Taming The Remodeling Beast: Making It Simpler

Remodeling A Rental Kitchen? Where To Splurge And Where To Save

The kitchen of your rental unit is one of its most important features. Americans often weigh the kitchen more heavily than many other rooms when deciding on a rental or the renewal of a lease. So, how can you ensure that you maximize your dollars when renovating a unit? Here are a few places to save or splurge.

1. Splurge on Hardiness

The kitchen takes a lot of wear and tear, and it is at a high risk of moisture and spills. This means that you should spend where it counts in quality materials. Look for materials rated specifically for kitchen use or use around water. Avoid materials that are more likely to stain, warp, or absorb moisture. 

2. Save on Appliances

Don't go overboard on high-end appliances unless there's a specific market for them. Most renters don't expect a chef's kitchen. As long as you give them a good quality and reasonably updated refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, and sink, you have likely met the needs of most. 

3. Splurge on Hardware

The hardware you choose will go a long way toward making the kitchen look and feel high-end without spending a lot. Whereas you may want to keep cabinets simple, hardware can be more fun, funky, beautiful, vintage, or unique. Don't go overboard, but do feel free to add a little personality to the kitchen with this simple design tool. 

4. Save on Cabinetry

Simple is usually best when it comes to cabinets in rental units. Simple designs and tried-and-true classics result in cabinets that are sturdy and easy to clean. Renters don't want something that will get dusty or greasy, and neither do you. The good news is that you can put the money you save on fancier designs into better-quality materials. 

5. Splurge on Storage

Don't underestimate the need for storage in any kitchen. Your renters will thank you if you put a little extra thought into maximizing storage for them. You may not be able to expand the kitchen to install more storage, but you can boost it with things like cabinets to the ceiling, kick drawers, organizers, lazy Susans, and well-planned pantries. 

Where to Learn More

Want more tips for remodeling the kitchen in one or more rental properties? Start by meeting with an experienced renovation service in your local area. With their help and these tips, you'll soon have a great space that renters will love and that you can afford.  

For more info about kitchen remodeling, contact a local company.