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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 Papillion 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. Inexpensive upgrades to your home are fairly easy to do and can keep your rental house’s overall appearance pleasant and current. 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.

If the kitchen cabinets in your Papillion rental house need sprucing up, you don’t have to replace them. You can dress them up with a fresh coat of paint instead. Your rental home’s kitchen can have a custom look for just the minimal cost of the paint.

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. All you need for that is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

If your Papillion rental house has broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates, that’s a simple fix that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Bright and clean cover plates are upgrades that easily improve the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. 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. Changing the bulbs can also upgrade existing light fixtures. 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. Taps can start to look old or stop working efficiently over time. 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. Shabby-looking bathroom cabinets are fairly simple to upgrade by swapping them out for a new vanity. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can greatly change the look of any 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. Simply install trim in a newer style for an instant upgrade. Achieve a more refined look by adding chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is inexpensive and easy to install but can have a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

Most rental house interiors look a lot alike. Although it’s not a bad thing, 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. Shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf in some rooms could 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 basic tools and some inexpensive materials, you can make a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a Papillion property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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