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4 Home Upgrades Worth the Investment

Contemporary blue kitchen with renovated windows, cabinets, and countertops.
Investors generally know that upgrading their Ocala rental properties is key to making them appealing to tenants. These upgrades also contribute to the growth in the value of their investment.

Certain home renovations can greatly increase a property’s value. It’s essential for rental property owners to identify which improvements deliver the best ROI for enduring success and profitability.


Start by evaluating the construction costs against the expected rise in property value when planning renovations for your rental property. According to a recent national survey, most home sellers agree that kitchen updates yield the best ROI for the money invested.

However, this doesn’t mean you need to fully remodel the kitchen to increase your property values. Instead, small updates like refacing cabinets, replacing appliances, or installing a new countertop, sink, or faucet can refresh your property’s interior without stretching your budget. This enables you to achieve significant upgrades without exceeding your budget.


Bathrooms follow the same rule, where minor upgrades can substantially boost value if your property’s amenities aren’t outdated or unattractive. Think about upgrading old, worn tile tub and shower surrounds with a new fiberglass overlay. Add a new vanity and mirror, or think about giving the room a fresh, light paint job. Exchange worn vinyl flooring for tile to enhance the upgrade.

Tile offers substantial long-term benefits, lasting for decades without needing replacement and providing a more upscale feel than laminate flooring, without much higher cost. This ensures that your investment will last.

Stone Veneers

When renting a property, making a great first impression is essential. Hence, why not improve the exterior of your property too? An outstanding upgrade is applying manufactured stone veneer to the front exterior of your property. It will not only refresh your property’s look but also offer a high return on investment by making it more attractive to tenants.

In a cost vs. value analysis, swapping vinyl siding for stone veneer around entryways, pillars, or the lower third of the front exterior allowed sellers to recover almost all installation expenses. Upgrading your rental home before selling can improve profits by making it more attractive and enabling you to charge higher rent.

Doors and Windows

Focusing on particular remodeling areas can maximize your investment returns. Garage doors and windows are two examples. For rental properties with garages, it’s wise to replace the garage door when it looks worn.

A new garage door, while seemingly small, can notably increase your property’s value, much like stone veneers. Similarly, replacing old windows with vinyl ones enhances aesthetics, safety, and energy efficiency. These upgrades can greatly aid in filling a vacant rental property.

Investing in property upgrades can be expensive and time-consuming. Yet, these upgrades are essential for the long-term success of your rental property investment in Ocala. Planning and budgeting for ongoing improvements help keep your rental property competitive and valuable.

To create a rental property that will attract both renters and buyers, call Real Property Management Paradise at 352-565-4303 or contact us online. In Ocala, our property managers can assess your property and offer budget-friendly solutions to keep it competitive.

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