How To Create An Artisanal Kitchen

Posted on: September 19, 2017 by in BLOG
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  The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail InspectionsOriginal, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories Continue Reading ...

How To Choose The Right Siding For Your Home

Posted on: September 12, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Helpful information from Bent Nail InspectionsSelecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider.Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl Continue Reading ...

How To Make Fall Upgrades That Last

Posted on: September 4, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Helpful information from Bent Nail InspectionsFall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact and also increase the resale potential of your home include: Lose the linoleum Linoleum has been popular in many Continue Reading ...

Make The Most Out Of A Small Bathroom

Posted on: August 28, 2017 by in BLOG
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  From your friends at Bent Nail InspectionsIf you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom don’t make it bigger.Enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from another room, or extend an exterior wall to Continue Reading ...

How To Get Ready For A Home Purchase

Posted on: August 22, 2017 by in BLOG
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  The Article Courtesy of Bent Nail InspectionsIt’s virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren’t fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month.Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement plan contributions?Next, look at your expenses: What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What additional expenses do you have that Continue Reading ...

Study: Millennials Hate Big Cities

Posted on: August 15, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Brought To You By Bent Nail InspectionsAre millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics, and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go?Some may head to the suburbs like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best Continue Reading ...

Few African-Americans Own Homes, Study Says

Posted on: August 8, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Helpful information from Bent Nail Inspections More than any other demographic group, African-Americans perceive homeownership as an integral component of the American Dream, and a way to build security and wealth for their families, according to a recent survey.The poll by Ipsos Public Affairs, conducted on behalf of Wells Fargo, found that 90 percent of African-Americans said home ownership would be a dream come true, and more than half were considering buying a Continue Reading ...

Avoid Suffering From High Energy Bills

Posted on: August 1, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Helpful Information from Bent Nail Inspections Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.If you dream of building a new, custom home, you must make some fundamental decisions about how the home will be built in order to avoid thousands of dollars in wasted Continue Reading ...

Don’t Do This When Buying Your First Home!

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by in BLOG
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  Brought to you by Bent Nail Inspections   Buying your first home is comparable to the first time you ride a bike. You can learn how it works from your parents and observe it from a distance, but you really won’t know the ins and outs until you sit down on the bicycle and start riding.Like most beginners, first-time homebuyers will likely make a few mistakes as they initially go through the home-buying process in the upcoming year. Here are five mistakes Continue Reading ...

How To Buy An Efficient HVAC System That Fits The Budget

Posted on: July 24, 2017 by in BLOG
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  The article courtesy of Bent Nail Inspections  The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you recycle regularly and have a programmable thermostat, you’re already doing something positive for the environment. But when it comes time to replace your heating, ventilation and cooling system, will you know how to make choices that protect your wallet and the environment?Your home’s HVAC system accounts for about Continue Reading ...