When looking for a place to live, renters want to feel at home immediately. An updated, well-maintained space will give them a sense of ease and comfort right away. If a condo feels fresh and modern, with features and finishes that are in style, it can also help the unit stand out from any others that are on the market. Here are the most common condo upgrades that renters look for.
An Updated Kitchen
There’s no underestimating just how important a good kitchen is in a home. If this space has updated and spacious countertops, modern-looking cupboards, new appliances, and a good amount of storage, it will be highly appealing to prospective renters. Even simply addressing wear and tear will impress renters. A good reno can bring new life to a kitchen, making it feel clean and brand new—something anyone would be excited to create meals in.
Bathrooms are another area that get a lot of use and can show signs of age quickly. They’re not only functional and practical spaces, they can (and should!) have touches of luxury too. Make your bathrooms feel more comfortable and inviting by installing a new vanity and sink, replacing an old tub or shower, and putting down new tile in the latest style or pattern. Small changes can make your bathroom feel like new!
Nothing quite refreshes a home like putting down new flooring and running it throughout the entire space. It’s an immediate update and depending on the material you choose, it can really transform the look and feel of your condo. By sticking to one flooring type or minimizing the transitions between rooms, however much space or square footage you have automatically feels larger and a lot more open. The trend right now is towards lighter shades of flooring, so if you want your condo to feel modern, a lighter palette is definitely the way to go.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint
The quickest and easiest way to renew a space is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. In addition to your walls, pay attention to your baseboards, door and window trims, and all of the doors throughout your unit. It will lend everything a clean, finished, almost-new look and hide any minor scratches or imperfections in the wood. Wall colours in general also tend to be lighter and brighter right now, which helps maximize natural light.
To make sure your space feels bright and fresh, invest in great lighting. Add pot lights throughout the main living spaces, under-cabinet task lighting in the kitchen, and pretty fixtures in your bathrooms. For an added touch, you can install a dimmer or two, especially in the bedroom and living room, for maximum comfort and adjustability. These layers of lighting help make a space feel homey and inviting, which is exactly the mood you want to create for renters.
Prospective renters should be able to envision themselves living in your condo and feel excited about the possibilities. With the right upgrades, you can make your condo hard to resist. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more renovation tips and advice.