Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

How to Choose the Right Contractor

Choosing the right contractor for your home improvement project helps ensure the project runs smoothly, preventing unneeded stress during the remodeling process. Here are some tips from MOSAIC Group’s Rick Goldstein on selecting a compatible company to work with. http://youtu.be/gchzJloY0To


10 Summer Energy-Saving Tips

·                     Set your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer. For every degree below that, you can expect up to a 4 percent increase in energy costs. ·                     Set the thermostat up to 3 degrees higher when you’re away from home for extended times.   ·                     Use a ceiling or area fan to make the airRead More


A/C Unit: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Buying a bigger room air conditioner won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.    Why? An oversized unit will coolRead More


Move, Continue to Age in Place or Remodel?

Here are 10 questions Baby Boomers should ask themselves about their future living arrangements. Should they move, continue to age in place or remodel?   1.                  Is your current home near medical facilities? 2.                  Do you have easy access to shopping?  3.                  Do you live in close proximity to family members and other relatives? 4.                 Read More


Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Approximately 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help theRead More


Celebrate July 4 in Metro Atlanta

What are your plans for July 4? Whether you’re staying in town or headed for the beach or mountains, you will find a variety of fun events throughout metro Atlanta surrounding Independence Day. Here are 10 places to celebrate with friends and family. 1. Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain. Fireworks display following the Lasershow. JulyRead More


Mosquito Tips and Trivia

One of our least favorite guests at outdoor events is the pesky mosquito. Here are a few interesting facts about these irritating insects.   The female mosquito is the only one that has mouth parts for piercing the skin. When piercing with her proboscis, she will stab two tubes into your skin. The first tube injectsRead More


Remodeling Your Home for Family Members

In 2010, an estimated 524 million people were aged 65 or older—8 percent of the world’s population. By 2050, this number is expected to nearly triple to about 1.5 billion, representing 16 percent of the world’s population. Q: Are more of your clients interested in universal design or aging in place? MOSAIC: So many peopleRead More


Open Up Your Kitchen

The kitchen can get hot and stuffy, especially during summer. To prevent all that heat from building up while you’re cooking or baking, why not open up your kitchen space to help bring in the fresh air? The following are a few home remodeling ideas for doing just that: Glass-paned barn doors – Barn doorsRead More


Master Suite Remodeling Trends

Your master suite is a place to unwind and escape from the pressures of the day. An upgrade that incorporates new trends and technologies can transform the suite into a luxurious yet functional retreat as well as a good investment when you decide to sell your home. The master bath offers many opportunities to createRead More