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Renovate Your Columbia Heights Rental Property with These Budget-Friendly Materials

Stylish Living Room in Columbia Heights with Reclaimed Wood FlooringAs a single-family rental property investor in Columbia Heights, keeping your property’s appeal can be a challenge when you are working with a limited budget. There are, however, many inexpensive materials now that are available for the upgrade needs of your rental home. Wood, stone, & tile, are some of the best budget-friendly materials for your Columbia Heights rental homes.

Reclaimed Wood

Wood gives off an air of warmth and comfort. But new hardwood is expensive. Alternatively, you can use reclaimed wood for your property. Reclaimed woods are great budget-friendly materials for property investors. You can use them for remodeling floors, fences, and decks, or additional decorative elements. Reclaimed wood can give your property a weathered, rustic look reminiscent of cabins and beach houses. However, once refinished, stained, or painted, it gives a more colorful or contemporary look.


While this used to be mostly used in tropical climates, bamboo has become trendy due to its beauty and environmentally-friendly profile. Bamboo rods or sheets are readily available and are very affordable. You can use bamboo on interior walls, patio bars, planter beds, lightweight fencing, and more. It will make your room or yard more beautiful.

Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles

You can work with ceramic or porcelain tiles to stretch the remodeling budget even more. With ceramic tiles, you can combine the many styles, colors, and finishes for the kitchen and bath. And, in comparison to expensive and high-maintenance natural stone tiles, ceramic or porcelain tiles are easier to maintain. A tile countertop would look prettier than laminate for a similar cost.

Solid Surface Countertops

Achieve that expensive, high-end look with countertop options with solid surfaces. You can get the same look of real granite at a much lesser cost. Investment property owners can go for solid surface countertops that come in many colors and finishes.

Used Brick

Use used bricks as you would use reclaimed wood in your rental properties. More affordable than new brick, used brick comes with a weathered look. Painted brick is one popular choice. You can use brick to update accent walls, patios, walkways, and of course, chimneys and fireplace surround.

Stone Veneers

If you are going for the look of natural stone minus the high cost, you can try using stone veneers. Stone veneers come conveniently pre-installed on wood or concrete backing. You can use stone veneer panels for fireplace surrounds, house exteriors, and retaining walls. The price of stone veneers will depend on the style and size you want and they can give your Columbia Heights rental property an instant facelift without the weight and expense.

Would you like to learn more budget-friendly ways to get your Columbia Heights rental properties updated and competitively leased? Contact us today!

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