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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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Implementing Top Kitchen Trends In Your Remodel

As you approach your kitchen remodel, perhaps you've noticed some of the new trends in kitchen design. If you've ever bought a trendy outfit or gadget that you couldn't use six months later, though, you know the danger of being trendy. Discover which kitchen design trends have the potential to complement your daily lifestyle.

Color Schemes

Color trends come and go. However, some schemes are timeless, and some are easy to implement.

Black and white is a classic – always has been, and always will be. A black and white kitchen is a bold statement, though. The key to pulling off this trend is maintaining the high contrast. Stat with white walls, and add black-colored elements in the countertops, cabinet hardware and even the range hood. Appliances should be either black-fronted or stainless steel.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, literally, colorful sinks are another trend in kitchen design, according to Home and Garden TV. Sinks come in several hues such as apple green, teal, navy and sunflower yellow. They can add a small amount of color in a neutral-shade kitchen. Add a colorful sink to the black and white kitchen, and you have a real focal point. If opting for the latter, make sure to carry the color through in your kitchen decorations.

Specialty Workstations

Some people are bakers, some whip up daily salads and some just enjoy their java. If you have a food-based hobby, a specialty workstation is a solid choice for your kitchen remodel.

Specialty workstations take your kitchen passion and put all the necessary tools in one area. For instance, if you make salads every day, consider dedicating one corner of your kitchen to the task. Include a small sink with a durable garbage disposal and an under-counter compost bin. Have a cutting board built into the countertop, and a magnetic strip for your favorite vegetable knives just above.

If you decide to opt for a specialty workstation, think about all the tasks associated with your food hobby. Set up a makeshift workstation in your current kitchen, and notice what makes your tasks easier. Then, talk to your contractors about how to make that station permanent.

Technology

Technology is an integral aspect of your life already. It's probably time it entered your kitchen space. Consider some of the kitchen technological innovations:

  • Sensor-activated lighting
  • Cabinet mounts for your tablet
  • Voice-activated appliances
  • Hands-free faucets
  • Wireless alerts from appliances

Easy access into the technological kitchen includes integrating the technology you already use. Have a television mounted onto your wall to make kitchen tasks go by more quickly. Alternatively, install wireless speakers. Or, try something a little more futuristic such as an induction cooktop.

A kitchen remodel affords you so many options for making your kitchen beautiful and more efficient. Consider following one of the kitchen design trends – with an eye to integrating it into your lifestyle. Contact a company like K Squared Construction for more ideas and advice.