When you start preparing to place an apartment or home for rent, there are many things to consider. You may want to change some things before putting it on the market or showing it to others. Your reasons for doing different home improvements will likely vary. For example, they can include improving the overall value of your property (and thus increasing the profits from rentals) and simply wanting to see the apartment a certain way before renting it.
One home improvement that's small in scope but can pack a big punch is redoing an apartment's kitchen countertops. Here are some vital reasons why redoing your kitchen countertops can be one of the smartest choices you make before putting your house for sale.
New Countertops Can Change the Look and Feel of Your Kitchen
Sometimes a kitchen just lacks the right pizzazz. You may just feel discontent about the kitchen in your home, yet not know exactly what bugs you about it. Having new countertops can change the look and feel, thereby inspiring you to love the kitchen. That can also help potential renters love it, too.
If your kitchen feels dated, simply painting the cabinets and replacing the countertops can bring it into the 21st century. If your kitchen is too dark, a bright countertop can bring out the light in the room and make it feel cheery. Countertops are more important for the way a kitchen is perceived than many property managers realize.
Beautiful Countertops Can Help Inspire a Renter's Imagination
As a property manager, the main thing that you need to do is help the potential renters imagine themselves living in your home. If you can do that, you can strike at the heart of what will make them want to follow through and apply to rent the home.
Beautiful countertops can help inspire a renter because they may see them and start envisioning themselves merrily making meals in the beautiful kitchen that you've recently improved. A motivated renter starts by imagining themselves in a home and envisioning the ways that it can improve the quality of their life.
Having Attractive Countertops Can Draw Attention Away From Flaws
If your kitchen has major structural flaws, you will, of course, need to disclose those to a potential renter. However, if the kitchen just has basic cosmetic flaws, new kitchen countertops can be a wonderful antidote to take attention away from the parts of your kitchen that are less than impressive.
For example, if you find that your kitchen is on the small side, you may want to install attractive new countertops. These counters can draw attention to them as soon as someone walks into the room. Leaving a lot of space on the counters can even give the illusion of more space in some kitchens.
Finally, keep in mind that redoing your countertops will give your kitchen a whole new look and feel. Once you've decided on the countertops you want, go for it, and don't hesitate to accentuate them in your revamped kitchen when showing it to potential renters.