Do Home Remodeling Shows Create Realistic Expectations?

Posted by Jim Walker on Dec 17, 2018 4:26:00 PM

When you view a creative movie adaptation of your favorite book, you’re able to enjoy each experience much more if you think of them as completely separate stories. The same is true of real-life remodels versus tv show remodels. While there are many variances between reality remodeling shows and real-life remodeling projects, most of these differences can be classified into two major categories: money and time.

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Topics: Historic Home Remodeling, Home Remodeling

6 Practical Mudroom Ideas for Your Atlanta Remodel

Posted by Jim Walker on Nov 25, 2018 4:29:00 PM

With more rainfall on average than elsewhere in the States, Atlanta is a city where hardworking mudrooms are a must. Mudrooms are the perfect way to keep your living area clutter-free of coats and shoes and your floors free of water and dirt. At the same time, everyone wants a mudroom that’s also visually clean enough to usher casual guests through and also affords enough storage spaces for clothing and household items. Here are six of our favorite practical mudroom ideas for your home renovation in Atlanta, GA.

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Topics: 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, Exterior Remodeling, Home Additions

7 Remodeling Ideas for the Holiday Entertainer

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

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Home Additions

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, Exterior Remodeling, Home Additions

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, Exterior Remodeling, Home Additions

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

Posted by Jim Walker on Aug 29, 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, GA.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, 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
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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, GA, 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