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How to Renovate Your Bathroom Without Breaking the BankWhen it comes time for a bathroom renovation, most people think it will be an expensive and time-consuming project. However, there are ways to do a budget-friendly project with bathroom upgrades that deliver high ROI. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the ways you can save on your bathroom project price. So whether you're on a tight budget or want to save as much money as possible, read on for tips on how to do a budget-friendly bathroom renovation.

Plan Ahead: Make A Budget, Source Materials & Estimate Labor

When you're renovating your bathroom, changing your mind halfway through can cost you thousands of dollars. That's why planning is the first step towards lowering your bathroom remodeling costs. Planning ahead can help you save on…

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Best Property Upgrades For Vacation RentalsAccording to the latest data from the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics' Impact on Travel Report, Tennessee tourism brought in over $24 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2021, representing the largest visitor spending in the state's history.

The travel and tourism industry is also the third largest of the state's employers. Nashville is the beating heart of the Volunteer State. As the capital city and a prominent music hub it's no wonder people are visiting in even greater numbers than people moving to Nashville.

The vacation rental scene is competitive, so it's vital that investors stay a step ahead when it comes to property improvements. Here are six investments to consider adding to your Nashville vacation…

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Best Upgrades For Multi-Family InvestmentsReady to get the most out of your real estate investments? The total value of multi-family properties in the US exceeded $111 billion in 2021 and is expected to continue rising until 2025. If you're renting out multi-family units, you need to know about property upgrades that will help you to increase property value and prospective tenant interest. Keep reading as we discuss the five essential multi-family unit upgrades that will increase your property value.

Start Within The Units

Just like when you're staging a home to sell, you need to update your unit to make a great first impression. Focusing on improving how your units look will increase interest and demand. Some key aspects to focus on when enhancing your units include:

  • Kitchen…

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4 Popular Window Types For Your HomeAll homes need windows in order to let light inside and make it more comfortable to be inside. However, there are many different types of windows out there. When a homeowner chooses a type of window for their home, they aren’t just choosing a piece of glass. All the different types of windows have different uses and functions that make them ideal for certain rooms. There are windows that open, windows that never open, windows that can be doors, and even windows that help create a unique shape on the home. When a homeowner is choosing new windows for their home, they have a lot of options. Here are some different types of windows and what makes them unique.

Hung Windows

When it comes to hung windows, there are single-hung and double-hung windows…

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Efficient Garage Organization IdeasMillions of homeowners have garages that are so full that they cannot park a car. Organization is the solution to this problem. However, the issue is that many people have no idea where to start, so their attempts to organize their garage keep failing. With these tips, homeowners will have a better sense of what they can do to get their garage clutter under control.

1. Create a Storage Plan

Creating a storage plan helps homeowners identify what they want to do with the garage, which makes it easier to implement. People should start by making a list of:

  • What to store
  • Where it should go, like on a wall or hanging from the ceiling
  • How often it will be used, and by whom

This list will make the next steps run more smoothly.

2.…

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Getting Wood Floors? Check Out These 4 Great OptionsWhen it comes to floors, wood has always been a popular choice among homeowners. Wood floors are durable and can last decades with proper care, they give homes a classic look, and they can also add value to a home when it comes time to sell. However, there are multiple kind of wood floors, and homeowners who aren’t aware of that may be overwhelmed by all the choices when they go to choose which type they want.  Here are some different types of wood floor materials a Gallatin homeowner can chose from when they decide to have wood floors installed in their home.

Hardwood Floors

When it comes to wood floors, hardwood is definitely the one everyone thinks about first. Hardwood floors can be made from any type of hardwood, but oak is the most commonly…

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How to Remediate Deferred Maintenance in the HomePeople who buy Brentwood homes in need of maintenance or repairs often find themselves in a situation that also has them postponing those same chores upon moving in. Remediating deferred maintenance is an undeniable chore, but also an undeniable necessity to prevent compounding issues such as further damage, reducing home value, and risking health problems for occupants. However, these lapses aren't the end of the world, as it's feasible to start taking action to get a home in order with this guide.

Start Remediation Through Assessment

An inspection likely occurred at the time of purchase to let you know what needs repairing, and new concerns may have arisen since then. If necessary, get another professional inspection to help determine what…

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What to Know About Refurbishing or Replacing Your Kitchen CabinetsA cabinet upgrade can be costly, but nothing quite revitalizes a kitchen like changing the cabinets. For Hermitage homeowners with older cabinets in need of a change, learn more about whether refurbishing or replacing kitchen cabinets is the best choice depending on the situation. Here are a few of the advantages and disadvantages of both:

Pros & Cons of Refurbishing Your Cabinets

Refurbishing kitchen cabinets can take many forms, which makes this a great option for homeowners who want to change up their kitchen space without investing in new cabinets. Cabinets can be stained, re-painted, given different hardware, can have new doors installed without a total replacement, and more. These projects are often more involved on the part of the…

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Home Improvements That Don't Improve Your Home's ValueOne of the things Gulch homeowners worry about when making home improvements is how much their improvement will increase their home's value. Some home improvements increase value more than others. If you're a homeowner who would like to boost your home's value, and you're looking for the right home improvement, these tips can help.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Can Some Home Improvements Lower Your Home's Value?

Yes, some home improvements can lower a home's value. If the home improvement makes the home less desirable to buyers, either by taking away a feature that the home buyer would want, or by installing something the buyer would…

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When Am I Ready for a Home Addition?A home addition can be a fun project to take on for Gulch homeowners who need the extra space (and a change of pace). The promise of an extra bathroom, bedroom, or story can feel like a literal dream come true. But before taking on the work, there are a few things to consider before calling a contractor or taking a sledgehammer to the nearest wall.

Look Around the Home

Space in a home has a tendency to be underutilized, either because it is inconvenient or largely forgotten. Is there an old utility closet that would make the perfect third bathroom? Can the garage be converted into a playroom? Can the attic be insulated and then turned into a guest bedroom? Can extra space in the hallway or under the stairs be turned into a small home office?…

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