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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 North Charleston rental property owner, it’s important to keep your property updated and in good condition. However, this does not mean it has to cost a fortune. There are a lot of inexpensive upgrades to your rental house that you can do to change the overall appearance of the home. Here are eight home improvement ideas that will not cost a lot of time or money.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets

Worn out kitchen cabinets in your North Charleston property can be spruced up instead of replaced. Try painting them instead. For only the cost of the paint, you can transform your rental home’s kitchen and give it a custom look.

2. Add New Cabinet Hardware

When it comes to home improvements, even small changes can make a big difference. Add new cabinet handles and drawer pulls to your kitchen fixtures and get an instant room uplift. All you’ll need is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates

Do you need to fix your North Charleston rental house’s broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates? This is a very quick fix that has a lot of bang for your buck. Install bright and clean cover plates to get an instant upgrade that significantly improves the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs

Another easy and inexpensive upgrade is light fixtures. Having good lighting can make a difference in how your rental house feels. Replace dated or dirty light fixtures with something new and interesting. You can also change the bulbs on your existing light fixtures to upgrade them. Providing matching bulbs for ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories improves the feel of any room.

5. Replace the Faucets

Replace old faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms is another easy improvement. Over time, taps can begin to seem grungy or stop working efficiently. New faucets are fairly cheap and are easy to replace with a few basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanity cabinets are a simple 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 easily transform the look and feel of your bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding

Wall trim is also an easy improvement that adds an air of elegance to any living space. Baseboards and door trim quickly become eyesores with their wear and tear. Replacing the trim with a newer style gives any room an instant upgrade. For an even more refined look, you can try 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

A lot of rental house interiors look alike. Make your property stand out by adding a feature wall. A feature wall can simply be painted in a bold color or have 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.

When it comes to property improvements, doing a few small projects like that can have a big impact. With a few tools and some inexpensive materials, you can design a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a North Charleston property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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