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It’s Time to Build an Outdoor Fireplace

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, [...]

Summer Pool Deck Upgrade

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 [...]

Deck Construction – Things to Consider

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 [...]

Hire a Licensed General Contractor for your Home Remodel

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 [...]

Remodeling Resolution

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 [...]

It’s Time to consider a Retaining Wall

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 [...]

Get your Home Holiday Ready for Guests

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 [...]

House Damage and Insurance Claims

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 [...]

Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

With the holiday’s right around the corner, many like to spruce up their homes this time of year. Fall is here and homeowners are itching to change things up around the house. Farmhouse style has been “in” for a long time now with no indication of going away any time soon. Adding small elements of farmhouse style to your home can liven things up a bit.  Easy Farmhouse Style Addition Adding farmhouse style doesn't have to cost a lot. Changing small items can have a big impact.  White – Dishes, pitchers, bowls, mugs, display platters and anything white screams farmhouse. [...]

Remodeling – take some time to think it through

You’ve saved up your funds and are ready to finally get started on that home kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. You’ve talked with neighbors and friends about what you want to do. You’ve scoured the internet for pictures and ideas of how you want it to look. You may have even picked out fixtures, furniture and paint colors. You’re ready, right? Not so fast. Have you truly thought it all through? When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, additional thought should be put into the functionality of the design. Beyond the cabinets of your Kitchen remodeling project Here’s the bad news! [...]