Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Remodeling? Insist on a Contract

Be sure the contract includes the contractor’s name, address, phone and license number (if applicable). Detail what the contractor will and will not do. Your contractor should detail a list of materials for the project in your contract. This includes size, color, model, brand name and product. The contract should include the approximate start dateRead More


How to Choose the Correct Light Bulb

Choosing the right light bulb is a balancing act between energy savings, comfort, durability, cost, and compatibility. Each area of a home or office will require different types of light and present different opportunities for savings.  Incandescent Bulbs Incandescent bulbs provide rich and warm light quality, excellent color rendering, and controllability, but are the leastRead More


Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

Here are some energy-saving tips from Georgia Power to help you get ready for winter. On sunny days,open curtains and shades to let the sun warm your home naturally. If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed when the fireplace is not in use. This will keep cold air from coming downRead More


Considering a Fireplace? Here are Some Tips

By Rick Goldstein, co-owner, MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] This week’s cool weather reminds us how warm and comforting a fireplace can be. If you’ve been thinking of adding one to your home–either inside or outside–here are some things to consider. There are two distinct camps in the fireplace arena. Traditionalists are wood-burners. They loveRead More


Prepare Your Trees for Winter

    This brief video by Eric King, King Landscaping, provides information on how to get your trees ready for winter. Start by thinking about some of the steps you take to get ready for bed each night. Via About.com Click on this link: http://video.about.com/treesandshrubs/How-to-Prep-Trees-for-Winter.htm


10 Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life for many people. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. It also can have a detrimental effect on your health.  Here are 10 ways to relax.  1.    Yes, it’s no joke. Laughter is oneRead More


Hire a Professional to Construct Your New Deck

By Rick Goldstein, co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] Here are some reasons why you’ll want to hire a professional to construct your new deck. The building codes for decks have become much more complicated due to the abundance of deck collapses during the last few years. Attachment techniques need to be carefully followedRead More


How to Choose the Proper Cutting Board

Choosing the proper cutting board—sometimes also called a chopping block—is as important as the selection of the proper knife and can extend the life of your kitchen countertops. Too hard a cutting surface will quickly dull or in some cases actually ruin knives. Too soft a surface will not give sufficient resilience for the correctRead More


Fall Landscaping Helpful Tips

MOSAIC Guest Blogger: Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director, Georgia Urban Ag Council, www.urbanagcouncil.com It’s great to live in Georgia, where the climate is conducive to enjoying the outdoors 12 months a year. But if you’re like me, I’m ready for cool nights and not-so-hot and humid daytime temperatures! As both an avid gardener and someone who professionally spendsRead More


Use Paint to Create Warmth

In this video from About.com, Linda Castle of Decorated Designs uses paint to create warmth in a bathroom. Warm, formal paint colors for bathrooms range from the sea foams to the terra cottas. http://video.about.com/homerenovations/Warm–Formal-Bathroom-Paint-Job.htm