While it is recommended you upgrade the kitchen appliances in the rental every 5 years,  a few cheap and easy improvements that can be made in between renters that will allow you to increase the rent $50 – $100 a month.

To make appliances look like new, you can apply new dishwasher covers and appliance art for a little as $34.95.  There are hundreds of patterns and appliance art styles, as well as instant stainless options.

Instead of replacing counter tops, instant granite is cheap and easy to apply.  There are many different realistic colors available.  It will make a old and dull kitchen look fresh and new.

By spending thousands less than a kitchen remodel, yet still offering renters a new and fresh kitchen, you will be able to earn more than you spend.