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Home improvement advice for Nashville, Tennessee residents.

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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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What You Need to Know Before Installing a DeckA new deck can bring immeasurable joy to residents during any season, but the complex installation process can make it difficult to get started. Here are a few tips for a smarter approach, so Green Hills homeowners can get to it.

Research the Zoning

The zoning restrictions of any given neighborhood may have a lot to say about the steps of a deck installation. Some areas may give their residents free rein, but others may require all work to be approved by city officials. Homeowners may also be required to hire approved professionals to put in their deck, and schedule regular inspections as the deck is being completed.

These rules are made to protect both private property and city infrastructure. If homeowners accidentally damage a pipe when

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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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