Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Wallpaper Offers Consumers More Bang for Their Buck

December 20, 2010

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Diane Capuano, executive editor, Paint & Decorating Retailer Magazine In this uncertain economic times when consumers are searching for ways to make their decorating dollars go farther, wallpaper stands out as an effective and affordable way to add pattern and color to any room décor.Consumers can certainly use wallpaper on allRead More

MOSAIC Group Announces New Referral Program

December 12, 2010

The true measure of our success is client satisfaction with our work. MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] appreciates referrals to your friends, family and business associates. If you know someone who is planning a future indoor or outdoor living project, please let us know. Clients who give MOSAIC Group a qualified referral that results inRead More

How to Love Your Winter Garden

December 6, 2010

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Walt Harrison, Habersham Gardens Although temperatures have started to drop, we are still having unseasonably warm weather in Atlanta. But make no mistake, cold weather is coming and there’s plenty to do in the garden to prepare. Here are some tips from Habersham Gardens on what, when and how to bedRead More

What in the World is a Spectrophotometer?

November 29, 2010

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Tim Small, retired paint sales professional Have you ever wanted to match a piece of wallpaper to a paint color? You go to your local paint store or home improvement center and ask them to color match the wallpaper sample. You’ll probably see a sign hanging near the matching machine thatRead More

Five Myths About Termite Inspections

November 15, 2010

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Valera Jessee, executive director, Georgia Pest Control Association Myth #1: A termite inspection is required in the state of Georgia to sell or buy a home. Fact: Termite and other wood destroying organism inspections were required until recently, but due to recent changes to requirements by most mortgage lenders, and currentRead More

Don’t Wait Until Spring: Plant it Now

November 8, 2010

Mary Kay Woodworth Guest Blog Post: Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director, MALTA (The Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Just a few days ago I was plant shopping at a local nursery. A young couple was selecting violas and tulip bulbs, and the young lady spied a beautiful Japanese maple, and exclaimed: “What a beautifulRead More

Benjamin Moore: Myths and Facts About VOCs in Paint

November 1, 2010

Guest Blog Post: Greg Chapman, Benjamin Moore Myth: All zero-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints are the same. Fact: False. Some paints claim to be VOC-free, and in their pure white formulation, they are. But, when you ask the paint store for a color, that’s where and when colorant—most with VOCs—is “mixed” or added in. TheRead More

MOSAIC Group Sponsors November Food Drive

October 26, 2010

The statistics are alarming! Over 20 percent of Georgia’s children and over 11 percent of senior adults live in poverty. More than 30 percent of the people who receive food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank must choose between buying medicine or food. MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] wants to put a dent in thoseRead More

Avoid Horror Stories: Tips on Selecting a Qualified Remodeler

October 25, 2010

You’ve thought your remodeling project through from start to finish. You have determined what you want to achieve, have a realistic budget, and know when the job needs to be completed. Finding a qualified Atlanta remodeling company to do the work is an equally important step. We’ve all heard horror stories about remodeling projects goneRead More

Cleaning Incidental Carpet Stains

October 22, 2010

Guest Blogger: Brian Motter, owner of CarpeTex, commercial and residential carpet cleaners for Metro Atlanta, Be careful with most retail carpet spotters, whether from stores or sales people. They can leave a sticky residue, especially when the homeowner has a tendency to use too much. More is not better. In my professional opinion, you willRead More