4 Outdoors Projects to Spruce Up Your Rental Property

Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors,Renters

Once you’ve closed on your buy-to-rent property, it’s time to boost the curb appeal to make the property more attractive to renters. These updates don’t have to be extensive or expensive projects; a little effort goes a long way. Below are a few ideas to consider:

Project #1: Dress up Your Front Steps

Your front steps lead to your front door, which is the focal point of most homes when visitors first arrive. To further enhance your entryway and to give it a warm and inviting feel, dress it up with a sturdy, solid-looking planter on either side. The shape, size and contents should fit with the type and style of the house.

Project #2: Refresh Your Concrete

There are many concrete paints, stains and acid washes on the market that will give the front and back of the house a unique look and appeal. From stone looking finishes to murals, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Project #3: Give Your Outdoor Furniture a Facelift

Outdoor furniture gets weathered quickly, which in most cases is part of the charm and look. What can be noticeable is if it looks dirty and unappealing. Plastic, wicker and metal cal all be quickly refreshed with various inexpensive paint treatments. Consider investing in a Sunbrella fabric for cushions, and they will look good for years.

Project #4: Paint Your Front Door

As mentioned in project #1, your home’s front door is one of the most eye-catching features of your home. Consider giving it a fresh coat of paint for your new renters. Add good lighting fixtures as well, for both appeal and safety.

These are just a few quick projects that can have a huge impact on the look of your buy-to-rent home. What additional quick projects would your recommend? Visit us at www.b2rfinance.com and follow us on Twitter @B2RFinance.

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