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Design trends to avoid when renovating your rental property


While renovating your rental property can be beneficial in curbing its appeal, some renovation trends can leave your apartment looking very outdated and undesirable. It’s better to avoid such trends. Here are design trends to avoid when renovating your rental property:

Granite countertops

Granite countertops have been a trend for quite some time, but the overwhelming popularity of granite means that it will be faced out at some point. Granite is not only expensive, but it will date your property.

White-on-white bathrooms

A white-on-white bathroom is one where the walls and fixtures are painted all white, making them to appear dazzlingly clean and fashionable to prospective tenants. While it can make the room look large, if all-white bathrooms are not kept very clean, they’ll look dirty. It is extremely difficult to keep white-on-white bathrooms spotless all the time, which is why it is would make sense to pick a neutral pastel for your rental unit’s bathroom instead.

Paints that are not eco-friendly

Many millennial renters today are more attracted to rental properties that are environmentally friendly, a trend fueled by the need to improve energy efficiency and minimize environmental pollutants. Make your renovation eco-friendly by choosing paints with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additionally, you can make it mandatory for renters to use light bulbs and fixtures that have high energy efficiency.

Hanging pots and pans

The idea of hanging pots and pans in the kitchen is now a thing of the past. What’s popular today is having a spacious kitchen fitted with accessible, large drawers to store kitchen pots, pans and other cutlery.

Distressed cabinets

The next renovating trend you want to avoid is distressed cabinets – they just look outdated. Choose a neutral color or finish for cabinets. Light tones will make your cabinets look dirty and dusty while very dark tones, like dark grey or black, will make the room appear smaller. Light or medium walnut, or pine stains is the way to go.

As a property owner, you want your rental property to be updated and pleasing, however remember that there are certain design trends to avoid when renovating your rental property.

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