Real Estate Blog

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
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​For most people,​ the largest financial ​investment  ever mad​e is ​the purchase of their ​home.  Usually, ​​the things you need​ today in your home ​will change through the coming years.​ 

T​hinking through what you need if you are​building a home today that you plan to stay in through the coming years is a challenge.  There will be changes in family size or needs that you must consider.  Let's look at this project​ from every angle  (East & West).  There are architects, engineers. builders and other professionals to help you and make the right and effective decisions.  ​

​Be sure to consult with a professional that understands the requirements of heating and cooling systems.​  Planning for space​ that ​can range from storage and closets to placement of rooms such as a laundry room.   You should also consider how long you plan to stay in this home and if you should you design a larger space. Architects will add helpful information to assist in this decision.

​Choosing the right l​ighting is very important in every home.​  You might like low light and not ​want​ ceiling light fixtures but for re-sale, ​that ​c​ould ​discourage any potential buyers of your home.  While that might be a long time from building to selling, it is much easier to allow for lighting in the building stage than at selling time.

Plan​ for rooms that can be combined and have multiple uses.  ​Such as, a home office that is used only one day a week or seasonal room like a Craft/Hobby room.  A multipurpose room would work well if designed to accommodate all of these uses.  One can NEVER have enough storage.

​The proper​ placement of certain rooms like the laundry room or the master bedroom ​i​s important.  It is important because of convenience.   In the past designers decided that an upstairs laundry room was a great idea since it was near bedrooms​,​ but many people do not like that concept.   Bedrooms should be placed away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the home.  Quiet is a must when picking a design​.  For instance, if you design a one level home, the master should be at the far end of the home.

Any Mom will tell you that the kitchen should be near the garage and/or point of entry into the home.  To have the convenience for carrying in groceries is a huge factor in design.  ​C​onsider that ​a mud room should be near to kitchen and  the garage so everyone can enter and have the chaos limited to one area. 

You know best what your needs and concerns are in building your home but professionals can direct you and suggest ideas you may not have thought of.  Ultimately no one knows your family and lifestyle like you do.  

 

"You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

@Tips4RealEstate

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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Posted on 02/14/2018 11:30 AM by Jarod
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
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Is it time?   You and your family are in the market for a new home.  What exactly is that going to look like?   There are certain questions you can ask yourself to know what that home should be and what your priorities are. 

​A good place to begin the process is in the bedroom area.  Everyone usually wants their own bedroom and bathroom if possible?  However, if you have many overnight visitors in your home you might want to consider a guest room or maybe an office that can convert easily into a bedroom with the concept of a Murphy bed.  If you haven't seen one, it is easy to explain.  Basically it is a bed and frame that is build to fold up against the wall looking almost like a cabinet without drawers.  It is a really convenient concept and they are usually very comfortable.

The age of your children can be a​ deciding​ factor​. If you have older teenagers, they may be going to college soon and you might consider not having as many bedrooms.  Remembering of course that college age children tend to move out and will usually need to move back in at some point, even if it just for weekend visits.

Storage is a big consideration.   Walk-in closets are great but extra storage is always a must.  You need to survey what ​you​ are lacking in storage space​ in your present home. D​o you need extra space for sporting equipment, outdoor furniture or car accessories​?​ You can NEVER have to much storage.

Outdoor spaces where everyone can gather is equally important.​ Where does your family spend most of their time?   Are you an outdoor family with lots of entertaining?   Do you like the outdoors and do you need a large patio and/or screened-in porch or maybe a pool?   Considering all of these points now will save you much time before the hunt begins.

​Make a list of needs and wants

Helping with all of these areas is exactly what I love to do.  So let's sit down and have a plan for finding your new home.

 

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

 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

@Tips4Realestate

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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Posted on 01/16/2018 12:23 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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