Choosing Kitchen Cabinets for a Rental Property

As the owner of a rental property, it is very important to protect your investment. Keeping maintenance a priority and screening your tenants are a couple of ways to go about the process. However, the best move you can make is to ensure you outfit the property with tenant-friendly solutions, especially when it comes to the kitchen cabinetry. Learn more about the importance of choosing kitchen cabinets that are awesome for renters, and property owners. 

1. Cleaning

It is best to choose kitchen cabinetry that is easy to clean. You do not want to make a selection that comes along with a complicated cleaning process. For example, a cabinet door with extra detail can create deep-set groves and pockets where dirt can collect, which can make it hard to remove. Additionally, there are also some cabinet materials that require specialized cleaning products. A renter may not be as invested in the property as a property owner, and as a result, they may be less inclined to take these extra steps to clean the cabinets. An easy-to-clean option is typically the best way to go.

2. Hardware

Cabinet hardware is sometimes viewed as an upgrade when it comes to kitchen cabinetry, but this addition is also a great way to help protect your investment. When a cabinet door does not have adequate hardware, the user is forced to touch the cabinet door to open and close it. As a result, the grease, food particles, and other elements on a person's hand will transfer to the cabinet and cause permanent staining. Hardware keeps the person's hand off the cabinet and helps keep the cabinet door protected, while also helping to make the process of keeping the cabinet cleaner, easier.

3. Size

Kitchen cabinets are available in a wide range of sizes, but commonly, homes have cabinets somewhere between 30" and 42" inches tall. Similar to hardware, larger cabinets are sometimes viewed as an upgrade, but larger cabinets can also help protect the kitchen. The smaller the cabinet, the more likely the tenant will be forced to store items on the countertop; a countertop is more much prone to damage than a cabinet shelf. With larger cabinets, you leave more space for the tenant to store their kitchenware inside the cabinets to help minimize the risk of damage to the countertop. 

There are plenty of kitchen cabinet options to choose from. Speak with a contractor to learn more about the options you can choose from.