Renovating Your Rental: When is the Best Time?

Date:  October 3, 2016


Categories:  Kitchen Facelift, Renovating

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Similar to owning the house you live in every day, a rental property needs ongoing care and upkeep. When a property is a rental, keeping maintenance costs to a minimum is imperative to ensure you make the most profit possible. A rental property facelift is a necessity but must not be pricey.

At Dianella Polishing, we regularly receive phone calls and email enquiries regarding rental property facelifts.  Landlords want to re-finish the kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinets of rental properties. The rental property facelift  is different to renovating a home that you live in.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re refinishing the kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets of your rental property.


Cost – Refinishing your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets will save you a considerable amount of money. Keep your rental property renovation costs down. Generally speaking, refinishing cabinets with Dianella Polishing is typically a third of the price of replacing the pre-existing cabinets with completely new ones. Where saving money is one of the most important factors, refinishing cabinets is a great start.


Style – The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. When prospective renters are looking for a new home, they can be easily swayed by a modern, stylish kitchen or bathroom. Refinish your cabinets to update and modernise their appeal and your rental home is worth more per week to potential renters.


Durability: Owners are more careful then tenants. Normally the gardens looks better. The carpets suffer less. And the same counts for the invisible things in your house. You take more care of built in furnishings and fittings than a tenant. Unfortunately the nature of rental properties means different people will be living in your home for different amounts of times. As cabinets are well utilised, they need to be as durable and long lasting as possible.


Timeliness – If you have decided you want to do a rental property facelift, start with your cabinetry. refinish the cabinets in your rental property, it’s important to chose to best time to get the upgrade complete. If tenants are still in your property it can cause problems to remove the hardware for it to be upgraded. When Dianella Polishing are upgrading cabinets, we need to deal directly with the owner regarding the upgrade, not the tenants or real estate agent as they are unable to make decisions. The best time to complete cabinet refinishing is when the property is vacant, and in between tenants. On average, it only take 2 weeks to complete an upgrade, which means you can have new tenants back into your property in a flash. So if your current tenants are about to move out, it might be time to consider upgrading your cabinets.

If you’re a homeowner of a rental property and you need to do some work to your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets get in touch with Dianella Polishing today!

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