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Renovate Your Duluth Rental Property with These Budget-Friendly Materials

Stylish Living Room in Duluth with Reclaimed Wood FlooringAs a single-family rental property investor in Duluth, maintaining your Duluth property’s appeal need not be a challenge even when you are on a budget. You can update your rental home with many trendy, inexpensive materials! You can pick between wood, stone, or tile as budget-friendly materials for your Duluth rental homes.

Reclaimed Wood

Woodworks wonders in bringing an air of comfort and warmth to any area. But new hardwood is expensive. Alternatively, you can use reclaimed wood for your property. Using reclaimed woods as great budget-friendly materials is a good option for property investors because they can be used to remodel floors, fences, and decks or to add other 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. There are many affordable sources of bamboo rods or sheets. You can use bamboo on interior walls, patio bars, planter beds, lightweight fencing, and more. It will lend a dose of beauty to any room or yard!

Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles

Stretch your remodeling budget further by using ceramic or porcelain tile. 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. Compared to laminate, a tile countertop looks more attractive and costs just as much or even less.

Solid Surface Countertops

Achieve that expensive, high-end look with countertop options with solid surfaces. You can get that upscale granite look without paying too much. Solid surface countertops give you a lot of colors and finish to choose from, making them a very versatile option for investment property owners.

Used Brick

Your rental properties will benefit from used brick, as well as reclaimed wood. More affordable than new brick, used brick comes with a weathered look. Painted brick is also a good alternative. You can use brick to update accent walls, patios, walkways, and of course, chimneys and fireplace surround.

Stone Veneers

To get the appearance of natural stone for much less, you can use stone veneers. Stone veneers are thin sheets of real stone pre-installed on wood or concrete backing. Stone veneer panels are popularly used for fireplace surrounds, exteriors, and retaining walls. For the price, style, and size you want, stone veneers can instantly upgrade your Duluth rental property without all the weight and expense.

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

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