With more rainfall on average than elsewhere in the States, Atlanta is a city where hardworking mudrooms are a must. Mudrooms are the perfect way to keep your living area clutter-free of coats and shoes and your floors free of water and dirt. At the same time, everyone wants a mudroom that’s also visually clean enough to usher casual guests through and also affords enough storage spaces for clothing and household items. Here are six of our favorite practical mudroom ideas for your home renovation in Atlanta, GA.
Topics: Home Remodeling
Copper Sky Renovations is thrilled to announce we've won Remodeler of the Year at the 2018 OBIE Awards. The OBIE awards are the premier awards given by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council in the home construction industry. In addition to being named Remodeler of the Year, we took home five additional awards for our projects in 2018. For more information on the Remodeler of the Year award, click here.
In 1960, there were 6.9 million single-person households in the States. In 2017, that number rose to 35.25 million. Yet it may be questioned whether there’s been a significant enough shift in how we design and build houses to accommodate this rising number of single-person households. So what do these statistics mean for the average homeowner? Today, we’ll look at some of the benefits of incorporating an ADU (additional dwelling unit) into your upcoming home remodel in Atlanta, GA.
How would you react if your contractor presented neither 3D imaging nor materials lists nor a project timeline, but assured you that he “had it all in his head”? At best, you’d be highly skeptical, but more likely, you’d fire him on the spot. Creating a checklist for any project, big or small, is a time-honored tradition for a good reason, and it’s just as important for homeowners to have one as it is for contractors.
At Copper Sky Renovations, our mission was developed as a two-way street: we have a passion for restoring old homes because we love Atlanta, and we love Atlanta because we have a passion for restoring old homes. While the Atlanta area in general is famous for its historic houses, this is especially true of neighborhoods like Virginia-Highland.
Topics: Remodeling Investment
Last week, we talked about seven ways to renovate your home for holiday hosting. One feature we didn’t discuss--which some happy souls consider second in importance only to the basics--is a home wine cellar. Little in life spreads cheer as well as a delicious libation shared among family and friends, and as any host or hostess knows, presentation is half the experience. Here’s how you can easily incorporate a wine cellar into your Atlanta, GA house renovation.
1. A Warm Way to Welcome
Most everyone associates the holidays with a type of homecoming. If you want your Atlanta, GA house to feel like home to everyone staying with you this holiday season, start by giving them an honoring welcome (like this one)--make sure the walkways to your front door are well maintained, your porch is freshly painted and any weather damage restored, and your front door is framed with lights. Once inside, guests will also appreciate a spacious entryway equipped with a bench and a closet, wardrobe, or built-in where they can store coats, hats, and shoes.
As any parent who has recently sent their kids back to school knows, planning ahead is paramount. Just as you attend orientations, map out school routes, purchase pencils and miscellaneous supplies, and brainstorm on-the-go lunches, so too there’s a set list of planning tips you should start on today for your 2019 Atlanta, GA remodel, even before you contact your renovation contractor.
What is an ADU?
While most of us have heard the term “ADU,” it’s still fresh enough to merit a definition. ADU stands for “accessory dwelling unit,” which refers to any secondary living space that’s distinct from the home’s main living quarters. From entirely separate buildings to additions above garages to basements with separate entrances to primary home bump-outs, ADUs can take many shapes and can adapt to many purposes. Several homeowners in the Atlanta, GA area are incorporating them into their home improvement and remodel plans.