Stunning! East Cobb Kitchen and Mudroom Makeover

“On time, on budget, and exceeded our expectations!” That’s what this family said after Atlanta Curb Appeal renovated their kitchen. Interestingly, they interviewed 18 contractors before even deciding on ACA!

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Their East Cobb home was built in the 1980s and was a true original; it had never been renovated. Visually, the home felt small since the lines of sight were blocked by too many walls. Obviously, the existing floor plan needed some modernization.

Before Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen demolition began when ACA removed the walls and doorways, expanded the walkways, and moved out one exterior wall to expand and open up the kitchen. Next, we moved the laundry room upstairs to create a proper mudroom. Finally, we relocated the garage entry door and stairs door to free up wall space in the kitchen.

One aspect of this East Cobb kitchen that was very important to the family was ventilation. They like to cook with lots of aromatics and spices, so they wanted to make sure that they could effectively vent out the kitchen smells. For that reason, ACA installed a commercial-grade hood vent over the range. To create this vented system, the builders connected the hood vent to a direct exterior vent supply they built in the garage.

The biggest challenges to the renovation were moving out the original exterior wall and removing the door to the stairs. ACA consulted with their in-house engineer to make sure that the structure would be sound with the changes. The result was a great flow to the kitchen, wider walkways, and a seamless look throughout the space.

Other new additions included an office space with French doors. The client works from home and needed a quiet, designated spot.  ACA built a beautiful custom desk right into the new area. The floors are a beautiful red oak, stained in a Minwax color called Provincial, and we applied three coats of polyurethane to protect the wood throughout the space.

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The homeowners are thrilled with the final results!

For their next project, these clients have decided to renovate their second level, but have decided not to interview 18 contractors this time!

The clear choice for them is Atlanta Curb Appeal.

Want to read another Makeover story? Check out this East Cobb Kitchen with Black and Gold Accents we did last year!

 

 

Beautiful! East Cobb Basement with Kitchen & Pool Table!

What do you do when you love your home but feel like it’s missing something? This family appreciated entertaining and playing a game of pool, but the basement left something to desire because it was partly unfinished. The solution? An updated basement with a great open floor plan and increased storage.

Atlanta Curb Appeal connected with the family thanks to a recommendation from an East Cobb realtor. The new clients had great ideas of what they wanted their updated basement to look like but needed some help completing the vision. During the meeting, the clients shared their plan of desired finishes and colors as well as the floor style and color. The goal was to end up with a gorgeous yet practical space.

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Atlanta Curb Appeal got started by doing some demolition work. In order to create this open feeling, walls had to be removed. Also, since there was not a kitchen area downstairs before, Atlanta Curb Appeal had to install additional plumbing. A sump pump system was also added so that the lower-level drains would work properly. Commonly found in basements, these pumps siphon the gray water out. A dramatic change to a floor plan like this does require extensive plumbing and electrical work, but it was worth it for the homeowner because Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to add washer and dryer hookups along with everything else.

Next up was installing the new custom kitchen island with pull-up bar stools. The space works great for sharing a meal and cleaning up afterward.

The pantry doors on either side of the sink are a welcome addition to the downstairs area too. It’s a huge space to put things away and to reduce the number of trips up and down the stairs. Plus, the additional space under the custom island adds even more storage!

Beautiful new glass doors also brought in needed sunlight where there was once a garage door. Finding a way to bring in the light to a finished basement is always worth it. After the glass specialty company installed the doors, Atlanta Curb Appeal finished the final trim and paint to the door frames.

Overall, the whole process took about eight weeks, except for the final delivery of the custom glass doors.

The homeowners are thrilled with how it turned out and the time it took to complete the project. And a special thanks to Ally Bunin, a local designer who consulted on the final selection of fixtures and finishes.

Ready to get started on updating your Basement? Atlanta Curb Appeal is dedicated to completing projects on budget and on schedule. Our team is committed to excellent consistent communication. Contact us at 770-778-1172 or Schedule a Consultation here.

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French Blue Oven is the Star of this Roswell Kitchen Remodel

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We absolutely love the final outcome of this beautiful kitchen remodel in Roswell. Her style is a blend of Southern and Grandmillenial. This client is a return customer with two kids and a love for cooking and baking, so when we renovated her master bathroom last year, she told us her kitchen would be next.

The original kitchen was an odd shape, and the island was difficult to manage, with toddlers running around they felt cut off from guests when entertaining. The space was not effectively being utilized. This client worked with a designer. They had an ideal layout for the new kitchen, but it would take some wall and beam removal. ACA worked with the new designer to reconfigure the structure and open up the space significantly.

The showstopper of the whole kitchen is the blue, antique-style range that was ordered directly from France! A LaCornue Cornufé Albertine 90. The oven was a story in itself considering It was delayed by several months getting here from France because of the Suez Canal Blockage. However the homeowner shared it, “It was worth the wait!”.

The homeowner is a baker and of the three ovens, that was the one that was needed for her special recipes. Another “can’t do without” was her pull-out table for her gorgeous Turquoise Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer, an honored wedding gift from the client’s late father-in-law. The homeowner shared, “I love to entertain and host our community group and family gatherings for holidays, so I wanted as much oven and stove real estate as possible while not losing space for my thrifted china, serving pieces, and pantry items.”

The entire remodel was nearly complete before the specially-ordered oven was delivered. The enormous island in the middle of the kitchen was another dream for the owner. We used a full slab of Carrara Valentine Quartz. It’s beautiful. 

The hardwood floors are original to the space, but we moved the walls and cut the concrete slab for additional plumbing to the island. In order to make it look seamless, we sanded and re-stained the whole main level of the home. 

An additional feature that is becoming increasingly popular in kitchen remodels is a prep kitchen or hidden bar area. This gives the owner additional storage for appliances, kitchen utensils, and other supplies. In this case, the owner is also using it as a drink and coffee bar.

We removed a small bathroom and utilized some space from their garage to create this space. The shelving is made from butcher block wood with an oil finish, and we think the colors in this room complement the color scheme in the kitchen beautifully. The unique French Cremone Bolts for the doors were specially ordered to compliment this space. 

The owners are very pleased with the outcome and how it completely changes the feel of the house.  “We felt like we went from cookie-cutter home to a more custom upscale feel. We’re really thankful for Avi and Andy and their team.”

Ready to get an estimate for your next Kitchen Remodel? Contact Atlanta Curb Appeal

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Want to read another makeover story? Check out this Exciting East Hampton Kitchen Makeover!

 

AMAZING! Roswell Master Bath Transformation!

These Roswell homeowners asked Atlanta Curb Appeal to make some major changes to their lovely home. The new addition completely transformed their living space! Their goal was to accommodate their changing needs.

The family heard about ACA through a renovation we did to the neighbor’s house. We worked closely with this family and a designer to create this living space. Originally, the homeowners approached us to enlarge the master bathroom but as we began meeting with them, the project expanded.

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We also added a big walk-in closet, and to accommodate the additional space for the bathroom and closet, we moved the laundry room upstairs. It’s so much more convenient to walk the dirty and clean laundry just one room over! Plus, having a place to fold and sort clothes creates a sense of order to the random piles that can accumulate in a tiny laundry area.

The decision to hire a designer, Becky Vander Maten – IIDA, NCIDQ, in this case, was a great decision for the family. While our experience does branch into design, we most often defer to the homeowners for colors, fixtures, furniture, and other design elements. Some homeowners have a strong sense of what they would like the finished product to look like; others might need guidance to create their dream space. We are happy to collaborate with designers. It also often makes the decision-making process run more smoothly. In this case, as with all home projects, there were unexpected obstacles. We had a great working relationship with the client and Becky, so we were able to make quick decisions to keep the project moving.

As you can see, the family ended up with a beautiful and unique master bathroom. Some of the design elements we love are the concrete tile in the shower, the chandelier, and the unique mirror shapes in the bathroom. Plus, the show-stopping ceiling beams are gorgeous!

One of the major adjustments we made was to reroute the plumbing and HVAC locations in the bathroom and add plumbing to the laundry room. This required lots of work behind the scenes, but the payoff was worth it.

In the end, this project took eight weeks to finish.

We are excited to announce that the homeowners are so pleased with the results!

Want to read another Atlanta Curb Appeal Makeover Story? Check out this East Cobb Bathroom with before and after pictures!

Amazing! Modern Basement & Bathroom Deserves to be in Magazine!

This modern East Cobb basement & bathroom renovation deserves to be in a magazine!


This Chimney Springs basement remodel took this home to the next level, with a new living space, wet bar, outdoor area, and a spectacular bathroom. The family heard about Atlanta Curb Appeal through their neighbors. Interestingly, the family actually referred two other clients to us before working with us themselves!


The homeowners had a strong vision about the design and style they wanted in the home and were delighted that we were able to pull it off.


First, we upgraded the basement with a gigantic bathroom and renovated bedroom. We also added a screened-in porch, pool deck, additional outdoor storage, a gym, and a wet bar. To do this, we completely dismantled the existing basement, moved around walls, and opened up the space to create a clean and practical living area for them.


The homeowners were inspired to add on, partially because of the pandemic. For one thing, we were able to recreate a gym in the basement after the homeowner’s gym was shut down. We moved around some plumbing to create a wet bar near the pool entrance. The modern tile reminds you of a slightly busy but more monochromatic Piet Mondrian piece.

 

We used Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) on the floors. This is an excellent choice for the basement and flooring near a pool. That is because, even though it looks like a stylish wood floor, it is much more water-resistant.


Next up, we created the largest shower we have ever made! It is an incredible tiled walk-in space with a luxurious shower and free-standing tub. It’s like one huge room!

The Japanese- inspired bathroom stool keeps the towels dry and off the floor. The matching vanities have gorgeous bowl sinks with stylish lighting fixtures.

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We also relocated the stairs on the back porch, updated the railing, and created the storage space out by the pool so that they can keep all pool toys and equipment out of sight and out of mind. ACA recommended the design for the storage space: a much more attractive and sturdy option to the traditional lattice. We used pressure-treated deck boards for the storage space so the look will last!


Because of some material shortages and the size of this project, the renovation took a little longer than our normal renovation. The homeowners were so pleased with the outcome! Their excellent modern taste now shows through in every room.

Want to read another makeover story? This Modern Roswell Home is Back in Black!

Call Atlanta Curb Appeal if you are ready to start your next East Cobb Home Renovation at 770-778-1172.

Exciting East Hampton Kitchen Makeover!

Check out this recent kitchen, dining, and living room renovation in East Cobb in the East Hampton Subdivision. Originally, this family found Atlanta Curb Appeal on Facebook, and they could not be happier with the result!

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ACA was able to help the homeowners tackle a few problems in one renovation. First, the kitchen was built with builder-grade materials, and the peninsula was not working for them. Also, there were some oddly-angled walls cut into the kitchen. We removed most of those walls and opened the kitchen up quite a bit. We also removed the ceiling drywall and reframed the beams. In one corner, we decided to be creative and make a unique shelf with accent tile and thick cedar shelves. One modern addition was adding a microwave drawer to the new island and a new gorgeous copper-colored hood that is now a focal point for the room. Also, the view from the sink changed, too, when we expanded the window above it.

Secondly, we did a major update to the living room. In order to stay on budget, we decided to give the shelves framing the fireplace a facelift, instead of completely removing them. We removed the molding and replaced it with clean, straight-line molding. Then, we painted the whole bookcase white and added new pulls to the doors. We also replaced the mantle with a cedar beam, installed shiplap, and painted the inside of the fireplace. It’s now a gorgeous, inviting place to relax after a long day.

We also gave the floors a new look! We sanded the hardwood and then restrained it with an attractive combination of brown and grey stains. Lastly, we covered them with polyurethane to enhance the shine and protect the wood. The old windows were replaced with big picture windows. This enables a better view of the outdoors because there are no obstructions from windowpanes. Now, you can stand inside the home and look out at the trees and woods. It is so beautiful; it almost looks like a photograph!

We love it when the clients are happy and excited about the results. The owners were pleased with the upgrades in their East Cobb dining room, kitchen, and living room. They were amazed at how quickly we worked and kept on pace the whole time. The owners have shared the results with friends and neighbors saying that ACA exceeded their expectations! We thoroughly enjoyed working with them, too!

Want to read another Makeover story? See this Kitchen we did in East Cobb Roswell with Black and Gold touches!

Atlanta Curb Appeal has been serving East Cobb, Roswell and the surrounding areas since 2012. Avi and Andy’s commitment to staying on budget and staying on time are the two big reasons, clients call them back into their home for more projects, year after year. Ready for your free estimate? Call 770-778-1172 or fill out our contact form here.

Amazing! New Addition in East Cobb!

Could this be the year you decide to create an addition for your home? Atlanta Curb Appeal helped this East Cobb family add a new wing to their home. And they are in love!

Originally, they found Atlanta Curb Appeal because we had already worked on several homes in their East Cobb Chimney Springs neighborhood. At first, this project started out as a simple add-on. The homeowner wanted a master bedroom built above the garage, but as the homeowner started talking about options with us, they decided to go even bigger. Great ideas just kept piling up! When all was said and done, they decided to also update the exterior of the house and refresh the kids’ bathrooms.

Home additions are always fun – and often full of surprises. This one was no different. The initial idea was to build a new room above the garage, but as we began demolition of the attic above the garage, we decided to take a different course. We knew that the existing garage would not be a good foundation for a new room, so we decided it would be better to rebuild a stronger garage and foundation first. In this case, renovating an old space would have caused more issues than starting fresh.

There are a few other things besides foundation that you should consider before starting a home addition project. For example, will the home addition location be ideal for new plumbing, electric, and HVAC pipes and ducts? Will you need to add more HVAC units to keep the home cool/warm? Also, local inspectors will want to see wiring, smoke detectors, and new breakers in the circuit panel. The other factor is flow. These are all things that ACA can help you determine when you are thinking about an addition.

What are some of the features we love on this addition?

The custom cedar flower boxes we suggested for the second floor!

The family loves the new, large master bedroom, and the kids are happy to have their own rooms and bathrooms! As they drive by, many have commented on the beauty of the final product.

Are you ready to get your East Cobb addition built? Give Atlanta Curb Appeal a call. Additions are $50,000 to $200,000 and can take a few months to build, but the results are worth it!

East Cobb BEFORE and AFTER Bathroom Makeover!

Bathroom remodels were the most popular home renovation project of 2020. And we have a great one to show you!

After years of living with the builder-grade master bathroom, this homeowner was so excited to get an updated East Cobb bathroom from ACA, Atlanta Curb Appeal! The upgrade included a roomy shower, a freestanding tub, and a gorgeous picture window.

This East Cobb homeowner learned about ACA from her neighbor across the street. We did a master bathroom improvement there, too. This home was built about 20 years ago, and the bathroom needed a little bit of shine.

 

First, ACA removed the framing and glass blocks from the previous shower to allow for more space inside. The glass blocks, while interesting 20 years ago, had not aged very well. Amazingly, the new glass shower walls opened up the space. On the walls, what appears to be a beautiful marble finish is actually 12X24 porcelain tiles. It looks stately! The porcelain tile that mimics the marble look is often preferable because it is more durable, affordable, and less slippery.

Next up, we removed the big, clunky Jacuzzi tub, which has fallen out of grace in home design for several reasons. They tend to leak over time and their size requires a huge fill-up of time and water. Plus, those old tubs take up valuable bathroom footage and are difficult to keep clean. Not a lot of benefits for all those drawbacks.

The beautiful window above the tub was custom-made to bring in light and accentuate a lovely view. And we were able to add gorgeous shiplap around the tub. The shiplap was not just a design feature; the wood will actually protect the drywall close to the tub.

Since we had to change up the wiring and make adjustments to the plumbing, ACA replaced the vanities and most of the drywall.

We also added new tile to the floors to match the flow and design of the bathtub and shower.

Even though there was a delay in the specially-ordered custom window, this bathroom remodel only took us six weeks. The homeowner was so pleased with the finished product! “She loved it,” according to Andy Anderson, co-owner of Atlanta Curb Appeal.

Ready to tackle your bathroom? Atlanta Curb Appeal has ideas and plans to bring your bathroom up to date! Contact us here. 

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Atlanta Curb Appeal remodels homes in East Cobb, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton and the surrounding areas. Give us a call if you are ready to upgrade your exterior or interior.

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