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How Often Should You Upgrade Your Beach House

How Often Should You Upgrade Your Beach House

It would be wonderful if your beach home would never need an upgrade. Kitchen appliances would always remain in great condition, furniture would stay comfy and clean, and your house would look like new after many years. Unfortunately, it is not possible, and you have to upgrade your beach property regularly to increase its appeal.

Some things in your home require more attention than others. The longevity of items in your home is determined by their quality and guest turnover. Let's take a look at the most common things that require regular upgrades in a house:

1. Kitchen inventory and appliances

If you rent your beach home out, your kitchen and appliances should be fully updated. Such major appliances as a refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher should be replaced every 5-8 years if they are used regularly. Smaller appliances, including coffee makers and blenders, might need a few replacements throughout a year if they are constantly used. Cookware should be updated and replaced once a year or every two years, depending on its quality.

2. Flooring and paint

In order to keep the exterior of your home looking good, experts recommend repainting it every 4-6 years. In regard to interior painting, it varies from room to room, but on average a paint job can last from 5 to 10 years. The lifespan of flooring depends on the material, its quality, and traffic. Carpets usually need to be replaced every 5-10 years. Hardwood floors last much longer, and typically require a new layer of protection every 10 years. Laminate floors are normally due to be replaced every 5-7 years.

3. Bathrooms

On average, you need to update your bathroom every 10-15 years, but it depends on the quality of bathroom appliances. Since upgrading a bathroom is usually expensive, you can make quick and inexpensive upgrades, such as installing new shower fixtures, upgrading lighting, changing the color scheme of the bathroom, and replacing cabinetry.

Contact Berger Realty Today

If you are a lucky owner of a beach house in Ocean City, NJ, and you want to rent it out, contact Berger Realty - a local family-owned real estate company that specializes in rental properties, including townhouse vacation rentals in Ocean City and other types of beach properties.

Tenants and property owners choose us because we have a huge database of bayfront rentals in Ocean City, NJ, we keep the prices transparent, we take care of all the problems with units, and the process of placing reservations is very easy with us. If you have any questions, or you want to know more about our company and the services we offer, feel free to visit our website or give us a call.

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