7 Steps to Plan a Remodel

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible. Consider these steps from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) before you get started: Determine your goals and needs. Understand why you are undertaking the project, whether it’s for resale value or so you can enjoy your home more. If looking to increase resale value, consider the neighborhood and potential upgrades that can …

Expand Your Kitchen

How space-saving sliding door hardware can help (Family Features) Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s a place where family and friends gather. It’s also space where you may seem to need more space, whether you’re making breakfast for the kids or hosting a big dinner party. Using innovative wall-mount door hardware, you can unlock your kitchen’s potential by freeing up the “real estate” traditional swinging doors take up. Due to their unique space-saving possibilities, versatility and aesthetics, wall-mount sliding doors can make your kitchen more open and inviting. A standard hinged door consumes 10-14 square feet of …

Trading Questions for Answers:  Q&A with Trading Spaces Vern Yip

Editor’s Note: Vern Yip will be speaking at the Nashville Home Decorating + Remodeling Expo, scheduled March 9-11 at the Music City Center. One room at a time, Vern Yip is designing his way across America, having knocked down walls and led countless home and restaurant makeovers during his four seasons on TLC’s Trading Spaces and his more than a decade as one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers. In our interview with the well-known and respected interior designer, we discovered many of Vern’s hidden passions, talents and tricks for keeping your home organized and showcasing personality through design. 1. What’s …

Marketplace Events taps Nashville for new home show Market

Marketplace Events taps Nashville for new home show Market The Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo, an inaugural event for the Nashville market, is coming to the heart of downtown in early 2017. Slated at the Music City Center on March 10-12, the home show will feature exhibits, high-profile industry personalities, and the latest trends in home improvement categories. Look for exhibitors featuring remodeling, kitchen and bath, windows, flooring, and more that will pique interests and spark imaginations.

Nashville Interior Designer DIrectory

Designer Directory 2016 Here is a list of Nashville area designers with comtact information and their credentials and specialties.   Aging In Place Services 3605 Saratoga Drive Nashville TN 37205 615-330-9918 www.aginginplaceservices.net Interior Designer NCIDQ Member Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Alabaster Walnut 812 Westview Ave. Nashville TN 37205 615-427-2748 www.alabasterwalnut.com ASID Allied Member Interior Designer Amanda Totoro Design 101 Cheekwood Terrace Nashville TN 37205 615-290-4105 www.amandatotorodesign.com Interior Designer Four-year Degree (Design-based) Ambiance by Design Brentwood TN 615-496-7171 Interior Designer B. Wilker & Company 95 Whitebridge Road Suite 209 Nashvlle TN 37215 615-460-1200 www.bwilker.com Interior Designer Baylor Bone Interiors, …

2016 Cost vs. Value Report Shows Higher Value in Remodeling Projects

2016 Cost vs. Value Report Shows Higher Value in Remodeling Projects   In a recent article by Craig Webb appearing in Remodeling magazine, he reports that gains in the new-home market are helping lift the value of remodeling projects even as costs rise.   Bigger and more expensive projects, rising new-home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency all contributed to a slight gain in remodeling projects’ payback at resale, according to the 2016 Cost vs. Value report.

Remodeling the Pre-1978 Home

New Rules for Remodeling the Pre-1978 Home Homeowners and remodelers need to be aware of the fast-approaching April 22, 2010 deadline for full implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule governoring the work of professional remodelers in homes where there is lead-based paint. Since the use of lead-based paint was outlawed in 1978, it is generally assumed that this rule applies to any residence built prior to 1978. The original law was passed on Earth Day (April 22) in 2008.