Remodeling To Age In Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current Continue Reading ...

The Things to Do Before, During and After Every Home Inspection

Posted on: September 9, 2018 by in Blog
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When buying a property, you should be sure it’s in good condition. If you are the seller, still, guarantee that the property you’re selling is worth its cost. Specifically, what’s being sold should go through a professional home inspection. This is essential as home inspectors alert both parties (the buyer and the seller) of any problem or defect he traces or sees during the inspection. What is a home inspection? In simple term, a home inspection is defined as a careful assessment Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Whether it's transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: August 27, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For Continue Reading ...

6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

Posted on: August 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Ideas For Upcycling Common Household Items

Posted on: August 13, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services ! Crafting is a wonderful way to relieve stress and express your creative side - and fortunately, you don't have to be a master craftsman - or spend a fortune on materials - to have fun and enjoy the benefits. "A great way to get into crafting is by 'upcycling' - bringing new life into items you already have," said Dinah Wulf, author and blogger of the website DIY Inspired. "Some of my favorite projects can be done with Continue Reading ...

How To Prep Your Home For A New Addition To The Family

Posted on: August 6, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Service! Whether it's a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started. Here's what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space Continue Reading ...

Knoxville Lip Sync Challenge Accepted

Posted on: July 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Our Own Knoxville Police Department Has Accepted The Lip Sync Challenge! The Knoxville Police Department was challenged by K9s4Cops.org and Cleveland TN Police Department to join the national police #lipsyncchallenge. We thank our supporters for all of the song suggestions, but we believe the song chosen represents how each member of the KPD will do whatever it takes to protect our city. Please visit K9s4Cops.org to learn more about their mission to help place K9’s with officers Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley Home Inspection! Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced Continue Reading ...

Hard Water Proves Hard On Your Wallet

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water softeners. The Continue Reading ...