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Home Office ConversionA good home office can give a working professional a space in the house where they can be productive without going far away from family. Knowing the qualities of a home office and how to transform a bedroom into a home office can help some homeowners achieve their dream of working from home. East Nashville homeowners who want to sell their home in the near future may also need to know how this could affect their home's value.

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

Qualities of a Good Home Office

A good home office will have privacy, isolation from loud household noises and a relaxing atmosphere that is conducive to doing work. At minimum,

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Yard Landscaping Tips to Attract BuyersPlants like bright sun and intense heat, but only to a point. At the height of summer, when the sun is its hottest, some landscaping can become dried out and stressed. As a home seller, this can have a negative effect on your home’s curb appeal. Dry, brittle landscape and browning flowers can make your home seem poorly maintained and unattractive. To avoid problems with the sale, home sellers may need to spend extra time tending your garden and managing the plants. Keeping your garden lush, green and inviting for home buyers can help you sell your home.

Set Up An Automatic Sprinkler System

Moving and selling a house can be very time consuming, so when the home selling process picks up, you may find that you’re too busy to water your lawn.

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When to Repair a Roof It can be tempting for home owners to consider selling as-is when they are low on energy, time, or money for fix-up work such as re-roofing. One negative consequence of this is that prospective buyers may demand expensive discounts or even walk away from a potential sale.

Evidence of a failing roof may be as obvious as stains or soft spots on interior walls and ceilings, loose downspouts or even plants growing in gutters that haven't been cleaned in a long time. While a fix takes more effort than leaving it alone, the benefits of doing so may be enough to persuade sellers to eliminate the problem before buyers see the house.

Signs the Roof Needs to Be Replaced

Thinking about selling your home? If so, you'll want to make sure your home is

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How to Make a Home Fitness StudioA Nashville home fitness studio is the perfect place for a health-conscious homeowner to spend time working out, relieving stress and treating their body like the temple that it is. Still, for homeowners who aren't sure how to make a home fitness studio, it can be hard to decide what to do first. These tips can help homeowners who want to make a room of their house into a home gym.

Assess Your Room Situation

Before a homeowner can turn one of the rooms of their house into a fitness studio, they must first decide which room is right for the task. A good fitness studio will be somewhat separated from much of the house and will often be on the first floor, since many people will spend their time in their fitness studio listening to loud music

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Home Owner Tips For the BackyardWith the summer season in full swing, home owners all around the Nashville area are surely spending a lot more time outside, enjoying the beautiful scenery that defines Middle Tennessee. Depending on where you live and how much space you have, there are plenty ways to enhance your outdoor living area, especially if you have a fairly large backyard. And with plenty of warm summer days and nights ahead, it's not too late to implement some of these awesome outdoor design ideas:

Install a DIY Fire Pit

Although it may sound simple, and even somewhat obvious, there's no better centerpiece to have in your backyard while enjoying a relaxing night out under the stars than a well-designed fire pit. Furthermore, it's also one of the easier and more

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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet RenovationsCabinets are a major component of a homeowners kitchen, which can make them a smart home project for owners who want to improve the value of their Brentwood TN property. Renovating or replacing the kitchen cabinets can also be a good way to increase the convenience and aesthetics for residents too. However, before heading to the hardware store, homeowners may want to keep the following tips and suggestions in mind to maximize their efforts. The more the homeowner knows, the more likely it is they'll stay within their budget.

Assessing the Flaws

Homeowners may want to radically change their kitchen, but they should first ask if they absolutely need to do so first. If the cabinets are solid and stable, homeowners may only need to paint them

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The True Costs of Deferred MaintenanceDeferred maintenance is defined as a homeowner deciding to postpone certain needed home repairs. This is an unfortunate reality for many, but not everyone understands the full consequences of deferred maintenance. However, homeowners can make it easier on themselves should they need to delay certain repairs.

Long-Term Neglect Ramifications

Some homeowners defer maintenance because they know they don't have the funds to cover it. Some defer because they're busy and don't realize the maintenance needs to be done. They may think that if they don't see any major problems in the home, it must be acceptable. However, deferred maintenance can devalue a home over time rather than give it character. Future buyers are likely to believe the seller was

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Not all home improvements are good investments: Here are 4 bad onesStriking a balance between home renovations that enhance the enjoyment of living in your home while also adding value to your home can be tricky. In order to achieve the highest return on dollars spent, it's important to know which home improvements best retain their value and attract prospective buyers. There are some common home improvements that are worth considering.

Backyard Pools

Pools are luxury items, and installation price is sometimes only the tip of the iceberg. Ongoing maintenance and upkeep boost the cost over time, and heating a pool can be quite expensive and the initial thrill of a backyard pool tends to fade quickly. Pool season is typically limited; heating costs can be a burden. Add the cost of landscaping and outdoor

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How to Start Planning for a Home AdditionHomeowners have many options to change the look of their homes. Some homeowners may choose to do extensive remodels, while others may decided to add a home addition. Instead of a remodel, homeowners may appreciate the increase in space for relaxation, entertaining and more with a home addition. However, any change to the structure of a home should warrant careful thought and planning. In many instances, special permits may be required before a home addition can begin. In fact, there a number of considerations prior to starting work on a home addition that will help a homeowner get the most from their new addition.

Get a Clear Overview

Homeowners may need to prioritize their needs and should begin their planning process by identifying key

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6 Things to Research Before a Bathroom RemodelThe bathroom is an essential room in any home, though it doesn't have to be utilitarian. Giving a bathroom a much-needed facelift is an ideal way to improve home value and enjoyment of the bathroom, whether its with the addition of a steamy tub or elegant redesign. With these tips, people will have a better idea of what they may need to prepare to go through the process of renovating a bathroom.

Plan Your Bathroom Renovation Before Proceeding

Starting a serious remodel of a home demands careful attention to the order of the process. People might decide to replace a bathtub, and then decide after the fact that they want to reposition it. Getting the upgrades in the wrong order might cause damage to the new equipment and materials just

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