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.
Color is one area where a lot of our clients don’t feel confident. Maybe you know what you like when you see it, but putting together a palette from scratch can be daunting. Today, we’ve presented some guidelines for beginning the color selection process for your upcoming home renovation in Atlanta, GA.
When it comes time to design a new home, or freshen up your existing one, picking out a color scheme is one of the first steps to tackle. Finding a color palette that fits your style and your space can be a daunting task that is filled with an overwhelming amount of ideas and inspiration.
Given that there are hundreds of home renovation loans available, discovering which loan is right for your circumstances can feel daunting. While one good strategy is to ask your home remodeling company whether they partner with particular lending agencies, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of your options from the outset. With that in mind, we’ve given you a brief introduction to the most popular types of loans for your home renovation in Atlanta, GA: home equity line of credit, home equity loan, personal loan, Title 1 loan, and Energy Efficient Mortgages.