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

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

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

Adding a Wine Cellar to Your Atlanta Home May Be Easier Than You Think

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 25, 2018 12:59:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Exterior 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

Remodeling in 2019? Get Started Now With These 7 Planning Tips

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 11, 2018 12:33:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Exterior Remodeling

An ADU Comes to Life for this Atlanta Family in Oakhurst

Posted by Jim Walker on Oct 7, 2018 11:09:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Exterior Remodeling

Can I Create a New Room Without Adding Square Footage?

Posted by Jim Walker on Jul 29, 2018 6:51:00 PM

Whether you need an extra room to accommodate an expanding family, to create a private home office, or to provide storage space, sometimes you won’t want to lose lawn space by adding extra square footage. In these instances, it’s best to consult with a designer and contractor to brainstorm a creative work-around.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions

Designing the Perfect Sunroom

Posted by Jim Walker on Jun 20, 2018 11:38:00 AM

As daylight hours stretch further into the evening and plant life everywhere burgeons with new life, it’s the ideal time to plan your sunroom getaway. Whether you want to remodel an underutilized sunroom design or you’re planning a sunroom addition, here are some tips for creating the perfect in-home paradise.

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