5 Budget-Friendly Renovation Ideas for your Rental Property

1. Add a feature wall to your property.

Feature walls are perfect for small spaces as they give an illusion of depth to the room. This works best if you choose a striking colour. Darker tones tend to highlight a sense of space whilst softer pastel colours are easier on the eye. Dark features go well in all rooms of the house, so do not be afraid to play around with darker moodier colours around your property.

If your property has a large open-plan area, a feature wall will also help with dividing your space from, let’s say, your kitchen to your living area.

2. Install a dishwasher

Other than the obvious fact that EVERYONE LOVES A DISHWASHER… living in Cape Town, our water is sacred and hits a low most years, so being able to save on your money and also on the environment is a big bonus. Try and find an energy saving dishwasher as this will save you a tremendous amount of money in the long run.

You also do not need help with installing a dishwasher, luckily for us it is one of the most simple appliances to hook up!

3. Give your kitchen cabinets a new finish

Painting your cabinets will have a massive impact on the kitchen. It will refresh the entire space and make it feel brand spanking new. Also, no one likes an old, dingy looking kitchen.

Painting your cabinets will improve the value of your home… When a property appears new, people tend to be willing to pay more to stay there.

This is an inexpensive touch to add to your property instead of forking out for new cabinets. There are so many more beautiful paints at our disposal that it would be wrong not to at least consider this option!

4. Rearrange and refurbish your furniture

There are so many simple tweaks you can make to your property that will make the room feel warmer and cozier. Rearranging the furniture can give the house a completely new look and feel. Making sure your room is optimized for its size is essential and you can make sure of this by using a trial and error method. Try moving things around a few times to see which best fits the room. Find a focal point in the room and rearrange around that.

Sprucing up your old furniture can also make such a difference as it will give them a brand-new look!

5. Add a Splashback to the kitchen

Adding a splashback to your kitchen will give the space a more sophisticated look. To bring down the cost of this installation, you can find your favourite tiles on the market, then use them as references when going for a low-cost lookalike. Choosing adhesive glass instead of a tile will also bring the overall cost down.


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