Tips For Updating Your Rental Property, Even While You Are On A Budget

Are you planning on updating your rental property but you’re also on a budget?

Following the Pandemic and eviction moratorium, most owners in California want to renovate their properties but they are strapped for cash.

Thankfully, you can make renovations to your property, without spending thousands of dollars, especially if you follow these tips.

Tip #1 – Choose Simple And Affordable Hardware

Let’s face it, hardware doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to look good.

One of the first things to do when renovating your Central Valley property is to focus on the hardware.

Start by replacing any hardware inside your property that’s made of brass or has some degree of rust.

Making these improvements is important because renters who see older fixtures that are in poor condition may think that your property is old and in dire need of renovation.

You can find aesthetically pleasing, and affordable fixtures at stores like Walmart and Big Lots for a lot less than what you would pay for comparable fixtures at Kohls or Home Depot.

Tip #2 – Reuse And Refinish

Even though the natural inclination may be to gut kitchens and bathrooms, instead of the extensive demo, focus on reusing and refinishing what’s already there.

Focus on refinishing cabinets, replacing older knobs/pulls, and repainting.

Adding simple but tasteful updates to these rooms will help modernize them and most importantly, your tenants will feel like your property has been lovingly maintained regardless of the age.

Tip #3 – Don’t Forget The Modern Updates

Before wrapping up your budget-friendly renovation, it’s important to also add a few modern updates to your property as well including a doorbell camera, modern thermostat, and LED lighting.

All of these updates will attract tenants who are looking for tech-friendly features and they will also help your property to stand out as environmentally friendly as well.

Contact RPM Central Valley

At RPM Central Valley, we take pride in offering full-service property management to owners in the Central Valley.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time landlord, or an accidental owner, you can count on us to offer you excellent service for your rental property.

To learn more about the service we can offer you, contact us today by calling (209) 572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.