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Getting the Rental Cottage ready for the market....




Before I met my husband he had an investment property that he rented out and we have held on to it for the past 9-10 years.  Three years ago we did a major renovation on the property that included floors, a paver driveway and patio, painting, an entirely new kitchen, bathrooms, roof, windows, plumbing..you get the point.  Knowing that we would continue to rent it out I picked out all basic "builder" fixtures and materials. In the meantime the renters have also painted it and added a red brick backsplash in the kitchen.

Next month we are going to list the property because the market is at a high in the neighborhood (and to be quite honest we don't really want rental properties to manage anymore.)  Since the home had been recently renovated I'm only looking to spend a small amount of money getting it ready for the market. Paint, a few new fixtures, deep cleaning of the white tile throughout the house and a simple DIY paint job of the kitchen backsplash.  Below I have listed the colors and materials I have in mind for this project. 

Exterior House Color


 Exterior Door Color

Exterior New White Shutters 

Interior Wall Color


Kitchen/Dining Light Fixture



DIY Kitchen brick backsplash


Since we start on this next week (and will still be technically "vacationing" with family) I'm sure things will be added and changed to these plans! :) So far this is where I'm starting! 




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