The exterior appearance of your newly renovated apartment building is a critical component in attracting excellent renters. As a savvy property owner, you've likely already included the eco-friendly features renters seek inside their living spaces. Energy-saving lighting, Energy Star-rated appliances, and efficient heating and cooling systems are important considerations for renters ranging from eager Millennials to retiring Baby Boomers. But in a competitive rental housing market you can gain an advantage when you also showcase the sustainable features you've incorporated outside the building.
It's amazing what a little spring cleaning can do to restore your home's curb appeal, especially when it comes to your garage door. Steady dirt and grime buildup can easily detract from its appearance, making your home look older and more worn. Cleaning your garage door can be one of the first steps towards improving your home's appearance. Although there's no hard rule on how often you should clean your garage door, it's usually good idea to have it cleaned on an annual basis.
If interior painting services are on the schedule for 2016, you'll be glad to know that today's popular paint colors are trending toward muted, subdued shades designed to promote rest and relaxation. Shades with equal mixes of warm and cool tones are also high on consumer preference lists for interior paint colors this year. Following are five colors that will be making their making their mark all over the country this year.
Going ductless with your heating and air may seem overwhelming, but the addition of a ductless mini-split is a smart investment for your home. Since conditioned air escapes through the ductwork of a traditional system, going ductless can conserve 30 percent of energy by preventing this air loss. Due to these benefits, you may consider going ductless. Of course, some cleaning and maintenance of your new efficient system is necessary. Using this guide on maintaining your mini-split, you can enjoy energy efficiency, value, and comfort in your home.
Now that you've paid off the mortgage, the resources to add another room to the back of the house are there. Some homeowners believe that, after coming up with the plans and hiring a contractor to take care of the construction, all they have to do is sit back and wait for the project to be done. In fact, there is one more thing that you need to do before the construction team shows up.
Does your heating bill send you into a state of shock? If so, now is the time for you to begin making changes to your home to bring the cost of heating your home down. In years past, my heating bill was actually more than my mortgage was. It really made getting through the winter difficult for my family. I decided to do something about the high bills. I started with insulation, then invested in some new windows, and I also changed the way that we used our utilities. You can learn everything that I did to reduce my heating bill so that you can cut your heating bill as well.