4 Home Improvement Ideas

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started. Create a Plan Improving your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Start by setting realistic expectations, determining your goals and needs, finding inspiration and, perhaps most importantly, setting a budget. Renovate the Bathroom You can improve your home’s usability and increase its value with bathroom updates or a full renovation. Before you get started, think about …

5 Tips to Get Your Home Winter-Ready

(Family Features) As the days get shorter and the weather turns chilly, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. Because your home will likely require extra maintenance to keep it in shape throughout the winter, beginning preparations early can help lower energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of your home’s components and make your property safer overall. Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help ensure your home is ready before winter weather strikes. Get Your Furnace Checked To keep your furnace from failing when you need …

Starting a Home Remodeling Project

Tips for choosing a qualified contractor (Family Features) Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may require hiring a qualified professional. Because remodeling your home is a big undertaking, it’s important to take steps to ensure the professional you hire to perform the work is qualified to complete it to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help you make an …

Remodel Your Way to a Bigger ROI

(Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons. Even a newly constructed dream home needs improvements over time. Common renovation projects include upgrading worn-out surfaces, finishes and materials, or adding features and improving livability. Other homeowners invest in remodeling simply because they’re ready for a change. However, many find the idea of taking on a remodeling project too overwhelming to attempt. Thirty-five percent of U.S. homeowners would rather move to another home than remodel their current home, according to research by the National Association of Realtors. What those homeowners don’t realize is …

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, …