The Top 5 Cosmetic Makeover Tricks for your Rental Property
Is your property starting to look a little worse for wear? Maybe it is a little rough around the edges and in need of some TLC? If you are looking to put your property on the leasing market, or are inbetween tenants, one of the best things you can do to yield a higher return on your rental property is to give it a quick cosmetic makeover.
Giving your rental property a quick cosmetic facelift give it a new lease on life (pardon the pun). It will also attract more renters in their search for the perfect property and their willingness to pay the rent on offer.
Here are our top 5 cosmetic makeover tricks to breathe some new life into your rental property.
Painting is first on our list of cosmetic necessities. Giving a fresh coat of paint does wonders for a property. It can change the feel of a home and add a new sense of fresh and newness for the next tenant. So either call in the professionals or grab that bunch of mates that owe a few favours and have a painting working bee.
New carpet can be a fairly costly exercise and may not be in your cosmetic budget. If you have the funds to spare, putting down some new carpet can make your rental property feel like new. When choosing a carpet for your rental property, choose one that is up to the chore of withstanding some wear and tear.
New Doors or Kitchen Handles
If your kitchen draws and doors are looking a little worse for wear, consider replacing the doors to instantly add new life into your kitchen. If doors are not on the budget, look at replacing just the handles. It’s amazing what new handles can do to a kitchen and they can be picked up relatively cheaply at any kitchen or Bunnings store.
Gardening and Mulching
When thinking of a cosmetic makeover, be sure to think about the exterior of your property. Put the gardening gloves on and get stuck into pulling out those pesky weeds that have grown over Spring. Mulching your garden is one of the best exterior projects you can do. It brings out the colours in your garden and adds a feel wow factor to any front or backyard. Plus, it will help keep the weeds at bay for your next tenant (always appreciated).
When potential renters enter your bedrooms, once they have deciphered the size and storage, curtains are often the first thing that draws their eye. Why? Curtains are more often that not the only soft furnishing item in the room. If they look as though they haven’t had a clean since the late 80s, it sets the tone for the rest of the property. On the other hand, if the bedrooms have new, neutral-toned curtains that will match any décor, then it’s a huge plus.
That’s our top 5 quick cosmetic suggestions to consider before you lease out your property. Do these steps and ensure you are putting your best property foot forward.