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Updating Your Rental



If you own a rental property, then you know there is definitely value in ensuring that it is updated and designed functionally. Whether you rent for vacationers or you have long-term tenants, a clean and well-organized space makes a difference. If you’re ready to increase the value of your rental property and ensure that your guests are happy, then this article is for you! We have a few tips and tricks that will help you make a huge difference with small and inexpensive changes.

Accent Walls?

White paint is inexpensive, and easy to purchase. It also doesn’t take a genius to match if you need to patch or repair a part of your walls. The problem is that white paint is boring, and hard to look at. If you’re looking for a solution that lets you have your cake and eat it too, then try some renter-friendly wallpaper on a single wall. Inexpensive, and easy to do, it will definitely spice up your space!

Small Details

Think about it. A little black dress can be “dressed up” with the right shoes and accessories and “dressed down” with boots and a jean jacket. Your rental can get a spruce with simple small changes. Try updating your light fixtures, you might be surprised at what a difference it can make. Other small details such as kitchen hardware, door knobs, new sinks, and re-painting your appliances can make a big difference too!

Custom Shelving

You know your rental. If there isn’t much space in the bathroom, you can conveniently tuck a shallow shelf next to the toilet. If you have a kitchenette, you can pop a roll-out cubby next to the refrigerator. Building custom shelving or cabinets in convenient places can provide smart storage that makes your renters happy.


Space Saving Furniture

Most vacation rentals have spaces that are used for more than one function. Owners can use multipurpose furniture in multipurpose spaces that create a clean and minimal design. Often coffee tables can double as workstations or sometimes sofa consoles can double as desks. Maximize your spaces with the right kind of furniture in your vacation rentals, especially for business travelers.

Green Space

Not only do we know for a fact that a simple plant in your space can lower your blood pressure, but we’ve also discovered that it helps with odor control and clean air. If you’re ready to step up your décor, adding a few potted plants to the space can bring new life and interesting texture into the room. Plants are also inexpensive to purchase and maintain.

Privacy Please

Many rental property owners are learning that bland blinds can be disrespected, and expensive to replace. Often, as landlords, we hesitate to spend money on more expensive options, but it’s worth it. Not only do wooden blinds or bamboo shades help block out the sun and lower energy costs, but they’re also more durable and easier to clean. To save money, update one room at a time.

Area Rugs

One of the most abused surfaces in a rental can be the floors. Even if you have hardwood floors, often the wear and tear is terrible and expensive to fix. If you toss in a few area rugs, it can update the look of a room, dampen sound, help control temperature, and protect your floors. Excellent money saver!

Remember, at Desired Designs we are excited to help you find solutions that work best for you and your budget. When it comes to rental properties, our goal is to help you find functional solutions that are financially friendly. It would be our pleasure to help you design your life with a custom touch, contact us today to learn more.

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