Laying the Groundwork: The Understated Art of Hardscaping

As the Nashville landscape bursts into springtime glory, homeowners turn to Trace Ventures for a transformation that intertwines nature with craftsmanship. Beyond the expected seasonal greenery lies a lesser-known but equally vital element of landscape design: hardscaping. This pivotal component encompasses everything from the pathways that meander through a garden to the patios that host family and friends. But perhaps nowhere is hardscaping more visually stunning and functionally essential than around the poolside, where it frames our most refreshing outdoor moments.

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Why Is A Kitchen Remodel Worth The Investment?

Modernizing your kitchen improves functionality and energy efficiency so that you have a welcoming space that meets your and your family’s needs. At Trace Ventures,…

2 July 2024 | Design

Blending Historic Charm with Modern Functionality: A Guide to Renovating Historic Homes

Understanding the Historical Context Before starting any renovation, we thoroughly research the home’s history and architecture. This ensures that any updates complement the original structure…

17 June 2024 | Design

Transforming Nashville: Top Design-Build Trends to Watch

Sustainable and Green Building In response to increasing environmental awareness, Nashville’s construction scene is seeing a significant rise in sustainable and green building practices. Design-build…

2 May 2024 | Design

Laying the Groundwork: The Understated Art of Hardscaping

Understanding Hardscaping: Hardscaping is the architectural backbone of any outdoor area, contributing both aesthetic allure and practical support to your property. These are the walkways,…

8 April 2024 | Design

Elevating Nashville Homes: A Guide to Thoughtfully Refining Curb Appeal

Enhancing Natural Light: The addition or enlargement of windows can dramatically change the ambiance of your home, inviting Nashville’s natural beauty indoors. Carefully considering the…

6 March 2024 | Design

Elevating Your Home’s Worth with Expert Renovations in Nashville and Franklin

The Trace Ventures Difference Our clients, like Nickie Greer, rave about our step-by-step design/build process, which demystifies renovations, making the journey from blueprint to final…

1 February 2024 | Design

Revitalizing Nashville’s Heritage: A Guide to Modernizing Historic Homes

  Embracing Nashville’s Architectural Legacy Nashville’s historic districts, like East Nashville and 12 South, boast homes with significant architectural heritage, from Victorian to Craftsman styles….

5 January 2024 | Design

Exquisite Flooring Design Ideas To Elevate Your Home

The flooring of your home sets the stage for entertaining family and friends, games with children and grandchildren, or maybe just dancing around on a…

30 September 2023 | News

Upscale Kitchen Trends This Season

  What Are Some Kitchen Remodeling Trends This Year?    Display opportunities: Beautiful glassware, souvenirs, or family heirlooms shouldn’t sit  unappreciated behind a closed cabinet…

3 August 2023 | Design

Bathroom Updates with Major Impact

Take stock. Before you start, think about who will use the space and what changes could improve functionality and storage capabilities. Two adults? Consider two…

11 April 2022 | Trade Secrets, Uncategorized

Kitchen Updates with Major Impact

Change the layout.  For a more functional kitchen, the greatest impact can oftentimes be changing the layout. On the higher end of the budget spectrum,…

10 February 2022 | Trade Secrets

Introducing: Trace Electrical

Trace Electrical is led by Winston Brooks, an electrical contractor and licensed journeyman with over ten years of experience in the industry. A Nashville native…

22 November 2021 | News

Our Guide to Aging in Place

Beyond stating the obvious reasons why aging in place is attractive, it costs less than nursing homes and assisted living facilities and slows the advancement…

19 October 2021 | Trade Secrets

The Ultimate Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Interior Check safety devices. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries as needed. (Tip, if you replace the batteries in one device,…

29 September 2021 | Trade Secrets

Introducing: Express Kitchen & Bath

Express Kitchen & Bath is designed for homeowners looking to remodel existing kitchens and baths without making structural changes (i.e., removing load-bearing walls) and is…

22 July 2021 | News

Celebrating 30 Years of Business

It’s hard to believe that exactly 30 years ago this summer, Trace Ventures was born. Over the past three decades, we’ve evolved from a small…

1 June 2021 | News

Our Commitment to Safety

Through our unwavering commitment to safety and continued education for our staff, our entire field team will undergo a minimum of 10 hours of OSHA…

28 April 2021 | News

2021 Interior Design Trends to Know

There is no doubt people are spending more time at home than ever before. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, what used to be a transitional…

29 January 2021 | Design, Trade Secrets

The Ultimate Checklist for Winterizing Your Home

The Ultimate Checklist for Winterizing Your Home With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to winterize your home. Refer to our ultimate checklist to warm up…

23 November 2020 | Trade Secrets

Entertaining Outdoors this Winter

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly eight months since our world was turned upside down by Covid-19. Socially distancing was bearable this spring and…

22 October 2020 | Design, Trade Secrets

A Brilliant (& Beautiful) Home Office

Working from home during these unprecedented times and need to enhance your space? Here is one Trace project that just might inspire you. From capturing…

15 July 2020 | Design, New Work

Featured Project

The azure water of this pool looks as refreshing and cool as the rest of the home’s artful renovation — from expressive bursts of color…

1 July 2020 | Design, Projects

What It’s Like to Work with Us Now

Our office is open, design boards brimming, and jobsites humming. If quarantining has made your home’s shortcomings more obvious and frustrating than ever, here’s our…

15 June 2020 | Community, Trade Secrets

Thanks, Style Blueprint!

We’re thrilled Style Blueprint, a leading digital media company in the South, recently published a feature on the penthouse project we did for Nashville developer…

15 May 2020 | News, Projects

Our Coronavirus Protocol

How are you holding up? As our families – yours and ours – take safe harbor at home and try to ride out the storm,…

19 March 2020 | Community

Company News

Trace Ventures president Mark Holliday is happy to announce that we have added a designer to our staff and entered the boutique segment of commercial…

24 February 2020 | People