If you’ve just moved to the Nashville area, it looks like you’ve made an excellent choice. According to the U.S. News, the Music City is number 13 on the list of Best Places to Live this year. With a bustling music scene, trendy downtown, and plenty of beautiful neighborhoods to choose from, Nashville is a top choice for homeowners who want to settle down. Once you’ve found your new Tennessee home, it’s time to start thinking about home improvement. Here are just a few of the most popular home improvement projects preferred by homeowners in Nashville.
With an average high of 89 degrees in the summertime, Nasvhille is the kind of city where warm weather drives families outdoors most months of the year. What better way to embrace the fantastic weather than by installing your very own swimming pool in your backyard? Pools are certainly on trend for Nasvhille homeowners, with affordable prices averaging just $1,500 for a standard concrete pool installation. If you still need to be convinced about the popularity of swimming pools in the area, you’ll be happy to know that Kyle and Justin Peek, the Pool Kings themselves, were even featured at this year’s Nashville Home and Remodeling Expo.
If you’re planning to spend most of your time outside in your Nashville home, you can complement your new pool with an equally impressive landscaping revamp. Choose from native species such as switchgrass, azaleas, echinacea, coneflower, and tulip trees to decorate your outdoor spaces, or consult your local landscaping professionals to help you decide on other trees and plants that will thrive in the warm Nashville climate. These outstanding local landscaping professionals competed in the Belgard Outdoor Living Showdown this year and were all praised for the quality of their work.
Homeowners across America are changing the way they consume energy in an effort to make their homes more environmentally friendly. The same can certainly be said for Nashville, where homeowners are making substantial eco-friendly changes to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. The state of Tennessee is currently ranked 25th in nationwide solar installations, but residential solar is slowly on the rise. Around 160 solar companies operate throughout Tennessee and there are over 3,500 solar jobs in the state (Nashville itself is home to LightWave Solar).
Other energy efficient home upgrades include the installation of Energy Star rated double hung windows, HVAC systems, lighting, and appliances. If you need help choosing a professional to help make your eco dreams come true, these local builders are committed to providing 100% Energy Star certified homes.
Other home improvement projects
While the projects mentioned above are certainly popular in Nashville now, there are many other types of home improvements on the latest trend lists as well.
Smart technology is on the rise throughout the country, with more homeowners opting for high-tech home products that learn their preferences and automate their homes. Wolf Hill Technologies, Symspire, and ACT Security are just a few of the companies provides home automation services for Nashville residents.
If interior design is at the top of your priority list, check out Nashville-based Stratton Exterior’s new eBook for 2018 home remodeling trends. This free resource highlights some of the most popular kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom remodeling projects in your area.
Once you’ve decided on a home improvement project for your new Nashville home, it’s time to find a professional to help you complete the job. You can read reviews and recommendations on contractors of all types in your area here (HomeAdvisor has a user-friendly, searchable webpage dedicated to local contractor searches) or look for Better Business Bureau accredited contractors near you here. After all, the construction industry comprises around 6.4% of the workforce in Nashville (roughly 28,000 people as of May 2016), so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a qualified contractor who is a perfect fit for you and your home improvement project.