Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Mosquito Tips and Trivia

One of our least favorite guests at outdoor events is the pesky mosquito. Here are a few interesting facts about these irritating insects.   The female mosquito is the only one that has mouth parts for piercing the skin. When piercing with her proboscis, she will stab two tubes into your skin. The first tube injectsRead More


Remodeling Your Home for Family Members

In 2010, an estimated 524 million people were aged 65 or older—8 percent of the world’s population. By 2050, this number is expected to nearly triple to about 1.5 billion, representing 16 percent of the world’s population. Q: Are more of your clients interested in universal design or aging in place? MOSAIC: So many peopleRead More


Open Up Your Kitchen

The kitchen can get hot and stuffy, especially during summer. To prevent all that heat from building up while you’re cooking or baking, why not open up your kitchen space to help bring in the fresh air? The following are a few home remodeling ideas for doing just that: Glass-paned barn doors – Barn doorsRead More


Master Suite Remodeling Trends

Your master suite is a place to unwind and escape from the pressures of the day. An upgrade that incorporates new trends and technologies can transform the suite into a luxurious yet functional retreat as well as a good investment when you decide to sell your home. The master bath offers many opportunities to createRead More


Remodeling Ideas That Make More of Space You Have

When planning a remodeling project, there are often constraints that need to be considered, such as the amount that can be committed to the project or concerns for the lack of space available to work with. A good, reliable contractor can address all of these issues before beginning.   To get you started, we haveRead More


Check References When Remodeling

To protect yourself when remodeling, always check the contractor’s references. This is an essential stage of qualifying the right person for your project.    Here are just a few questions to ask previous customers: Could they communicate well with the remodeler? Were they pleased with the quality of work? (This is a tough question, however,Read More


Which Building Material is Right for Your DecK?

A deck helps expand your living space and provides a great spot to commune with nature. Adding or replacing a deck not only boosts your home’s curb appeal, it also has the potential for a good return on investment from your remodeling dollars. Which material is right for your project depends on several factors, includingRead More


Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

It’s the season for picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor parties. But eating outdoors in warm weather presents a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, so warmer weather makes the basics of food safety especially important. Wash hands. It seems basic, but not everyone does it. Wash handsRead More


Riding Lawnmowers Aren’t Children’s Toys

Children should not play on or around riding lawnmowers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that about 15 children are killed each year by riding lawnmowers. Each year, about 25,300 people are injured and 75 people are killed in riding lawnmower, tractor and garden tractor accidents. One out of every five deaths involves aRead More


Environmental Benefits of Wood Floors

Photo: National Wood Flooring Association Wood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. Because trees are a renewable resource that can be replaced time and time again, sustainable forest management makes it possible to harvest wood without any serious impact on the environment. Check out these environmental facts about wood floors: The averageRead More