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Renovate Your El Segundo Rental Property with These Budget-Friendly Materials

Stylish Living Room in El Segundo with Reclaimed Wood FlooringKeeping your El Segundo property’s appeal high can be a challenge for a single-family rental property investor on a budget. The good thing is that there are plenty of trendy and inexpensive materials you can use to update the look of your rental home. Some of the best budget-friendly materials for your El Segundo rental homes are wood, stone, or tile. Here, we have listed more options for you.

Reclaimed Wood

There are a few materials that can evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort like wood. But new hardwood is expensive. Instead, you can use more affordable reclaimed wood on your property. Reclaimed woods are great budget-friendly materials for property investors because you can use them for remodeling floors, fences, and decks or adding even more creative decorative elements. With reclaimed wood, you can achieve that weathered, rustic look of cabins and beach houses. You can also refinish, stain, or paint it if you prefer a more colorful or contemporary look.


Go for a tropical vibe with the beautiful and environmentally-friendly bamboo. Bamboo rods or sheets are widely available and surprisingly affordable. You can use bamboo on interior walls, patio bars, planter beds, lightweight fencing, and more. This can certainly add beauty to any room or yard!

Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles

To stretch your remodeling budget even further, you can try working with ceramic or porcelain tile. Ceramic tiles come in many styles, colors, and finishes that can give you a lot of fun combinations for the kitchen and bath. Unlike natural stone tiles, which are expensive and high-maintenance, ceramic or porcelain tiles are more affordable and easy to maintain. Compared to laminate, a tile countertop looks more attractive and costs just as much or even less.

Solid Surface Countertops

Few countertop options can rival the high-end look of solid surfaces. Add to that the fact that it doesn’t come with an expensive price tag either. For way less than the cost of real granite, you can get the same elegant look. Solid surface countertops also come in many colors and finish giving investment property owners like you a lot of choices.

Used Brick

Similar to reclaimed wood, used brick can also be used in your rental properties. Used brick, with its weathered look, can even be more attractive than new brick. You can also use painted brick for a splash of color. You can use brick to update accent walls, patios, walkways, and of course, chimneys and fireplace surround.

Stone Veneers

You can also use stone veneers if you prefer the look of natural stone. Stone veneers are thin sheets of real stone and they come pre-installed on wood or concrete. Stone veneer panels are usually used for fireplace surrounds, exteriors, and even retaining walls. For the price, style, and size you want, stone veneers can instantly upgrade your El Segundo rental property without all the weight and expense.

Would you like to learn more budget-friendly ways to get your El Segundo rental properties updated and competitively leased? Contact us today!

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