5 Rental Apartment Remodels With the Highest ROI

Modern Living Room Remodel

Are you thinking of remodeling an investment property and renting it out? When it comes to rental apartments, presenting a fresh, updated space can both increase its attractiveness to prospective tenants, and also command a higher rent price. When considering all the possible remodeling projects and their costs, its important to pick ones that will give you the highest return on investment (ROI), without breaking your bank. Lets take a look at 5 rental apartment remodels that really pay off! Avoid the Number # 1 Remodeling Mistake Rental Property Owners Make! Before we dive into the specific renovations you should… Read more »

The Sophisticated Color Greige: 15 Possible Combinations

Are you thinking of repainting your apartment to give it a more modern, fresh look? With so many color options available it can be a challenge to figure out what would look best in your space. Here is a very contemporary color to consider (it is the new favorite shade of many top notch interior designers across the US). When you mix the contemporary gray with the neutral and chic beige you get an elegant, neutral and multifunctional: greige. This new shade works perfectly well in any room, from the living room to the kitchen, and gets along with any… Read more »

12 Awesome Beds in Tiny Spaces

Bed in The Air in a small apartment

Do you live in a tiny apartment? You’re looking to create more space, but have no ideas? When square footage is tights, you’ve got to use your imagination to create functional living space without clutter. One of the biggest challenges is where to place large furniture that you cannot live without, such as the bed. From classic loft beds to stunning bed designs suspended from the ceiling, there is no shortage of smart solutions that can maximize your living space. To get you inspired, here are 12 awesome ideas where to put a bed in a tiny room! 1. Bed… Read more »

10 Strange Looking yet Awesome Home Flooring

Glass Floor

Most floors are pretty unimaginative, plain and boring. They are similar in most apartments and houses. But, some home owners just have to be different. And that’s good, or we wouldn’t have pictures like these! Here is a selection of cool floors which will amaze you! 1. Rubic’s Toilet Flooring Colorful and creative! This cool flooring will make everyone jealous and all your friends will want a bathroom like this one! Source 2. Pennies Flooring Do you collect pennies? Here is a great way to use them creatively and show them to everyone! Looks awesome, right? If you don’t feel… Read more »

5 Advantages of Hiring a Handyman For Small Updates & Repairs

advantages of a handyman

How my friend Sean saved at least $1,000 on remodels by hiring his SUPER A good friend of mine, Sean, has been living in his condo for about a year, until he started thinking of doing some updates to make it look nicer. Its a typical older condo in the suburbs of Boston that needed updates in the bathrooms, kitchen, a coat of fresh paint and a few other small touch ups. Many of these updates could easily be DIYed, even by someone without much experience. BUT… Sean has a Ph.D. in Math, and is as far from the DIY… Read more »

Carpet Installation Prices

Modern Carpet Flooring in the Living Room

We want to update the floors in our living room (currently its an old, worn-out carpet), and went to a bunch of different flooring shops and showrooms to check out our options and prices. We are debating between installing a new carpet or going for a hardwood floor. In all the stores we visited, we heard the same story: “while everyone loves hardwood, carpet is what actually sells.” The A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring showroom we visited is over 70,000 sq.ft. and over 75% of the floor space is taken up by carpet displays. According to the store manager, about… Read more »

Cost to Convert a Tub into a Walk-in Shower

Walk-in shower with glass door in small bathroom

Lack of space in the bathroom is an annoying issue in most apartments. One way to create more space is to replace the tub with a walk-in shower. This is a major renovation project, and cost is a huge consideration; installation and material prices start at $2,500 and can go as high as $15,000 or more. Despite the high cost, this is one of the most popular bathroom remodel projects. Installing a walk-in shower can transform your small bathroom into a modern space with a luxury look and feel. How Much Does It Cost to Convert a Tub Into a… Read more »

Cost to Install a Bathroom Fan

Bathroom Fan Installation

If your bathroom does not have good ventilation, its at risk for mold buildup, unpleasant odors, peeling paint and slow deterioration from water infiltration. When its not possible to add a window, the best option is to install an exhaust fan. This fan is designed to remove excessive moisture and will keep your bathroom nice and dry. There are many designs and styles available, so you can select a device that best suits your needs. We have collected the average costs to install an exhaust fan, to help you budget for this project. How Much Does it Cost to Install… Read more »

Ceiling Repair Cost for 2016

If the ceiling in your apartment is cracked, paint is chipping, or there is water damage, its time to repair it! If you see a problem, its best to fix it as soon as possible. Often, what appears to be a minor cosmetic problem can actually be an indicator of structural damage, and you will end up spending a lot more than if you would have called in a professional right away. We will break down average ceiling repair costs, as well as the most common problems. How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Ceiling? The average cost to… Read more »