Home Renovation

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In the US, 60% of people say they play video games at least once per day, and 70% of gamers are over the age of 18. The average gamer is now 34 years old, meaning that millennial homeowners are statistically very likely to be invested in gaming on at least one of the popular platforms. Today’s blog post is all about creating the ultimate gaming room here in Middle TN!

Spring for High-Speed Internet

While 5 Mbps may be sufficient when you’re streaming HD content online, it’s the bare minimum for online gaming. We recommend that avid online gamers (especially those who share their internet connection with other family members who game or stream content at the same time) invest in the best internet speeds available.

Pro Tip: Make sure the

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As summer draws to a close, many homeowners are busy preparing their homes for sale. Are you among them? Selling now certainly makes sense. The housing market continues to favor sellers, with most listings pulling in plenty of competing offers.

Even with the persisting seller’s market, in order to maximize the sale price of your home, you’ll want to eliminate or fix anything that could potentially hurt your home appraisal. A high appraisal will ensure that you can earn top dollar for your home, while a low appraisal can cost you tens of thousands at closing.

Keep in mind that not all home renovation projects will yield a healthy ROI. It’s vital that you consult with your real estate agent to learn more about which recommended upgrades and

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Human beings appreciate efficiency in all things. This trait has served us well, leading us to create streamlined equipment, processes, and techniques across every one of our endeavors. Now, it’s time to put our love of efficiency to use to keep our planet healthy, comfortable, and safe for as many vulnerable people as possible. 

The electricity we use to power our homes and the fuel we rely on to keep them heated and cooled is responsible for 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. That means that in addition to saving up to 30% on your energy costs, improving your home’s energy efficiency will contribute to a better world. 

To get started, we suggest that homeowners work through a home energy audit checklist. Home

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Any homeowner who loves to spend time outdoors, grill, picnic, and socialize with friends and family should consider adding an outdoor kitchen to their back yard. When executed well, an outdoor kitchen will boost your home’s value, and give you brand-new ways to enjoy your outside living area.

Outdoor kitchens in the US cost an average of $13k. The lowest end of the price range is $3k, while the high end can reach $40k. When you’re making this kind of investment into your home, it’s essential to nail both the design and the execution. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a space-hogging feature you aren’t excited to use. 

Today, we’re sharing tips for building an amazing outdoor kitchen. From initial plans to finishing touches, we have thoughts on

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Hardly a day goes by without news outlets throughout the world reporting the effects of climate change. Now, even regions previously thought to be decades away from any impactful fallout have been rocked by events like floods, wildfires, and hurricanes.

The science surrounding climate change is complex and often overwhelming for a layperson to analyze. What we do know is that the only way to prevent catastrophic eventualities is for humanity around the world, from billionaires to hard-working blue-collar folks to pull together and keep Earth’s temperature increase under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Today, we’d like to share seven ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Overall, an individual’s carbon footprint is nearly impossible to accurately

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When you’re ready to sell your home, time is quite literally money. In this competitive seller’s market, you can capture the attention of buyers by taking simple steps to boost curb appeal. The following suggestions from our team are tried-and-true methods to ensure your home is snapped up as swiftly as possible.

Take a Photo to Gain Perspective

We view our homes through our own personal lens. This lens is colored by our emotions, experiences, expectations, and preferences. To help homeowners overcome this hurdle, we recommend taking a photo from the street. This type of photo will be the style prospective buyers will first encounter and will capture the first impression your home will make during tours and open house events. 

View the

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One of the greatest aspects of being a homeowner is the freedom to upgrade and remodel your home as you please. While renters are usually limited to personalizing their homes with potted plants and artwork, homeowners can rearrange the very walls of their properties.

Still, as you begin your search for a home to purchase, keep in mind that not all remodeling undertakings will repay your investments equally. The worst time to discover that you’ve chosen the wrong projects is when you’re ready to put your home up for sale. To help you avoid common cash-consuming mistakes, our team did the math, read the statistics, and we’re ready to share our top ten projects that could lower your home value.

1.) DIY Projects (Above Your Ability)

DIY

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One of the most treasured aspects of home ownership (second only to the financial advantages over renting) is the ability one has to make their abode uniquely their own. Once you own a home, you can remodel the kitchen, replace the flooring, create your dream spa bathroom, update the landscaping, and of course, paint your home’s interior in absolutely any way you please. 

Even so, if this isn’t destined to be your forever home and it’s probable that you’ll eventually want to re-sell it, ideal exterior and interior design options are more limited. The brightly colored exterior trim, oxblood living room accent wall, vivid violet nursery with turquoise accents, or blocky Minecraft-themed child’s bedroom you’ve treasured during your time as this home’s

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Your home’s front entryway has a big job. As soon as visitors cross the threshold, they’ve already begun formulating their first impressions of your home’s interior. Additionally, your home’s main entry also greets you each time you return from a long day away.

Because there are already a multitude of fantastic design ideas for traditional foyers and mudrooms, today we’re focusing on homes without a delineated entryway. We’ve seen countless homeowners struggle to create front entryway alternatives for homes, condos, apartments, and tiny houses that either don’t have entryways at all or have spaces that are not clearly defined.

If you’re dealing with how to make an atypical space feel more like an entryway, keep reading. Today on the Parks Realty

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In years past, heated flooring was a truly luxurious home feature, available in only high-end properties. In this century, though, heated floors are more affordable and reliable, and have gained popularity in every type of home. Tiny houses, apartments, single-family homes—even vans and buses—have either been designed with heated flooring or have been converted in recent years. Still, it’s not all good news when it comes to these comfort-boosting systems. Read on to learn more about some pros and cons of heated flooring.

Pros

1.) Compatible With Many Types of Flooring

Let’s first debunk the notion that heated floors can only be installed under tile or stone flooring. While these materials are excellent at conducting radiant heat, a skilled

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