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Home improvement advice for Nashville, Tennessee residents.

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Bathroom Upgrades that Can Improve Your Home's ValueHome buyers love comfortable, attractive bathrooms. There are many bathroom upgrades that can improve your home's value. If you're a homeowner who would like to make your home more attractive to buyers, now is the time to start on a bathroom renovation. Working with a licensed contractor and installing the right bathroom features can boost your home's value. Here's what you need to know.

1. Install Pedestal Bathtub

For many years, the types of bathtubs that homeowners installed were called alcove bathtubs. Alcove bathtubs have three enclosed sides and one side that is open for the user. In the last few years, pedestal bathtubs have become far more popular. Also known as freestanding bathtubs, pedestal bathtubs are open on all sides, like a giant

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Which Kitchen Renovations Net the Best Returns?The kitchen has some of the more noteworthy features of the home, making it one of the more interesting areas to explore for homebuyers. Owners who want to spruce up their kitchen now in hopes of selling it for a higher price later may want to conserve their budgets by focusing only on the renovations that net the highest returns.

A Rule of Thumb

Every buyer will have their own idea of what makes a kitchen valuable, and these priorities can change based on everything from age demographic to yearly income. However, when experts boil the market down to its fundamental basics, they find that larger kitchen remodels are not worth their high price tag. Homeowners should instead opt for minor remodels if they're looking for a high ROI.

Appliances

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How to Create an Efficient Home OfficeHome offices can be used for private reasons or for professional business endeavors. They also make great selling points when placing your home up for sale. However, regardless of the intention of their use, it's always nice to make the space comfortable yet functional. Here are some solutions for creating an efficient workspace for greater productivity.

Starting With the Basics

Temperature, lighting and flooring are going to be primary concerns when it comes to maintaining comfort in a home office environment. Ample lighting is a necessity, but consider daytime direct light through any windows and try to position the desk away from frontally facing the sun. If a rolling chair is desired, consider wood flooring with a non-scratch coating or use a

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4 Siding Options For Every HomeAll homes need a siding of some sort to help protect it from the elements, and there are many different materials that siding can be made from. Some are incredibly durable, some are budget-friendly, and some can change a home’s entire aesthetic. Each material has advantages and disadvantages that homeowners need to know before investing in it. Here are some of the most popular siding materials and what sets them apart from each other.

Stucco Siding

Homeowners who live in the southern United States are sure to be familiar with stucco siding. Stucco is made from a concrete-based mixture. It’s heavy and requires the help of a metal grate to help keep it up, but stucco is incredibly durable, especially in dry climates. In wetter climates, there’s a

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For WinterWhen there’s a cold draft coming through a warm home, everyone can feel it. The most common place for cold air to come into a house is the space below the door. At times, cold air can also come from light switches and lighting located on outside walls. Normally, there is a piece of weather stripping or something similar to prevent airflow, but these can rot away over time and allow cold air back in. If this happens during the cold winter and it can’t be replaced, try using a door snake instead. They can be bought at many hardware and home supply stores, or homeowners can even make them on their own without too much effort.

2. Replace Furnace Filters Regularly

One of the worst things that can happen during the cold winter is for the home’s furnace

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What it Takes to Build an Effective ToolboxWhether a homeowner considers themselves handy or not, especially with DIY projects, they should have a well-stocked toolbox in an easily accessible area. (In other words, when a pipe starts to leak, everyone should know where to find the wrench.) Stocking a toolbox starts with learning the basics of the equipment, so learn more about what it takes to be prepared.

Quality Matters

There are plenty of exceptionally inexpensive tools out there, but these tools are just likely to fall apart as they are to compromise the quality of the job. A well-timed repair can be the key between spending $100 on a repair and several thousand dollars on the resulting catastrophe. Homeowners don't have to overcharge their credit card, but they should be willing to

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Roofing Materials You Should KnowWhen buying a new construction home or replacing the roof on an existing home, the homeowner has options for how they want their new roof to be. There are far more options out there than just the normal asphalt shingles, and these other options offer different advantages that can’t be gotten otherwise. Here are some of the different roof material options that can be found and what sets them apart from the rest.

1. Wooden Shingles

Wood shingles used to be common before the rise of the modern asphalt shingles, but they can still be found and used today. Homeowners like wooden shingles because they’re quite sturdy despite being made just from wood, and they can last up to 50 years if the home is located in a drier climate. A wetter climate can lead

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Building a Home? What You Need to Know About Smart ProductsNew construction homes tend to be very technologically advanced. They're made with advanced pieces of equipment, and when they're done being constructed, they have advanced technologies built in.

Home buyers who are seeking all the latest and greatest amenities often turn to smart technologies for their new home. If you're a home buyer in the process of purchasing a new construction property, here's what you need to know about what to include and how to get the best experience out of your smart products.

What Are Smart Products?

Smart products are automated devices that have the ability to learn or change with the environment to meet the needs of the user. Just about anything can be made "smart," so new smart technologies are becoming

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5 Insulation Types For Your HomeInsulation is extremely important for both keeping a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, many homeowners don’t realize just how many different options they have to choose from for their home. Not all types of insulation are equally effective, so homeowners have a chance to choose one that they think is best for their home. Here are some of the different types of insulation and what makes them good choices for a home.

Fiberglass Insulation

Most Nolensville homeowners are familiar with fiberglass insulation because it’s the most common type used in homes. Fiberglass insulation can be fond in batts and blankets, which are rolls of insulation that can be cut as needed to create the right size. Because of its wide

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Options for Home Pest ControlAny home might house inhabitants who are not human. Dealing with periodic infestations of mice, rats, ants, cockroaches, or other pests is something most homeowners will have to do eventually. The trick is to provide a deterrent that makes the home inhospitable to these creatures without putting the home's regular residents at risk. With these tips, homeowners can evaluate the standard options for pest control and make a choice that will suit the pest and the extent of the problem.

Pest Prevention Techniques

One of the best ways to avoid dealing with insects or rodents is to keep them from entering the home in the first place. Homeowners should take two approaches to pest prevention. First, they should take care to seal air leaks and gaps

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