Most Important Rooms to Update Before Renting Out Your Home

Posted by Glenn Bancroft

When you’re planning on renting out your home, doing some updates first can make it easier to find tenants. Once you have tenants, a Tucson property manager can help ensure that your property is taken care of. Which rooms should you make changes to before renting out your home? The following are the most important rooms to focus on updating.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a central part of Tucson rental homes. From preparing meals to eating with loved ones and handling everyday tasks, having a newly updated kitchen can be a great draw for prospective tenants.

Floor

If your floor is looking worn or has damage, replace it with a brand new one. Tile, laminate, vinyl and other materials offer durable floor surfaces that are easy for tenants to clean.

Appliances

Consider replacing your current kitchen appliances with new ones if yours are more than a few years old. Having new appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, can help lower the risk of repairs while also enhancing your kitchen’s appearance. New appliances typically have better energy efficiency as well, which can help your tenants save on their energy bills.

Cabinets

New cabinets can spruce up your kitchen, especially if it’s been awhile since you updated them. If your cabinets are in good condition, you can refinish the cabinet doors to update them instead of replacing them entirely.

Countertops

If your kitchen countertops look dated or show signs of wear and tear, replacing them before renting out your home is a smart choice. Options range from budget-friendly laminate countertops to more expensive marble or quartz countertops.

Bathrooms

When looking for Tucson rental properties, tenants are going to want bathrooms that are in excellent condition, especially when it comes to tubs, toilets, and other fixtures.

Plumbing Fixtures

If your plumbing fixtures are not in good condition or if they’re older, consider replacing them. Switching older plumbing fixtures with newer ones that have water-saving features, such as low-flow shower heads or toilets, can help you or your tenants save on water bills. Having new plumbing fixtures can also help lower the risk of leaks and other plumbing problems.

Cabinets or Vanity

Updating the cabinets or vanity in your bathrooms can improve their appearance and functionality. Choose new cabinets or vanities that offer plenty of storage for your tenants.

Other Rooms

For other rooms in the house, doing some simple updates can help you attract interested tenants. Consider painting the walls in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms. A new coat of paint on the walls can give these areas of your home a fresh look. Replacing carpeting or refinishing wood floors is another way to fix up these areas before you begin looking for tenants.

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Updated: 14th August, 2019 8:02 AM.