Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Holiday Fireworks Safety

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is often associated with parades, picnics, family reunions and fireworks. Here are some fireworks safety tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Always read andRead More


Thinking of Remodeling?

Inside or outside…it seems like there’s always something to do around the house. Want to carve out a “man cave” in the basement? Build a new deck where you can entertain friends and family? Or rip out walls to get that open floor plan everyone’s talking about Before you pick up your hardhat and sledgehammer,Read More


Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Remember the days when your home had only one TV and a computer was something you only needed at work? These days, most homes have multiple TVs and computers that are all connected to various devices such as DVD players, game consoles, external monitors, and printers.    While these cool electronics are packed with featuresRead More


Remodeling? Keep Fido and Felix Happy

Americans spent $130 billion on renovations in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As home prices rise, homeowners are finding it easier to secure financing to make substantive improvements to their homes to better accommodate family needs and desires. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 36.5 percent of homes include dogs and 30.4Read More


Get Your Deck Ready for Warm Weather

May is Deck Safety Month. Here is a link to an interview with Rick Goldstein of MOSAIC Group for HGTV Gardens. Rick provides tips on inspecting, cleaning and maintaining your deck for maximum enjoyment during warm weather. http://www.hgtvgardens.com/hardscaping/is-your-deck-ready-for-spring-weather


What is Pollen Count?

It’s springtime in Atlanta. Have you been sneezing or wiping your watery eyes more often? Pollen could be the culprit. A pollen count is the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air collected over 24 hours. The higher the number, the worse the pollen. Warm, dry climates have the highest pollenRead More


Six Places You Shouldn’t Use Vinegar

Vinegar is great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows and much more. Plus, it’s inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that you can’t quite use it everywhere. Here’s why. Granite and Marble Countertops “The acid in vinegar can etch natural stone,” says Carolyn Forte, director of the Home Appliances andRead More


Remodeling? Think Ahead, Determine Future Needs

Think about your remodeling project from start to finish. Careful planning of your home improvement projects will enable you to update your home, increase the value of your investment and customize your living space. Carefully inspect your property. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like to make? Think ahead and determine your futureRead More


Get Moving on Your Atlanta Outdoor Living Space

Spring arrives next week! Can you believe it’s almost time to pull out the porch cushions, dust off the backyard grill and start thinking about which new plants we want to add to our landscape? Metro Atlanta’s warmer weather means more opportunities to enjoy the “good life” outside. Outdoor projects remain at the top ofRead More


Attics Can Add Livable Space

What’s in your attic? Boxes of long-forgotten “treasures”? Your air conditioning and heating system? Attic spaces offer many creative possibilities for adding living space within the confines of your existing home. Before you invest time and money in a renovation, understand that this is emphatically not a do-it-yourself project. You will need the services ofRead More