Think Twice Before DIY Rental Property Renovations

Rental Property RenovationsTime and money are probably at the forefront of your mind when you start thinking about a rental renovation. These aren’t things you’ll save by undertaking the project yourself.
Painting your rental renovation property is a prime example of this. While this will only take a professional painter a few days, you’re likely to spend an extraordinary amount of time to get the desired result. This is because a professional painter knows the proper techniques, where things can go awry, what looks good, what to pay attention to, and how to paint and cover patched areas successfully. These are things that will easily frustrate anyone who isn’t a professional painter.

The timing of a DIY painting project alone can be tricky because you’ll need to get the right equipment before you can even start. You’ll probably spend a few hours buying this equipment – things like paintbrushes, rollers, paint, drop sheets, sanding blocks, sandpaper, and filler for the holes. By the time you tackle this part of your rental remodel project it’ll be lunchtime. If you’re lucky, you may have the first coat of paint on your walls by dinnertime. In the next few days you may be able to get the ceiling and walls painted, if you’re both lucky and organized. However, if you’re like most investors you probably work another job throughout the week. As such, you’ll have two choices when you’re trying to finish up the finish and doors: either spend every other night after your “day job” working on your rental renovation or wait until the following weekend to complete it.

Renovate Your Rental - Hybrid Construction LLCIn the meantime, a painter could have had the interior of the whole rental remodel project completed in just a few days while you were at work. This is a prime example of how you really should stick with what you’re good at and hire a professional to handle the other parts of your rental remodel project for you. Think about it: This is only the pain. There’s still other parts of your rental renovation you need to deal with.

There are a lot of things that go into a rental remodel – so many that you can’t possibly do them all yourself. As an investor you want to get tenants into your property as soon as possible so give us a call at Hybrid Construction. Put our 10+ years of experience to work for you today so you can move your next tenant in as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you soon.

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