Renovating a rental property for the best returns


You don’t need to break the bank to make a rental property turn over more money when it comes to income from tenants. With a few little changes, you can make a mint from outdated and dowdy-looking spaces. After all, you may as well improve a property and allow it to become something you’re proud of, as well as a place people love living. Long-term tenants will be better for your wallet, after all!

While there may still be a feeling of austerity in the UK, where landlords continue to tighten their belts in case rental forecasts take another downturn, there are still a number of ways you can make minor adjustments that deliver huge benefits. By setting yourself a strict-yet-realistic budget to follow, simple DIY and investments at may minimise costs and these carefully-considered ideas will take on a life of their own.

The most effective ways to modernise dated properties are to work on the kitchen or bathroom. Replacing old and worn work tops and cabinets can often completely transform a kitchen without costing that much money or time. To achieve a fresh atmosphere in either the kitchen or the bathroom, make a number of changes to allow more natural light to enter the room. Window dressings are a perfect place to work this magic; replace dark curtains with natural-looking, earthy, wooden blinds or get some simple fabric blinds that can easily be drawn away.

In the bathroom specifically, avoid fitting a whole new suite. Instead, replace fittings like taps, shower heads and towel rails with more shiny, attractive and appealing offerings. A new toilet seat can also make a huge impression, whereas a change in bath mats and towels will deliver a contemporary look without a high price-tag.

Think carefully and clearly about what you want. After all, it’s your property – treat it like a second home and you’ll gain the clarity of judgement you’ll need to do a great job.

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