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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

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

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 19, 2019 1:30:12 PM

If you're looking for a great way to take advantage of under-utilized living space in your Atlanta-area home, remodeling your basement can be the perfect project. It allows you to increase useable space without increasing the existing footprint of your home.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Basement Remodeling Atlanta

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Atlanta, GA? [Updated: February 2019]

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 19, 2019 1:29:44 PM

Knowing what something should cost before you commit to a purchase is just plain smart. Getting the right information, however, is a little more involved than simply asking the cost. “How much does a kitchen remodel cost in Atlanta, GA” may seem like a straightforward question. Getting a helpful answer to your specific question about kitchen remodeling is a little more complicated. Here’s what you need to understand before remodeling your Atlanta kitchen.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Kitchen Remodeling

Top 2019 Design Trends for Your Atlanta Home

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 14, 2019 3:41:00 PM

Compared to previous years, design trends that are predicted to thrive in 2019 are less reactionary and more balanced. Upcoming trends take a step back from severe minimalism without overindulging in loud colors, materials, and styles. Today we’ve assembled tips from Decor Aid, Elle Decor, and Realtor.com to give you tips on what’s in--and what’s out--in 2019.

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Topics: Design

Home Improvement Deductions in 2018: What You Need to Know Before Filing Your Taxes

Posted by Jim Walker on Feb 8, 2019 4:03:00 PM

You may have heard that you can claim federal tax deductions on home improvements. Some deductions may be claimed at the time of your home purchase, others during the years you own your home, and still others when you sell. However, there are rules that govern each category. Today, we’ll walk you through which of your Atlanta, GA, home improvements count toward taxes and the ways in which you can claim and qualify them.

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Topics: Finance & Taxes

Copper Sky's OBIE Award: Best Specialty Room (Second Place)

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 15, 2019 3:55:16 PM

Copper Sky’s Sixth OBIE Award from 2018

Just like in the Oscars, where each winning performance is awarded for its own unique brilliance, our sixth and final OBIE award for 2018 goes to a room whose style is unexpectedly modern and industrial for Coppery Sky’s reputation as a historic home remodeler specializing in Craftsman and Victorian-era home remodels. Showcasing our broad repertoire of design skills, this award is for our additional dwelling unit (ADU) in Oakhurst, which took second place in OBIE’s Best Specialty Room category.

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Topics: Remodeling Award

Copper Sky's OBIE Award: Best Basement Over $75,000 (First Place)

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 15, 2019 3:37:15 PM

In 2018, we won several remodeling OBIE Awards, including Best Kitchen over $50,000, Best Bathroom over $25,000, best addition, and overall Remodeler of the Year from the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council--but the fun isn’t over. Today, we’re excited to show you around our Atlanta, GA, Virginia Highlands remodel that won OBIE’S Best Basement over $75,000.

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Topics: Remodeling Award

Copper Sky's OBIE Award: Best Addition (First Place)

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 4, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Just as with our best bathroom over $25,000, this is our second year in a row taking OBIE’s first place award for best addition. We built this second-story addition onto a charming, historic bungalow home in Oakhurst for a growing family with two young children and a third on the way.

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Topics: Remodeling Award

Copper Sky's OBIE Award: Best Bathroom Over $25,000 (First Place)

Posted by Jim Walker on Jan 3, 2019 2:50:00 PM

At Copper Sky Renovations, this is our second year in a row winning OBIE’s first place award for 2018’s Best Bathroom over $25,000. (Be sure to view our 2017 gold winner, as well as our 2017 silver winner!) The OBIE Awards were created in 1980 to recognize excellence in the Atlanta, GA new home construction industry. As a company that consciously celebrates excellence in all our projects, we’re thrilled to have been presented this award by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council.

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