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How to ‘tenant proof’ your rental property

How to ‘tenant proof’ your rental property

As a property owner, we understand that the purpose of your property is to make you a return on investment. Creating a tenant proof property doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. We’ll show you how it’s possible to create a home that will attract tenants and let you sleep peacefully.

Renters often get a bad wrap in terms of taking care of their rental property, so having materials to withstand anything your tenant can dish out is a great way to avoid trouble.

There are 4 main things to consider if you’re doing a kitchen renovation for a rental property. The design, the materials, the hardware, and the construction.

Design

Minimal and practical is the best approach when designing a kitchen renovation in a rental property.

Materials

Don’t go for the real thing. These days there are great quality melamine and laminates that look like timber and marble. These materials are generally easy to clean, are hardy, and look great.

Hardware and Construction

You don’t have to have the highest quality finishes, but you do need high quality hardware and cabinet construction that fits properly and is screwed together rather than simply stapled together.

Appliances

With exception to a dishwasher, an oven, cooktop, sink, and rangehood, are all necessary kitchen appliances. Opting for a mid-range price is the best idea as cheaper appliances often end up costing more in repairs or replacements and high-end brands don’t tend to add too much value to your rental return.

Get help with a tenant proof kitchen renovation

When we give quotes for a kitchen renovation, there are no nasty surprise. We’ll include everything and explain the process to you. Our quotes are trustworthy enough to take to the bank if you’re seeking finance.

A great looking kitchen can help you get more interest in your property from potential tenants and increase your likelihood of getting a better rental return. Visit our Gold Coast showroom or give us a call and we’ll be able to help you design a kitchen for your rental property (or for your own home). See our page about Kitchens to learn more about how we can help you get the best value for your money.

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