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The Psychology of Wall Color

By | 2019-02-23T17:08:58-06:00 February 23rd, 2019|Creative, Design, Home Improvement, Nashville Remodeling, Painting|

When it comes to our homes, many of us are terrified of color. After all, a bright wall color feels like a huge commitment--one that can become an eyesore in an otherwise gorgeous house. Color has an impact on how a space feels, and how we react to it. It [...]

5 Renovation Tips for Small Bathrooms

By | 2019-02-17T20:43:31-06:00 February 18th, 2019|Bath Remodeling, Creative, Design|

Even when you live in a large home, there always seems to be one bathroom that's a little on the small side. For homes that are actually small, cramped bathrooms can be a real drawback. Stratton Exteriors has years of experience helping homeowners make big improvements to small bathroom. If [...]

5 Ideas for Tearing Down Walls

By | 2019-02-11T21:56:42-06:00 February 11th, 2019|Creative, Design|

It's been over 20 years since the Dixie Chicks' ode to "Wide Open Spaces" but the trend of taking down walls is stronger than ever. When it comes to renovating an old home, many homeowners want to open things up--turning three tiny, claustrophobic rooms, say, into one big room. Open [...]

Nashville Custom Carports vs. Detached Garages

By | 2019-08-23T11:44:36-06:00 February 3rd, 2019|Carports and Garages, Creative, Home Improvement|

Spoiler alert: all of us here at Stratton Exteriors love designing both custom carports and detached garages for our clients. Not only do both provide storage and protection for cars and valuables, they can also add to your home's value and increase curb appeal. This post isn't about how carports [...]

10 Home Improvements to Make Your Home Worth More

By | 2019-02-11T20:56:22-06:00 January 29th, 2019|Carports and Garages, Creative, Decks and Outdoor Spaces, Design, Historic Preservation, Uncategorized|

  Many of the home improvement projects we take on come from an emotional place. Maybe you can't stand the sight of your beat up front door. Maybe that peeling paint on the side of your house drives you crazy. Maybe you're desperate to update your kitchen so you can [...]

Thinking About a Stone Patio Instead of a Wood Deck?

By | 2019-01-27T14:46:16-06:00 January 20th, 2019|Creative, Decks and Outdoor Spaces, Design, Nashville Remodeling, Patios, Porches|

If you've been considering an upgraded outdoor space for you home, you have some important choices to make. One of the biggest choices is the right material. Today, we're comparing wood decking and stone patios--including maintenance, looks and lifespan. Choosing a Stone Patio Choosing stone over a wood deck has [...]

Key Features of a Modern Kitchen

By | 2019-01-15T22:00:51-06:00 January 6th, 2019|Creative, Design, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Structures, Kitchen Remodeling, Nashville Remodeling|

We've been writing a lot about kitchens lately--mostly because they're such an important part of a home's layout, and we often meet clients who want to modernize a kitchen that has outdated features. Throughout history, the average kitchen has undergone dramatic changes. In earlier years, it was a purely utilitarian [...]

Porch Skirting: Can It Transform Your Home’s Look?

By | 2018-12-09T17:53:56-06:00 December 6th, 2018|Creative, Decks and Outdoor Spaces, Home Improvement, Nashville Remodeling, Porches|

If your home has a porch, you've probably invested in some form of maintenance to keep the materials in top shape. Whether it's staining, sealing or cleaning, outdoor spaces require attention every now and then. Without maintenance, your porch would become run-down and maybe even dangerous. Even when your porch [...]

Nashville Roofing: Metal vs. Shingle Roofs

By | 2018-12-15T11:59:12-06:00 December 5th, 2018|Creative, Design, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Structures, Nashville Remodeling, Roofing|

A new roof is a huge (and intimidating) investment. With the right contractor and materials, however, your investment can last for several decades. In fact, many high-quality roofs can last up to 50 years or more. Stratton Exteriors is proud to be one of Nashville's leading roof contractors. We use [...]

3 Unsung Heroes of Home Design

By | 2018-11-25T13:32:13-06:00 November 27th, 2018|Creative|

When you think of home design, your mind probably goes to the bigger structural elements--things like ceilings, cabinetry, exterior stonework or lighting. And while these elements are certainly important, they shouldn't get all the credit for making your home a beautiful space. When it comes time to spruce up your [...]