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Nashville Historic Homes + Plumbing Issues

By | 2019-01-12T12:59:45+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Home Improvement|

Many of us dream of one day owning a historic home. After all, historic homes often have a charm and a backstory that new homes don't, and they often feature design and craftsmanship that modern homes struggle to imitate. Unfortunately, many historic homes also have weak spots. One of the [...]

Key Features of a Modern Kitchen

By | 2019-01-15T22:00:51+00:00 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they're such an important part of a home's layout, and we often meet clients who want to modernize a kitchen that has outdated features.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 [...]

Granite Countertops: What Makes Them Great?

By | 2019-01-05T15:23:40+00:00 December 16th, 2018|Home Improvement|

Are you considering a kitchen remodel in the next few years? Are you wondering which countertops are durable, beautiful and efficient? You've probably heard granite recommended as a top choice for kitchen counters, and we would have to agree. In fact, Stratton Exteriors has recommended granite to our clients over [...]

3 Design Projects That Transform A Room

By | 2018-12-09T17:54:08+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Home Improvement|

For most homeowners, there's at least one room in the house that could use some TLC. Maybe you purchased a historic home that has a small, outdated kitchen. Maybe your bathroom is cramped or you wish the master bedroom had more design flair--crown molding, an accent wall, or a built-in [...]

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

By | 2018-12-09T17:53:56+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

Selecting the Best Kitchen Countertops

By | 2018-11-30T10:30:58+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Home Improvement, Kitchen Remodeling|

Whether your working on a kitchen remodeling or building one from scratch, choosing your countertops is pivotal to the overall design. Your kitchen is a functional space. Most of the components need to serve two purposes: function and style. None, more so, than the countertops. It’s where you will cook, [...]

3 Unsung Heroes of Home Design

By | 2018-11-25T13:32:13+00:00 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 [...]

Detached vs. Attached Garages: Which One Should You Choose?

By | 2018-11-25T13:32:04+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Home Improvement|

Are you building or buying a new house? Are you concerned about garage space for your vehicles? A garage can provide you with additional space and offer valuable protection for your vehicles and other belongings. However, deciding that you'd like to invest in a garage is only step 1 of [...]

The Pros of Purchasing a New Construction Home

By | 2018-11-11T21:10:17+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Creative, Design, Home Improvement|

Home-buying can be an intimidating process, with multiple choices at every stage. Should you purchase inside the city or in a quaint suburb? Should you buy an older home or a newer home? Big yard or small yard? Brick or siding?  The choices and possibilities seem endless. One of the [...]