When the time comes to remodel a room in your home, spending some time on Pinterest and Houzz is a great way to get ideas and inspiration. Depending on the size and scope of your remodel, it can be overwhelming choosing design and materials. The good news is that you have a style you like. You may not know what style that is, but you have one. Browsing pictures online can help narrow down what you like and what you don’t like. Once you find inspiration and a design you prefer, the remodeling experts at ContractorMen can make it a [...]
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They say that a true southern home is one with a wide or wrap around front porch where you can sit a spell with your neighbor and share a sweet tea. Living in the south means that your front porch can be used most seasons of the year. And no one in their right mind would argue that a porch doesn’t add charm to any home. Modern homes in many North Atlanta suburbs are often more “cookie-cutter” in design. Adding a special design feature, such as a porch, can really up the curb appeal. Spring Front Porch It may be [...]
There is nothing quite like sitting around the warm glow of a fire on a crisp, cool evening, roasting dogs and marshmallows. Wouldn’t a nice outdoor fireplace make a great addition to your home? Now, when we say a nice fireplace, we mean nice. This does not include digging a hole and throwing a couple rocks and lawn chairs around it. It also does not mean picking up a cheap metal pit at the local mart that will eventually rust. A permanent fireplace should be crafted from the finest materials that will stand the test of time and look good, [...]
The hot Georgia summer weather seems to have already arrived. Schools are out, and life is a bit slower. Lazy days by the pool soon become the norm to everyone’s delight. If you added a pool to your backyard in recent years, you might want to consider a pool deck upgrade. Often when a pool is added on, the layout may not be ideal. Space may be limited for folks to gather or barbecue, there might not be enough shade or seating, or the space could just be awkward. The great news is that you have options. The construction remodeling [...]
Adding a deck to your home exterior is a wonderful way to increase your living space while adding curb appeal and value. There is nothing quite like a deck for spring and summer lounging, grilling out and entertaining guests. Adding a deck will cost a fraction of the expense of a complete room addition while still making your home more attractive when it comes time to sell. Planning your Deck Construction Can you picture it? A beautiful deck off the back of your house with a grill, an umbrella, some lounge chairs and a cool drink in hand is easy [...]
Your home is important. Not only do you pay a lot of money for it every month, but have you put a good deal of work into maintaining and improving it over the years. So when it comes time to hire a professional to remodel or add on to it, it’s essential you find the right contractor. There are many contractors looking to earn your business, saying all the right things and making grand promises. Now is the time to do your homework on any contractor that is providing you with a bid. Yeah, no one likes homework, but when [...]
How’s that New Year’s Resolution going? Now that we have reached the end of the first month of 2018 are you where you want to be? For so many of us, resolutions are hard to maintain. On January 1st we were motivated and excited. By February 1st we are faltering. The good news is that it's not too late to recharge your resolution. The even better news is that remodeling your home in 2018 is a resolution that is easier to keep. Kitchen & Bath Remodel There is no denying that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Along [...]
Winter may be upon us right now, but spring is right around the corner. And what always comes with spring is lots of rain showers. Of course, rain is essential for all the beautiful budding flowers, the leaves bursting from the trees and the green grass growing, but it can also be a nightmare. In particular, areas that are sloped and cannot maintain foliage such as shrubs, bushes or even grass are extra vulnerable. Lots of rain can turn dirt into mud that can continuously slide down sloping areas. When this occurs near your home it can be a real [...]
It’s that time of year again that so many of us look forward to. The Holidays! It’s that magical time when we find ourselves feeling extra joyful. We spend time shopping for the perfect gift for loved ones, feasting on wonderful meals and spending time socializing with friends, neighbors and family. The holidays are a big travel time too. Is your house ready for holiday guests? Of course, cleaning is essential, but there are also many small things you can do to enhance your home in anticipation of house guests. Focusing on the bedroom and bathroom they will be using [...]
Damage to your home can be devastating and nearly impossible to plan for. Whether your water pipes burst, a tree falls on your roof or a severe storm damages your house, dealing with these issues can be exhausting. If the damage has made your home unlivable, that is the first thing that needs to be addressed. Clean-up, assessment and insurance estimates and repairs are the next steps. It can be a huge hassle. First things first, all homeowners should be aware of their current insurance coverage. Let’s take a closer look. Homeowners Insurance Coverage Taking the time to review what [...]