Watch What You Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by in BLOG
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The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections! Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). "Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines," says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert. "Home safety experts recommend having at least one fire extinguishing product conveniently Continue Reading ...

3 Elements To Create A Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from your friends at  Bent Nail Inspections! Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling. Whether you're hiring the project out or taking the DIY route, fashioning the bathroom of your dreams can enhance your home's value and add enjoyment to Continue Reading ...

Remodeling To Age In Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in BLOG
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Brought to you by  Bent Nail Inspections! American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as they Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: August 27, 2018 by in BLOG
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From your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! Whether it's transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project should begin with careful Continue Reading ...

Don’t Suffer High Energy Bills Any Longer

Posted on: August 20, 2018 by in BLOG
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The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections! The annual energy cost for a typical single family home in the U.S. is more than $2,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can think of a thousand things you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on than electricity and natural gas, the solution to saving on energy costs is easier than you think. While you might assume the numerous electronic gadgets you own drive your high utility bills, the real cost culprits are your Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: August 13, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For example, did Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Ideas For Upcycling Common Household Items

Posted on: August 6, 2018 by in BLOG
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Brought to you by Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Crafting is a wonderful way to relieve stress and express your creative side - and fortunately, you don't have to be a master craftsman - or spend a fortune on materials - to have fun and enjoy the benefits. "A great way to get into crafting is by 'upcycling' - bringing new life into items you already have," said Dinah Wulf, author and blogger of the website DIY Inspired. "Some of my favorite projects can be done with ordinary household Continue Reading ...

How To Prep Your Home For A New Addition To The Family

Posted on: July 30, 2018 by in BLOG
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From your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - Whether it's a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started. Here's what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the Continue Reading ...

6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in BLOG
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The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like having to search around for misplaced Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in BLOG
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Helpful information from your friends at Bent Nail Inspections! (BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What can I Continue Reading ...