With the new year now underway, many property managers in Sioux Falls find themselves thinking about renovating their rental properties as a means to attract new tenants or keep the current tenants happier. We joined with other Sioux Falls property management companies to compile a list of smaller renovations that go a long way in the eyes of renters.
While gutting the kitchen for a complete remodel may not be on the top of your to do list, the good news is that with a few small tweaks, you can still give it a fresh feel that makes it more attractive to tenants. Consider making one or more of these improvements:
- New Appliances. Keeping them all in the same color palette with the latest technology will be more appealing in the eyes of a tenant.
- Kitchen Countertops. Believe it or not granite is not appealing to every renter that will come through your property. What they do want is countertops that are durable and match well with the quality of other finishes in the home.
- Cabinet Choices. New cabinets make a huge impression on potential tenants regardless of color and embellishments. Cabinets should offer ample storage space for smaller kitchen appliances and dishes, and when space allows, each kitchen should have a pantry.
Installing flooring options like hardwood or porcelain tile allow for higher rent charges and do have advantages over carpet-as they don’t have to be replaced as frequently. If your budget allows between tenants, this is one upgrade that makes a huge impression on tenants.
When it comes to having a functional bathroom, it’s all about storage. Both the vanity and medicine cabinets should have ample storage space, and if space allows should include a linen closet in close proximity to the bathroom.
Other bathroom renovations that make a huge impact include changing smaller shower and floor tiles out for larger, more modern tiles. Porcelain tiles are more durable, and can be made to mimic the look of hardwood, stone, and even marble.
While this may be a challenge to fit more storage space throughout your rental property, property managers in Sioux Falls have found that tenants would rather give up some space for furniture in exchange for storage space. Also, provided some sort of shelving systems makes the closets feel more organized and is an appealing feature to tenants.
Though some of these renovations may seem basic, Sioux Falls property management companies have found that rental properties that feature one or more of these items are more appealing to tenants, and help them take pride in their living space.