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6 Green Building Designs for a More Sustainable Property

November 17th, 2022 |

You can make your investment property more eco-friendly and energy-efficient when you opt for sustainable upgrades. We’ve listed six green building design ideas in the following sections, from solar panels to reclaimed building materials.

1. Solar Panels 

Solar panels can be a worthwhile investment when you consider energy savings, rebates, and tax incentives. The greater the roof area, the greater your return on investment (ROI). For example, solar panels on a 10,000-square-foot roof can save up to $44,000 in energy costs per year. The federal tax credit will be 30% for solar panel installations in 2022-2032, 26% in 2033, and 22% in 2034. It is scheduled to expire in 2035. Many solar panels come with a 10-year manufacturer warranty and a 25-year warranty against generation loss. 

2. Rainwater Harvesting

With the water supply dwindling in many regions, rainwater harvesting is an important green building design option. As rainwater runs off the roof, it flows through drain pipes and is filtered and collected in a tank. The water is suitable for various uses, from irrigation to washing clothes. It is best to avoid drinking, brushing your teeth or cooking with rainwater, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Besides lowering your water bill, rainwater harvesting can help prevent sewer spillage during storms.   

3. Tankless Water Heater 

Instead of storing and heating gallons of water in a tank, a tankless water heater heats only on demand. It can cost up to $5000 to purchase and install, but the energy savings add up to an attractive ROI. Your energy bills can drop by 20 to 50 percent after installation. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years and take up less space than a traditional water heater.  

4. Energy-Efficient Lighting 

Energy-efficient lighting can be a relatively simple green building design upgrade. Simply installing LED light bulbs can reduce home energy bills by an average of $225 per year. To increase natural light, you can make other changes, such as installing skylights, glass doors, or large windows. 

5. Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors

Besides increasing light, windows and doors can also help regulate interior temperatures. Energy-efficient windows keep cooled or heated air inside the home, reducing the work of heating and cooling systems. That’s a big help when you consider that poorly sealed windows and doors lose up to 30 percent of home energy.  

If you’d rather not replace your windows and doors, you can seal them to improve energy efficiency. Caulking, weatherstripping, and glaze are effective options. South-facing windows can help heat the home in the winter. During the summer months, cover the windows with shades or curtains to keep the room cool. 

6. Reclaimed Materials  

Why not reduce waste and save money during your next renovation project? You can use recycled or reclaimed flooring, wood beams, doors, and other building materials. Ask your design-build team about reclaimed materials that can be used for your project.

At RH Blanchard, our general contracting experts can help you add green design features to your Boston-area investment property. Contact us and get a free quote.

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7 Winter Maintenance Tips for New England Homeowners

November 9th, 2022 |

Is your New England home or investment property ready for winter? A winter home maintenance checklist can help keep your tenants comfortable and prevent costly repairs. Now that temperatures are falling, you’ll want to read the following tips. 

1. Finish Fall Cleanup

Now is the time to cross off any remaining tasks on your fall cleanup list. Finish pruning, raking, and disposing of leaves and dead branches. You’ll want to do this before snow covers those piles of plant debris and freezes solid. 

2. Check Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Cold New England winters mean closed windows, a running furnace, and an oven baking all those holiday cookies. To protect the health and safety of your tenants, install or inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries and make sure the alarms are working properly. If you haven’t installed them, you can buy smoke alarms and UL-listed carbon monoxide detectors at home improvement stores. 

While at it, ensure all fire extinguishers are in working order. Your tenants should be able to easily access extinguishers near stoves, fireplaces, or other fire-susceptible areas. 

3. Seal Windows and Other Leakage Points

From windows and doors to outlets and light switches, air leakage points can cause heat loss in a home. Check for air leaks or drafts around windows and doors. Replace cracked or worn caulking or weatherstripping. Gaps around electrical outlets and switches can be sealed with caulk and aerosol foam. 

4. Prepare Exterior Pipes

Frozen pipes will burst and cause flooding — a costly but preventable headache. Pipes in unheated areas, such as the garage or basement, should be insulated. Drain your outdoor sprinkler system, disconnect garden hoses and close and cover all outdoor faucets.   

5. Schedule Electrical and Heating System Tune-Ups 

Before the winter chill sets in, electrical and heating system tune-ups are critical items on your winter home maintenance checklist.  A licensed electrician can check and repair issues with power flow, sparking, and worn or damaged wires.  

A reputable HVAC technician can inspect your heating system, replace filters and make any needed tune-ups. For example, you should have a gas heating system cleaned every three years, and a boiler system cleaned every year.

6. Flush and Insulate Hot Water Tank 

Sediment builds up over time in a hot water tank. Flushing the tank should be a regular part of winter preparation. After flushing, you can keep the water heater warm by placing an insulated blanket around it. This step can help lower your energy bills during the cold weather. 

7. Inspect Roof and Gutters 

A damaged roof can cause serious problems during the winter months. Melting snow can leak into walls and cause structural damage to the building. A professional roofing contractor can inspect your roof and repair damaged shingles or other issues. You should also ensure gutters are cleaned to allow drainage and protect the roof from damage.  

The general contracting professionals at RH Blanchard can help you complete your winter home maintenance checklist. Get in touch today for a free quote.

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5 Energy-Efficient Home Improvements that Save You Money

October 19th, 2022 |

As an investment property owner, you may want to save money, “go green,” or both. The good news is homes with higher energy-efficient ratings sell for 3% to 5% more than lower-rated homes. Here are five ideas for energy-efficient home improvements, from window upgrades to Energy Star products.

1. Add Insulation 

All spaces in your home should be properly insulated, including your attic, crawlspace, and basement. Insulation is a cost-effective line of defense for reducing heating and cooling bills. For example, you can install 12 inches of insulation in a 500-square-foot attic for about $200. That’s a small investment in return for lower energy bills. The home interior will also be more comfortable with more consistent temperatures. 

2. Repair Your Roof

A roof takes a beating from seasonal temperature changes and harsh weather conditions. Traditional asphalt shingles absorb heat and force a home cooling system to work harder. Other materials, such as clay or sheet metal shingles or cool roof coating, reflect heat to keep your home cooler and reduce energy costs by up to 25%

If the roof is over 20 years old and there are cracked, curled, or missing shingles, it’s time for a new one. Consider replacing asphalt shingles with energy-efficient clay or sheet metal. Even if your roof is in good condition, you can add a cool roof coating to save up to 30% in cooling costs

3. Replace Windows 

Does your home interior feel drafty on a cold, windy day? Maybe it’s time to replace or seal your windows. According to the US Department of Energy, heat gain and loss account for 25% to 35% of home heating and cooling use. Windows older than 20 years can be replaced with newer, energy-efficient models. Look for double-pane windows with energy-efficient, low u-factors of 0.22 to 0.23. 

If you already have energy-efficient windows, consider installing storm windows. Depending on the brand, storm windows cost between $50 to $100. The indoor temperature will be more consistent and you’ll save money on heating and cooling costs in the long run. Installing Energy Star-certified windows can save up to $100 to $500 per year. 

4. Seal Leaky Heating and Cooling Ducts

When you have leaky ducts, up to 40 percent of the warm or cool air is lost before it reaches the home interior. An HVAC technician can use an injection process to seal leaky ducts at an average cost of $750. The result is a more comfortable and consistent interior temperature. The injection process can pay for itself within one or two years.

5. Install New Water and HVAC Systems

Upgrading your water heater or heating and cooling (HVAC) systems can greatly affect energy efficiency. For example, you can replace a 60% efficiency standard water heater with a 200% to 350% efficiency electric heat pump water heater. Is your HVAC system more than 10 years old or not heating or cooling consistently? Consider upgrading to an Energy Star-certified unit that can save up to $100 or more annually.

In the Boston area, RH Blanchard provides expert general contracting services for energy-efficient home improvements. Contact us today for a free quote! 

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Interior vs. Exterior Home Renovations

October 6th, 2022 |

A home renovation project involves many decisions and considerations. For example, does your investment property need interior or exterior home renovations? The following sections will help you decide which renovations your property needs.

Why Do You Want to Renovate?

Before you commit to a project, ask yourself why you want to renovate. Are you planning to sell the property soon and want to increase the resale value? Does the property need structural repairs? Maybe you just want to make the home more functional or energy efficient. Understanding your reasons for renovating will help you decide whether to choose interior or exterior home renovations.

Interior Home Renovations

Property owners often renovate the interior because that’s where people will spend most of their time. From kitchen remodeling to new lighting, interior renovations result in changes that can improve our everyday lives.

Kitchen Remodel 

One of the more popular interior renovations is the kitchen remodel. This renovation will likely add value to your property, but the cost may be more than the increased value. Kitchen cabinets alone can cost $20,000. An entire kitchen remodel may give you a return on investment (ROI) of 60 percent, with an average cost ranging from $25,000 to more than $100,000

Bathroom Remodel 

A bathroom remodel can really spruce up a home interior. The average cost of a bathroom remodel ranges from $6600 to more than $28,000, with an average ROI of 60 to 67 percent after resale. Materials and the project’s complexity are major factors in determining the cost. 

Exterior Home Renovations

Besides adding curb appeal, exterior renovations can improve energy efficiency and save money. Examples include new siding, patios or decks, and structural upgrades. Here are some of the more popular types of exterior renovations: 

Window Replacement  

New windows will quickly improve your property’s curb appeal. More importantly, they can end energy waste from drafty windows. New windows can make it easier for your heating and cooling system to maintain a comfortable temperature. An upgrade to energy-efficient windows can reduce heating and cooling costs by an average of 12 percent. That can mean annual savings of $500 or more. 

Door Replacement  

Door replacement is another way to improve energy efficiency and curb appeal. Old, worn-out doors can be as drafty as old windows and easier to break into. Door replacement can make a dramatic improvement in the appearance of a home. If you’re replacing your front door, consider a style or color that will refresh your property’s exterior.  

Small Repairs  

Even small, relatively simple repairs can significantly affect a property’s appearance. If you’d rather not pay for an entire kitchen remodel, try replacing the faucets or installing new lighting for an updated look. The small repairs may even give you ideas for more extensive future projects.

An experienced general contracting professional is essential when it’s time for interior or exterior home renovations on your Boston-area investment property. Contact RH Blanchard today for a free quote.

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How to Avoid Home Improvement Fraud (and What to Look For)

September 19th, 2022 |

When renovating or updating your investment property, you want to hire trustworthy, skilled contractors. But how do you know which housing contractors are legitimate? The following blog post explains how to avoid home improvement fraud.

Warning Signs of Potential Fraud

If you know the warning signs, you can spot a potential scammer. Here are some common tactics to watch out for: 

  • Door-to-door solicitation — the contractor knocks on your door or leaves a flyer, claiming they are in the area.
  • High-pressure sales — the contractor pressures you into making a fast decision
  • Offers of a lower price due to “surplus material” — could mean that they never finished a previous job
  • No verifiable credentials — the contractor will not provide references, business address or proof of license and insurance
  • Contractor asks you to obtain required permits — a legitimate contractor will apply for necessary building permits.
  • Contractor requires full payment upfront and in cash — payment should be by traceable check or credit card after agreed-upon project milestones are met.
  • Contractor refers you to a lender they know — you could end up paying high Interest rates while the contractor has little incentive to finish your project.

Work with Licensed Contractors Only 

Before hiring housing contractors, ensure they have the required license and insurance. Your state or county government has a list of licensed housing contractors. In Massachusetts, for example, you can verify a contractor’s license online with the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  

Get Bids From at Least Three Contractors 

Don’t sign on the dotted line until you’ve received bids from at least three contractors. Take your time, and do not let anyone pressure you into making a quick decision. Get written estimates that show a description of the project, materials, anticipated completion date, and price. Remember that the lowest bid is not necessarily the best option. Ask for an explanation if one estimate is much lower or higher than the others. 

Get Recommendations From People You Trust 

When looking for a reliable home improvement contractor, get recommendations from people you know and trust. Ask the contractors themselves for references and photographs of past projects. A legitimate contractor will be happy to provide references and their contact information. Contact the references and ask if you can see their completed projects.  

Have a Written Contract — and Read it!

Once you have found the contractor you want to hire, ensure you have a written contract. You should receive a copy of the contract to keep for your records. Besides the contractor’s name, address, and contact information, the contract should include at least the following information  

  • Contractor’s license number
  • Estimated start and finish dates
  • Description of work to be completed 
  • Cost of labor 
  • Cost of materials
  • Payment schedule
  • Warranty information
  • Your right to cancel if the contract is not signed at the contractor’s permanent place of business

At RH Blanchard, we provide reliable, transparent general contracting services to Boston-area property investors. Get in touch today and ask for a free quote.

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A Pocket Guide: Buying and Remodeling a Fixer-Upper Home

September 8th, 2022 |

Do you dream of buying a fixer-upper and turning it into a valuable investment? The following article provides tips on buying and remodeling a fixer-upper, from permits to budgets and beyond.

Weigh Benefits and Drawbacks

Before you buy that charming fixer-upper, step back and make a list of pros and cons. Is it the type of project you want to take on? Does the property need cosmetic repairs, such as installing a new carpet or replacing kitchen cabinets? Do you want to invest in adding a garage or replacing a plumbing system?

When you ask these difficult questions, you may decide not to buy a property. But you’ll be prepared when the right fixer-upper comes along.  

Set a Realistic Budget and Timeline

When buying a fixer-upper, a realistic budget and timeline are essential. A budget ensures you will not take on a more complex project than you can pay for. If you take on a project you can afford, you’ll be able to include quality materials and workmanship in the budget. Ensure you include permit fees and a 10 percent cushion for surprise expenses.  

A complex project, such as an entire kitchen remodel, can run into unforeseen delays. An experienced general contractor can develop a realistic timetable for your fixer-upper renovation. 

Invest in Quality Materials  

When renovating a fixer-upper, quality materials are worth the investment. Be willing to pay mid-range or higher for flooring, insulation, or trim materials. Premium quality siding, for example, may cost more upfront, but it usually lasts longer and can save you money on repairs.  

Financing Your Fixer-Upper Remodel

There are several options for financing your fixer-upper. You can probably pay for the property with a conventional home loan if it just needs cosmetic repairs. For more complex projects, you may need a renovation loan, such as an FHA 203(k) renovation loan or a FannieMae Homestyle Renovation Loan. Veterans can apply for VA renovation loans.  

Inspections and Permits

Inspections, permits, and approvals are a fact of life when remodeling a fixer-upper. Multiple home inspections will give you an accurate picture of repairs and upgrades you’ll have to make. Other worthwhile inspections include pest, sewer line, and roof inspections. 

Make sure you research zoning laws and permit requirements, too. Certain renovations may not be allowed or require a special permit in your neighborhood. A general contractor usually takes care of the paperwork for construction permits and approvals.  

Considerations for Rental Property  

If you plan to turn your fixer-upper into a rental property, renovations should appeal to the tastes of a wide range of potential tenants. When choosing paint colors or floor stains, choose classic neutrals rather than trendy or unusual colors. Think durability. Hardwood floors, for example, should be thick enough to tolerate wear and tear and multiple refinishing.   

Hire a Reputable General Contractor

A general contractor will oversee the fixer-upper remodel, set schedules, and ensure work is properly completed. Before hiring a general contractor, check online reviews and get referrals. Ask contractors for photographs of past projects and always check references. 

If you’re a Boston-area property investor, you can depend on the experienced general contracting team at RH Blanchard. Contact us and get a free quote for your fixer-upper remodel.

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Don’t Try to DIY: When to Hire a General Contractor for Your Home Improvement Project

August 25th, 2022 |

You’d like to update and upgrade your investment property, but you also want to save time and money. Doing the project yourself may seem like a good idea, but there are many reasons for hiring a general contractor. Read on to learn why professional general contracting experience is necessary for renovation projects.

 Saves You Time

A home improvement project can quickly eat up your time if you do the project yourself. Think of the hours it takes to hire and oversee subcontractors, buy supplies and apply for permits. If you DIY the project, you’ll have to take time away from your family, your free time, and even your job. Plus, there can be unpleasant surprises like realizing you ordered materials too late.

A general contractor, however, works full-time on construction projects. With years of experience, they are familiar with the workflow of a renovation project and know how to use time efficiently. They know when to order materials and when to obtain permits. They have learned how much lead time to allow when scheduling subcontractors for project phases. General contractors earn their living working on projects like yours so that you have time for things that are important to you. 

Saves You Money

Hiring a general contractor is less expensive overall that doing the work yourself. A general contractor typically has developed relationships with a network of suppliers, subcontractors and other professionals. The result is the ability to negotiate discounted prices that would otherwise not be available to you. 

For example, you would probably buy materials for your renovation project at a local home improvement store or lumberyard. You would buy the quantity you need for your project and pay the usual retail price. On the other hand, a general contractor could buy materials in bulk for several projects and pay a discounted price. 

At first, DIY may seem like a way to cut down on expenses. When you factor in a professional’s ability to buy in bulk and get discounts, hiring a general contractor saves you money. Even cosmetic work, such as interior painting, can be more expensive when you DIY because you’ll pay full price for supplies. 

Less Risk

Some renovation tasks are dangerous and must be left to licensed professionals. Improper electrical installation, for example, can result in a serious injury or fire. Incorrectly installed plumbing can lead to costly property damage. Qualified professionals know how to complete the work safely and ensure the result is up to building code standards.  

Work that should be left to professional contractors include 

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing 
  • Supporting wall removal
  • HVAC  
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Foundation  

Licensed professionals also know the best risk management practices and must carry insurance. If you do the work yourself, you may not know the safest way to complete the task. You could end up with costly property damage or injuries to yourself or others. 

Hiring a general contractor is the first step in a successful renovation project. The professionals at RH Blanchard have the general contracting experience you can trust. Get in touch today so we can help you get started.

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What Is the Average Cost of Bathroom Cabinets?

August 2nd, 2022 |

New bathroom cabinets can spruce up your investment property. Whether prefabricated or custom-built, the cost depends on a variety of factors. The following sections explain the average cost of bathroom cabinets.

Prefabricated Bathroom Cabinets 

Sold in big box stores, prefabricated cabinets are available in many different styles. You can find models in various sizes and materials, from vanities to medicine cabinets. Below are examples of the average cost of prefabricated bathroom cabinets. 

Vanity 

The general price range for a single-sink prefabricated bathroom vanity is $200 to $800. However, size and materials affect the price, with a 6-foot single vanity costing from $800 to $2100.  

The countertop is an important factor in the price of a pre-made bathroom vanity. Most prefabricated models come with a countertop, but you may have to buy the countertop separately. The price varies depending on the material. For example, granite costs as little as $5 to $60 per square foot, while quartz costs about $75.  

Wall-Mount 

Some prefabricated bathroom cabinets are designed to be mounted on the wall. These models provide storage without using floor space. Size, as well as the quality of materials, determine the cost. Pre-made wall-mounted cabinets range from $25 for economy models to $300 for better quality cabinets. 

Medicine Cabinet 

Medicine cabinets have a wide price range, depending on size and materials. Economical, recessed or surface-mounted models cost $15 to $100 and are usually made of plastic or stainless steel. More stylish options of higher grade materials run from $500 to $1200. Larger, designer-grade cabinets come with higher price tags, up to $6000 or more. Higher-priced models may include additional features such as lighting and electrical outlets.

Stand-Alone  

Pre-made, stand-alone models have a wide price range. Many variables can determine the price, such as the number of doors and drawers. Depending on the size and materials, the cost can be as little as $40 or as much as $500.

Custom Bathroom Cabinets

Custom-made bathroom cabinets have a variety of cost factors, including materials, size and construction. The price typically runs from $75 to $250 per square foot. Finish work can cost an additional $50 to $100 per linear foot. For 20 to 40 square feet of master bath cabinets, the price can range from  $700 to $7000.

For example, a professional cabinetmaker can charge $500 to $2800 to build a custom vanity. That price includes materials for the countertop, which can cost anywhere from $5 to $135 per square foot.  

Bathroom Cabinet Installation Cost

The cost of professional cabinet installation depends on the complexity of the project. Does the project involve intricate shapes and cuts? Will a wall have to be removed?  

The average installation cost can run from $200 to $1000. If a new water line and drain is required for a vanity, be prepared to pay an additional $45 to $200 per hour for a plumber. Installing a pre-made vanity typically costs $300 to $500.

Whether replacing a one-sink vanity or reconfiguring a master bathroom suite, RH Blanchard has the expertise for your Boston-area general contracting needs. Contact us today for a free quote.

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Sustainable Building Materials: How to Use These in Your Next Renovation

July 14th, 2022 |

When it’s time to renovate your investment property, consider using sustainable building materials. Besides protecting the environment and saving energy, going green can improve the resale value of your property by an average of 8 percent. Here are some eco-friendly examples. 

Solar Panels

A well-known sustainable building material, solar panels help keep electric bills down while using a renewable resource. The United States Energy Information Agency predicts that in 2022, solar power will account for nearly half of the new electric generating capacity in the US. Over the years, solar panels have become more aesthetically appealing and can be installed on a roof or in the yard. If you opt for rooftop solar panels, consider installing galvanized roof hatches for easy access.

Composite Roofing Shingles

If you’re looking for sustainable building materials that help save energy and need little maintenance, consider composite roofing shingles. Asphalt shingles and roof shakes tend to crack and fade, allowing air to enter the building and driving up energy costs. Composite roofing shingles, on the other hand, are a durable option that helps reduce heating and cooling costs. Plus, you’ll save money on repairs with this long-lasting material. 

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is a highly sustainable material that is usually more affordable than traditional hardwood flooring. It’s suitable for any area where you would use hardwood flooring, from living rooms to mudrooms. Even better, it has a rapid harvest cycle of three years compared to about 25 years for most hardwoods. When you choose bamboo flooring, you are helping to preserve forests by giving trees a chance to grow back. 

Smart Glass Windows

Smart glass windows adapt to seasonal temperature changes to help reduce energy use. For example, the glass becomes transparent in the winter to allow the sunlight to get through and aid in heating. In the summer, the glass turns translucent to keep out heat and reduce air conditioner use. The result is lower electric bills and a more comfortable building interior.

Hemp Insulation

Legally grown in the United States since 2014, industrial hemp is one of the most sustainable building materials. Hemp insulation is a sustainable, natural alternative to fiberglass and foam that does not contain toxic binding chemicals. Hemp also grows fast, improves soil health, and does not require the use of pesticides. Usually sold in batts, it is easily compressed and beats the industry standard R-value for the coldest zone in the United States. 

Insulated Concrete Framing

Insulated concrete framing (ICF) is another energy-saving building material. Unlike wood panels that can crack, ICF provides an airtight layer that prevents moisture and air transfer. It also stores heat and helps prevent temperature fluctuations throughout the day and night. Besides sustainability, ICF is a durable, fire-resistant material that helps keep out noise.

The experienced professionals at RH Blanchard are ready to make your Boston-area sustainable renovation happen. Let us be your go-to general contracting team, from project development to remodeling and finishing. Get in touch with us today for a free quote.

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When Is the Right Time to Renovate Your Investment Property?

July 7th, 2022 |

A building renovation can be exciting and disruptive at the same time. Whether a commercial building or a rental home, the project needs to go smoothly. So when is the right time to renovate your investment property? Here are some tips for the best times to schedule your building renovation.

Before You Rent

After you buy a rental property, check for areas that need repairs or upgrades. Now is the time for a fresh coat of paint or new flooring. When you’re ready to rent, you want prospective tenants to see clean, hard surface floors, not worn or stained carpeting. Replace appliances that are 20 years old or more. Make changes that will show renters that the property is well-maintained and up-to-date. 

Between Tenants

Take advantage of the transition period between one tenant leaving and a new tenant arriving. Consider any improvements that will let you charge higher rent and possibly increase your return on investment (ROI). Have you been wanting to replace that tired kitchen linoleum with tile or bamboo? Maybe it’s time to upgrade appliances. 

As soon as you find out that a tenant is leaving, contact any contractors you plan to hire. The sooner you can schedule the building renovation, the sooner you’ll be able to rent the property again. 

When the Property Needs Repairs 

Maybe your investment property needs some urgent repairs. If your property needs new plumbing, for example, your drywall will need replacing anyway. You might as well schedule that remodel you’ve been considering simultaneously. For an extensive renovation, it’s a good idea to hire a general contractor to coordinate subcontractors and keep the project on schedule.  

During Slow Business Periods 

If you’re planning on a commercial building renovation, it’s best to schedule the project during a slow business period. If your tenant is an accountant, for example, plan the renovation after the tax-filing season has ended. For a florist shop, don’t schedule the project the week before Valentine’s Day. During a busy time of year, you don’t want the office torn apart or the store temporarily closed.

When you schedule a commercial property renovation, the business should be able to operate during the project. This can require temporarily leasing office space, which can take months to secure. Make sure you allow enough time for the business to relocate, if necessary temporarily.

Before You Sell the Property

Maybe you’re ready to sell an investment property you’ve owned for years. When you list your property, you want it to look fresh and up-to-date. Your real estate agent can help you decide what renovations are needed to improve the resale value of your property. Whether you’re considering new windows or an extra bathroom, consult a general contractor well before you want to begin the project.

RH Blanchard has been providing Boston-area investment property owners with general contracting services for more than a decade. Our experienced team will manage your renovation project and get your property in shape. We’re happy to provide a free quote, so contact us today!

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