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DIY Ceiling Design IdeasWithin the domain of interior design, the ceiling stands as an often underestimated canvas waiting to be transformed. Its potential to elevate a space from mundane to magnificent is a secret weapon in the design world. With a multitude of styles and materials available, ceiling design offers a unique opportunity to make a statement and infuse character into a room. Whether you seek elegance through coffered ceilings or a touch of drama with glossy paint, the possibilities are endless. Stay tuned to discover how a simple glance upward can unveil a world of design possibilities.

Coffered Ceilings

A Coffered Ceiling with Shiplap Inlay in a Living Room

Coffered ceilings, known for their timeless elegance and sophistication, are a popular choice for traditional living rooms and master bedrooms. The

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What to Do When Dealing With Bad Contractors

We've all either been there ourselves or know someone who has. Many people in real estate have dealt with a bad contractor. Home renovation projects can go awry without much restitution. 

Construction timelines can stretch far beyond the initial deadlines, budgets can inflate without a clear cause, or a contractor can completely ghost you. It's a scenario no home builder wants to be in, but unfortunately, it's a reality many face.

Here's your roadmap for tackling the dilemma with a contractor.

Trust, But Verify

In today's fast-paced world, we often want to take shortcuts. When hiring a contractor, due diligence is a step you can't afford to skip. "Trust, but verify" is your project's first line of defense. Begin by deep-diving into the

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Common Safety Hazards and Dangers Found in the HomeToo many homeowners underestimate the potential safety hazards lurking within their own homes. It is essential to be aware of these hazards and take proactive steps to safeguard yourself and your family. This article will highlight the most common home safety hazards and provide practical prevention measures.

Top 10 most common Home Safety Hazards:

  1. Falls: Tripping hazards, unsecured rugs, and slippery surfaces can lead to falls and injuries.
  2. Fire hazards: Including faulty wiring, unattended candles, improper use of space heaters, and cooking accidents.
  3. Carbon monoxide: Malfunctioning heating systems, blocked vents, or improper use of fuel-burning appliances can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  4. Poisoning: Exposure to toxic
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Best Upgrades for Rental Properties

As a property owner, rental renovations are essential for attracting and retaining tenants. Whether renting out multi-family properties or detached homes, standing out from the pack is paramount to any effort to increase bookings and maximize rental income. With the right upgrades, you can significantly increase your property's value while providing a comfortable living space for existing and future residents.

Renovate to Maximize Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and that's why it's essential to maximize the curb appeal of your rental property or vacation home. A well-kept exterior can draw more visitors and make them feel invited and enthusiastic about their stay. Here are some tips for improving the outside of your rental home.

Create a

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Home Improvements That Help Boost Rental Income

As a landlord, you're always looking for ways to maximize your rental income. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in home improvement projects that can boost your return on investment. Not only will these projects attract more tenants and potentially allow you to increase rent prices, but they can also improve the overall value of any rental property. Whether it's a single-family home or a multi-family property, there are many home improvement projects that can help you increase your rental income and make your listing more appealing to potential tenants.

Kitchen Renovations

Upgrading the kitchen can be a great way to boost rental value and draw in potential tenants. A well-designed, functional, and modern kitchen can significantly

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Security Solutions For Multi-Tenant BuildingsIn an era of seemingly non-stop technology advancements, landlords can struggle to keep up with the best property upgrades. However, building security should always be a top priority. Investing in top-of-the-line security systems for multi-family properties will increase profitability and help avoid costly property damage.

Perform a Security Risk Assessment

To protect your building most effectively, you need to understand its primary vulnerabilities. Performing a security risk assessment on your building will help you to drill down and tailor a security plan that best protects your asset.

To optimize the security of a commercial building, it's essential to run an analysis of potential threats. This should include considering all entry points

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Create Beatiful Interior Design on a Budget with These TipsIt can be so frustrating when you are fixated on wanting to make your home feel exquisitely inviting, yet you lack the funds to make it happen.

Thankfully, there are so many great ideas for cutting some costs during home building, being economical while decorating, and still achieving outstanding results. All it takes is a little resourcefulness and a clear vision of what you are going for.

Keep reading to find the top tips for saving money on your interior decorations.

Set a Budget

Lots of smaller purchases can soon add up, and larger ticket items can blow the budget completely if you’re not clear on your financial boundaries. So, before you begin, set your budget realistically and then loosely attribute portions of it to different rooms

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air quality improvements from plantsMost modern homes are designed to save energy but not think of air quality. This trend is great for the environment but makes homes “tighter” or, in other words, they're constructed with less ventilation.

Such design helps keep the air inside for cooling or heating but it makes buildings more prone to air pollution and less airflow.

We fail to realize that household items like varnished furniture, paints, floor cleaning products, and disinfectants release chemicals that pollute the air. As a result, health problems like sick building syndrome and asthma become more and more common. At Ashton Real Estate we realized that working with trends in property is a must, be it indoor gardening or landscaping tips for sellers.

According to NASA, harmful

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It seems like congratulations are in order. Buying a home is a huge step for anyone and while it can be an overwhelming and expensive decision, the satisfaction it brings when you see your family happily settling in is priceless. Having reached that stage in your life when you are the proud new owner of your home means that you crossed one major milestone into adulthood. If you haven’t purchased a home in the city of Nashville, TN, now time to get your hands dirty and have some fun because even though you just bought a house, you still have to make it your own. 

Unless you buy a house that was built based on your direct specifications, chances are that at least some basic renovations will be necessary. The size of the upcoming renovation project

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Boiler MaintenanceAs much as people appreciate the invention of the boiler and the convenience of heating it brings, it's made to be functional rather than pretty and that means it’s big and that hiding it can be necessary. 

If you are one of those people who have the boiler installed in the bedroom and would like to hide its presence in the room, there are certain things you have to consider. 

Fortunately, at Nashvillesmls.com we have a handful of nifty ideas one can use to hide an extra boiler in the bedroom and property.

How To Hide A Boiler In Bedroom

Before you begin, there are a couple of important factors you should take into consideration when you are trying to hide the boiler, such as:

  • Which one is more important to you; practicality or
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