real estate

Why Building a Carriage House is a Great Investment

Why Building a Carriage House is a Great Investment

If you’ve driven through Nashville recently in one of the old urban neighborhoods, you’ve probably noticed the return of carriage houses. This classic structure was once a common feature of homes when your automobile was a living animal. Now we’re seeing a revitalization in the functionality and creativity of carriage houses. Here are 4 reasons why a carriage house is a great investment once again for today’s homeowner.

5 Key Design Ingredients That Makes A House Sell

5 Key Design Ingredients That Makes A House Sell

The Nashville real estate market is absolutely booming right now. Houses are selling faster than people can build them. They’re selling so fast that if a house actually makes it to market, then something’s not quite right. In a housing boom like this, it’s easy to overlook the essentials that makes a house a high quality piece of real estate that can sell in any market.

We’re in the business of designing the highest quality of homes that will stand the test of time. We thought it’d be a good idea to pass along the key design ingredients we incorporate into all our projects.

House Flipping: The 10 Best Renovations That Add Value To Your Home

House Flipping: The 10 Best Renovations That Add Value To Your Home

If you’re looking to sell your home or take on a fixer upper, we’ve compiled the 10 very best ways to increase your return on investment. With the economy on the rebound, people are now buying homes again at an exceptional pace. Especially here in Nashville, where the demand far out paces the supply of good homes on the market, why not make more on the sale of your home?

The Craftsman House Movement: A Quick History Lesson

The Craftsman House Movement: A Quick History Lesson

We’re getting very busy! August Development is proud to be designing new homes in historic neighborhoods of Nashville. One such project is a Craftsman style home. And since part of our design process is embedded in research, we wanted to share with you our findings on the history of the Craftsman movement. Here’s your daily fix of trivial knowledge for you history buffs out there.

Taking On a Fixer Upper House? 4 Tips To Get You Ready  

Taking On a Fixer Upper House? 4 Tips To Get You Ready  

So you’re a first time home buyer. Or maybe you’re upgrading. Either way, many times the best deal is in finding the elusive fixer upper house. You know, the scary house at the end of a block of beautiful homes. Something with charm and detail, but has been neglected for years. As you prepare to take on this exciting endeavor, here are some things to keep in mind.

Why Open Floor Plans Make for Awesome Houses

Why Open Floor Plans Make for Awesome Houses

If you bought a house built before 1990, there's a good chance you live in a traditional home with closed off common spaces. I imagine that if you have a family, it's like herding cats to get them to hang out all in the same room together. Or maybe you like to entertain and host, but during the party it's hard to actually 'do the hosting' when you're working 3 different rooms because none of them are big enough to hold everyone.

Add Curb Appeal to Your Home by Fixing Up the Front Porch

Add Curb Appeal to Your Home by Fixing Up the Front Porch

You walk out front to grab the morning paper, turn around and look at the door you've been walking through for years. And suddenly, like a cold shower on a January morning you realize the maintenance guy hasn't been maintaining the estate. The paint is chipping enough to see the old color underneath, the shutters are crooked, that tree you planted when you moved in is overgrown and half dead, the scalloped fascia boards over your front porch just aren’t cutting it, and that awfully painted front door, the one you said you'd replace as soon as you moved in, yea….well it's still there.