Newest ambassador of The Wayside Chapel, Jason Grant, gives his tips on where to spend and where to save when renovating a rental property:

#1 Ban renter’s beige! Painting the walls white is always a good start for a fresh, clean feel.

#2 Choose hardwearing surfaces. We went with concrete or tiled floors in the recent Bondi apartment reno, which makes sense as they are beside the sand.

#3 Bringing kitchens and bathrooms up to date makes a big difference for guests. This doesn’t have to be really expensive – we used Bunnings kitchen benchtops and cabinets.

#4 Focus on the practical. I made sure all the furniture is functional, and added a few decorative accents and art prints to make the apartments feel welcoming and look great.

See Jason’s latest renovation project: