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Does Your Atlanta Home Need an ADU?

Posted by Jim Walker on Jun 24, 2019 4:31:33 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Additions, Design, Accessory Dwelling Unit

4 Fantastic Finished Basement Designs

Posted by Jim Walker on May 20, 2019 9:57:00 AM

When you think about the unfinished basement in your Atlanta-area home, it can be hard to envision what it can be. Your basement, however, can be one of the great untapped sources of highly useable space in your home. It’s one way you can add space to your home without actually adding to your house’s footprint. What are some of the options? Here’s a look at 4 fantastic finished basement designs that can offer inspiration.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Basement Remodeling Atlanta, Design

How Much Does a Master Suite Addition Cost in Atlanta?

Posted by Jim Walker on May 13, 2019 9:40:00 AM

The Master Suite in your home is a unique place. In many respects, it’s a world of its own where you can retreat, relax, and be refreshed. Of course, it takes some careful planning on your part and exceptional craftsmanship on the part of your designer/builder to ensure that the private space you create is everything you want it to be. And naturally, a good plan has to have a realistic budget. You might even want to pursue a home remodeling loan. So, how much does a Master Suite addition cost in Atlanta?

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Historic Home Remodeling, Finance & Taxes, Design

Mid-Century Modern Design in Atlanta

Posted by Jim Walker on May 6, 2019 8:42:00 AM

There are styles and trends that come and go. Some styles, however, have enduring appeal and enjoy repeated revivals. Mid-century modern design is one of those styles. But what exactly is mid-century modern design and is it right for your Atlanta home?

Defining mid-century modern is a bit of a challenge. If you ask four people, you’re likely to get five different responses. Part of that is because the style has been around so long that it’s evolved over time. But rather than worrying about creating the perfect definition of mid-century modern, let’s look at a few key elements.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling, Design

Best Atlanta Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

Posted by Jim Walker on Apr 29, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Savvy Atlanta homeowners want to know if a remodel of their existing home makes financial sense. That’s one reason we encourage potential clients to download the free 2019 Home Remodeling Cost Report.

Not only does this report give you an idea of what you can expect to spend on a project, but it also provides you with figures about what you can expect to recoup your investment. It's not just the project, however, that impacts your investment. Where you live makes a big difference as well. So what are the best Atlanta neighborhoods to invest in a remodel?

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Topics: Remodeling Investment, Finance & Taxes

Designing a Low Maintenance Home in Atlanta

Posted by Jim Walker on Apr 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM

 Most newly remodeled homes look great when they’re completed. But keeping your home looking fantastic for years down the road takes some planning—and occasionally a bit of elbow grease.  A lot of the planning takes the form of choosing the right materials to use in your remodeling project. Let’s take a look at designing your home for easy cleaning and upkeep.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Design

Practical Remodeling Ideas for Your Atlanta Home

Posted by Jim Walker on Apr 15, 2019 8:46:00 AM

Remodeling your Atlanta home is about much more than simply improving its appearance. Aesthetics are important, but they’re not the only things to consider when you’re renovating. You want your home to be comfortable and convenient. That may mean making some changes to the physical layout so that your home reflects your lifestyle. Let’s look at a few practical remodeling ideas for your Atlanta home.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Historic Home Remodeling, Design

Can Kitchen Renovations Lead to a Healthier Lifestyle?

Posted by Jim Walker on Apr 1, 2019 8:46:00 AM

The impact renovating your Atlanta kitchen can have on your home cannot be underestimated. But can kitchen renovations actually lead to a healthier lifestyle? Perhaps that concept leads to images of a kitchen with a built-in NordicTrack®, but that’s really not what we’re talking about here. Can changing the way your kitchen looks and functions actually result in a healthier lifestyle?

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Design Atlanta, Design

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in the Atlanta Area? [Updated February 2019]

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 20, 2019 6:04:30 PM

Sometimes there is just no substitute for extra space. If you’ve become frustrated with trying to make do with the existing space in your Atlanta-area home (endlessly rearranging and reorganizing furniture and rooms to try to accommodate your lifestyle) the real solution may be to consider an addition to your home. But how much does a home addition cost in the Atlanta area?  Naturally, every project will be different—depending on the size and complexity of the remodel, but here are some averages for popular addition projects in the Atlanta area.

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Topics: Remodeling Investment, Home Additions

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Atlanta? [Updated February 2019]

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 19, 2019 1:30:58 PM

If you’ve decided that the bathroom in your Atlanta-area is ready for remodeling, chances are you have a big question you need to answer before you dive in: “How much is this going to set you back?

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Home Additions, Historic Home Remodeling