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Renovating an Apartment Building: Tips


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Renovating an Apartment Building: Tips

I had always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so when I saw a local apartment building up for sale at a great price, I decided make the investment. I am a manager by day, so I thought I was ready to be a great landlord. After I had trouble attracting new tenants, I decided to try investing in a few upgrades to see if I could attract more tenants with the added features. I hired a local contractor to work on my first project, which was a fitness room. I remembered that I always looked for buildings with them when I rented apartments! I then had some work done on the grounds and in the apartments themselves. The building is completely full now, so I realized it was a good investment. I decided to start a blog to share my renovating and construction tips with anyone who needs them!

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Five Home Renovations That Will Change The Look Of Your Home And Add Value

Are you tired of looking at the same thing every time you come home? There are actually some things that can be done to change the look of your home and add value, and they can be affordable renovations. If you want to improve your home, here are five projects that you can have done:

1. Renovating The Landscaping In Front Of Your Home

The landscaping in the front of your home says a lot about it, and if you have an old landscape design, it may be time to have it renovated. You can do things like have paths added, remove old plants and even add retaining walls and other features that will make the front of your home more attractive. You may also want to consider adding something like a water feature such as a small stream and pond to your landscaping.

2. Changing The Entrance Of Your Home

You may also want to change the entrance of your home. There are many things that can be done; sometimes just adding a coat of paint can change the look. If you have materials like vinyl siding on your entrance, you may want to consider upgrading it with newer veneer finishes, which can come in brick and stone styles. If you do not have a lot of natural light, you can also have larger doors and more windows added to allow more light to come in. Changing the entrance of your home will drastically change the appearance and add value to your home.

3. Adding An Outdoor Kitchen And Living Space To The Backyard

One new trend that you find in many new homes is an outdoor kitchen and living area. This can add value if you ever want to sell your home. Outdoor living space will also give your home more space that you can enjoy. You can add things like a cooking area, grills and even entertainment center, which will allow you to entertain dinner guests inside and outside of your home.

4. Shutters And Craftsman Style Details To Your Home

Shutters and other woodwork can be a great addition to your home to give it a craftsman look. If you have woodwork on the eaves of your home, you may want to consider installing false exposed beams to add architectural details. This type of woodwork is nailed to the eave to make it look as if it has exposed beams. They can be prefabricated or a remodeling contractor can make them and install them for you.  If you have a front porch, these craftsman style details can also be added to it.

5. Renovating And Adding Details To A Plain Gable Roof

If your home has a plain gable roof, there are many things that can be done to make it more attractive. You can have the old asphalt shingles replaced with architectural shingles, shakes or synthetic roofing materials. These products can help hide any defects in the roof. You can also have things like artificial gables and windows added to change the way it looks. A remodeling contractor will be able to completely change the appearance of the roof of your home.

These are some renovations projects that will change the appearance of your home and add value. If you need help with any of these projects, contact a remodeling contractor like Renew Construction, LLC and they will be able to get it done for you.