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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Sprucing Up A Rental? 5 Ways To Make The Bathroom More Appealing

Owning a rental property puts you in a unique position to determine how much you want to earn. If you want to keep costs to a minimum, you can do the bare minimum in terms of additions and improvements. However, you can also appeal to lawyers, doctors, and business professionals with luxurious features.

It is not necessary to spend a lot of money to make noticeable improvements to a bathroom.

Non-Slip Treading

Most adults are careful enough to maintain balance in the shower or bathtub, but this still leaves two major age groups: seniors and children that are susceptible to losing balance and falling down. It is helpful to add non-slip treading to the bathtub and the shower floor, which will add to the bathroom's safety.

Maintaining the non-slip treading is not as simple as cleaning a porcelain tub, but it is still manageable. It mainly involves using regular cleaning products, cleaning, and repeating until it is spotless.

Shower Mirror

Being able to look at yourself in the shower can make cleaning up or getting ready a lot easier. The most effective mirrors use heat to get rid of condensation for maintaining a clear view. This feature can save a few minutes of bathroom time, whether it is used for shaving, removing makeup, or general cleaning.

Clawfoot Tub

It is not a necessity, but a clawfoot tub is a great way to add character to a bathroom. While multi-paned windows and wood siding are exterior signs of a home with character, crown molding and a clawfoot tub are some interior signs. Making your rental look less like an apartment and more like a home is a great way to appeal to people who are looking to rent, but do not like the look of standard apartments.

Radiant Floor Heat

While upgrading your bathroom, adding radiant floor heat is a worthy addition. Somewhere between $5 and $9 per square foot is an affordable price to pay to add comfort to the bathroom.

Plenty of Towel Racks

A lack of storage can easily make a rental look less appealing. As for the bathroom, you want to provide your tenants with enough room to hang several wash cloths, bath towels, and a hand towel.

Most tenants want their bathroom to look good because it is the room where most of their guests will end up using. To make a great impression, a clean and attractive bathroom can certainly help. Creating an impressive bathroom for your tenants is an excellent way to make your rental home more appealing. For more information on bathroom remodeling, contact a company like Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida.