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Update: 32 N. Chester Street

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UrbanBuilt is hard at work, transforming a residential shell into a three apartment building in downtown Baltimore, MD. Framing has started, basement slab has been poured and we are ready to saw cut the garage door opening. Continue to follow us to see this project come together.

 

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32 N. Chester – Awarded to UrbanBuilt

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Another Project brought to you by UrbanBuilt! Watch this residential shell transform to a three apartment building in downtown Baltimore. Lots of updates to follow so be sure to check back in!

Completed Project: Potbelly – Pasadena

20170517_104034UrbanBuilt has completed another Potbelly Sandwich Shop! From the first day on the job to the final certificate of occupancy this tenant fit out project was met with an aggressive 8 week schedule that UrbanBuilt completed with excellence.  Stop by and see how this 2,300 sqft space has transformed.  To find a location near you click here. 

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Want to become a Preferred Vendor for UrbanBuilt?

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UrbanBuilt is currently looking to expand its Vendor database. Are you a Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing subcontractor working in the Baltimore, DC or Va area? We are also looking for Drywall, tile installers and painters as well. Please contact info@urbanbuiltllc.com

Smoothie King – Columbia, MD


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Smoothie King Columbia

 

A new Tenant Fit out begins its transformation into a Smoothie King today! UrbanBuilt looks forward to completing our 2nd Tenant fit out for Smoothie King within the coming months. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and progress pictures.

Tuesday’s Tool Box Tips – Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

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Making home improvements is one of the only controllable ways to increase the selling value of your home. Even minor adjustments can add value to your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Here is a list of some home improvements that you can make that can instantly add value to your home.

  • Repaint: This is a simple way to add value and make any room look brand new. Make sure to stick with neutral colors to appeal to most buyers.
  • Bathroom updates: The bathroom creates a lot of value in a home, so making sure that the bathrooms are clean and updated is important. Something as simple as changing the wallpaper or putting in new grout can change the whole look of the bathroom.
  • Clean or replace flooring: Clean floors make a huge impression and may affect the spaciousness of the room. Be sure to deep clean any spots on the carpet or replace flooring when necessary.
  • Kitchen Updates: The kitchen is the biggest value adder but it is also one of the most expensive. Installing new appliances, storage, or materials to a kitchen can influence a buyer into making an immediate decision on a home.
  • Exterior/ Yard work: The outside of the home is the first thing a potential buyer sees. Making sure that the yard is organized is important, but don’t forget to make sure the roof is in good shape and the exterior paint isn’t faded.

Make sure that before you start on any improvements to your home that you plan the expense and potential value for each improvement. It is always wise to talk to a professional before starting on any serious home improvement project. If you have any questions or need some assistance with your home feel free to contact JD Smith, our general manager of home improvements, at JdSmith@urbanbuiltllc.com.

Introducing JD Smith – Our New General Manager of Home Improvements

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With the recent rejuvenation of our home improvement department, we have hired JD Smith as our General Manager of Home Improvements. He will be handling most residential clients and assisting with design and development throughout the process. Having previously owned a home improvement company, JD has the expertise to professionally design, plan and build any home improvement project. As our residential sector grows, we can’t wait to see what projects JD will add to his portfolio. If you’re interested in talking to JD about any home improvement projects, you can E-mail him at JDSmith@urbanbuiltllc.com.

Tuesday’s Tool box Tips – How to Repair a Rocking Toilet

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A rocking toilet is not only annoying, but can lead to more serious damages in the bathroom if left undone. In some cases a rocking toilet is a result of not having the mounting bolts tight enough on the toilet, in which case this can be fixed with a few turns of a wrench. Usually though you must remove the toilet in order to reach under it and make adjustments from there. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to repair a rocking toilet.

  • Look for any gaps between the bottom of the toilet and the floor
  • Make sure there aren’t any water leaks by checking around the bottom of the toilet for any water
  • Use a shim or Wobble Wedge to slide under the back of the toilet or any other gaps
  • Make sure that it is level throughout and secure the toilet by tightening the mounting bolts on the side until it is stable.
  • You may have to cut away some of the shim around the toilet if it is overlapping
  • Caulk around the toilet to secure it to the floor even better and allow for a cleaner look

It is important to make sure that the rocking of the toilet didn’t cause a leak or break anything on the bottom of the toilet, so it is usually smart to double-check by removing the toilet momentarily before adjusting it.

To remove the toilet:

  • Shut off the water supply line
  • Flush away any remaining water in the toilet
  • Remove the water hose from the tank
  • Remove the mounting bolts on the side of the toilet
  • Lift up the toilet and place it in an open area

If you notice any serious problems or can’t figure out how to stop the rocking, call a plumbing specialist for help. Make sure to go to our Facebook page if you want to give us any suggestions for tips that you want us to provide you with in the future.