Kitchens in Investment Properties


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Deciding on the right kitchen for an investment property is important. You may not want to put in state of the art appliances and expensive benchtops if they won’t be looked after.

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Kitchens in Investment Properties

  1. 1. Kitchens in Investment PropertiesInvestment properties are intended to make money for the owner, not lose it, and it can sometimes behard to decide how much money should be put into one for improvements. When repairs are required,there can be no choice and the owner must spend the money. While some money can be claimed backon tax for putting money into an investment property, it doesn’t mean the decision is any easier. This istrue of kitchens in rentals. The owner may feel or know that the kitchen needs to be replaced howeverspending a lot of money may not necessarily be wise.To begin with, having a kitchen made over or completely replaced may be a good way to attract higherrent. Naturally a nice new kitchen that is functional and well designed is a lot more sort after than an oldrun down kitchen. By discussing this option with your property manager you can decide what your bestoption may be. In either case, if the kitchen needs a little updating then the first thing you can consideris replacing kitchen benchtops Brisbane. As the benchtop is probably the most well used part of akitchen it’s important to have one that is in good condition for your tenants to have use of. When youdiscuss options with your kitchen designer, go for a material that is very durable but won’t break yourbudget. It’s important to keep in mind that in rentals tenants won’t necessarily take care of such thingsas well as if they owned it themselves. Choosing a more expensive material that may scratch easily, suchas stainless steel, might not be the best option.Appliances may be the next thing you consider after the benchtop. When you are choosing appliancesfor Brisbane kitchens, consider how expensive they may be to replace. If an element breaks in the ovenwill it be relatively cheap to replace or will it cost an arm and a leg? Will you spend the money to put adishwasher in as this may attract tenants better or would a dishwasher be another appliance you mayhave to potentially have repaired or replaced later on and an expense you could do without? Choosingthe right kind of materials for your cabinets and drawers is important too as again, a kitchen in a rentalwill not be treated the same as a kitchen in an owner occupied home.For the best advice, discuss your options with an experienced kitchen designer. They may have the bestsolutions and great advice on the kind of kitchen a rental property should have.