9 Older Features to Preserve in a Historic Home

Posted by Jim Walker on Jul 9, 2019 5:45:46 PM

Historic home remodels are like treasure hunts for adults: you never know what you’ll find. Sometimes, you unearth family portraits from the early 1900’s and a bunch of old newspapers used as insulation. And other times, you uncover exquisite raw materials that would cost a small fortune to replicate. The trick is to know what to preserve and what can go, and if you haven’t remodeled a historic home before, you’ll want a guide by your side to help you assess the value of each discovery.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

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

Creating the perfect Atlanta home hinges on two major factors: Location and style. The home you choose needs to be in the right place and its features and style should fit your lifestyle so that you really feel at home. With that in mind, let’s look at where and how to remodel the right Atlanta home for your family.

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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