How To Tackle A Dust-Free Renovation

Posted on: September 15, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Chattanooga Home Inspector! Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family, and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish the hardwood floors in those areas in a darker stain to better fit their style, but life got in the way. Twelve years, two boys and countless birthday parties, pets and indoor soccer games later, their Continue Reading ...

5 Fabulous Deck Fix-ups

Posted on: September 8, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Chattanooga Home Inspector! Are you tired of having a deck you’re no longer proud to show off? You’re not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime.If you’re like surveyed respondents and ready to return your fixer-upper to its former glory, the process may seem daunting. Fortunately, a little inspiration is Continue Reading ...

Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Chattanooga Home Inspector! While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home.More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Continue Reading ...

Natural Selection: Live-edge Wood In Home Design

Posted on: August 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Chattanooga Home Inspector! Live-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of stand-alone furniture such as tables and benches but also for built-in elements like shelving, mantles, counter tops, bars and kitchen islands. “Most mills cut off the rough tree edges, turning the Continue Reading ...

A Room-by-room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Posted on: August 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Chattanooga Home Inspector! Controlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier.A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels while dealing with their Continue Reading ...

Repair Or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-out Cooling System

Posted on: August 11, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Chattanooga Home Inspector! Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system.To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the existing Continue Reading ...

Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-luxury

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Chattanooga Home Inspector! Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small.When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports.Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and entertainment areas, says Kim Continue Reading ...

Plumbing The Possibilities: Kitchens, Showers And Baths Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted on: July 28, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! The trend toward outdoor living spaces that mimic the look, comfort, convenience and functionality of indoor spaces doesn’t have to stop at the backyard grilling station. A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor spaces, including outdoor showers and powder rooms, and even garage entertaining areas anchored by sinks and wetbars!While traditional plumbing techniques might once have limited just how Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Nashville Home Inspection! There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique Fasteners Add Longevity To Decks: Innovative fastening Continue Reading ...

Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Bigger Urban Areas

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by in Blog
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Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go?Some may head to the suburbs, like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best features of city life. Some smaller metro areas, like Continue Reading ...