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Airbnb Renovation: The Gold Investment

What is Airbnb?

Airbnb is a website listing, finding, and renting accommodation. It is essentially an electronic platform, which brings the host to the customer while being responsible for handling the booking process. The transaction, during which the visitor pays the respective amount by credit or another card, is made through the platform. The host receives the amount only 24 hours after the arrival of the guest; so that it is certain that the latter has received the accommodation as agreed. AIRBNB offers a wide variety of accommodation (apartment, castle, Villa, etc.), commensurate with the size of the community of its users, promising unique travel experiences. The price range varies considerably, as is the location of the accommodation.

 

Airbnb is an easy way to financially exploit the user’s space by presenting it to a public of millions of users

 

 

But what do we mean by “Airbnb renovation”?

Airbnb is a short-term lease platform that has managed to create a new real estate market globally. It connects people who have free space with those looking for a place to stay. This platform, with its huge competition, has aroused the interest of the owners for partial or total renovation to stand out.

 

In Greece, where tourism is a lucrative market, more and more are those that end up in the choice of Airbnb versus contractual lease. The renovation of your property based on this is an investment move where the depreciation of the cost can be done very soon. A renovated space will not create problems of sudden faults and malfunctions as well as being modernized attracts more visitors.

 

InHouse Group and Airbnb renovation

The first stage in the renovation of AirBNB and any other renovation is the study of the space to and its needs. After examining the situation in which it is located, we discuss any changes you wish to and we consider necessary.

An integrated feasibility study with proposals towards and the timetable of work is initially formed.

Then we present for free the new image of the space through 3D imaging.

Now having a picture of the final plan, we can discuss changes and adjustments to get to the desired result.

The workshop t begins with the completion of all the preparation of the space (dismantling and electrical – plumbing). The new materials are then placed (tiles, sanitary ware, doors, frames, saw-switches, plumbing, etc.) and the decorator takes over.

 

 

Through the continuous study of modern design, we create spaces that stand out from competitors. The love for decoration moves us to create small works of art. In InHouse Group you will find packages offering furniture that will cover every need both economical and aesthetic.

 

At InHouse Group you will find the ideal partner for the renovation to investing in. We deliver the house ready for rent, offering the best result, in the time we agreed, without reckless wastage.

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Roof insulation: Now is the right time

Roof insulation: Protect your home from cold and damp.

The roof is the point of the building which is exposed to all weather conditions (sun, rain, snow, etc.) throughout the year. For this, although it has a smaller area than the external walls, it exhibits equally large thermal losses. It is also important to know that the warm air is moving upwards, so the heat in our house rises upwards making the insulation of the roof necessary to maintain the internal temperature.

Insulation and energy saving

The insulation of Roof is one of the most important work to save energy. It contributes significantly to energy saving since in this way it is limited to a large extent the transfer of heat to and from the environment. So we have a reduction in the costs of heating and cooling of our space since the temperature inside is maintained for a long time. We create and maintain conditions of thermal comfort in our homemaking our stay pleasantly, avoiding the unbearable heat in the summer and the intense cold in winter.

Whether you are considering investing in hot water supply systems through solar energy (otherwise solar water heaters) or other renewable energy sources, the first step you need to make is to improve the insulation of your home. This will help you maximize the use of natural resources and not waste energy that translates into extra unnecessary costs. If you omit this step, you will end up spending a whole lot of money in order to buy some very powerful systems to meet the energy needs of a poorly insulated house.

How much money you will save by insulating your home depends on different factors such as the type of insulation, the size of the house, the existing frame systems, etc. Still, based on the age of the house, you will need to get more or Less energy-saving measures for the best possible result. The positive part of the story is that you generally no longer need to issue some permission from the town planning for the work of the External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) or insulation roof.

Usually, the new and modern houses are built with quite good insulation specifications but old buildings in Greece need work in this area. In the second case, there are probably several options to improve the energy efficiency of your home. When your home remains very cold, the heat can be lost in many directions. So you are very likely to think of the solution of integrated insulation to keep the heat in the house.

 

You can obviously insulate partially or combined the roof, walls, floors, windows, and doors. The most important loss is the walls as for a typical house the walls reach 30-40% in thermal losses. The roof comes second with about 25%. After doors and windows lose 20% and finally the floor has the least loss especially if it touches the ground.

 

Types of insulation

 

A) Insulation class

In this category, we will meet types of insulation such as conventional classic, inverted and light-type insulated roof. The types of thermal insulation and the types that we will analyze energy upgrade our house offering energy-saving and protection from heat and cold.

 

1.Conventional thermal insulation

It is the classic method with a low load of 35 to 40 kg per square meter and the waterproofing is placed at the finish of the application and above the thermal insulating materials.

In this type of insulation type usually used foam or Perlobeton with the main material of thermal insulation performance inflated or extruded polystyrene. These types of applications are not offered for heavy use of the roof as well as mechanical pressures from point loads

 

 2. Inverted thermal insulation

Type of application The waterproofing materials precede the thermal insulation. They are considered heavy constructions because they consist mainly of cement mortars and slabs or tiles.

These kinds of applications for roof insulation are offered for frequent traffic and all kinds of stresses. The most common type of this application is the DOW buttons that contain the thermal insulating material but also the patency material.

 

3. Light-type Insulated roof

The light-type roof insulation has a weight not exceeding 10 kilos per square meter. This type of application includes double waterproofing where it is placed above and below the thermal insulation plates.

The most common material for these types of roof insulation is the extruded polystyrene that is resistant to mechanical pressure but has minimal absorption of water vapor resulting in not losing thermal insulation properties over time.

 

B) Category Waterproofing

The types and types of waterproofing are mainly referred to in torch materials, with hot air, impregnation sheets, and abrasive cement and polyurethane materials.

The roof waterproofing protects the construction of the building and the reinforcement from the ingress of moisture.

 

1. Bituminous membranes are one of the most common applications.

Bituminous membranes are considered a reliable roof insulation solution, economical and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years.
The placement of the asphalt is done with the use of flame and the patness is limited only to a visit and not to use with sharp objects.

 

2. Synthetic polyester with glass fibers and thermal insulating properties

It is affixed with special bituminous glue and is covered with a molded mixture of white rubber.
It is a prefabricated sealing sheet very resistant to perforation and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years.

 

Brush made cement, polyurethane, acrylic and hybrid materials are the third and most economical category of the previous ones. These materials will need maintenance after three or four years in order to continue their proper operation.

These types of waterproofing are very economical but also helpful for substrates with difficulties and obstacles such as photovoltaic solar vents and various other machines that prevent the application of some prefabricated Foil membrane.

4. Glazing with bituminous emulsion and final form the aluminum varnish. Glass panels are impregnation sheets, flexible in their use and a very economical application for roof insulation.

The specific materials can withstand up to 8 years on terraces with smooth substrates and without withholding water.

What is the best time to insulate the roof?

The best time to insulate your roof is before winter, now!

You should keep in mind that this kind of work should not be carried out during the winter season for many important reasons. It is certain that insulation carried out under such conditions are precarious and will last much less than their expected lifetime.

 

When thermal insulation work is carried out on the roof in winter we need to know that the low temperatures contribute to the contraction of the plate and with the humidity lurks the risk of being trapped between the thermal insulation and the plate of concrete with consistency Further erosion of the reinforcement.
As we know, waterproofing and insulation of roofs need specific temperatures and ambient conditions to be applied.

The same applies to all thermal insulating and waterproofing materials as reported by the producers of companies.
You could reduce the sudden problem that was created in the insulation of your roof during the winter with simple maintenance solutions and in many cases with the installation of vents that help in the unlocking of moisture until you apply properly The new insulation after the winter.

As regards the problem of temperature difference from lack of thermal insulation, we recommend that no thermal insulations are made during the winter season.

In InHouse Group We undertake the insulation roof each building, making use of the most qualitative and durable materials. We combine excellent insulation with high aesthetics, upgrading both energy and visually the horizontal surface of the roof.

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Renovation Of The Summerhouse

Renovation Of The Summerhouse

The interest in buying a summerhouse in Greece is recovering.  The main stakeholders are from abroad (60% of the stakeholders in this category proceeds to a transaction) and from the inside.

Those who have summer cottages, every end of summer make their own calculations. The house near the Sea has its requirements. Electrical and plumbing installations definitely want a repair. The garden needs grooming, the cracked glazed need to change, the drilled screens repair as well as the worn walls, the broken barbed wire, the rusty railings. This budget definitely brings a headache. The question “Is it worth the cost?” emerges naturally!

The answer is simple: all investments require effort and money, as long as there is planning for recovery. Despite the unprecedented and long-lasting crisis that our country has been through, the construction of a new house costs today almost as much as it did before the crisis. That is why we see that new dwellings are rarely found in the country. Therefore, any investment interest will necessarily be directed to existing residences.

 

Winter or summer house;

The investment interest in the Greek summer cottage is real and ever-increasing. The prices are not impressive; they do not recoup the investment of the past. But there is a market and demand must be satisfied. Therefore, from September, the attempt to exploit, renovate our summer refuge should begin.

The picture for winter cottages is totally opposite. That’s where fashion seems to have passed or to say it all, it’s about very few. More than 10,000-holiday homes in winter destinations remain unsold. Several manufacturers who invested in the construction of luxury residences with a total cost of construction and purchase of land over 1,500 Euros per square meter are currently stranded since neither the sale under the cost shows It triggers demand. Perhaps the most distinctive image we saw this year in the meadow of Arachova. You all remember the construction ‘ amok ‘ of the past. Remember that maisonettes were built even almost in the lake. Dozens of integrated complexes remain today without a prospect of direct disposal.

Renovation Of The Summerhouse

 

Prices will not change dramatically this year

 

Now is a worth investing period for the renovation of summer country house. It is a smart move to do now what we will not have the time to do during the winter.

As always we have to start from the roof.

The winds, the hail, the rain, and the snow, affect and wear out the tiles and roofs. If we have not provided for thermal insulation or waterproofing, now, unfortunately, it is time to repair them or change them. It is necessary to protect our construction, our investment. Humidity is very common especially in houses near the sea. With proper insulation, we will be protected for many years.

External storage is always useful

At the summer cottage, we almost always invite a lot more people, apart from our family, friends, acquaintances, and associates. Overcrowding is inevitable. In an external warehouse, apart from the storage space for our various items, we can place laundry, water cooler, beers and meats, tools, garden accessories and much more, thus saving enough space in the house. A wood oven or pergola does not cost much but adds value and quality to our summer getaway. As of course the tents that protect and cool the house.

To be able to take advantage of the summer house, to rent it through an online platform or through acquaintances and friends you have to give it color and intrinsic value.

People who rent houses in the summer want memories, not comforts. They want the Internet, security, cleanliness, and functionality. Adding shelves for example in the kitchen is a small useful luxury. Use copper tubes for the brackets to give color

Armchairs and chairs can be renewed by changing the fabric, adding buttons, studs, patterns, or simply changing the legs. Cupboards, boxes, and all kinds of storage spaces are essential for an organized home. Buy boxes, baskets, drawers, renovate your closets to fit more things and organize the space so that the house seems bigger.

Small tasteful changes will cost a little but will add value.

You may not need to paint the whole house. Select the points in need of intervention and then add some details that will immediately give another breath to space. The door and the outside part of the house give the first impression to the prospective buyer or tenant. They must exude dignity and warmth.

Renovation Of The Summerhouse

Conclusion

The first question of course remains: is it worth the effort and the money to renovate the summer residence? The answer is certainly yes if you have patience and long term investment horizon

The figures show that from all Mediterranean countries the highest yields are offered by the country houses in Greece.

Summer residences are an investment tool that generates income. The ever increasing tourist traffic guarantees that the purchase of a second residence in Greece will have momentum triggered by foreign stakeholders. Therefore, it is essential that the services offered by your summer residence are those that need a guest who comes from another country and not an old classmate from the past.

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10 Summer Decor Trends

10 Summer Decor Trends

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a facelift. From bold colors to splashy prints, a few easy decor updates can make your home feel like the tropical beach or calming lake cottage you pine for.

Floral Prints

Florals are so hot right now. If you’ve been considering incorporating this trendy look into your home, summer is the perfect time to leap. From wallpaper to shower curtains to the throw pillows seen in this colorful room, it’s easy to add a pop of nature to any room in your house. Bonus: You won’t have to worry about keeping these flowers alive.

Copper(tone)

This year is all about copper. This metal finish can work in both vintage and industrial spaces and instantly adds a touch of glam. This bedroom from Forrest Glover Design incorporates a copper industrial pendant lamp and a chic side table to give the room effortless “oomph.” Candleholders, coffee tables, and kitchen accessories are all easy ways to get this trendy look right now.

Green Goddess

Ever since Pantone named Greenery the color of 2017, we’ve been gaga for green. The color green evokes freshness and renewal, and can easily make your home feel brand new. Paint a wall or restore an old vanity as this blogger did, and you’ll feel like you’re rolling in summery hills all season long.

Animal Print

A little zebra print goes a long way. Channel an African safari and add a few animal print details throughout your home this summer. Some people shy away from this wild design, but as long as you keep it simple with a detailed rug or a fancy throw, you can incorporate it in a myriad of decor styles.

Climbing Plants

According to Pinterest trend data, climbing plants are huge this year. You’re probably innately familiar with this look outside on pergolas, but a winding, twisty plant can look super chic indoors as well. This living room from Decoholic creatively uses a winding plant as art behind the couch. It can be hard to train plants to grow the right way, but a plant like an ivy tree can create a super cool jungle-feel in any room.

Terracotta and Ceramics

This year is all about rustic chic, and terracotta is a great way to incorporate this trend into your house. This gorgeous kitchen has terracotta flooring, but for a less permanent solution don’t be scared to bring terracotta planters indoors. They’ll give a fresh, garden-y feeling to your living room or kitchen.

Mixed Prints

The mixed print trend has been around for a few years now, but it’s time to really embrace it. The fun pops of reds and oranges in this living room really liven the space up and the asymmetrical prints don’t look off balance. Try to keep the color scheme similar (or throw in a black and white patterned piece like this rug) to keep the mixed prints purposeful and chic.

Moroccan

This is another trend that has been around for a while but isn’t going anywhere. The sun may be blistering outside, but you can enjoy a desert-inspired look inside in the comfort of your air conditioning. These poofs are a perfect way to add a bit of souk-inspired glam (and additional seating space!) to your living room. We also love Moroccan lanterns; hang them on your porch or sunroom for an instant exotic flair.

Butterflies

They may seem too whimsical at first glance, but trust us–butterflies are in. From wallpaper to rugs, the butterfly pattern is trendy and super cute. This amazing butterfly print is a tame way to get the look without going overboard. Hang these over your couch, your bed or even in a large master bathroom to add a bit of nature to your space.

Outdoor Lights

Admit it–you’ve been to a bar, a restaurant or even a wedding that had string lights everywhere. These country fair-inspired globe lights are super cozy and very on-trend. Hang them on a deck like this blogger did or try an indoor version in a kid’s room or a cozy reading nook.

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Trends of Tiles for 2019

Trends of Tiles for 2019

 

One of the tile’s best features is its huge variety. You can find and choose a tile for every taste, even for those who don’t like the decorative use of it. In recent years tile companies have evolved their products, providing in addition to the known rectangles we know and love, tiles in unexpected shapes, colors and texture. If the use of tiles has taught us something, it is that fitting it can make wonderful things for a room.

 

Here are some elegant tiles, which are meant to become our favorites for 2019:

 

 

Lepidoptera or scaly

Hexagons and other corner tiles were a big trend last year, but in 2019 it seems to be the year of fish. Known as fish tiles or mermaid tiles, they have a curved pattern, fluid form and create a mosaic that resembles scales and turns any surface into a work of art. They are a special way to change the image of any room, from the bathroom to the living room or the kitchen, giving each one an exotic character and enlarging their size.

Dark Marble

If you are bored of the white marble with the gray waves that appear to be present everywhere, we have some good news for you; Dark, earthy colors will be dominant this year. They are going to appear in tiles in the form of black and dark brown marble. These unexpected shades offer luxury and save maintenance problems associated with white and light marble.

Large sizes

Large-sized tiles will be … big this year! In 2019 when referring to large tiles we mean fewer lines and open of other design possibilities. For example, they can be used on benches and furniture or in the form of a wood or marble so they look more realistic.

 

…but also very thin     

Designers also expect the tile to shrink this year. These narrow tiles are offered for unexpected drawings such as fishponds or vertical stacks.

 

Hand-painted

If you love patterns of tiles, you might want to go one step further with hand-painted tiles. Extremely luxurious, they have an indisputable charm that gives the place a truly unique look.

 

Matte texture

The matte texture has been a trend for several years now and has now reached the tiles. Matte textures allow shape and color to come in focus. They also add elegance and simplicity to the room, but they also make a beautiful contrast to metal parts.

 

Wood appearance Tile makers are becoming better at making tiles that realistically mimic the wood. These tiles come in large boards, such as hardwood. They are ideal for lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms where you want the warmth of the wood, but especially the durability of the tile.

 

Melanolithos – basalt This volcanic stone, which usually comes in shades of gray, has natural tonal changes and a slightly rough texture. Color uniformity and endless finishing capabilities make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications (swimming pool lining) as well as wall and floor coverings

 

Trends of Tiles for 2019

 

One of the tile’s best features is its huge variety. You can find and choose a tile for every taste, even for those who don’t like the decorative use of it. In recent years tile companies have evolved their products, providing in addition to the known rectangles we know and love, tiles in unexpected shapes, colors and texture. If the use of tiles has taught us something, it is that fitting it can make wonderful things for a room.

 

Here are some elegant tiles, which are meant to become our favorites for 2019:

 

Lepidoptera or scaly

Hexagons and other corner tiles were a big trend last year, but in 2019 it seems to be the year of fish. Known as fish tiles or mermaid tiles, they have a curved pattern, fluid form and create a mosaic that resembles scales and turns any surface into a work of art. They are a special way to change the image of any room, from the bathroom to the living room or the kitchen, giving each one an exotic character and enlarging their size.

Dark Marble

If you are bored of the white marble with the gray waves that appear to be present everywhere, we have some good news for you; Dark, earthy colors will be dominant this year. They are going to appear in tiles in the form of black and dark brown marble. These unexpected shades offer luxury and save maintenance problems associated with white and light marble.

Large sizes

Large-sized tiles will be … big this year! In 2019 when referring to large tiles we mean fewer lines and open of other design possibilities. For example, they can be used on benches and furniture or in the form of a wood or marble so they look more realistic.

 

…but also very thin     

Designers also expect the tile to shrink this year. These narrow tiles are offered for unexpected drawings such as fishponds or vertical stacks.

 

Hand-painted

If you love patterns of tiles, you might want to go one step further with hand-painted tiles. Extremely luxurious, they have an indisputable charm that gives the place truly unique look.

 

Matte texture

The matte texture has been a trend for several years now and has now reached the tiles. Matte textures allow shape and color to come in focus. They also add elegance and simplicity to the room, but they also make a beautiful contrast to metal parts.

 

Wood appearance Tile makers are becoming better at making tiles that realistically mimic the wood. These tiles come in large boards, such as hardwood. They are ideal for lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms where you want the warmth of the wood, but especially the durability of the tile.

 

Melanolithos – basalt This volcanic stone, which usually comes in shades of gray, has natural tonal changes and a slightly rough texture. Color uniformity and endless finishing capabilities make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications (swimming pool lining) as well as wall and floor coverings

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The Best Decoration Trends Of 2019

Like every time the year is over, we observe the decorative tendencies that have passed and predicted the ones to follow.

2018 was an interesting year. We noticed a tendency away from strict minimalism and closer to coordinated and colorful design.

So what are we waiting for in 2019? Learn below!

“Mushrooms” lamps

The mushroom-shaped lamps saw them in 2018, but something tells us that 2019 will be their year. On the one hand, the fact that it is vintage, on the other hand, the fact that it is an easy way to get color in the space, these lamps expect to see them inside of many houses.

Italy of the interwar

2018 was an interesting year. We noticed a tendency away from strict minimalism and closer to coordinated and colorful design.
The decoration of the interwar may be losing ground in recent years, but when we talk about inter-war Italy then things are different. Italian designers imported furniture with curves, elegant lines, and vivid colors. Parts of this decoration already use several design companies and we predict that they will snap in 2019

 

Basic Shades

2017 was the year of pastels, while 2018 prevailed the deep metallic tones. We followed the full range of colors in the past years, but in 2019 the main colors return to the decoration. Deep red, intensely dark blue and bright mustard are just some of the nuances we observe in the new collections.

Plinthina tables

2018 was an interesting year. We noticed a tendency away from strict minimalism and closer to coordinated and colorful design.
Since the minimalist Scandinavian furniture starred in the interior decoration in recent years, it is only natural that there is a turn to the heavier (but elegant) furniture. The brick tables are expected to have their honor in 2019.

Lamps from rice paper

Isamu Noguchi is the inspirist of these very characteristic pieces. These luminaires have been known for several years, but we expect to see them multiply in 2019! It is an economical and very interesting solution for small or large spaces.

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Renovation: Add value to your property

Renovation: Add value to your property

The exploitation of a house can be a fact of happiness or another source of headache. In order to have the desired profit there must be demand and to do so must meet certain conditions. To achieve this there are several ways to upgrade the value of your property. Here are some of the most effective ways:

 

Electrical installations

Electrical installation is one of the most fundamental components of a home and should work properly. Before proceeding with any kind of internal remodeling, you should make sure that the house is properly wired to the floor and walls. Modern households need reinforced sockets since the devices they use at the same time have increased. In addition, adding some extra sockets in the house will help as it will add ease and value.

 

Plumbing installations

As with electrical engineering, any hydraulic work should be done at the beginning of a renovation project. If your property has old piping then you should consider their total replacement. Plumbing can make the biggest damage to a house. In addition, there are many houses that maintain the old method of plumbing with external pipes. This does not only lack aesthetics but also functionality since it leaves unused surfaces.

 

Renovation: Add value to your property

 

 Kitchen Renovation

You can choose a total renovation or improvement of the image of your kitchen. Change the doors, the drawer knobs, the countertop, the tiles around the space or at a point as a decoration proposal. Renew the color of the walls and ceiling that has been damaged by water vapor. The attentive kitchen area is an important factor in the value of your property.

 

Improve the first impression

The majority of people who visit a property have already formed a strong opinion about whether they like it or not by the time they arrive at the front door. That is why it is so important to give potential buyers a good first impression, no matter how nice the interior is. You can do this by giving the façade of your property a new color, placing new windows and covering any cracks.

 

Renovation: Add value to your property

 

Tackling structural issues

If there are any structural defects in your property, then this could significantly hamper its value in the property market. Make sure you correct any leaks coming from the roof or from any moisture and if there is.

 

Replacement/repair of Windows

Windows play a huge role in the decision making the process for house buyers. A property is generally expected to have double glazed windows as it maintains the building insulated and protects against noise. For aesthetic reasons, it is very important that the windows are symmetrical, with clean frames and more modern materials (e.g. aluminum)

 

WC and Bath

The bathroom is one of the first rooms a person looks at in a house. An old or poor bathroom condition is enough to sabotage a sale or rental agreement. So if you want to increase the value of your home immediately, renovate the bathroom. Change the sink, flush, basin, bidet, tiles and pay attention to the bathroom accessories. Prefer simple lines for a sense of luxury.

 

Garden

A neat, lush garden can significantly change the image of the house and significantly increase the value of the property. You can improve the area of your garden trimming the bushes and trees, keeping the grass in good condition and adding new flowers and plants. If there is no garden in the property, you can create the feel of a garden on your balcony. Choose green plants and colored flower boxes for a beautiful effect.

 

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