Whether remodeling or redecorating, Atlanta homeowners increasingly are turning to modern design for a fresh new look. Ready for your own modern makeover? Turn the page for ideas, tips and resources. Defined designIf you have avoided decorating with “modern” themes in the past because the word evoked pictures of cold, sterile homes devoid of personality, take another look! Today’s modern st… Read more...
Searching for new windows and doors for your home may seem overwhelming. Here are some tips and trends to help with the decision-making process. DOORSArchitecture—indoors or out—plays a critical role in the style of your home. Doors are a part of that architecture and should reflect a style that’s cohesive with the rest of the home. Exterior entryIn the past decade, the major advancement… Read more...
Today’s homeowners are living longer, healthier lives, often with multiple generations sharing space under one roof. “Baby boomers are reaching retirement age, and they want to stay in their homes,” says Richard Hoffman of Specialty Builders Remodeling, www.specialty-builders.net. “It’s often far less expensive to modify an existing home to accommodate the owners’ needs than to move in… Read more...
The garage is no longer just a place to park cars and store golf clubs. Representing a significant portion of the home’s square footage, garages offer excellent storage, activity and customization options. Common upgrades today include painting the floors, replacing the doors and installing racks and cabinets to keep everything in its place. Durable, stylish floorsGone are the days of dull, gra… Read more...
The daily task of picking up the kids’ toys, keeping the kitchen counter clutter-free and finding a place to put all of our stuff seems to never end. No matter how often we do it, fighting clutter feels like a constant battle in the war on home organization. Sure, we start off with good intentions when spring rolls around, but how much do we really get done during “spring cleaning”? If you w… Read more...
Make Your Home New Again at the 35th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show Could your home use a little TLC? Take advantage of one-stop shopping! Whether it’s a want or a need, you’ll find it at the 35th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show. Hundreds of exhibits and thousands in savings can be found for three days only at the Cobb Galleria. It’s a great opportunity for comparison shopping where you ca… Read more...
Secret rooms, hidden appliances and landscaped gardens with unexpected features are the latest trends in home design. Whether it’s in new construction or the remodel of an existing home, architectural features and accessories that would appeal to Bond, James Bond, are popping up everywhere. Imagine a house with a stacked-stone fireplace that discreetly opens to a hidden room, or an ornate, buil… Read more...
It’s the single largest opening on a home and the most frequently used entrance. Yet when it comes to annual home maintenance, many homeowners forget to include the garage door on their list of items to inspect and repair. Here’s what you need to know to keep your garage door working year round. Make sure the door opens and closes smoothlyRegardless of its age, your garage door should open an… Read more...
The NARI Atlanta Chapter, pride themselves on being part of an organization representing the most skilled, professional and ethical companies in the remodeling industry. The leadership of NARI Atlanta’s mission is to help homeowners find the right professional partner for their remodeling projects and get the maximum value from their investment dollars.The NARI Code of EthicsEach member of the N… Read more...
This guide was developed by Atlanta Home Improvement using information from Energy Star, the U.S. Green Building Council and numerous other sources. It was reviewed and updated by: Carl Seville, Seville Consulting; and Abby Schwimmer, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. If you could use a few cost savings on your energy bills and believe in doing your part to both reduce waste and protect th… Read more...
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- Aging in Place
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- Attic Renovations
- Bathroom Renovation Trends
- Choosing Between Remodeling or Moving
- Countertop Finishes
- Custom Bar
- Energy Efficient Windows
- Frameless Shower Door Options
- Granite & Quartz Countertops – From Selecting them to Caring For them
- Granite and Marble Countertops
- Guide to buying a frameless shower door
- Hardwood Floor Refinishing
- Hardwood Floors - What You Need To Know
- Home Spruce-ups and Remodeling
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Kitchen Counters
- Kitchen Refacing
- Kitchen Remodeling Q&A
- Making Your Home Energy Efficient
- New Cabinet Installation Costs
- Prepare for a remodel
- Remodeling Costs
- Remodeling for Resale
- Remodeling Myths
- Retractable Screens
- Shopping for Lighting and Lighting Trends
- Shopping for Lighting and Lighting Trends
- Shower Design
- The Benefits of replacing your windows
- Where To Find Kitchen and Bath Items
- Which Garage Door Is Right For Me?
- Why Invest in Replacement Windows and Doors?
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