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How Much Do Shower Wall Panels Cost for Single Family or Vacation Rental Homes

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I’ve been in the shower wall panel supply and installation business for over 20 years (not as long as when Moses’ was a boy, but on somedays it feels like it!). As you can imagine I’ve been asked thousands of times by homeowners and single-family and vacation home property owners, “Mike, how much do shower wall panels cost?”

Just like asking the price of a new car or SUV, it’s a basic question, but there are a number of things which impact…

7 Modular Home Bathroom Ideas to Improve Productivity, Add Style & Grow Sales

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Your bathroom module arrives at the job site. You (and the owner) notice the cracked shower wall tiles immediately. You mutter some words under your breath. Back in the day these words would have had Mom washing your mouth out with soap.

Your customer sees the finished bathroom for the first time. They’re not happy how it looks. Now what can you do?

You get a call from your tile sub. He wants to raise labor prices…. again! He knows you don’t…

5 Ideas to Make Your Senior Housing Bathroom Sexy

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I don’t know of a single senior who wants to feel old or live in ugly surroundings. Yet – if you go into bathrooms in senior apartments or independent or assisted living units there’s two words which all too often describes the setting. These words are…

Institutional and Old

These bathrooms can look far worse than your Mom or Dad’s last remodeled bathroom or last stylish hotel they visited. The challenge is your assisted or independent living…

7 Smart Ideas to Maximize Your ROI on a Vacation Home Rental Bathroom Remodel or Makeover

7 smart ideas to maximize your roi on your shower renovation | Innovate Building Solutions | Multi Unit | #BathroomRemodel #LuxuryApartments #LuxuryHotels #StudentHousing
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The good news is the vacation home rental industry is hot. With over 660,000 listing on Airbnb alone, the interest from renters is high.

The bad news is there are over 660,000 listings on Airbnb alone. Competition is stiff. Only 11% of the listings in the United States are booked on an average night.

So, if you’re in the 89% who want more listings at higher nightly rates and want to turn your cozy getaway into a cash machine, you may have…

3 Smart Steps for an Affordable Single-Family Rental Housing Model Which Makes a Difference and a Profit

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As I’m sure you know making money rehabbing and renting single family homes is a tough business. Here’s some things you need to do:

  • Find the right homes in the best neighborhoods which fits your business model.
  • Fix homes efficiently.
  • Make homes attractive so tenants will be motivated to sign your lease.
  • Find tenants who will stick around and keep your home in good condition.
  • Offer affordable rents which also give you a strong ROI (return on…

7 Smart Bathroom Design Features to Win-Over 55+ Luxury Apartment Renters

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They’re the hottest growth segment in the apartment rental market. They’re 55 plus. They’re not only ‘renting by choice,’ but they’re ‘renting with high expectations’ of you (if you’re the builder or developer).

You see, this isn’t their first rodeo. They’ve lived in apartments. They’re beyond being a move-up buyer. They’ve already lived through raising kids in the big suburban home.

They’re smart. They’re sophisticated. They’re ready to…