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What is ROI - And How Does it Affect Home Remodels?No matter what room is getting the makeover, home remodels can costs thousands. Kitchens ring in at around $20,000 on average, while just putting in new wood floors can cost over $4,000. While these improvements often dramatically improve the look, feel, and function of the space, it is nice to have an additional return. Thankfully, when properly completed with quality materials, home remodels do offer a return on investment, or ROI, that offsets some expenses. Here's how it works.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is ROI?

When completing home remodels, the improvements can boost the value of the property, providing a return on

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How to Pick the Right Internet Service for YouInternet service is becoming a utility on par with that of electrical and gas. People need it to do everything from pay bills to watch TV to working from their home office. Deciding on the right internet service for a home depends on everything from the speed residents need to overall monthly budget. Here are a few options to keep in mind before deciding on a provider.

The Four Common Options

Here's a brief run-down of the common types of services in an area:

  • Cable: A cable provider offers stable service for a relatively affordable price tag.
  • DSL: DSL is run through the phone company. It's slower than cable but also less expensive.
  • Satellite: Satellite is available in even the most rural of areas, but it can be both slow and costly.
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What Kind of Carpeting Is Best For Your Home?Carpeting only lasts for so long, but some types of carpeting will last longer than others. The type of carpet Gallatin homeowners install in their homes will have a lasting effect on the appearance of their home as well as their home's functionality and value. Knowing the difference between the types of carpeting can help you decide which type of carpeting is right for your property.

Pile Length

Pile is the yarn that makes carpet feel soft and squishy. The length of the pile will change just how soft and squishy the carpet feels. Carpeting with short pile will feel a little rougher and slightly less luxurious, but at the same time, is easier to clean.

Long pile provides buoyancy to the person walking through the room. Walking on long-pile

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Popular Wood Flooring Species for the HomeMost Goodlettsville homeowners know hardwood is one of the best choices for flooring in the home. It is durable, reasonably simple to maintain, and can last for decades. It is also preferred by home buyers of all ages. Knowing which kind to buy can create some confusion, especially for homeowners who are unfamiliar with wood flooring in general. Considering the most popular types of wood flooring helps homeowners make the best choice.

1. Brazilian Cherry

Homeowners looking for a very hard wood surface with tons of color and character may want to start with Brazilian Cherry. This exotic hardwood comes from Brazil and features a deep red color, which gets darker in the year after installation. People like it because it is easy to sand and re-stain

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Top Basement Types for Homes in the United StatesA finished basement not only adds space to a house, but also provides an excellent return on investment. Adding or finishing a basement can provide a return of up to 70 percent, increasing the home's value and function. Not all homes can have a basement added easily, however, so it pays to learn more about the different types before trying to start this project. With this knowledge in hand, homeowners can move forward with their home improvement plans with confidence that all will work out.

Crawlspace

A crawlspace provides limited access to the plumbing and other components beneath the house. Usually accessible through a small door or hatch, this space is often just a couple feet in height. The crawlspace extends out all the way beneath the

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5 Kitchen Flooring Options You Should ConsiderKitchen floors are important. They have to stand up to drops, spills, breaks, and more. Because of this, East Nashville homeowners need to choose the right material. There are many great materials to choose from that have different advantages, disadvantages, and price points. Homeowners who are looking to replace their current kitchen floor or choose a flooring type for a new construction home should research all the options thoroughly. Here are some of the tried-and-true kitchen flooring options that will always be solid choices for nearly any kitchen.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a popular choice for many rooms including the kitchen due to its durability and affordability. Vinyl is soft, so homeowners can walk barefoot on it and still be

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Everything You Need to Know About Fencing Your HomeFencing can be used for many different things, including home security, beauty, and for keeping pets or children in the yard. Because fencing can serve many purposes, there are different kinds of fences for difference circumstances. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of fence can help East Nashville homeowners decide which fence type is right for them.

Wooden Privacy Fence

Privacy fences are made from thick pickets with no gaps between. The purpose of a privacy fence is in the name: they provide privacy to homeowners. Often, privacy fences are erected around backyard pools. Privacy fences prevent children from wandering onto the property and potentially drowning in the pool. These fences can also block a small amount of noise

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What Home Maintenance Should You Do Every SeasonHome maintenance isn't something that Clarksville homeowners can only remember to do once a year or even once a season. A property of any size will need routine care for it to retain its value, which is why scheduling these tasks are really non-negotiable. As difficult as it can be to find time for everything on this list, homeowners won't regret their efforts. The more time invested in a property, the more pride the owner will feel—even if it feels like drudgery at first. Use this list to jumpstart the process.

Standard Advice

When it comes to standard home maintenance tips, some people may think that the most important things involve basic DIY skills (e.g., replacing the fuses, tightening a railing, etc.). But the real skill is the art of

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How to Choose the Light Bulbs for a New HomeThe type of light bulb a Brentwood homeowner uses has a lot to do with their utility bills, safety, and comfort. And yet, lighting is not normally something we pay attention to until we absolutely need to. For homeowners to shift focus, they may need to do a little more research. Consider the common bulbs around the home and how they function.

Halogen

A halogen bulb is a type of incandescent bulb that attempts to mimic sunlight as much as possible. This white light is stronger than incandescent and is said to accentuate the colors of everything in the room. However, these bulbs are more expensive than incandescent but only slightly more energy efficient. The heat of the halogen bulb can also be a problem for homeowners if they change the bulbs by

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Heating TypesThere are many types of heating systems that can be installed in a modern home. Whether you're buying an existing or new construction home or replacing your home's existing heating system, it's important to know how the various types of heating systems work.

Furnace

Furnaces are a very popular form of home heating. This forced air distribution system relies on ductwork and a blower to distribute warm air throughout the home. Furnaces can be powered by gas, oil or electricity.

Because furnaces are so popular, it's easy to find an HVAC professional when the time comes to get a tune up, repair, or a furnace replacement. These traditional HVAC systems need periodic maintenance, including occasional duct-sealing and duct-cleaning services.

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