Spring is in the air! Springtime is all about bringing things back to life and this includes your property. With the new season, certain home projects are necessary to make to your rental property, and chances are after these long winter months, your property is ready to be revamped. Give your rental property a breath of fresh air with these home improvement tips.
Freshen Up the Landscaping
Colder weather does a number on your property. Start by doing some cleaning on your land and remove any debris, branches, or leaves. Once you have a clean area to work with, start thinking about what kind of landscape you want to have this spring. (Check out these landscaping trends for some inspiration.) This project is a great opportunity to add some curb appeal to your property with simple improvements such as fresh flowers, mulch, and grass that will enhance the overall look of your property. A lawn care program is a great way to make sure your landscape stays presentable all season long.
Make Outdoor Upgrades
When spring arrives, people can’t wait to get outside. Make sure your outdoor space is ready for some backyard gatherings. Take this time to consider some outdoor upgrades to bring your rental property to the next level. If you’re in the market to revamp your backyard space with features like an outdoor patio or an outdoor kitchen, consider using a home equity line of credit for additional funding. A HELOC can give you cash to assist with the financing process of your projects and its tax deductible for home improvements. For smaller outdoor upgrades, look into outdoor lighting or a fresh paint color to make your home pop. To add in an extra layer of comfort, look into investing in new, durable patio furniture. Creating a beautiful space for your tenants to enjoy is a great way to prepare your property for spring.
Test Safety Systems
Safety should always be a priority on your rental property. As you’re getting ready for spring, take the time to make sure your safety systems are in good working order. Some safety systems can include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to replace anything that’s not working properly. For additional help, seek a professional to replace or repair safety systems. Ensuring that everything is working properly will give you peace of mind in the new season.
Improve Air Quality
According to Everyday Health, springtime allergies affect 30 – 60 million Americans. When spring arrives you’ll want to make sure you and your guests are breathing in clean air. Look into utilizing home air purification systems to improve your indoor air quality. There are a wide variety of air purification systems on the market, so do your research to determine the best fit for your property. Another thing to consider is replacing your HVAC filters. Replacing these will help ensure that your tenants are breathing in quality air throughout their entire stay.
It’s time for some spring cleaning! Get your rental property ready for spring by deep cleaning your home. There are certain areas of the home that need extra attention when cleaning, like the hard-to-reach places. Start by deep cleaning the windows with some DIY window cleaning products for a streak-free look. There’s nothing like some sunshine and a warm breeze to boost your mood so you’ll want to make sure your windows are in good condition. Take notice of the window screens and don’t forget to give those a good scrub. Another area to deep clean is any rugs in the home. Vacuum and shampoo the rugs to ensure that there’s no dust or dirt from the long winter months. Consider looking into a professional rug cleaning service for a true deep clean.
There are many improvements that can be made on your rental property when preparing for spring. Spring is all about bringing you and your surroundings back to life. Make sure to deep clean your space and double-check that the exterior is in good condition before the renters arrive.
For internal upgrades, utilize a home air purification system and get the windows and rugs ready for the new season. If you want to take on bigger home upgrades such as an outdoor patio or kitchen, do your research to guarantee the best fit for your property and your budget.
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