For a rental property to be profitable, it needs to be just the right mix of form and function. You want the property to look nice to attract renters, but also hold up to the wear and tear they place on the house. Kitchens are a major highlight for potential renters, so it’s a good place to update for maximum profitability. Since cabinets are a focal point of the kitchen, replacing them is a wise investment. Here’s what to look for when choosing cabinets for your rental property:
Kitchen cabinetry gets a lot of use, so it’s important to choose quality materials. Solid wood is extremely durable and will last for years. Maintenance for solid wood cabinets is very minimal and they can often be easily repaired. While the price tag of solid wood cabinets is higher than other materials, the peace of mind in knowing that they will hold up over the years makes them worth it.
Rather than choose a cabinet style that is currently trending, stick with tried-and-true classics. Simple, yet contemporary, cabinet styles like shaker or raised panel have been shown to withstand the test of time. Choosing classic cabinet doors and drawers also makes it easy to personalize the rest of the kitchen so you can still match current trends.
Light or Neutral Colors
Light colored cabinets make the kitchen appear bright and airy, a major selling point for potential renters. While white cabinets are very popular for kitchen remodels, cream, light gray, or light wood colors are also a good choice.
It’s important not to skimp on cabinet hardware in a rental property. Not only do they make the kitchen look nicer, but they can also protect your cabinets. With quality kitchen cabinet hardware, renters can easily open and close doors and drawers which can prevent damage. High-end hardware is also easier to clean and doesn’t leave as many knicks and scrapes on your cabinetry.
Lots of Drawers
You should never underestimate the importance of drawers! While cabinets are great for dishes and pantry items, drawers increase the amount of useable space in a kitchen. Smaller drawers can be used to store cutlery and other small kitchen items, while larger drawers can be used for pots, pans, and small appliances.
The best time to remodel a rental property is in the off-season, when work can get done without sacrificing potential income. To learn more about Myrtle Beach Cabinets products and services, call us at (843) 273-6116 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!