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Thursday, 07 June 2018
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Keeping your home in tip-top shape sometimes requires more exstensive work than you can manage. Sure, you can watch a YouTube video to learn how to unclog a toilet, but some projects extend the reach of your skills, patience, and any YouTube instructional video. When you know your home project is out of your skill set, you need to know the best person to hire for the job. People often ask me for references on handymen and contractors, and I'm always pleased to recommend several in the Brentwood, Tenn., area.

People also ask me how to know whether you should call a handyman or a contractor for particular jobs. As a general answer, I say to call a handyman for smaller projects that might fall under a "honey-do" list and stick to contractors for bigger jobs that might require moving a load-bearing wall or adding on to a current structure. Although you can find handymen who specialize in certain areas such as plumbing or tile work, if you have a job that requires several specialties, a contractor can sub-contract someone for every specialty area that you need.

The number one way to find the best people to work on your projects is by word of mouth. Getting those first-hand references are the best representation of what you will actually get. Reading reviews is helpful too, so look for those online to see what other people are saying.

Do your homework. Saving a few dollars up front on someone could cost you big dollars in the end if you're not thorough. And don't be afraid to do a background check or to interview more than one person to make sure you have the right fit for your project and for your family.

One of the most important things to make sure of is if that person you hire is licensed for your particular project, and that they are insured and bonded. This is the only way you can be protected if anything goes wrong. If you hire an unlicensed person and they get hurt on your property, it could pose a huge threat to your financial security. Ask for a written agreement of everything. You do not want someone to walk away with unfinished or faulty work that does not even meet your local codes.

I'd be happy to point you in the right direction of people that I trust will do an excellent job for the project you have in mind so give me a call....

 

....."You've got a Friend in Real Estate"



Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

photo credit: freedigitalphotos.net

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Posted on 06/07/2018 7:00 AM by Jarod
Thursday, 24 May 2018
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Sound impossible?  It clearly isn't.  I am always amazed how make little changes using color and greenery can make such a significant difference in the look of a home.  Apparently there are lots of places to look for ideas.  Magazines are a great source of ideas.   One thing to keep in mind is to have a budget for each room so you don't get carried away.  It can be part of the fun in doing this project.   Let's take this room by room.

It makes sense to start at the beginning with the foyer.  We are usually talking small space with the entryway.   You can use paint or wallpaper to paint just one wall with a coordinating color.  Using the same depth of the other three walls' paint this can liven up the entry way.  Add a tall thin green plant and viola- you have it.

We did say keep within a budget so while painting the kitchen cabinets would be great, let's look at changing the hardware instead.  This makes a great change in the look and is truly not that expensive.   A new mat in front of the sink with a new bouquet of flowers and you have it.

A great trick in making the dining room more inviting, set the table and use a runner down the center of the table as a base for a new and colorful centerpiece.  

We always know changing out throw pillows freshen the living room look.  Using accent colors can help as well.  I often see people rearrange furniture and pull in a piece from another room.  Rearranging the room can give a whole new look and you aren't spending a penny.  

In the bedroom it can be as simple as using a new blanket across the end of the bed.  Adding a piece of art or a wall hanging.  Maybe if the budget allows you can purchase a new comforter.

Last but not least the bathroom.   This room is easy.  Adding new towels and apothecaryjars on the basin with useful items hand soaps, Q-tips, razors or other toiletries. 

Enjoy the Holiday weekend....

..... and always remember..... "You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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Posted on 05/24/2018 12:08 PM by jarod tanksley
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