Home Renovation

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If you plan to purchase your dream home this summer or want to transform the appearance of your current home’s design, you may be wondering if you should hire an interior designer. A skilled interior designer will have the ability to evoke moods, themes, shapes, textures, and proportions throughout your home based on a series of interviews with you and your family.

While this working relationship could be the stuff of dreams for one homeowner, it could be a clear mistake for another. With that in mind, let’s examine the most common matters you should consider before hiring an interior designer for your upcoming overhaul.

Service Packages vs. Hourly Rates

Throughout the process of interviewing several designers (or simply devouring their

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Our bodies are composed of 55% to 60% water, so it’s no surprise that homeowners are interested in ways to upgrade their home water quality. From chlorine and heavy metals to unpleasant smells and flavors, there are a number of excellent reasons to first test your water, then take steps to refine your municipal water supply. Read on for a breakdown of the why, the how, and the results you should achieve with various methods.

Is Your Water Safe?

As residents ourselves, we’re pleased to report that the water reaching you throughout Middle Tennessee has been carefully filtered, treated, and tested before it is sent out into your community.

But there’s a catch: water utility companies are not responsible for nor required to ensure that the

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Outdoor lighting is truly a multifunctional upgrade for your home. The right lighting will make your home more aesthetically pleasing, safer, and will enhance your home’s existing security measures. To learn more about the best ways to improve your home by adding outdoor lighting, read on.

Outdoor Lighting: Getting Started

Everything you’ve learned about creating appealing indoor lighting systems will translate to your outdoor lighting efforts. A variety of lights emanating from multiple points will result in the ideal diffuse effect.

In every outside space, your goal will be to avoid glare. Lighting should point down, away from the viewers’ eyes. If your home sits up higher than the street, visitors heading up to your home will have a

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2023 is slated to be a big year for remodeling and renovation. In Nashville alone, 2022 was a record-setting year for home expansion, and there are no signs of this pace slowing down. If you have plans to update, upgrade, or expand on your home, it’s vital that you read up on Tennessee’s laws governing permits for residential construction. Laws do vary by county, but robust building codes are in effect throughout the entire state.

Today we’ll be discussing the general rules that apply in Middle Tennessee.

What are Building Permits?

A building permit is a written authorization from your state, city, or county granting you permission to proceed with construction. They are intended to enforce building codes and zoning laws and can be obtained

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Eco-friendly flooring is a more popular flooring choice now than at any time previously—particularly within this century. Homeowners like you are increasingly motivated to ensure that their renovations and upgrades are as green as possible, with building materials and appliances remaining the most common starting points. Today, we’re sharing our top ten eco-friendly flooring options, so be sure to read through to the end before you spring for your upcoming flooring remodel.

What makes flooring material eco-friendly?

The main factors that determine how green a flooring material is are:

  • Whether or not it is made from recycled, renewable, or sustainably sourced materials
  • The nature of the chemicals required for production, maintenance,
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With energy prices on the rise and the number of dangerously hot days increasing each summer, we’re all looking for ways to keep our homes cooler. Today, in our guide to home window tinting, we’re doing a deep dive on this affordable, energy-saving, privacy-boosting approach to preventing summer from scorching your home’s interior.

Why Window Tinting?

Window tinting is installed as an adhesive layer. We recommend it to enhance curb appeal, protect artwork and home furnishings from damaging UV rays, reduce your need for sunscreen indoors, improve your view of your home’s surroundings, reduce your AC costs, and shield your family and belongings from prying eyes.

Window Tinting Will Not Make your Home Colder in the Winter

In Middle

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In the US, 60% of people say they play video games at least once per day, and 70% of gamers are over the age of 18. The average gamer is now 34 years old, meaning that millennial homeowners are statistically very likely to be invested in gaming on at least one of the popular platforms. Today’s blog post is all about creating the ultimate gaming room here in Middle TN!

Spring for High-Speed Internet

While 5 Mbps may be sufficient when you’re streaming HD content online, it’s the bare minimum for online gaming. We recommend that avid online gamers (especially those who share their internet connection with other family members who game or stream content at the same time) invest in the best internet speeds available.

Pro Tip: Make sure the

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Many homeowners are busy preparing their homes for sale. Are you among them? Selling now certainly makes sense. The housing market continues to favor sellers, with most listings pulling in plenty of competing offers.

Even with the persisting seller’s market, in order to maximize the sale price of your home, you’ll want to eliminate or fix anything that could potentially hurt your home appraisal. A high appraisal will ensure that you can earn top dollar for your home, while a low appraisal can cost you tens of thousands at closing.

Keep in mind that not all home renovation projects will yield a healthy ROI. It’s vital that you consult with your real estate agent to learn more about which recommended upgrades and repairs will be most likely to net

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Human beings appreciate efficiency in all things. This trait has served us well, leading us to create streamlined equipment, processes, and techniques across every one of our endeavors. Now, it’s time to put our love of efficiency to use to keep our planet healthy, comfortable, and safe for as many vulnerable people as possible. 

The electricity we use to power our homes and the fuel we rely on to keep them heated and cooled is responsible for 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. That means that in addition to saving up to 30% on your energy costs, improving your home’s energy efficiency will contribute to a better world. 

To get started, we suggest that homeowners work through a home energy audit checklist. Home

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Any homeowner who loves to spend time outdoors, grill, picnic, and socialize with friends and family should consider adding an outdoor kitchen to their back yard. When executed well, an outdoor kitchen will boost your home’s value, and give you brand-new ways to enjoy your outside living area.

Outdoor kitchens in the US cost an average of $13k. The lowest end of the price range is $3k, while the high end can reach $40k. When you’re making this kind of investment into your home, it’s essential to nail both the design and the execution. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a space-hogging feature you aren’t excited to use. 

Today, we’re sharing tips for building an amazing outdoor kitchen. From initial plans to finishing touches, we have thoughts on

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