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3 Kitchen Remodeling Myths Debunked by An Independent Contractor

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Oct 10, 2019 1:00:00 PM

It's considered common knowledge that if you can only update two rooms in your home, you should update your kitchen and your bathroom. The kitchen serves as the heart and hearth of a home, and a good kitchen remodel can exponentially increase the value of your property. However, just as quickly as you can make money by remodeling your kitchen well, you can lose money if you don't understand how to remodel your kitchen.

In this Q&A, an independent contractor gives you the dish on kitchen remodels, debunking some popular industry myths.

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Bathroom Remodeling for Small, Medium & Large Spaces

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When a prospective tenant is looking for a home, a spacious feeling bathroom could make all the difference in whether they choose your place over another. When it is time to take your rental property from simply adequate to purely amazing, there are a few design principles to keep in mind.

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3 Trends for Kitchen Remodeling in Boston

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 13, 2019 4:43:39 PM

In recent years, older kitchen designs were par for the course as the recession caused investors and homeowners to put larger-scale projects on the back burner. With economic growth across the real estate industry, it's time to invest money into those larger-scale projects once more. An easy way to receive a higher return on investment (ROI) is to update the old kitchens common throughout antiquated cities like Boston.

The following three kitchen remodeling trends are among the most popular and desired in New England. They will help to increase the value of the property, so investors can get the highest ROI possible.

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Home Renovation Projects: To DIY or not to DIY?

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Dec 13, 2018 12:53:11 PM

Your home will always need work performed to maintain or improve your quality of life. Many people are looking for a cost-effective solution when it comes to home remodeling, repair, or general upkeep of their property. One question for homeowners facing their property needs that comes up often is "when is it appropriate to DIY or when should I hire a contractor?" 

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10 Ways to Prep Your New England Rental Properties For Winter

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Nov 15, 2018 11:48:03 AM

Before the winter weather becomes "oh so frightful" (and the fire so delightful), it's a great time for landlords to look at their current preparedness for the winter weather that is headed their way in a matter of a few short weeks. Before the first significant snowfalls fall, it's a great time to stop and ensure that the rental properties you have are ready to keep the tenants residing inside safe, warm, and healthy throughout the frigid months ahead.

The following are 10 steps that you can take to make sure that your rentals are winter-ready before the significant snowfalls and cold temperatures of winter actually hit the greater New England Area.

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Remodeling Your Rental? 3 Valuable Projects for Increased ROI

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 16, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Individuals in the real estate business enjoy high returns when they open the doors to their new rental units, but after some time, their ROI dips below their property maintenance costs. Remodeling your rental houses after a particular period to increase ROI is necessary. The critical thing to note is that some renovation projects are not valuable, which you should avoid as a landlord who is looking to increase ROI after remodeling your rental units.

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Most Bang for Your Buck: Top 5 Affordable Rental Property Upgrades

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Whether you have a property that you're renting for the first time, or you're spiffing up a property between tenants, some low-cost upgrades can not only allow you to increase the rent, but also to gain a better quality of tenants. 

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