Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Safety First When Selecting Window Coverings

December 23, 2013

When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords and retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.Read More

First Aid Kit is Valuable Emergency Resource

December 4, 2013

A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have. To be prepared for emergencies: Keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car. Carry a first aid kit with you or know where you can find one. Find out the location of first aid kits where you work.   FirstRead More

Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable

November 29, 2013

After the holidays, don’t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Here are some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays. EveryRead More

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

November 22, 2013

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Here are some safety tips: •Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on theRead More

Smart Decisions Impact Utility Bills

November 14, 2013

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills – and your comfort. Heating Solutions: Change your air filter regularly. Check your filter every month,Read More

Veterans Day: American Flag Etiquette

November 7, 2013

As we prepare to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans on Nov. 11, we thought it was an appropriate time to post this blog on flag etiquette. Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. SomeRead More

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Helps Local Community

October 31, 2013

Customers can make a difference when they shop at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Located across the street from historic Oakland Cemetery, the store sells new and gently used home improvement materials, home furnishings and building supplies to the public at deep discounts. Proceeds from the ReStore are used to help fulfill the missionRead More

Traveling With Your Pet Over the Holidays?

October 24, 2013

Planning and preparation are necessary when traveling with family pets. Consider whether your pet is comfortable when traveling. Some animals, like some people, function better in familiar surroundings. A car-sick animal can make a trip miserable for everyone. Some dogs and cats cannot withstand the rigors of travel due to illness, injury or temperament. IfRead More

How to Prune Ornamental Grasses

October 7, 2013

This brief video by Eric King of King Landscaping provides advice on how to prune your ornamental grasses. It includes time-saving tips and information on safety equipment needed to complete the job.  Link:

Keep Energy Bills at Bay

October 2, 2013

Energy prices are on the rise across the nation. As a result, heating costs will consume an increasingly larger portion of a household’s energy budget. That’s why it’s important to check your home to ensure that your heating dollars aren’t being wasted. When cold weather approaches, use this checklist of simple ways to make yourRead More