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Remodeling Projects with the Most Bang for Your Buck

A man wearing yellow gloves is skillfully installing tiles on a wall.As a proud rental property owner, you undoubtedly understand that your primary aim is to make a profit. But honestly, it’s more straightforward in theory than in practice. A single-family rental property brings with it extensive costs that might exceed your rental income if you don’t manage them well.

It’s obvious you want to keep your property pristine and increase its value, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Prioritizing your investments and selecting cost-effective renovations that substantially increase value is essential. Let’s check out some of the most budget-conscious remodeling projects that can substantially boost your property’s value.

Tile Backsplash

A tile backsplash is the ideal and easiest solution to rejuvenate your kitchen. It’s economical and can enhance your space with a hint of sophistication.

A plethora of tile designs guarantees you’ll find the ideal match for your kitchen’s vibe. Plus, since installation is effortless, you’ll be enjoying your new backsplash in no time at all.

Kitchen Updates

Landlords often find that tenants prioritize an upgraded kitchen. Full kitchen renovations can be both pricey and lengthy. An economical choice is to gradually update kitchen parts as they show wear or look outdated.

One option is to update old electrical outlets and lighting, reface the cabinets, or install new countertops. Even subtle updates, like new faucets and cabinet handles, can notably improve this key room.

Exterior Lights

Boost your property’s patio or deck appeal with new exterior lighting. This easy addition can turn your outdoor space into a cozy and inviting area, enhancing tenant enjoyment. Well-lit, comfortable outdoor spaces not only raise your property’s value but also attract renters who love outdoor activities. Invest in superior outdoor lighting to craft a space that tenants will find enjoyable for relaxation and socialization.

Attic Insulation

Attic insulation is an effective method to improve your property’s energy efficiency and enhance its market value. Through reducing heat loss via the roof, insulation regulates indoor temperatures, maintaining a cool environment in summer and a warm one in winter.

By reducing utility bills for tenants, this upgrade becomes a cost-effective and attractive option that you can feature in ads and consider a valuable investment as a property owner.

New Doors

Minor exterior upgrades can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal and add to its overall value. The installation of a new front door, garage door, or both is an economical approach to realize these improvements.

Choosing aesthetically pleasing, high-quality doors can increase your property’s visual appeal and a steel door can add to its security and privacy. These investments in upgrades can yield a higher return and make your home more attractive.

Stone Veneer

Stone veneer provides a cost-effective solution for giving your rental property a unique look on a budget. Enhancing the property’s value doesn’t require covering the full front exterior. Update merely the lower segment of the front exterior, or target improvements on the entryway or pillars.

Minor enhancements with stone veneer can dramatically improve the look of the property. The upgrade is a valuable investment, really living up to the idea that a little goes a long way.

Bathroom Updates

Consider swapping out old fixtures like vanities, showers, lighting, mirrors, or faucets for a budget-friendly bathroom update. Updating these elements can give your bathroom a fresh and stylish look.

Furthermore, similar to kitchens, bathrooms provide excellent returns on investment for relatively minor updates. On a strict budget? You can still make impactful changes by replacing very outdated features or choosing modern, trendy wall paints.

Finished Basement

Should you find yourself with additional funds and an unfinished basement, consider completing it. This upgrade not only boosts your property’s value but also enables you to ask for higher rents. Some planning is required, but finishing your rental home can start bringing in the profits and added value you envision.

Are you keen on maximizing rental income and increasing property values? Real Property Management Excelled has the expertise to guide you in the Auburn market and nearby. Contact us online or call 253-275-5999 to learn about our services for boosting the value of rental properties for investors like you.


Originally Published on January 21, 2022

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