Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

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


Seven Crucial Rules for Starting a Remodeling Project

A remodeling project gets our blood pumping when we imagine how that new master bath or gourmet kitchen will change our lives. Surprises and budget overruns are endemic to the remodeling process, but you’ll have much better odds for success if you follow these seven rules. Rule #1: Educate Yourself It’s always easier (and cheaper,Read More


10 Ways to De-Stress

Are you involved in a remodeling project? Do you try to cram too many activities into a not-long-enough day? Here are 10 suggestions from Mental Health America to help you deal with the stress in your life. Meditate and take care of your spirit. Simplify your life. Get enough sleep. Exercise. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.Read More


Reduce Your Atlanta Home Heating Costs

While installing energy-efficient windows and doors and adding insulation can significantly bring down heat loss during cold months, there are also small fixes that can help reduce energy consumption. Common Winterizing Checklist Change air filters Install or re-install storm windows in the attic to stop warm air from leaking Clear gutters to remove debris thatRead More


Want to Save Money and Energy Too?

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