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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 Hyrum rental property owners. Nevertheless, doing this won’t need to cost you 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.

Do you think the kitchen cabinets in your Hyrum rental house need replacement? You can dress them up with a fresh coat of paint instead. 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. For an instant kitchen uplift, simply add new cabinet handles and drawer pulls. 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. Installing bright and clean cover plates is an upgrade cheat that can significantly improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Light fixtures are easy and inexpensive to upgrade. Good lighting makes a huge difference in the general appeal of your rental house. Change your dated or dirty light fixtures, and replace them with something 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. Over time, taps can begin to seem grungy or stop working efficiently. New faucets won’t cost you much and are very easy to replace using basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are an easy fix for aging bathrooms. Give your bathroom a simple upgrade by switching out your worn-out bathroom cabinets for a new vanity. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can definitely spruce up 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 or door trim that are worn out can make your rooms look old. Instantly update any room by replacing the trim with 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 inexpensive and easy to install but really makes a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

Most rental house interiors look a lot alike. You can make your property stand out by adding a feature wall. You could just paint your feature wall in a bold color or install 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, doing a few small projects like that 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 a Hyrum property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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