feel. As it so happens, installing granite or other expensive options is not necessary to get this same result. There are various diverse countertop resurfacing kits available that can grant your old countertops an instant facelift without the designer price tag.

Don’t Forget the Details

Interior decorators know very well that adding even small touches to a home can make a big difference. Fruitland property managers can follow that example. Simply adding new cabinet handles and drawer pulls to a bland kitchen can add beauty and function, promptly upgrading otherwise tired old cabinets.

Updated and matching faceplates are additional details that can effectively make a home interior feel more put together. Cracked or mismatched faceplates can indeed negatively affect a room’s feel and visual appeal. You can make each room in your rental house a lot more excellent by only replacing each faceplate with new, matching ones.

Aside from these, call to mind to add a bit of tech-friendly touches! For relatively little money, you can bring about smart updates to your rental home that tenants will fancy. For example, switch one or a few regular outlets in key areas to outlets that have USB ports. You can even turn a GFCI outlet into a charging hub. Or, deem getting a video doorbell, smart light bulbs or plugs, or a Wi-Fi-enabled garage door. The money you expend on these updates will greatly add value to your property and make it so much easier to attract quality tenants.

Landscape for Free

A rental home’s landscaping is a substantial part of the property’s curb appeal and can even be one of the top reasons a tenant chooses your property over another. A clean, low-maintenance yard is satisfactory for rental homes, but tenants enjoy trees, flowers, and other beautifying elements. To add a few low-cost colors and green to your rental yard, find out on your local utility or city website. Several cities give away free trees or other plants to property owners. Then also, keep in mind to check the “Free Stuff” section of your local classifieds. In these ads, people customarily advertise things they no longer need – like shrubs and trees – to anyone open and willing to come and get them. Consequently, you can upgrade your property’s landscaping for no higher cost than a little elbow grease and a shovel.

In Conclusion

Small upgrades can equal big returns with respect to standing out in the rental market. With just a little time and certain cost-effective purchases, you can upgrade your Fruitland rental property and your ability to captivate the kind of tenants you hope for.


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Originally published on January 17, 2020

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