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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 Dallas 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 number of inexpensive upgrade options for your rental house that can refresh 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.

You can give the kitchen cabinets in your Dallas rental house a fresh new look instead of replacing them. Try painting them in solid colors or even patterns! Your rental home’s kitchen can have a custom look for just the minimal cost of the paint.

2. Add New Cabinet Hardware.

Home improvements show you how 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 need for that is a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

Do you need to fix your Dallas 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. Add bright and clean cover plates to upgrade and 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 appeal of your rental house. Simply replace dated or dirty light fixtures, with something new and current. Changing the bulbs can also upgrade existing light fixtures. Matching bulbs in ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories can also pull any room together and improve its look.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Replace old faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms is another easy improvement. Taps can start to look old or stop working efficiently over time. New faucets are very affordable and are easy to replace with just basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are a simple fix for aging bathrooms. Swap out bathroom cabinets for a new vanity as a simple upgrade. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can greatly change the look of any 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. Get an instant update by replacing the trim with a newer style. 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 can have a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

Rental house interiors often look the same. Although it’s not a bad thing, you can make your property stand out by adding a feature wall. A feature element that looks built-in can be your feature wall. You can also simply just have a wall painted a bold color. Having shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf in your rooms could hold 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 Dallas property manager for your newly renovated rental.

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