Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Want to Save Money and Energy Too?

December 30, 2014

An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments to make your home more efficient, you’ll see lower energy bills. Over time, those savings will typically pay for the cost of improvements and put money back in your pocket. Your home may alsoRead More

Custom Cabinets Widen Homeowner Options

December 9, 2014

By: David DiCristina, Timberland Cabinets (Timberland Cabinets is one of MOSAIC Group’s preferred vendors.) For a homeowner planning to remodel, the cabinetry is a significant part of the investment as well as one of the most visible aspects of the finished project. A custom cabinet maker will design, build, and install cabinets to fit yourRead More

10 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

December 2, 2014

If you’re a pet owner, you should consider how festive plants, lighting and other changes around the house might impact the safety of your pets.   1. Be sure all cords are taped down or completely out of reach for your pets as they can trip on them, chew them up or even experience anRead More

Homeowners Open Doors for Holiday Tours

November 24, 2014

Planning a remodeling project soon? Get design inspiration during one of the many home tours scheduled next month!   The 20th Annual Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes, presented by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, takes place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30Read More

Fireplace Safety Tips

November 18, 2014

When you use your fireplace, protect your home from sparks by using a fire screen made of sturdy metal or heat-tempered glass. Be sure that dampers are in working order and never leave fires unattended – especially in an area used by children or pets.    Have your chimney inspected by a professional prior to theRead More

Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

October 29, 2014

Here are some tips to ensure that you and your children have a safe and fun Halloween night. Candy Safety: Health and safety experts say you should remember these tips: • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home. • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be temptedRead More

Halloween Tips for Pet Owners

October 7, 2014

Lock candy safely away. Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog’s keen sense of smell will lead him or her to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and containsRead More

Daylight Saving Time: Older Than You Think

September 26, 2014

The American law by which we turn our clock forward in the spring and back in the fall is known as the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The law does not require that anyone observe Daylight Saving Time; all the law says is that if we are going to observe Daylight Saving Time, it mustRead More

Have a Plan for Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes

September 16, 2014

There’s nothing quite as frightening as when a natural disaster strikes. Even fictional movies about natural disasters leave you on the edge of your chair. Whether in the movies or real life, the important lesson is—planning ahead can save…you or your family’s…life. September is National Preparedness Month. The same planning that goes into making your human familyRead More

Create Space Beneath Your Deck

September 10, 2014

David Walker, Magnolia Outdoor Living  (Magnolia Outdoor Living is one of MOSAIC Group’s preferred vendors.) Want to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy in all seasons? Think “Under the Deck.” This often underutilized area offers the perfect spot for dining, entertaining or just relaxing. And, best of all, you can install aRead More