When it comes to maintaining rental properties, it’s important to keep it up-to-date. Redecorating your property can attract new tenants and keep the value of your property up. If you’ve decided to do improvements on your property, first decide on the type of tenants you hope to attract. Once you know that, you can center your renovations on the type of tenant you want. Redecorating can be stressful for anyone, especially when it comes to a rental property. One wrong move and it could cost you a tenant. If you want to redecorate your rental property the right way, follow these simple tips from our guest blogger Bruce Macdonald at MacDonald Hardwoods.
Rental Decor Tip #1: Choose Neutral Colors Throughout
Although you might be tempted to have a little fun with the colors, try not to get too customized. Stick with neutral colors that anyone can appreciate. If you use a lot of bright colors and patterns, it could steer some people away. Depending on the type of rental, you might consider allowing your tenants to repaint the walls as long as they return them to the original color upon moving out; this can potentially attract more people because everyone loves the chance to personalize their home.
Rental Decor Tip #2: Select Aesthetically Appealing Fixtures
The first thing anyone will notice when visiting your rental property is the lighting. Bright lighting is the key to a beautiful home. It’s especially important to use a bright light in the kitchen. Use a warmer light in the rest of the rooms to provide a comfortable environment. Invest in new lamps with fun, modern lamp shades to brighten up your property.
Rental Decor Tip #3: Install Easy-to-Maintain Flooring
Anytime a tenant moves out, you’ll probably have to either clean the carpet or completely replace it. When redecorating, select carpeting that is easy to clean. If for some reason you can’t clean the carpet after a tenant moves out, keep in mind that you will have to replace it, so cost should factor into your decision.
Another aspect to consider when redecorating is the color of the floor. Many rental companies choose light carpet colors. Sadly, the lighter the carpet is, the harder it is to clean. Choose a darker color instead. If you want to make it look even better, consider using a different type of flooring like hardwood floors or tile. They’re not only easy to maintain, but also beautiful.
With these tips in mind, you’re ready to redecorate your rental property. Just remember that everyone has a different taste, so the best option is to stick with a neutral property.
More About Bruce MacDonald
Bruce MacDonald leads the team at MacDonald Hardwoods, a hardwood flooring store in Denver, Colorado. For over three decades they have serviced Colorado with flooring installations, hardwood floor cleaning, and even conducted educational classes to help customers take care of their floors.