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

Stylish Gray Fixtures on White Kitchen CabinetsMaking improvements to a rental house does not need to be expensive nor difficult. Actually, there are multiple ways that are inexpensive or free to make a so-so rental property look a lot better to prospective tenants. You can do a lot to improve your rental home by doing a bit of low-cost resurfacing, and also swapping out some hardware or fixtures. These simple touches can turn your single-family rental property into a home tenants want to rent. In fact, you can significantly boost your Kissimmee property’s appeal with these five simple upgrades.

1.Don’t Forget the Details

Interior decorators are well aware of the fact that a little goes a long way. If you add just a few small touches to a home in the right places, you can make a world of difference. This also goes for single-family rental homes. Removing cabinet handles and drawer pulls and replacing them with new ones can add both beauty and function. This would be an immediate upgrade to otherwise tired old cabinets.

Another detail that can make a home interior feel put together are faceplates. Cracked or mismatched faceplates can really impact the feel and visual appeal of a room, dragging it down a lot. You can make each room in your rental house much more attractive by the simple act of replacing each faceplate with new, matching ones.

2.Changing Hardware and Fixtures

Just as small details like faceplates and cabinet handles can have a big impact, so too can replacing small hardware items (like doorknobs) and light fixtures. After some time, hardware and light fixtures can tarnish and look dated. This can give a prospective renter a negative impression of a rental home’s interior. But by the simple act of updating old light fixtures in key rooms, adding a ceiling fan in a bedroom, or adding matching doorknobs, locks, and other hardware, you can produce a visual appeal that far exceeds the cost. You don’t need expensive hardware and light fixtures, either. A basic fixture that’s clean and modern will do the trick.

3.Spot Paint the Walls

Repainting a rental home’s walls is one way to achieve that fresh, clean look tenants love, but it is possible to achieve a similar effect by doing small touch-ups as well. Ultimately, it depends on the wear and tear that has affected your walls, but you wouldn’t really need a full paint job between every tenant. If you’ve saved paint or paint chips from your last paint job, then you could simply fill in any nail holes or other damaged areas with putty and then paint over the repaired patches. This way, you won’t spend too much time or money to get that look of freshly painted walls.

4.Resurface the Countertops

How the countertops look has a huge impact on a rental home’s overall appeal. A beautiful countertop can give your rental home’s kitchen or bathroom a custom look and an upgraded feel. Fortunately, it is not necessary to install granite or other expensive options to achieve this same result. There are many different countertop resurfacing kits available that can give your old countertops an instant facelift without the designer price tag.

5.Landscape for Free

A rental home’s landscaping is a significant part of a property’s curb appeal and can even be the reason why a tenant would choose your property over another. A clean, low-maintenance yard is ideal for rental homes, but tenants enjoy trees, flowers, and other beautifying elements as well. To add some low-cost color and green to your rental’s yard, the first thing you should check is your local utility or city website. Many cities have environmentally-conscious programs where they give away free trees or other plants to property owners. Also, make sure to check the “Free Stuff” section of your local classifieds. In these ads, people often advertise things they want to get rid of but aren’t trash. Sometimes these include shrubs and trees. In this way, you can upgrade your property’s landscaping for no more than the cost of a little elbow grease and a shovel.

In Conclusion

When it comes to being distinct in the rental market, small upgrades can equal big returns. With a few low-cost purchases and a bit of time, you can easily upgrade your Kissimmee rental property and your capability to lure in the kinds of tenants you need.

Exhausted? Why not telephone Real Property Management South Orlando? Our goal is to protect and maximize your real estate investment whether you own one rental home or several. Our team of Kissimmee property managers, backed by over 30 years of nationwide experience, is in a position to provide rental homeowners help in maximizing rental income while minimizing expenses and inefficiencies. Contact us online or give us a call at 407-982-2000 today.

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