Soaking in a warm, relaxing bath is something everyone looks forward to after a long day. When showing properties, our REALTORS® are always asked about bathroom upgrades with spa-like features seen in many of these Nassau County homes for sale and Suffolk County homes for sale.
If you're considering a bathroom remodel, you have many bathtub styles to choose from for your space. Before you make your final selection, consider the size of your bathroom, your personal needs, and the finished look you want to achieve.
Drop-in tubs are the most common type found in homes. The tub shell is fitted inside a framed enclosure that may be surrounded by sheetrock walls or tiles. With drop-in rectangular tubs, three sides are sealed in and one long side is open so you can step into the tub.
Undermount drop-in tubs are installed where the top of the tub sits at floor level creating a very modern bathroom. Most drop-in tubs are made of porcelain, acrylic, or fiberglass, the least expensive options.
Most bathtub manufacturers offer a variety of options for special features, especially for their top-of-the-line products. If you want ultimate relaxation and health benefits, you don't have to look far for a lot of great options:
Whirlpool Jets – By choosing a tub with whirlpool jets, you can relax in water with various heat settings, foot massage jets, multi-speed bubbles, and silent motor technology.
Chromatherapy – Whether you prefer peaceful pink or soothing blue, chromatherapy includes underwater LED lights that change color to suit your mood.
Music – With resonant speaker panels that attach to the tub and send sound through the water, you can relax to your favorite playlist while soaking.
Digital Controls – A built-in digital touchpad lets you easily control water temperature, jet direction, water color, and your favorite tunes.
If you're planning to buy or sell a home, contact us for information and real estate advice from our professionals.
You're in for trouble if you don't have a solid foundation under your home. While you may be more interested in picking out paint colors and choosing flooring for your new home, our REALTORS® advise taking a closer look at your foundation before you put your home on the market. If you don't, you could find yourself trying to sell a costly problem that will turn prospective buyers away.
While you can sell a home with foundation problems so long as it is disclosed to the buyer, it's best to repair the problem before you put the home on the market. Doing so will not only help reduce your legal liability, it will make the home more appealing to prospective buyers looking at your home and comparing it to other Nassau County homes for sale and Suffolk County homes for sale.
But, that doesn't mean you should hire just any contractor to do the work. Indeed, foundation repair requires specialized skills, training, and expertise to perform. If the work is done right, the problem will be permanently resolved. If the repairs are done wrong or the company cuts corners as a matter of practice, you could be selling a dangerous lemon to the next owner.
Always thoroughly review the foundation repair company's background and experience. Then, as you whittle through options, eliminate those with questionable backgrounds and insufficient experience required to perform the work properly.
The good news is that while it is costly to repair a failing foundation, the work won't take long. Most foundation repair companies can complete the job in one to three days. Thus, while significant, it's not a problem that will keep you from putting the home on the market for long.
Looking to sell or buy a home? Contact us for more information.
Shopping local isn't always easy. Our REALTORS® certainly understand the convenience of big box stores and online mega-retailers, but there's something about buying locally-made goods from a locally-owned business that just feels better.
Shift10 Day is a great reminder to support local businesses, and, in honor of the occasion, we're sharing some of our favorite places to shop local on Long Island!
Long Island is an amazing place to live if you like to shop local! Contact us today to learn more about life in Suffolk and Nassau counties and talk to our agents about finding your dream home on Long Island.
National Cake Decorating Day is celebrated on October 10 to recognize the skill and creativity of those who can turn a cake into an artistic masterpiece. Long Island is home to some excellent cake decorators, so why not celebrate the day by ordering a custom cake at a local bakery?
Our REALTORS® suggest dropping by one of the following Long Island bakeries that offer custom cakes.
Contact us if you'd like to buy or sell a home in Nassau and Suffolk counties and to find out about the bakeries and other small businesses that help make the area unique.