Our client had a nice townhouse in Spring Meadows Townhouse community in Latham, NY that he was hoping to rent out. He wanted his townhouse to stick out in the North Colonie Rental market. But he didn’t have the money for a high-end makeover for hardwood floors, granite countertops, fireplace in master bedroom, etc. So the design team at Shark Management offered a creative way to stay competitive in the rental market while spending a fraction of the cost of hardwood floors and granite countertops by giving the townhouse a gorgeous and distinctive paint job, finishing the basement, and adding a California closet in the master bedroom.

Before the makeover, this was a typical townhouse with drab finishings and apple-country decor. It didn’t leave a lasting impression at showings, and despite a great layout, the finishings were undercutting it’s wow factor.

After the makeover, the townhouse was not only rented the first day of showings, but was in a bidding war and the lease was signed for MORE rent then we were advertising it for!

This job goes to show it’s FAR better to think creatively rather then throwing money at a project. The cost of this project paid for itself in 4 months with the new rental rate, where adding hardwood floors and granite countertops would have taken close to 16 months to earn back!