Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Urban Areas

Posted on: September 5, 2017 by in home inspections miami
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An Article Courtesy of  Atlantic Building Inspections Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics, and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from vast urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go? Some may head to the suburbs as their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with features Continue Reading ...

DIY Projects To Prepare a Home for Sale

Posted on: August 28, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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Helpful Information from your friends at Atlantic Building Inspections If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for more money, it's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to invest in expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services. Easy DIY Projects for a Market-Ready Home: Paint the front door – First impressions count when it comes to a home sale. You want your entryway Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations that Protect Against Moisture

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Brought to you by your friends from Atlantic Building Inspections There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to Continue Reading ...

A Smart Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in home inspections miami
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Helpful Information from your friends at Atlantic Building Inspections Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree. What does this mean?: If you are thinking about buying a home, it Continue Reading ...

6 Must-Know Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in home inspections miami
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Brought to you by your friends from Atlantic Building Inspections Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem is that making up your mind can be overwhelming. If you’ve ever tried to pick what shade of Continue Reading ...

Live-Edge Wood In Home Design

  Helpful Information from your friends at  Atlantic Building Inspections Live-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of stand-alone furniture such as tables and benches but also for built-in elements like shelving, mantles, countertops, bars and kitchen islands.   “Most mills cut off Continue Reading ...

A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

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Brought to you by your friends from Atlantic Building Inspections Controlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier. A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels while Continue Reading ...

Repair or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-Out Cooling System

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  Helpful Information from Atlantic Building Inspections Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system. To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the Continue Reading ...

Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-Luxury

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Brought to you by your friends at  Atlantic Building Inspections Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small. When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports. Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and entertainment Continue Reading ...

Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

Posted on: June 1, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think. From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode. Here are a few design ideas to help bring your limited patio area to life while maximizing Continue Reading ...