The Perfect Basement Apartment
When we got married, my husband and I moved into a lovely brick home. Because we were young and in debt, we would have benefited from being able to rent out a portion of our home to tenants. Unfortunately, our home didn’t include a basement apartment. If your basement is currently not being used, consider transforming it into a basement apartment. Before renting it out to tenants, you will need to make sure it meets certain specifications. For example, most local governments require basement apartments to contain a certain amount of windows. Usually, you will also have to ensure that your windows meet size requirements. On this blog, you will discover how to create the perfect basement apartment with the right windows.
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Are you thinking about making some home improvements? Consider incorporating options that will help to improve energy efficiency and increase your property value while giving the place a new look. Here are a few effective options that may be right for you:
Plant a Few New Trees
An effective way to improve your home's overall energy efficiency while at the same time increase your property value is to plant a few new trees in the yard.
If you notice a crack in your windshield, then you may understand that the damage should be looked at. What you may not understand is that the damaged windshield should be replaced as soon as possible to ensure your safety and security. Keep reading to understand why windshield replacement is imperative.
The Windshield Keeps You Safe During An Accident
While a piece of glass may not seem as though it can actually provide your car with security, this is actually true of an automotive windshield.
When you rent a home, you are responsible for exercising care to prevent damage to the landlord's property, and the landlord is responsible for making repairs when the damage is beyond your control. Sometimes those lines get blurred, such as when you are dealing with broken windows. While you may think the broken window was not your responsibility, your landlord may see things differently. To find out who is really responsible for the broken window, you will need to do some detective work.
Maintaining a house can be costly and time-consuming, but it is an important part of protecting your real estate investment. From shampooing your carpet and repairing a leaky faucet to washing your home's exterior and mowing the lawn, it is easy to see the stressful nature of home maintenance. Thankfully, certain updates not only improve your home's appeal, but they also can increase your home's value. New energy efficient windows can give you an estimated 70 percent return on your investment, but you should understand when your home is ready for this update.
If you have old and drafty windows in your home, then it is time to start thinking about replacing them. Around 30% of all the heat lost in the home during the winter months escapes through the windows and doors. More heat loss may be noted if you can feel a noticeable draft coming from your windows. If you are fairly handy around the house, then you may think about installing some of the new windows yourself.