2014 Best Whole House

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Sometimes you just have to start over. Rather than chip away at a sub-par home, room by room, these homeowners just hit the reset button. With jaw-dropping results!  Flip through and find ideas for upgrading your own home…even if you do it a little bit at a time. 

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Whole House - 2nd Place

Whole House - 2nd Place

Renewal Design-Build
(404) 378-6962
RenewalDesignBuild.com

Photos courtesy of Renewal Design - Build
Photography by Jeff Herr Photography

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before front view of house exterior

This 1950s ranch home has experienced many disjointed renovations. Homeowners hoped to create an open layout to add personality to this promising home.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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After view of home front exterior

Renewal Design-Build captured the true essence of a mid-century and modern aesthetic blend. Installing a warm and welcoming front entrance with floor-to-ceiling windows enhanced the curb appeal for this beautiful home.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before view of kitchen

The kitchen before the renovation felt cramped, dark and was isolated from the rest of the house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
After
Updated view of modernized kitchen

Beautiful custom Ann Sacks Chrysalis tile created a dramatic backsplash, while complementing the White Zeus Extreme Silestone countertops and Metro style cabinets. This gave the kitchen a modern renovation these homeowners have been looking for.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before view of interior living room

Like many of the rooms in the house, the living room was separated from each main social area and lacked in space.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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After view of updated living room

These floor-to-ceiling windows give a drastic change to this space. Along with the natural light, removing the horizontal beams in this room allows it to feel bigger and more open.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before view of outdated bathroom

This outdated bathroom was in desperate need of a change. With barely any space, the homeowners found themselves in a cramped and dysfunctional area.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated bathroom with plenty of light

This modernized bathroom gives the room more space and style with just the right combination of colors.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated front door exterior view

Crestview Doors supplied this beautiful orange door giving the exterior of the home a distinct modern appearance.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated staircase connecting floors

This staircase adds drama to the entryway, flawlessly connecting the ground level and the first floor.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Open view of remodeled living room area

High ceilings and the floor-to-ceiling windows make the home feel more expansive than it really is. It adds a whole new light-filled entrance.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated view of living room with colorful furniture

With the use of bright and fun colors, this living room drastically transforms into a whimsical space full of energy. What makes this renovation great is that the kitchen, living room and dining room remained in the same location but interior walls were removed and structural beams were added to unify the three rooms and to open up the whole house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Renewal Design-Build created a mid-century modern inspired kitchen. This room was enlarged to accommodate a beautiful island and is now open and connected to the other rooms in the house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Close up view of kitchen and appliances

Companies & Products Information

• Cabinetry: Shiloh Cabinetry, Style Metro
• Countertops: White Zeus Extreme Silestone from Inman Park Marble & Granite
• Backsplash Tile: Ann Sacks Chrysalis Collection
• Flooring: Orion Tile 12”x24” in Brick Pattern
• Windows: Pella, White Aluminum Clad Windows
• Faucet: Grohe Concetto Single Lever Faucet
• Sink: Blanco Silgranit Single Bowl, Metallic Gray
• Appliances: Viking
• Front Door: Crestview Doors
• Paint: Sherwin-Williams

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Whole House - Judges' Choice

Whole House - Judges' Choice

Renewal Design-Build
(404) 378-6962
RenewalDesignBuild.com

Photos courtesy of Renewal Design-Build
Photography by Lee Grider

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Renewal Design-Build created a mid-century modern inspired kitchen.
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Front exterior view of outdated duplex

Built in the 1920s, this inspiringly historic but dilapidated duplex offered many concerns. With the intent of a complete renovation, these homeowners hoped for a space to accommodate their growing family and enthusiasm for entertaining.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated front exterior of the home

What a transformation! The front exterior was playfully finished with a classic white-picket fence for the front yard that matched the white fence framing the deck. Renewal Design-Build exceptionally preserved the historic nature of the home while updating it with a modern finish.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before view of the damaged and concerning kitchen

Unfortunately, the plaster walls and trim showed evidence of mold. The whole interior had to be gutted and major renovations needed to be done.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
After
After view of kitchen and eating area

This room looks marvelous. Sub-Zero, Wolfe, Miele and Kitchen Aid appliances were used to complete the look.The Black Beauty Velvet Granite countertops and the Black Limba edge grain style island countertop from Inman Park Marble & Granite all tied in with the Ann Sacks Metro Crisp Dew backsplash gives the kitchen a modern yet historic finish.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Before view of boxy room

All of the walls, roof and framing in the house were damaged, not to mention electrical and plumbing were both out of code. This boxy, confined room secluded itself from the rest of the house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Finished dining room area

Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring was installed throughout the whole house. Interior walls were removed in order to open up the kitchen to the dining room and living room. This beautiful dining area serves as a great place for entertaining with plenty of seating and it even has a custom built-in bar!

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Open living room with natural light

The idea was to get rid of the boxy layout and to create great sight lines showing multiple views wherever you stand. This open living room brings in a ton of natural light from the restored original windows and front door, preserving the historic nature of the home.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Quaint keeping room

Why not include a peaceful area to read? This quaint keeping room provides a much needed getaway and allows you to enjoy a great book or two!

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Attic exercise room

This attic nook comfortably holds space for a personal gym! With beautiful sloped ceilings and a gorgeous window to look out of, who wouldn't want to exercise?

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Beautiful master bathroom

The Sliding Door Company supplied these beautiful Wenge Finish, Glass Linen sliding doors. The dark Timberland cabinets against the light Rango Revisions floor tile give this master bathroom the dramatic modern look they were going for.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Close up view of master bathroom

This beautiful deep bathtub can promise to provide the best bubble bath in the world. You will never want to leave this master bathroom with a shower accented with Daltile Whisper Green Glass tile and Random Mosaic blend. Spa day every day? I think so.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Beautiful historic bathroom

Preserving the historic nature is very important during the renovation. Against the modern bathroom appliances, this rigid vanity brings a cool, old feel and keeps the historic richness the homeowners were looking for.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Exterior porch and sitting area

Whether it's a rainy day or a sunny day, this screened-in porch creates the perfect relaxing area to socialize with friends and family.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Outdoor pool and relaxing area

This outdoor area is very low maintenance and still makes the backyard an enjoyable place to relax. Throw a couple of hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and you have a perfect place for kids birthday parties or for entertaining your guests.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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View of master bathroom

Companies & Products Information

• Cabinetry: Timberland Cabinetry
• Kitchen Perimeter Countertops: Black Beauty Velvet Granite from Inman Park Marble & Granite
• Kitchen Island Countertops: Black Limba, edge grain style from Inman Park Marble & Granite
• Kitchen Main Backsplash Tile: Ann Sacks Metro Crisp Collection – Dew
• Kitchen Backsplash Tile Accent Liner: Medici Mosaics Brushed Silver Liner (TI34LINSS)
• Kitchen Backsplash Accent Tile Liner: Dune Vitra Gris Mosaico Brillo
• Flooring: Reclaimed Heart Pine, Stain: Old Dirty Goat
• Kitchen Island Pendant Lights: Restoration Hardware
• Kitchen Sink: Kohler Hawthorne Apron-Front Sink in White
• Kitchen Faucet: Kohler Torq Faucet w/ Side Spray in Brushed Nickel
• Island Prep Sink: Blanco Precision 16" Bar Sink,Stainless Steel
• Island Prep Sink Faucet: Kohler Purist Secondary Pullout
• Appliances: Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele & KitchenAid from Guy T. Gunter
• Master Bath Doors: The Sliding Door Company, Wenge Finish, Glass Linen Stunning
• Master Bath Bathtub & Filler MTI: Whirlpool Tub Filler
• Master Bath Custom Vanity & Storage: Timberland Cabinets
• Master Bath Countertop: Calacatta Marble from Stone Connection. Fabricated by Inman
• Park Marble & Granite
• Sinks: Kohler Ladena
• Faucets & Shower Trim: American Standard Berwick Collection in Brushed Nickel
• Shower Wall Tile: Daltile Whisper Green Glass Tile
• Shower Accent Tile & Backsplash: Daltile Whisper Green Random Mosaic Blend
• Shower Channel Linear Drain ACO Polymer Products, Inc. Wave Grate
• Floor Tile: Ragno Revisions B1
• Sconces: Circa Lighting
• Mirror: Smithworks Iron & Design
• Paint :Sherwin-Williams

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Whole House - Judges Choice

Arlene Dean Homes
(678) 595-4289
Segway-Properties.com

Architect: Eric Rawlings
(Eric Rawlings, AIA, LEED AP, Rawlings Design, Inc.)

Photos Courtesy of Eric Rawlings, Rawlings Design, Inc
Photography by Eric Rawlings

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Before view of enclosed room

Built in 1910, this home was designed by Leila Ross Wilburn which is one of the first women architects in Georgia. It was originally built out as a triplex.

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Updated view of house layout

This is a highly functional open space, almost like an old warehouse without the cold feeling. They kept the exposed wood rafters allowing the room to take on a rustic contemporary style.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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View of the old boxy interior

Due to years of neglect, this whole house needed a whole new interior because of dry rot and termite damage.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated upper living room area

This room gives the home a downtown loft feeling without having to deal with the challenges and chaos of actually living downtown. It is an open space great for winding down from a long day and just relaxing.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Old outdated kitchen

The interior was dilapidated and in need of a renovation. The kitchen was small and did not provide an adequate space for all of the necessary appliances.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Updated spacious kitchen

This gourmet kitchen was featured in Food & Wine Magazine. It was designed by the homeowner who is a food writer and has authored many cookbooks.

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Updated view of spacious kitchen

The dining table and the cooking island top was built from reclaimed wood from the original house, by craftsman Michael Courts. Commercial appliances coexist with warm residential touches. The concrete countertops add to the rustic contemporary style of the whole house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Steel staricase

This steel staircase gives the home a trendy warehouse feel that carries throughout the house.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Lofty style upper floor

Leading to the upper sitting room and bedroom, this loft style interior is perfect for an urban industrial design but in a high residential area.

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Upstairs bedroom

This bedroom keeps the reclaimed hardwood floors and gives a cool and breezy European style environment.

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Contemporary bathroom

This contemporary bathroom stands out with sleek wall mounted fixtures accompanied by dark tile giving the room some depth and contrast.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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View of open shower in the bathroom

The entire home's interior was rebuilt with a strong European influence. The large frameless shower adds to the overall look and feel of the intended design.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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Side exterior view of the home

A custom renovation maintained the Craftsman Bungalow style exterior.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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View of the rear exterior of the house

From this exterior view, you would never expect what is inside! This backyard is perfect for watching the sunset on a Fall evening.

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home, interior, exterior, living room, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, Remodel and Design
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