If you own a rental property, you’ve probably performed your share of maintenance and upkeep on it. But at some point, you might decide it’s time for a change. A rental kitchen remodel is one viable way to switch things up.
Conducting a cost-effective and aesthetically-pleasing rental kitchen remodel is no easy task. There are several different factors to consider, ranging from cost to function to visual appeal.
This article will offer up some kitchen renovation tips for your rental property.
Add a fresh coat of paint
Painting the walls is one of the most cost-effective ways to remodel a space, as a new coat of paint can make the room feel new and fresh without breaking your budget. For colors, it’s best to stick with neutral tones that won’t clash with any furniture or fixtures that your tenants might bring in.
Add more lighting
Sticking with the theme of inexpensive remodeling techniques that can change the look and feel of a room, a kitchen’s lighting is integral to how inviting the space feels. People are going to be spending a lot of time in their kitchen each day, so they want the space to feel warm.
Adequate lighting achieves that warming effect. Consider new light fixtures (they don’t need to be expensive) if the ones you have aren’t up to snuff anymore.
Install new appliances
One of the key kitchen renovation tips when scheduling a rental kitchen remodel is updating the appliances. People notice the appliances when they’re viewing the kitchen, and having a new refrigerator and stove can really elevate the look and feel of your rental property’s kitchen.
Don’t buy the cheapest new appliances, as you’ll likely have to replace them sooner than you’d prefer—and don’t opt for the most expensive appliances either, as you may price out some potential tenants. Aim for mid-priced appliances that are ideally energy efficient so that you can get the best return on your investment.
Put in new plumbing fixtures
If you’re going to be putting in new appliances, you should really go all the way and put new plumbing fixtures in the kitchen as well. This can be something as small as putting in a new and more modern faucet for the kitchen sink or as big as having an entire new sink and basin put in.
You should avoid the cheapest fixture options, so you don’t have to replace them often, and lean towards energy-efficient plumbing fixtures to save you money on utilities.
Reface your cabinets
One of the lesser-known kitchen renovation tips is refacing the cabinets. This process can be a cost-effective solution to give your structurally-sound cabinets a new look. The cabinet refacing process involves replacing the doors to the cabinet and covering the exterior with a new material. This allows you to give your cabinets a new look for a lesser price than putting in entirely new cabinets.
Call for your kitchen remodeling today
Now that you have some basic kitchen remodeling tips, call us at Kitchen Kreators Ltd. For over 35 years, we’ve been the premier general contractors specializing in all types of home additions, so call us for your new kitchen today.