Landlords are always thinking about upgrades they can make to their rental properties that will increase their rental income and make their lives easier in the long run. But which upgrades are worth your time and money? Let’s look at four upgrades that will keep your tenants happy and increase your rental income and property value.
Replacing the carpet with hardwood flooring will increase your value and save you time. Carpet can stain and tear easily, making it more prone to need replacing. Hardwood flooring is easier to clean and more long-lasting. Installing hardwood flooring can be expensive up front, but it will save you time and money in the long run.
Painting rooms in your rental property can make a huge difference and make your rental property more appealing. Neutral colors like gray or beige with white trim go with all kinds of decor and are colors that tenants tend to gravitate towards.
Update Kitchen & Bathrooms
The two rooms that tenants like to see updated are the kitchen and bathrooms. This can get expensive, but luckily, you don’t have to update everything to make a good impression. Small changes in the bathroom, like updating the toilets, vanity, or sink, or kitchen updates, like cabinetry or countertops, are all you need to give these rooms a new look.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Tenants will appreciate energy efficiency items like Energy-Star certified appliances or new windows as they will help lower their utility bills. Replacing old appliances will save you money on maintenance issues in the future. New windows are more aesthetically pleasing than old ones, and cold drafts from the old ones can cause higher utility bills.
As you can see, there are a lot of different upgrades that can benefit you and your tenants. If you have any questions or need recommendations, reach out to us! We are always here to help.