Jim Walker

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What Brings Home Value Down?

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM

We recently wrote about ways to increase your property value, but it's also a good idea to be aware of things that can bring down the value of your home. As a homeowner, the way you remodel and maintain your home can dramatically impact your home's value. Knowing which problems could reduce your home's value and what you can do to alleviate them will help to protect your investment. Here are five things to keep in mind if you want to maintain, and possibly even increase, the value of your home. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling

4 Considerations While Planning An Attic Conversion

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 1, 2021 1:27:00 PM

Attic conversions are more popular than ever because they're a great way to maximize living space and increase home value. Below are some considerations to help you strategically plan your attic conversion. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling

The Difference Between Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build (Pros and Cons)

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 27, 2021 2:30:00 PM

If you're planning a large-scale remodeling project, you're probably doing a lot of research. You've likely seen the words "design-build" and "design-bid-build" on various websites or in contractor brochures. These terms are important to understand, especially as you try to decide how to tackle your project and whom to hire. Below we unpack what both terms mean and look at pros and cons. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling

5 Scenarios For A Whole Home Remodel

Posted by Jim Walker on Dec 30, 2020 11:16:43 AM

Whole home remodels are a big undertaking! They require careful budgeting and planning, and can take several weeks or months of coordinating with renovators, lenders and other stakeholders. Still, for many homeowners, whole home remodels are undoubtedly worthwhile because they can lead to an improved quality of life. When all is said and done, newly remodeled homes are more beautiful, more valuable, and offer a more comfortable and inviting place to live.

If one of the five scenarios below describes your situation, then a whole home remodel might be right for you. Here's what you need to know.

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Topics: Home Remodeling

Copper Sky Earns Eight Awards Including Remodeler of the Year

Posted by Jim Walker on Nov 16, 2020 5:14:06 PM

Every year, Copper Sky Renovations brings home a handful of wins from the prestigious and competitive Obie Awards. This competition, orchestrated by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council, seeks to highlight professionals doing their part to make homes in the area look their best. This year, we are delighted to share that we earned seven gold awards for our hard work, as well as Remodeler of the Year for the third year running. With these lovely finished projects, it is not difficult to see how we did it.

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Topics: Remodeling Award, OBIE

Can your kitchen help alleviate pandemic-related stress?

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 27, 2020 2:38:29 PM

Often, when homeowners think about a kitchen renovation, the first thing that comes to their minds is creating a fresh new look. That's part of the reason that you see so many gorgeous photos of remodeled kitchens when you're browsing online. At Copper Sky, we do it, too! If you check out our portfolio of kitchen remodels—you'll see plenty of great-looking kitchens. In reality, however, one of the major reasons to do a kitchen remodel is to improve functionality, comfort, and convenience—and to eliminate stress in the kitchen.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Design

5 Ways to Increase Your Property Value This Year

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 27, 2020 2:38:13 PM

Every time you think about upgrading your home, you invest in it. At times, you do it out of necessity. Other times, you’re researching what you can do to keep your property current and competitive in the neighborhood. If you have a choice, it’s wiser to opt for projects that solve problems and increase value. If you are wondering what’s the best improvements you can make for your home value, you should start with these five ideas.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment

3 Gorgeous Kitchen Remodels in Historic Atlanta Homes

Posted by Jim Walker on Sep 9, 2020 3:09:01 PM

Remodeling a kitchen can be a fun and challenging task in any situation. But when you're remodeling a kitchen in a historic home, it's an even more challenging (and often more rewarding) experience! The good news is that it can be done! And when it works out right, the results are fantastic!

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

4 Ideas for Your Newly Remodeled Basement

Posted by Jim Walker on Sep 9, 2020 9:45:57 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 usable 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 four fantastic finished basement designs that can offer inspiration.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Basement Remodeling, Design

Building a Home Wine Cellar [3 Things to Consider]

Posted by Jim Walker on Sep 8, 2020 1:40:00 PM

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 house renovation.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions