CAHP (Consult a Home Pro) Talk is a new monthly column featuring the expertise of local home inspector and CAHP director Stan A. Garnet. So, you think you’re ready to list your house? Do you know what’s going on in your home . . . between the walls? Consider this scenario: A diligent potential buyer has an inspection. The inspector creates a list of defects. The buyer then analyzes them with… Read more...
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cross your arms, blink your eyes and update every room in your home? Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way. A remodel—whether large or small—is a significant undertaking that requires extensive planning before a single hammer or paint can shows up on your property. And if you’ve never tackled a home-improvement project before, you may not know whe… Read more...
1 Bamboo 2 Reclaimed materials 3 FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified wood 4 Recycled steel 5 Radiant barriers 6 Weather-resistive barriers 7 Bio-based spray-foam and recycled-content insulation 8 Recycled-content concrete 9 Permeable pavement 10 Low-E glass windows… Read more...
1 Avoid do-it-yourself headachesand costly mistakes 2 Add to your home’s resale value 3 Save money over time with energy-efficient improvements 4 Customize your home to fit your lifestyle 5 Add space where needed 6 Increase functionality and use of space 7 Preserve the environment with eco-friendly updates 8 Take advant… Read more...
Without a doubt, upgrading your home’s windows and doors to energy-efficient alternatives is a good idea. However, it’s also a major decision, and there’s a good chance that you’ve talked yourself out of embarking on such a significant undertaking. There’s just so much to consider, and there’s a lot of information floating around out there—not all of it completely accurate or constru… Read more...
Atlanta’s green-spa maven, Cici Coffee, doesn’t just talk the talk—she walks the walk. Unlike many businesses and people who have jumped on the green bandwagon because it is the “thing to do,” the Natural Body Spa and Shop founder—now with 10 spa locations in Atlanta—has been singing to the green tune for the last 25 years. Her spas and nail bars, especially the newest LEED Platinum-… Read more...
The 33rd Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show held at the Cobb Galleria Centre April 1-3, 2011, was the largest we have seen in three years, boasting some 400 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees. Hats off to everyone for making the show such a success. Mark your calendar for the 28th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show, Sept. 23-25, 2011. Visit www.atlantahomeshow.com for more information. New… Read more...
As the green movement continues to permeate the lives of Atlantans day in and day out, we become more and more conscious of how our environment affects not only the Earth, but also our own quality of life. Is your home providing a healthy, sustainable surrounding? How can you improve the condition of your home in a way that will, in turn, improve your living situation? Here, Atlanta experts offer… Read more...
Making green choices for windows and doors can reduce your home’s impact on the environment and decrease the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your house. The most important element to consider when selecting windows and doors is how they will affect the energy values of the home. Take into consideration the type of material and the area in which you live. For example, humidity and tempe… Read more...
Entryways create your home’s first impression to new visitors. Whether you have an eclectic vibe or a traditional home, decorating your entryway is the ultimate way to express yourself to guests. Knock, knock New door trends embrace doors with detailing or windows. Consider whether you want a double door versus a single door. Or start by deciding which material is right for you. Wood doors are… Read more...
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- Aging in Place
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- 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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