Home Renovation

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Buying a move-in ready home is appealing, but there are benefits to purchasing a "diamond in the rough" too. Here are the top 5 reasons home shoppers prefer a fixer-upper!

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Lower Price Point

Budget-conscious home seekers often check out fixer-uppers first. Properties that need TLC are typically priced on the lower end of the scale, and the slightly lower price may also be just what you need to break into that neighborhood you dream of living in. A word of caution, however. Before making an offer, request quotes from a few contractors to get an idea

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After the flurry of activity surrounding the purchase of a home, the long and luxurious process of making it one’s own may be the best way there is for a new homeowner to unwind. Today, we’re highlighting ten of the best ways to personalize your home!

No matter your budget, DIY skill level, or artistic ability, we hope these tips will guide and inspire you to have fun while you accomplish beautiful flourishes of self-expression throughout your home.

 

1.) Re-Make an Entrance

The entrance to your home is your first opportunity to set your home apart. A brightly-painted door, a quirky statue, a hand-shaped walkway, or bold landscaping: are any of these common approaches right for your new home?

If you’re moving into a home that has a Home

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Whether you’re planning upgrades in preparation for putting your home on the market or prioritizing your list of upgrades for your first fixer-upper, it can be tricky to decide whether or not to heavily invest in any one room of your home. Most homeowners are working within tight financial parameters, and sometimes the list of upgrades one could make seems endless.

Kitchen remodels, however, are almost always a wise investment. As the modern home’s “family room” where families gather to eat, socialize, and plan their lives, kitchens have a major impact on a home’s marketability. As a rule, a home with a fresh, fully modern kitchen will easily fetch a significantly higher price than a comparable home with a shabby or outdated one.

Is this year

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Today’s homebuyers in the luxury market come with certain expectations … and with such huge purchases, we’re glad that’s the case. Styles, technologies and certain setups can make or break a sale, and knowing what the most popular current trends are for luxury home features are helpful to know. Below are some of the current, must-haves on luxury buyers’ lists.

Light Colors (Walls & Floors)

While more of a style than a feature, light and bright is the name of the game when it comes to the feel in a luxury home. Light-colored walls and even more so (because they can’t be easily painted over) are light-colored flooring, especially Oak hardwood floors. Light spaces make for a more open and airy ambiance while allowing pops of color when personalized

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It’s a truism that renovations are always delayed and over budget. In fact, homeowners may be more anxious about the budgeting aspect of a renovation than they are about living through the construction itself. Despite the inherent unpredictability of any type of construction, it’s possible to learn how to set a home renovation budget that will protect your savings account.

Practice Frugality

While there’s nothing wrong with splurging on a few items during your renovation, it’s unwise to choose the very best you can afford in every category. Stretching a budget too thin by packing in too many splurges is, in fact, the most common reason that remodeling efforts are shelved before they’re completed.

Include 20% for Overages

It’s important to

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Major home renovations are often intended to benefit the homeowners directly. When it comes time to sell your home, however, the scale and intent of upgrades can be much different. The good news is, you don’t have to stretch your budget to the limit to create impactful changes. In this article, we’ll outline easy updates to quickly sell your home. Whether your home needs work on the interior or exterior, we’ve got the projects that will give you an excellent ROI.

Updates to Your Home’s Exterior

The impact of your home’s curb appeal cannot be overstated. Buyers will often judge your home before they have even stepped out of their car; updates to your home’s exterior may encourage buyers to approach the rest of your home with confidence and

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Renovations. Weekend Warrior Projects. Pinterest Craft? Whether a big scale or small scale – home improvement can always feel daunting. That’s why we’re talking about projects that boost your home’s resale value. Improve your home for yourself, but also, do so in a smart way that directly contributes to a higher resale value. Not planning on selling your house soon? Think about making these improvements to enjoy your home before you sell. Don’t find yourself down the road wishing you had done it sooner!

Update Kitchen & Bathrooms

Yes, kitchen and bathroom updates may not be what you’re wanting to hear – but as the high use, high traffic areas of your house, and a proven rise in home value: it’s worth the number one spot. However, keep in mind

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When you’re planning to put your home on the market, you naturally want to get the best possible offer(s) from potential buyers. While having a spare $100,000 to spend on remodeling is probably out of the question, we’ve created a list of high-impact updates ranging from $100 to $1,500 that will add value to moderately priced homes in TN.

We recommend completing as many of these upgrades as possible before placing your home on the market, however, if you can only afford a few, you’re still sure to see financial benefit for your efforts.

Target Budget: $100 – $400

Manicure all Outdoor Areas

An untamed, neglected outdoor space will give buyers the impression that you’ve neglected your home in its entirety. This problem is easy to remedy,

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Whether you’re renovating for style or repair, making changes to your home is exciting –and daunting! Planning what to upgrade, where to purchase the supplies, who to trust to do the work are just some of the daunting tasks involved.

But there’s one other detail that needs to be figured out before anything else: how to finance the renovation.

The cost of renovation varies quite a bit, but generally speaking, we’re talking a few thousand.

As in most situations, saving for a big project is ideal, but it’s not always possible. You may be able to crowdsource some of the funding by asking your parents for help or possibly asking friends and family for cash gifts for your wedding or birthday. But it’s unlikely to be enough to finance your home

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Home improvement projects can feel daunting, and more than anything; time-consuming. However, setting aside even just one weekend can bring major improvements to your home. It’s amazing how much progress can be made in such a short period of time. Have an open weekend, or even just more free hours strung together than usual? Think about digging in and knocking off something on the “would be nice” list for your home!

For those that don’t even know where to start on that list, we’ve put together three weekend warrior projects that can take anywhere from just a few hours to a full 48 depending on how far you want to take. (P.S. Already nervous? We start with the easiest and go from there!)

Hardware Isn’t Hard

Hardware is something that often isn’t

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