As time passes, it is inevitable for apartments and homes to become outdated. Some property owners decide to keep things the way they are and just maintain the essential components. As the owner and manager of a fourplex, you may have units that are similar or identical. This gives you the perfect chance to make improvements across the board and increase your rental rates.
A huge part of every home is the kitchen, which is where cabinets take up a lot of space. This feature is used for storing pots, pans, dinnerware, flatware, food and drinks. If the kitchen cabinets are old and worn, you should get help to replace them throughout the entire building. As you begin this process, remember to think about what is best for you and your tenants.
It is ideal to set yourself up so that the cabinets do not get dirty in between tenants. A common way that this happens is when the cabinets do not have any knobs or pulls. This requires a tenant to use their fingers to open every cabinet in the kitchen. Because it is not easy to always have clean fingers in the kitchen, it is best to get new installations with hardware for pulling.
Another way that you can keep the dirt buildup down is by picking certain cabinet colors. While it is easy for white cabinets to look attractive in a kitchen, they can get dirty easily. Natural wood on its own should help to blend in dirt marks, and you won't have to worry about paint chips or scratches. If you are determined to paint the cabinets, you can choose a neutral color such as dark brown or gray.
One of the main reasons that a tenant will move out is because they need more room. Sometimes this comes from adding another member to their family and needing an extra bedroom. However, it is also possible for them to want additional storage in their living space, and you can provide that with new cabinets.
An excellent way to do this is to make the replacement cabinets a little deeper. This will increase how much storage space there is available for your tenants to use. The second option is to add new cabinets to areas that did not have them before. For instance, if you know that most of your tenants do not use an empty space of the kitchen, you can add a floor-to-ceiling cabinet setup.
By making this change, you will have an easier time attracting tenants who spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It will also help to retain tenants who start using their kitchens more often.
Try Several Types
As a rental property owner, you should look for ways to maximize savings and increase overall appeal. Trying out several cabinet types will help you accomplish this goal. While you may intend on installing standard cabinets for most of the kitchen, you can also add some open cabinets. Most of each cabinet will still be there, but you will not need to install a door on the front side.
This is an effective way to save money due to using less material for the cabinets. You may have a tough time with deciding where the closed cabinets and open cabinets should be located. In this situation, you should talk with cabinet professionals to find out the most popular setups.
Installing new kitchen cabinets in four units is a huge project to take on. If you have any questions or want to schedule an initial appointment, contact our experts at BMC Cabinetry today.