Tag: Commercial

Night Garden

Garden Improvement Ideas to Increase the Value of the House

The garden in our house has not only aesthetic but also commercial value. With rough calculation, we can estimate the average estate price in the U.S. right now is around 400,000 USD. And the twenty percents of the price is determined by the condition and features of the house’s garden, of which the value will be around 80,000 USD. That is surely a big amount of money, is not it?

gardenEven if you do not plan to sell your house in the near future, you still need to bear in mind that your house is your property investment. Committing negligence toward garden maintenance is simply not a wise act.

Below is a list of garden improvement ideas that can increase the value of your house. And if you are devoted enough to the ideas, it is guaranteed that you can achieve more value than that twenty percents of profit.

Fence means privacy

FenceThe first thing you need to pay attention to is how your garden can give privacy protection to you. Short garden fence or just squared see-through panels are absolutely a bad choice. Your neighbors can see your activities, and you will not have the space to spend your day alone without anyone observing.

Perhaps, such a design can still be appropriate, especially for a front yard garden. But a house with an open front yard garden normally has a large space in the backyard, which is designed to be the private space for the family living in there.

If you find that your backyard fences are too short, plan a replacement. Add some bushes or a tree with thick leaves to add more coverage of your fence panels, or use vine plants to close the gaps between them.

Creating a special spot

Garden LightA well-maintained garden with plants alone will hardly reach that twenty percent price rise. Consider adding a purposeful spot, such as a BBQ spot or a shed, to your garden.

A shed is quite affordable and practical. It can be a personal napping place, a library, a workshop, or even a personal working space. Garden shed gives a different experience because it is separated from the main house and more connected with the natural elements of the garden.

Although building a swimming pool can sound alluring. You would be better to avoid it because all swimming pool needs complicated maintenance.

Cutting the upkeep

intricated fountainA big fountain can be a tricky garden feature. If you know just the right strategy to sell that, especially when the fountain is designed by a famous architect or follows the most recent trend, then you do not have any problem. But generally, buyers from the common background will not notice the artistic value of an overly-intricated water fountain.

rake and spadeIf you need fast money, consider renovating your garden landscape and downgrade all of the high-maintenance features.…

Laundry 11

Tips for Being Successful in the Commercial Laundry Business

If you are looking for a brick and mortar business that is fairly easy to operate and set up then you should consider having a commercial laundry business.

One of the best things about setting up and running a commercial laundry business is the fact operating one does notLaundry room require years of training or even formal education. All you need to have is a commitment like Tom Gildred to do your best in order to please your customers. But just like other businesses though, there are some things that you need to know that can help you succeed in this kind of business. Being successful in the commercial laundry business requires that you follow some tested tips.

Location, location, location. They say that when starting a business, there are three important things that you need to keep in mind: location, location and location. Indeed, if you can find a good location for your commercial laundry business, then half the battle is already won. The best location for commercial laundry business is a commercial area. Target areas with stores, offices, universities and other commercial establishments that would need your services. Of course, the ideal location would be one that is not saturated with laundromats already.

Marketing. While location is the most important thing to consider in setting up a commercial laundry business, you should also take care of marketing. Through sound marketing techniques, you can attract new customers and keep the ones that you already have. In the tough business environment right now, business owners just cannot afford to be complacent. They always need to be on their toes. If you cannot afford to hire a dedicated marketing personnel, then you should at least study marketing on your own.

laundryCustomer service. This is a very important part of any business. It does not matter if you offer excellent service, if you don’t know how to relate well to your customers then it will be hard for you to succeed. People will often forgive business that offer overpriced products and services, but they will rarely go back to a business that has not shown them respect and courtesy.

Pricing. Speaking of pricing, you need to set a competitive price but you should also make sure that you are not selling yourself short. It might be a wise move to justify a high fee than to try to lower your prices just to keep up with your competitors. Try to set yourself apart from others by offering something different. This way, you can justify asking for a premium price on your services.

if being successful in the commercial laundry business is what you want, then you should follow the tips above.…