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Custom Screen Room Invigorates 12 South Home

By | 2020-01-07T16:55:27-06:00 December 11th, 2019|Screen Rooms|

A custom screen room or screened-in porch has the ability to liven up any home, providing a space ideally suited to relaxing and entertaining guests. Better yet, a screened-in room—sometimes referred to as a three-season room: increases the amount of living spacemakes a home look more spacious, and creates an [...]

FAQ DADUs – Detached Accessory Dwelling Units

By | 2019-10-07T17:18:07-06:00 October 7th, 2019|Carports and Garages|

If you’re a longtime resident of Nashville, you’ve no doubt noticed an increase in the number of Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), especially in some of our historic neighborhoods. DADUs—along with Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADUs), Owner Accessory Units (OAUs), and secondary apartment units—have “bec[o]me popular ways to add density [...]

Custom Front Porch Addition Transforms West Nashville Property

By | 2019-09-13T10:46:00-06:00 August 19th, 2019|Porches|

When the husband-and-wife owners of a picturesque West Nashville property approached us about remodeling their home, they had two primary goals in mind: To transform the appearance of their house, and To create an environment where they could better enjoy their front yard and the awe-inspiring view Like many other [...]

5 Exterior Details to Make Your Home Stand Out

By | 2019-02-26T18:43:31-06:00 February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Is your Nashville home basic? Unremarkable? A little blah? We get it. And when it comes to elevating the exterior of your home, we're here to help. Check out our five top recommendations for upgrading and beautifying your home's exterior.  A Three-Color Scheme Most homes incorporate a two-color scheme on [...]

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 [...]

How to Know If Your House Needs Painting

By | 2019-01-27T14:46:30-06:00 January 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Denial is a powerful thing--especially when it comes to undertaking home renovation projects that cost money. But sometimes, our homes demand a little TLC. Without it, they can look run-down and old. Few things improve a home's appearance (and add more curb appeal) than a coat of exterior paint. But [...]