5 Wellness Amenities to Consider Adding to Your Multifamily Property

Modern Gem Design :: 5 Wellness Amenities to Consider Adding to Your Multifamily Property

It’s no secret that wellness is becoming increasingly more important to people and many companies are shifting their focus to help cater to this. In fact, many multifamily properties are focused on creating a wellness community. This means adding new amenities and other services to be more in line with spas or even high-end gyms. The main focus is to encourage residents to be active, get outside in nature and promote a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking to add some new amenities to your property, you might want to consider some of these!

Walking Path

If you have extra land around the perimeter of your property, you may want to consider adding a walking path. This encourages residents of all fitness levels to get outside in nature for some exercise. Many will use it for a daily walk while others will use it for a running path. While it may be a bit of an investment upfront to level the ground and pave a path, it will have minimal upkeep after it is completed, meaning your return on investment will be high!

Community Garden or Living Wall

Having plants has become increasingly popular among all ages recently. Many millennials are filling their homes with houseplants, while other adults enjoy having a garden to tend to. Incorporating this trend into your community can have a huge benefit on residents’ wellness. Try adding a community garden where residents can reserve a plot for themselves. This not only gets them outside and moving but allows them to grow their own fresh, healthy vegetables! No space for a community garden? Consider adding a living wall in a shared space that residents can enjoy. Somewhere like the business center or game room will help encourage residents to mingle while still feeling the effects of nature.

Update Exercise Room

When most think of wellness, they think of exercise so you want to make sure your exercise room is in tip top shape! This means updating any older equipment and adding anything new that you’ve had requested from residents. This might even include some functional fitness equipment like a rock climbing wall for example. This will give residents something new and fun to try while also getting in a good workout! Another suggestion you may also want to consider is separate workout rooms where residents can do yoga, kickboxing, or another activity without disturbing (or being disturbed) by others in the gym.

Wellness Services

Your amenities don’t always have to be physical spaces you provide to your residents (although those are extremely important). Adding some services focused on wellness can help make a huge impact on residents. Consider adding a bicycle repair service or an all-natural cleaning service for residents to book through your office. Both of these options and others will provide a trusted service your residents desire without having to do the added research on their own, showing your residents you are committed to their health and wellness as much as they are!  

Water and Air Filters

While energy efficient appliances are an easy way to show your commitment to the environment, you can go a step further by adding water and air filters to your units. This can help purify the air and water your residents consume, helping with allergies and any other environmental effects that affect residents’ health. This is a great way to show your commitment to their health while saving them the inconvenience of having to integrate any other filters they may need.

These amenities may seem like extras to add but residents who want to live a healthier lifestyle will truly appreciate these upgrades. You’ll also be able to use these in your marketing to attract more qualified leads as well as premium rents helping to ultimately boost your bottom line. If you’re looking for help incorporating any of these amenities or other, please contact us today.

Tips to Improve Curb Appeal on a Budget

Modern Gem Design :: Tips to Improve Curb Appeal on a Budget

You know how important it is to keep your rental units and the exterior of your buildings in tip top shape, but how much attention have you paid to your landscaping? Curb appeal is so important when it comes to creating a positive first impression for tenants so make it count! The good news is it doesn’t have to be expensive to update either. Today we’re showcasing different ways you can easily improve your curb appeal for your multifamily property.

Use Native Plants and Cut Back Large Trees and Plants

Large structural hedges are out and native plants are in! One of the latest trends in outdoor landscaping is utilizing native plants that create a softer, more natural appearance. Large hedges or trees can become overpowering in outdoor spaces and can benefit from being cut back. Openness and light-filled spaces often appeal to potential tenants and the same goes for your landscaping. We suggest planting things in small groupings or spaced out to avoid having things look too cramped. Having native plants that are lower maintenance can also help you reduce some of the upkeep responsibilities and costs.

Turn Areas of Wear-and-Tear into Part of Your Landscaping

If you have areas of grass that are well trafficked or that have seasonal drainage issues, you can fix the problems while also making them visually appealing. An easy way to do this is by integrating stepping stones, pavers or natural gravel along walkways. This will allow for better drainage in the areas while also elevating your landscaping.

This is also an important factor while showing potential tenants your property. You want to make sure your property comes across as well taken care of so this allows you to kill two birds with one stone.

Consider Using Permanent Mulch

Permanent mulches such as gravel or rock can help you create a timeless look for your property while also reducing maintenance. Using rocks throughout your landscaping can also reduce water requirements for your plants, which can also ultimately help you save money.

Update Outdoor Lighting

Lighting fixtures can easily date your property and are an easy update to improve your curb appeal. We suggest going with something simple that will serve your property and keep the look timeless. Another important thing to consider is how well-lit walkways and other areas of your property are. This will help tenants feel safe while out and about your property at night.

Interested in learning how you can update your properties landscaping to appeal to current and potential tenants? Contact us today to learn more.