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cabinet island in rental (by J [FL]) Jan 12, 2018 5:03 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by Don [MO]) Jan 12, 2018 5:07 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by Richard [MI]) Jan 12, 2018 5:09 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by Julie [KS]) Jan 12, 2018 5:33 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by BillW [NJ]) Jan 12, 2018 5:57 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 12, 2018 7:22 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 12, 2018 7:58 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by J [FL]) Jan 13, 2018 5:32 AM
       cabinet island in rental (by Lynda [TX]) Jan 13, 2018 10:29 AM
       cabinet island in rental (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 13, 2018 5:01 PM
       cabinet island in rental (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 5:16 PM

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cabinet island in rental (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 5:03 PM
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One of my rentals has a very poor quality "island" in front of the kitchen cabinets (the kitchen is part of the living room, not a separate room). It sort of encloses the kitchen into a pseudo-room without it really being a room. It isn't something that could be salvaged by repainting, etc.

At the next turnover I was thinking of just having it removed and not replacing it with something new. (And also replace the flooring). On the one hand it seems it would give the tenants more room for their furniture and stuff, and it's one less item I have to worry about if it's gone. On the other hand I'm not sure if tenants would want or expect an island. What do you think?

--72.188.xxx.xx




cabinet island in rental (by Don [MO]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 5:07 PM
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I think it would depend in large part on hoe,much cabinet/counterspace would be left as well as how,easy it will be to work with the layout (as far as preparing meals/cleaning). --70.195.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 5:09 PM
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Remove it. If the tenants want one they can buy one of those portable ones for about $150 for themselves. --23.121.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by Julie [KS]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 5:33 PM
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New tenants wouldn't know there was ever an island there. How can they expect or want what they didn't know was previously there?? Let them buy their own. --104.128.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 5:57 PM
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Just brainstorming here: 5 posts below yours, in Jeffrey's "ST LOUIS IT IS!" post, he says: "that one of my key business principles in working with my resident customers is to "let them play an active role in the decision making process." ... I have discovered by employing this principle, I am able to keep many more of my residents staying with with me year after year.

So, my suggestion would be to have some of your best tenants come to the house, and give their opinion, whether the kitchen should have an island or not. And while your at it, write a list of questions about any proposed changes you were considering for the house and ask your best tenants what they thought. Maybe ask them how much extra rent would they pay for a proposed change. - Bill --68.83.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 7:22 PM
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I have a unit that has the "kitchen" on one end of a large room and the living room is on the other. It has an island, a couple of cabinets with a counter top that overhangs. You can eat with a couple of stools at the overhang. Without the island, there is little counter space to prepare food, maybe 24 inches. It also gives that little bit more storage space.

How is a prospective tenant going to look at that kitchen without the island as far as cooking and eating. Does the island help give enough area. If you want a better tenant, you have to have a better unit. --96.236.xx.xx




cabinet island in rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 7:58 PM
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J,

Clean space sells.

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 5:32 AM
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Thanks for the responses--seems like it could go either way. I think I'm going to look at online ads for mid level rentals and see what the layout is in those kitchens, for my market. --72.188.xxx.xx




cabinet island in rental (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 10:29 AM
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J, for the cook of the family, counter space is prime real estate! If you only have 1 area to cut/chop, or 2 areas not big enough for much--the island will provide what the counters do not. However, the island doesn't have to be big enough to crowd into the main room. The island can be as small as 36 inches of cab with a counter top. In fact, two 24 inch cabs put end to end(rather than side by side) so the doors/drawers are at the end, will only need to be positioned 30-36" from the kitchen, and will only protrude 24" into the din/liv area. I did this once in a great room. The cab was 48" long and only 24" deep with the doors/drawer at the ends. Inexpensive beadboard(painted to match) covered the exposed sides of the cabs that would normally not be seen. --108.87.xx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 5:01 PM
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I have never heard anyone say - this home has too much storage space --24.101.xxx.xxx




cabinet island in rental (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 5:16 PM
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The island in the my post above is not attached to the floor. If empty is can be lifted with 2 people and moved a bit this way or that, so the tenant has the flexibility to move it where is best suits their furniture layout or use. --96.236.xx.xx



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