Home Improvement Deductions in 2017: What You Need To Know Before Filing Your Taxes

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 7, 2018 9:55:00 AM

You may have heard that you can claim federal tax deductions on home improvements. While you can’t claim home improvement tax deductions from 2017 on improvements that are made to increase your home’s value, home improvements made for other reasons may be used to reduce your taxes. Today, we’ll walk you through the ways in which you can claim and qualify your Atlanta, GA, home improvements toward your taxes.

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Topics: Finance & Taxes

How To Make A Home More Accessible For Aging Loved Ones [Checklist]

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 22, 2018 12:58:29 PM

 

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Topics: Aging In Place

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: Best Whole House Remodel Under $250k Gold Winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 12:28:19 PM

Our fourth 2017 OBIE award winner is our Decatur home remodel. (Read about our other OBIE awards here.) This submission took gold for the “Whole House Remodel Under $250k” category. The OBIE Awards program, which is sponsored by the Atlanta Home Builder’s Association, exists to distinguish excellent home building, home remodeling, and marketing and personal achievements, and we are honored to claim a place in its award booklet under multiple categories.

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Topics: OBIE

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: "Best Kitchen Under 50k" gold winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 12:27:51 PM

Our sixth and final OBIE award winner is this Modern Kitchen with Splashes of Color. This submission took gold for the "Best Kitchen Under 50k" category. The OBIE Awards program, which is sponsored by the Atlanta Home Builder’s Association, exists to distinguish excellent home building, home remodeling, and marketing and personal achievements, and we are honored to claim a place in its award booklet under multiple categories.

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Topics: OBIE

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: Best Whole House Remodel Under $250k Silver Winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 12:21:56 PM

Our fifth 2017 OBIE award winner claimed silver for the “Best Whole House Remodel under $250k” category. (Be sure to take a look at our gold winner for this same category.) We’d like to thank the Sales and Marketing Council division of the Atlanta Home Builder’s Association, Inc., for sponsoring these awards since 1980 to recognize fine home craftsmanship in the greater Atlanta, GA, area. You may view their full award booklet, which includes our other winning projects, here.

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Topics: OBIE

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: Best Addition Gold Winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 12:21:23 PM

Our last two blog posts have featured our gold and silver winners for the OBIE Awards category of “Best Bathroom Over $25k.” We didn’t just win awards for best bathroom, however. We also took gold for 2017’s best home addition in Atlanta, GA. Here’s that home. Today, we’ll take you on a tour.

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Topics: OBIE

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: Best Bathroom Over $25k Silver Winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 12:18:13 PM

Last week, we guided you through a tour of our elegant bathroom that won gold for the OBIE Award category of “Best Bathroom Over $25k.” We submitted two bathroom renovation projects for this category, and our second submission won silver. (Our silver winner is the second, all black-and-white bathroom with miniature floor tiling.) Join us for a tour of this masterful arts & crafts-style bathroom remodel.

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Topics: OBIE

Copper Sky’s OBIE Award: Best Bathroom Over $25k Gold Winner

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2018 10:01:00 AM

Thanks to an outstanding team and a stellar client base, Copper Sky Renovations has been honored with many awards in its fourteen-year history. Both our design and remodeling services have been recognized by Houzz, Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500, and the Atlanta Home Builder’s Association (AHBA). Our most recent award comes again from AHBA. We’re delighted to announce that our recent bathroom remodel in Atlanta, GA, is the OBIE Award gold winner for “Best Bathroom Over $25K.”

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Topics: OBIE

3 Must-Have Features for Your Basement Remodel in Atlanta

Posted by Jim Walker on Dec 27, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Atlanta basement remodeling is very popular. Many older homes were built with unfinished basements, so remodeling them is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase usable square footage. Yet sometimes home owners want to achieve too much with the space they have. When it comes to deciding between a weight room and a home theater, a wet bar and a pool room, or a family room and an in-law suite, it can be difficult to narrow down options.

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Topics: Basement Remodeling Atlanta

Designing Your Atlanta Home for Aging in Place

Posted by Jim Walker on Dec 20, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Last month we wrote an article on twelve features to consider for aging in place comfortably. Whether you plan to live your retirement years in your own home, you expect to have parents or in-laws living with you, or you are merely hoping to up your home’s value for eventual resale, implementing an Atlanta home design conducive to aging in place is a project you should undertake before the need is upon you.

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Topics: Aging In Place