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Warehouse Space to Luxury Apartment, Cohoes, NY

Warehouse Space to Luxury Apartment, Cohoes, NY

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Our client had old warehouse space that the city of Cohoes would allow conversion to apartments, so we did just that. To get maximum rent for the space, we were able to layout a nice sized 2 bedroom apartment in the space. We had to first jack hammer most of the old floor up to lay new drains. Then we poured a fresh concrete floor, and began building the apartment up.

Finished photos coming soon!

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Apartment Rebuild, Cohoes, NY

Apartment Rebuild, Cohoes, NY

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One of the challenges of rebuilding old apartments is opening up their typically small room layout. This apartment was no exception. We removed a wall separating the kitchen and utility room to give the apartment a huge open feeling in the kitchen and living room, while adding a heavy-duty header to support the roof.

The apartment had nice hard wood floors that were in desperate need of sanding and refinishing, so we sanded them down to raw wood (we were removing 100 years of buildup, this was not a quick sanding!) and refinished with an espresso stain and poly to protect the floors and bring out a high shine.

We gave the moldings a rose finish to make the beautiful original wood work pop, and quickly rented this unit.

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Spring Meadows Townhouse, Latham, NY

Spring Meadows Townhouse, Latham, NY

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Our client 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!