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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 Ellsworth rental property owner, you have to keep your rental home in an updated and good condition. But doing this does not need to cost you 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 much time or money to complete.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets.

If the kitchen cabinets in your Ellsworth 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. In the kitchen, new cabinet handles and drawer pulls provide an instant boost to the area’s look. 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. 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.

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. 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 instantly improve the look of any room.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Another easy improvement for the kitchen and bathrooms is replacing old faucets. As time passes, taps can start to look old or stop working efficiently. New faucets cost little and are easy to replace with a few basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are an easy fix for aging bathrooms. Simply upgrade your bathroom cabinets by getting 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.

Installing wall trim is an easy way to add a touch of elegance to your living space. However, worn-out baseboards and door trim decrease the appeal of your rental house. Give your rooms an instant update by installing trim in a newer style. Chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding gives a more refined look to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is inexpensive, easy to install, and has 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 could just be a wall painted in a bold color or with a feature element that looks built-in. You can even add shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf in the rooms to grab the attention of a great new tenant. Even a few small projects can have a big impact in terms of property improvements. 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 Ellsworth property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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