Neighborhood Spotlight: Virginia-Highland

Posted by Jim Walker on Nov 6, 2018 4:26:45 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Historic Home Remodeling

7 Remodeling Ideas for the Holiday Entertainer

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 17, 2018 12:06:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Historic Home Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Design

Custom Carpentry in Atlanta: Custom Cabinets, Mantels, and More

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 8, 2018 11:24:00 AM

You may have heard it said that the devil is in the details. If this is true, then so is the inverse: while details are where slipshod workmanship shows up, they’re also where meticulous craftsmanship shines. Let’s take a look at some of our diverse custom carpentry projects in Atlanta.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

Neighborhood Spotlight: Decatur

Posted by Jim Walker on Sep 5, 2018 1:13:00 PM

Living in Decatur makes you love Decatur, and loving it makes you want to share it. Just minutes from downtown Atlanta, this city boasts all the conveniences of a major metropolitan area while retaining its own vibrant, small-town charm.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Historic Home Remodeling

What You Should Know About Remodeling Bids

Posted by Jim Walker on Aug 15, 2018 12:07:00 PM
 
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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

Rehabilitate or Restore? Weighing the Options for Your Historic Home

Posted by Jim Walker on Aug 8, 2018 11:20:00 AM

To assume ownership of a historic home is to assume ownership of a legacy—you’re given an exciting opportunity to rekindle the past to enrich the future, and with that opportunity comes many decisions.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

6 Stunning Statement Ceilings in Atlanta

Posted by Jim Walker on Aug 1, 2018 11:17:00 AM

Aside from height, there aren’t many ceiling attributes most people discuss, simply because most ceilings generally fade into the background against other, more noticeable home features. Nevertheless, there are many beautiful ceiling design options available for your Atlanta home remodel, and we’d like to take you through a tour of six of our favorites.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

15 Features to Preserve in a Historic Home

Posted by Jim Walker on Jul 25, 2018 2:02:00 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 1900s 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.

Just as you’d approach an archaeological dig with care, so too you’ll want to respectfully consider each feature you find in your historic home remodel. Since many of these features are disguised under weathered exteriors, they may not be immediately obvious as treasures, so we’ve put together a guide listing fifteen features you should keep:

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Topics: Historic Home Remodeling

5 Things to Think Through Before Beginning a Historic Home Renovation

Posted by Jim Walker on Jul 6, 2018 1:19:00 PM

1. Choose the Right Guide

From working with out-of-plumb angles to replacing rusted plumbing, remodeling a historic home is an entirely unique adventure with its own set of practical challenges and aesthetic opportunities. Because of this, nothing is as essential as finding an experienced guide who can help you preserve the features you love while adroitly preparing you for and guiding you through particular challenges.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling

Show Off Your Home’s History with Exposed Finishes

Posted by Jim Walker on Jun 27, 2018 10:05:00 AM

When it comes to interior design, it’s been said that there are generally two style categories: one that favors bold color combinations and one that favors subtle textures. While this division is somewhat simplistic, it is true that most design schemes lean toward one or the other.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodeling, Design