Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

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

Custom Cabinets Widen Homeowner Options

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

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

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

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

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

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