3 “Snowed-In” Projects to Complete This Winter

3 “Snowed-In” Projects to Complete This Winter

Middle Tennessee has had a calm and beautiful winter, haven’t we?


Of course, we haven’t!


Last week, our entire region of Tennessee was pummeled by ice, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Schools closed for the week. Businesses shut down or closed early. Events were cancelled or postponed. For a week, our entire region was stuck inside, catching cabin fever.


Maybe next winter, you’ll have time to plant a winter garden or redecorate your patio. In the mean time, thaw out and try these interior projects in your Middle Tennessee home.

Add Wall Decals To Your Rooms

If you’re not a fan of painting or wallpaper, wall decals are your ideal decoration alternative. You can find wall decals of all styles, patterns, and types!


Wall decals are perfect for every room in your home, including:

  • Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Children’s Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Man Cave
  • Game Room
  • And More!


Light Up Your Home

Now, we’re not talking about changing the light bulb in your living room lamp. You can do that anytime!


Take a walk around your home and find troublesome lighting spots. Is your home office too dark? Perhaps there’s not enough natural light in your living room. Take your snowed-in day (or in our case, week) to come up with a new lighting plan for your home. Consider the type of lighting, the style of the lamp or overhead fixture, and where it is needed.


Consider adding these elegant, but trendy, hanging lights to your kitchen. They’re sure to brighten up any dreary, icy winter day in Middle Tennessee.

Get Started On Your Spring Cleaning

Since you haven’t been home in a while, between bringing the kids to school and going to work, stuff has started to pile up all around your home. While you’re snowed in, use this time to get a jump-start on your spring cleaning. Instead of scrambling to clean once the ice thaws outside, get a head start and enjoy your clean home once spring begins.
Man at home.
What other in-home projects do you complete when you’re ‘snowed-in’?




Find Your New Home in Nashville, Tennessee


Find Your New Home in Nashville, Tennessee

In the heart of Middle Tennessee, you’ll find good old’ Nashville, Tennessee, also known as Music City. This historic and captivating city is home to over 1,700,000 residents and continues to grow. There’s so much to see and do in this exciting metro area, and of course, many homes to be purchased!


Consider moving to Nashville, Tennessee with your family and enjoying all that the area has to offer.


Something For the Kids

Whether your kids love outdoor entertainment, learning or sports, Nashville has something for every child in your family.


For the animal lover in your family, be sure to visit the beautiful and lively Nashville Zoo! As their website states, this is the place in Nashville where animals, nature and fun converge. From kangaroos to flamingos and so much more, this is a “do not miss” attraction the whole family will enjoy.



Adventure Science Center has so much for your entire family to enjoy. From the mesmerizing planetarium to the educational programs and exhibits, you’ll have a blast spending the day here with your children and family members.


The fun doesn’t stop there!


For the Sports Enthusiasts

While Nashville is commonly referred to as Music City, it’s also quickly gaining a reputation for sporting events. With the Nashville Predators still ranked 1st in the NHL, you do not want to miss a game this season! Purchase your tickets for an upcoming game here.


During the fall and winter months, you can catch a Tennessee Titans football game, or head out to the ball field for a Nashville Sounds game during the bright and sunny spring and summer seasons.


Explore the Great Outdoors of Nashville, TN

Even though the heart of Nashville consists of an exciting city, the natural outdoors of this area is absolutely stunning. From the wide-open Centennial Park, which hosts numerous festivals and events year round, to the serene Radnor Lake, the options for outdoor exploration are endless.


While not a state park, you have to check out Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. The festivals, exhibits, and sheer beauty of this attraction is simply jaw-dropping. As a future Nashville resident, you owe it to yourself and your family to have a fun-filled day at Cheekwood.


Treat Yourself at a Notable Nashville Restaurant

When you become a Nashville resident, you have to go out for a bite to eat at the many iconic restaurants in the area. In fact, no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you must venture out to the Loveless Café for some amazing food. From breakfast to dinner, there’s nothing better than the food here!


Of course, you have to try out these notable restaurants too! Believe us, there is no shortage of amazing food in Music City.



Of Course, Go See a Show!

When you purchase your new home in Nashville, Tennessee from Parks, you have to go see a show at one of the iconic venues. In fact, Nashville is home to endless music and performance venues including popular choices such as:


Of course, there’s so much more to do, see and experience in Nashville. If we were to write about every restaurant, attraction and neighborhood, this blog post would be a novel. Contact Parks today to find your new home in Nashville, Tennessee!




Why Did We Rebrand?


Why Did We Rebrand?

Have you heard the news? Bob Parks Realty has welcomed a new CEO and has rebranded to Parks.


Over the past 40 years, the Middle Tennessee community has come to know our yellow and red logo, our devoted real estate agents, and our company. However, a lot has changed in just four short decades — from vast technological improvements to the needs of our real estate customers. With this in mind, we decided that we were ready to embrace change and developed a new company brand.

Introducing Parks

While we’ve traded in our yellow and red for navy and white, simplified our name to Parks, and ushered in Christie Wilson as our new CEO, we are confident that our new brand will assist our team in becoming the cornerstone of real estate across the greater Middle Tennessee area.


We have kept the signature ‘P’ in our logo for several reasons, as it first and foremost represents what we are:


  • Parks
  • Pacesetters
  • Premier real estate firm
  • A progressive real estate firm focused on people

A Brand and Future Focused On Customers

As we continue on and begin this new chapter, our customers can expect to receive the same elite level of service for which our company is known. The colors of our logo and company name may change, but our commitment to customers is unwavering.


Purchasing or selling a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in a lifetime, and Parks is here to help. While our company embraces several changes, we hope you’ll join us in this exciting time.


Be on the lookout for the new Parks brand and logo on signs around your Middle Tennessee neighborhoods!


4 Home Maintenance Tips for the Month of February

4 Home Maintenance Tips for the Month of February

The Groundhog has made his decision, and it looks like once again we’ll be facing several more weeks of winter. But that’s okay; it gives you more time to get prepared for spring cleaning and whatever else 2015 has in store for you and your family. While you’re waiting for warmer weather, be sure to use this home maintenance tips during the chilly month of February.

Start Organizing Your Home for Spring Cleaning

Depending on how messy your home currently is, spring cleaning may be a hassle for you. Instead of dreading your spring-cleaning activities, use the month of February to get prepared. Organizing all of your cleaning supplies and drafting a cleaning schedule prior to spring will help you tackle your spring cleaning responsibilities in 2015. Plus, by having a cleaning schedule, you won’t feel overwhelmed when tidying up your Middle Tennessee home.

Check Those HVAC Filters!

Your heating and cooling system is an integral part of your home. With that said, you need to take care of it each year, and not just for your home but also for your health. Clogged up heating and cooling filters will allow particles of dust, dirt and other atrocities into your air, and you don’t want to breathe that in all year. Replace your HVAC filters this February and breathe in clean air in 2015.


Also, be sure to schedule an appointment with your local HVAC company and have your system inspected. If you’re looking to lower your monthly energy bills, your HVAC system needs to be running in tiptop shape.

Clean Out Your Gutters


With all of the crazy wind Middle Tennessee has been experiencing all winter long, your gutters are most likely filled to the brim. During the month of February, take time out of your busy schedule to clear out your gutters. By allowing your gutters to become clogged, you are jeopardizing the integrity and purpose of your gutters. Overflowing gutters are known to damage roofs and the exteriors of homes, so be sure to get outside in February and take the debris out of your gutters.

Organize and Clean Major Storage Areas

Throughout the year, you will need your closets, garage, and basement to store various items and appliances. However, if your storage areas are completely filled, good luck! Spend part of February organizing and clearing out your garage, closet and/or basement to make room for other items 2015.


Have any of your own February home maintenance tips? Comment below!