When people move to Montana, they go for the breathtaking sights and gorgeous natural scenery. As a residential homeowner, you can update your rental experience to become one of the most competitive options on the market, decorating your home’s exterior to reflect the desires and expectations of your potential renter. For many, they’re ready to take the step and start on summer home renovations…but it can be difficult to know where to start! If that sounds like you, we have you covered. Below, we’re exploring the different ways you can enhance your home’s exterior in Kalispell and will be offering helpful tips, tricks, and resources to help you make the most out of your rental property investment.
1. Add A Garden
This step seems simple, but shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether you go for a flower garden or veggie garden, both types are equally helpful to both your residents and your state’s local pollinators. Residents will enjoy waking up to the scent and sight of freshly planted blooms, which can be either used for dinners & snacks or enjoyed for the season from your outdoor viewing area. Wraparound beds are a common trend that’s starting to emerge in the home decor space, or you can opt for plentiful potted plants with a few in-ground additions, according to your taste. No matter what you choose, we’re sure that your home will be beautiful.
A variety of different plants thrive in the late Kalispell summer. We’ve included a few below to help inspire you to make your own “to-plant” list!
- Herbs (all)
Or if you’re feeling more floral, consider:
- Lily of the Valley
- Snow in the Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
- Black-Eyed Susans
- Blazing Stars
- Painted Daisies
Looking to get a jump on your summer gardening plans? Be sure to stop by Plant Land in Kalispell to pick up everything that you’ll need.
2. Repaint Your Exterior
This one is a bit more of a task, but the curb appeal will be unmatched! A simple, fresh coat of all-weather paint can do wonders for the exterior of your home. Besides the obvious benefit of beauty, you can enjoy slightly more protection on your home’s exterior elements. This is especially important, as the weather in Kalispell can get to be more volatile in the fall and winter seasons. This task is best to do between residents, or at a time when your resident won’t be around the home (i.e. during a summer vacation.) That way, you can still get the benefit without the inconvenience or interruption of service to your vendor!
Prime Paint Store off of Highway 93 has everything you need to make your paint project a success. Take a few inspiration pictures, and ask for a color match!
3. Add A Porch
If your home doesn’t have one, Adding a brief “step-off” or porch to your home’s exterior space can add thousands of dollars of benefit to your rental property–at just a fraction of the cost! Beyond lumber and other sealant materials, you won’t need much to make your porch vision a reality. Consider sanding and staining it for maximum durability and appeal and to reduce the risk of excessive splinters or chips in the wood. We’re sure that your resident will appreciate this outdoor inclusion every morning–giving them a place to savor their fresh cup of coffee!
Looking for lumber? Check out Western Building Center Evergreen for everything you’ll need for your home’s porch.
Make Your Montana Rental Property a Success
Residential rentals are getting to be more popular in the Kalispell area–which is why it’s important to make a lasting impression and WOW with your curb appeal. The team at PMI Realty Management Northwest is here to help you to maximize your Kalispell rental home experience and knows exactly how to best support both you and your resident at every point in the process. For more information and to get started today, please visit our website. We look forward to connecting with you soon!