Preventative Commercial Property Maintenance Saves Money and Time
As a Bay Area property manager, you know you need to engage in preventative commercial property maintenance to avoid tenant complaints and code violations and also to make your own experience as an owner less heartburn-inducing. To that end, let’s explore some smart but surprisingly disregarded principles for maintaining Bay Area buildings. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area Kitchen Remodeling Planning and Budgeting
Whether you just purchased a Bay Area home, and you want to alter the kitchen to fit your family’s aesthetic, or you need changes to your kitchen to accommodate a new appliance (such as a new, large SubZero fridge), you want to do the job right. Remodeling your kitchen can reinvigorate your home and even raise its value. However, kitchen remodeling can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have experience with this type of project. To ensure a smooth workflow that stays within budget and prevents aesthetic aggravation, follow these steps: Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area Air Conditioning Doesn’t Have to Drag Down Aesthetics
As busy Bay Area general contractors who are constantly solving diverse problems for local homeowners, we hear a lot of fascinating questions from clients. Many homeowners, for instance, want to know how they can hide their heating and cooling units, or at least make them less conspicuous. Read on for a quick, simple answer.
How to Weigh Your Options Before Major Commercial Maintenance Projects
Bay Area Commercial HVAC projects are typically planned out far in advance due to their cost and the inconvenience of down time for tenants. Planning a major repair or replacement of commercial air conditioning units requires research and vetting of options. You also need to plan carefully to find appropriate places to save and to avoid being “penny-wise, pound foolish” when taking care of a major building component.
Get Off My Lawn: Home Features That Waste Water
Commercial property maintenance requires more than the usual domestic tune ups. Today, owners expect property managers to take a proactive stance and find ways to conserve energy and water. Consider these ways to conserve water and improve your commercial property: Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area HVAC Expert Discusses Advances in Technology
What does the future of HVAC hold? Will the 2020s resemble The Jetsons or some other, less utopian vision of venting technology presented in a movie like Brazil? Here’s what we know about the short term. Smart technology will lead to remote controlled, intelligent thermostat designs, improved efficiency, and greater comfort at home and at the office.
“Create, Don’t Compromise,” says Bay Area General Contractor
You’re about to engage in a Bay Area kitchen remodeling project. To make this project a big success, you need to think about movement and flow within the space. What does that mean, from a practical perspective? It means that even if you have your heart set on a specific design feature, you may need to adjust your expectations to accommodate reality. Rather than compromising on your goals, however, consider these curious ways to create your dream kitchen when remodeling: Read the rest of this entry »
Advice from a Bay Area Building Contractor
You want to keep your Bay Area home in top condition and strive to improve its value. If you’ve been blessed with the do-it-yourself gene, you may be tempted to tackle improvements and repairs yourself. But know your limits; after all, a job done poorly or improperly can wind up causing damage that will cost a lot to fix. Also, there’s a value to your time that you want to respect.
East Bay General Contractor Shares Insights
Tenants typically only interact with landlords when they need to pay rent or when they encounter a problem. As a building owner, you’d like to meet your tenants’ needs in a cost effective, systematic way to ensure good rapport and minimize disruption. To that end, you want to make sure that your commercial property maintenance team provide quick and effective tenant services both to improve retention rates and to minimize tenant-related unexpected costs. After all, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”