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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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Tips to Install a New DeckDeck installation is a high ROI project that can boost property value and help a home sell quickly. Deck installation is also a very affordable project, so that many homeowners will at one time or another consider installing a deck in their back yard. For a homeowner who has never owned a deck, or a homeowner who has never taken on a major remodel project, deck installation can be an overwhelming or intimidating task. These tips can help make the project a success.

Decide on a Material

The type of material that the deck is made from will affect its appearance, functionality and maintenance. Some of the most common materials that decks are made from include pressure treated wood, composite decking and high-end woods like redwood and cedar.

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Five Ways to Winterize a HomeHomeownership comes with many benefits, however, those benefits come with their own responsibilities that homeowners should continuously be aware of. During the wintertime, keeping the warm air in and the cold air, snow, and ice outside takes planning. These aspects of the home call for additional preparation as the weather turns cool.

Proper Insulation

Home insulation, particularly in the attic, acts as the last barrier to comfort in the structure. If the home's existing insulation is insufficient or damaged, every other system is going to have to work harder to maintain the same temperature. Adding insulation where needed is often a simple and effective investment. It promotes a higher rate of energy efficiency, as well as making every room

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Kitchen Renovations That Pay You BackThere are multiple ways to make a home more appealing to buyers, and updating the kitchen is one of the best. Not only do kitchen renovations offer some of the best return of investment (ROI) rates for household renovations are in the kitchen. For any homeowner thinking about sprucing up their home to sell, here are some of the best renovations and updates for the kitchen. 

Granite Countertops

While they may be a very big investment at $40-200 per square foot, granite countertops can be one of the best ways to renovate a kitchen. Countertops are highly visible and get a lot of use during their lifetime, and not only does granite look impressive, but it’s nearly impossible to damage through mundane means. Having granite countertops installed

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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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