Another Gorgeous East Cobb Kitchen Makeover!

Another Gorgeous East Cobb Kitchen Remodel!

This client came to us recommended by another Atlanta Curb Appeal client, who recently had her kitchen renovated.

For quite some time, this new client had in her mind that a change was needed! Her mid-1990’s East Cobb brick home had old light wood cabinets, which made the kitchen feel dated.

Although she had plenty of space due to the generous kitchen floor plan, it wasn’t functional. New cabinets would increase her space by 25%! Atlanta Curb Appeal had to make serious changes, though, to get her new kitchen to flow. Changes to the layout and moving the appliances created a completely new floor plan. A beautiful pantry cabinet wall with mini-fridges filled the space nicely.

The old diagonal island with elevated bar seating was demolished. Atlanta Curb Appeal instead installed a new huge wide island with similar overhang seating. It’s perfect for eat-in or chatting with guests while entertaining during a party.

A new beverage center, which includes a wine fridge ready for beverages, and pantry cabinets top it off. They now have a space for everything when they come home from warehouse grocery shopping!

Gorgeous quartzite art stone was used for the countertops. A new custom built-in microwave and warming drawer finished off the area. It looks amazing! The client’s family loves to cook and this took their meal preparation to a whole new level.

When asked what they thought about their new kitchen they said, “We love it!” and also shared that, “It’s gorgeous!“ They are very pleased with the quality of work Atlanta Curb  Appeal provided.

If you are ready for a kitchen renovation, contact Atlanta Curb Appeal to get your free estimate at 770-778-1172 or fill out our form here.

 

Magazine Worthy Kitchen in East Cobb!

It belongs in a magazine!

This kitchen collaboration Atlanta Curb Appeal (ACA) just wrapped up features new wide-open spaces, a gorgeous centerpiece island, and stunningly refinished maple hardwoods. This remodel was in the home of a former client; ACA previously redesigned the homeowner’s master bathroom.

 

The biggest challenge of remodeling this space was opening up the room. ACA had to remove some walls and take a fireplace out of the room to make it more spacious. We ended up installing double LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams to provide support. When renovating your home, quality is paramount.

Next up, ACA tackled restoring the hardwood floors that were previously installed in the home. The wood was a maple, which can be a delicate wood to refinish. ACA fixed some previous installation issues, sanded, and refinished the floors. Everyone was surprised and pleased with how great they turned out!

The main event in this modern kitchen renovation is the waterfall island. This is a popular modern design feature. It keeps the island from having boxy edges, giving the space clean lines. It also provided additional durability. It hides boxy appliances: in this case, the microwave. Also, it showcases the beautiful countertop material more dramatically. The homeowner chose quartz, a popular choice for a waterfall island because it is manufactured. Quartz is extremely durable, has vast color and design options, and is easy to maintain. Cabinets in the island were painted grey to make it a focal point of the kitchen. We think it looks gorgeous!

With the additional corner bar, island, and traditional counter space, ACA was able to add about 40 square feet of additional counter space. Now, there is a space for everything. Overall, they opened up the kitchen and gave it a more modern look and a more functional set-up. The homeowner was extremely pleased and said these pictures do not do the kitchen justice!

Another project ACA completed while in the home, was taking down the old laundry room and adding a bathroom. To make up for it, ACA extended the area into the garage to create a new laundry room plus new pantry! Now there is a brand new space between the garage and the kitchen!

If you are ready to start your kitchen renovation, let us know. Atlanta Curb Appeal crews are wearing masks and gloves while working in the home and are following safe practices.

Before and After Modern Kitchen Makeover East Cobb Remodeling

Check out this fantastic modern kitchen renovation Atlanta Curb Appeal just wrapped up! This kitchen remodel in East Cobb was a result of great chemistry and lots of re-routing. The homeowners were pleased with the process of working with Avi and Andy and the team, expanding their cramped kitchen. They had one surprise: a big wall removal, which required a lot more work than anticipated

The homeowners originally heard about Atlanta Curb Appeal from their neighbors. After their first meeting, the family felt they had a great connection with ACA. After working with them through the bidding process, the homeowners were even more convinced. They were pleased with ACA’s ideas and quick response times.

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The family wanted to open up the kitchen to give their family more space. To do that, they needed to remove one of the walls in the original kitchen. The wall appeared to be an easy removal, but once the demolition began, everyone was surprised. They discovered HVAC pipes that led from the basement to the second floor and the gas line feeding the attic furnace. ACA acted fast to get their HVAC and plumbing people to reroute all of this. Thankfully, this surprise only led to a two-day delay in the schedule.

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One of the most important features of the new kitchen is the central island. It adds additional cabinet storage and a place to put the microwave. They also made the countertop overhang on two sides for more seating. The homeowners chose grey cabinets to contrast the white in the rest of the kitchen. The counters are now a gorgeous strong white quartz.

The client also added about 7 feet of additional cabinetry in the kitchen. This created so much extra storage! They also installed custom cedar shelves; the honey-colored wood contrasts beautifully with the gray walls and white counters. ACA finished these strong custom floating shelves with a clear stain that perfectly matches the newly installed flooring.

The homeowners said they “couldn’t be more pleased with the results” and “it was a pleasure” working with Atlanta Curb Appeal. And ACA was happy, too – the homeowner surprised the crew with donuts and coffee on the first day!

Want to read another makeover story? This East Cobb Indian Hills kitchen turned out beautifully!

Are you considering remodeling your kitchen or basement? Atlanta Curb Appeal works in East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Roswell and Marietta. Our aim is to always deliver on time, on budget using great communication.

Call us to get started. 770-778-1172. Or fill out our online form: https://atlantacurbappeal.com/contact-us/

Modern Lake House on Allatoona Renovation

Atlanta Curb Appeal just completed a beautiful main-level master suite and finished basement at a home on Lake Allatoona.

 

The homeowner originally purchased the 1988 lake house two years ago and knew she needed some work done. Instead of tying up the whole house, she decided to renovate the home in parts. Spreading out renovations like this can save money and frustration if you are living in the space during the work. To start, ACA gutted the awkwardly designed area that used to be a kitchen, bedroom, and laundry room.

It was very important for the homeowner to create a master bedroom on the main floor. Additionally, she wanted a separate bathroom/powder room for guests to use. The homeowner had already renovated the kitchen with a different builder, and so she was familiar with the process and what they wanted to create in the master bedroom. In total, the finished project would include a master bedroom and bathroom, a powder room, a laundry room, and two walk-in closets!

We worked well together and enjoyed bouncing ideas off each other as the project progressed. The style the homeowner chose was a very contemporary style, with clean lines and color choices.

To kick off the demolition, ACA removed the old flooring, wood paneling, and drywall. We removed the walls and ceilings on half of the main level to restructure the interior. We also took out an old fiberglass tub, old tile, and an old vanity to create an up-to-date bathroom. For the walls in the small toilet area, the client chose a rich emerald green, which has a luxurious and calming feel to it. The client wanted an expansive shower experience, which would involve customization, and we delivered. To handle this, after the light-colored tile was added, a glass company measured the distances between the tiles. Waiting until this step to measure for the glass ensures a perfect fit. Then, we installed the stunning custom glass doors and walls in the shower. To finish, ACA added a new window, so there is now a gorgeous view of the water!

Because of the structural changes, we added some new LVL support beams to the basement. And while we were at it, the homeowner asked us to go ahead and finish the basement, which of course we were happy to do.

The entire project took about two months, including some slower holiday weeks. The customer and her friends are extremely pleased with the renovation. In fact, she already recommended Atlanta Curb Appeal to her neighbor!

Contact us if you are ready for your free estimate. Atlanta Curb Appeal is known for our attention to detail, high level of continual communication and focus on staying within budget.

Want to read another makeover story from Atlanta Curb Appeal? Here is a Stunning Basement with Entertainment Room Makeover!

Stunning! East Cobb Bathroom Makeover!

What do you do when you love the house you are in but it just doesn’t fit your needs anymore? Move? What if you could stay and get every one of those wants met? Atlanta Curb Appeal transformed this 20-year-old master bathroom and closet into a modern haven. New finishes, lots of storage space and a huge walk-in closet were the big touches.

The old and outdated bathroom was the original one, built by the homebuilder using building quality materials. (In other words, nothing spectacular, just good enough to originally sell the house.) But Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to demolition it and make some huge changes! ACA moved doors and relocated a toilet, shower, and a small closet to utilize all the available space. We also moved the entry door to a different location so they could have a wall in the master bedroom for a flat-screen TV. ACA also removed the old Jacuzzi garden tub, while it seemed like a great idea 20 years today, they are usually not sanitary and are too large. New freestanding tubs are more practical and take up less space.

Moving the toilet, shower and sinks called for some extensive plumbing work. We also added a his-and-hers shower, with two different showerheads and temperature controls. The countertop is an exotic granite called Exodis. Luckily ACA was able to get the granite at a discounted price from their granite company, so they could stay in budget. The homeowners loved it and it did not cost the homeowner anything over the agreed pricing for the project. Interestingly, the vanity they wanted was quite large. ACA had to cut the counter to fit it up the stairs! We also added additional storage and organization space by building towers above the vanity. The purpose was to help remove everyday clutter, so the counters now look clean and organized.

The new closet was originally a sit-down area with a gas-burning fireplace adjacent to the master bedroom. It was intended to make the master bedroom feel like a suite, but it was rarely used. ACA closed the opening, removed the fireplace, and turned it into a huge closet! It is much bigger than the size they had before and organized to accommodate the homeowners’ storage needs. This includes the husband’s hat rack. He is an avid hat collector and so we designed his side of the closet around the hat rack.

The homeowners absolutely love the final results. The bathroom is now gorgeous, functional and practical. And the wife says she can now store all of her clothes in one closet!

Looking for a Marietta contractor that is highly recommended, communicates well and stays on budget? This homeowner found out about ACA on an East Cobb Mom’s Facebook page.

Contact Atlanta Curb Appeal at 770-778-1172 to get your free estimate.

Gorgeous East Cobb Kitchen in Chimney Springs!

This beautiful, detailed renovation was completed in record time!

Our neighbors in East Cobb were looking to completely renovate the kitchen, master bathroom, flooring, and closet in their 1970’s home. Atlanta Curb Appeal did a major makeover that involved knocking out walls, moving an entire kitchen, and creating custom shelving. And they did it all in just six weeks!

ACA has done several renovations in the Chimney Springs neighborhood, so this family knew exactly whom they could trust for this major renovation, and they were very happy with the results.

The kitchen was very small and enclosed, with no room for an island. ACA took out three walls to open the space and relocate the kitchen; doing this they were able to create a much larger kitchen and island! Who couldn’t use a bigger kitchen for meal prep and entertainment? Beautiful subway tile and new modern lighting make this kitchen look straight from the pages of a magazine!

The sink in the island makes cooking on the stove a breeze!

Of course, moving the kitchen did come with challenges. Since the home was built on a slab, the master plumber used a video to locate the existing plumbing. That way they knew where to tie into for the new plumbing location. Using creative solutions at the start means less work on the back end.

The owners chose a newer line of cabinets – it is called York. They also chose to install top of the line quartzite countertops in a gorgeous style called Brazilian Taj Mahal.

The flooring is engineered hardwood. It is made up of a thin wood veneer on top. Underneath, there is a layer of high-density wood. Though the cost is comparable to traditional hardwood, engineered wood has become a very popular alternative because it is designed to reduce moisture issues that are common with traditional wood. It is also easier to install, which reduces labor costs.

ACA also gutted the entire bathroom and rebuilt the closet.

They added two windows to the bathroom, and installed custom shelving in the bathroom and closet in a farmhouse style. The shower now has a place to sit down if needed, and the frameless glass shower doors give a beautiful modern touch. The shower wall tile has an amazing pattern that is so unique you can’t take your eyes off of it!

Despite the beautiful finishes and rapid completion time, the project stayed within budget. The client could not believe it! They loved how it turned out!

Are you ready for your East Cobb Kitchen Remodeling job? Check out Atlanta Curb Appeal’s gallery here.

Give us a call if you would like a free estimate to remodel your kitchen, basement or home. We have high ratings and we stick to our deadlines.

Luxury Storage Center: East Cobb Add On Closet!

There are some unattractive storage options out there, and then there are some gorgeous, extravagant ones!

This is the story of beauty.

Last year, ACA renovated this family’s kitchen and master bathroom. They were so impressed with the process that they knew exactly whom to use for their latest unique project, a luxury storage area, which is very similar to a luxury master walk-in closet.

Above their typical suburban 1990’s garage was an unfinished attic. It was simply unused space. They knew they could do better, so instead of letting it waste away another year, they decided to transform it into a beautifully finished space: a stylish spot to store holiday décor, wrapping paper, and other household items.

Step one this time did not require demolition, like their previous kitchen and master bath; instead, we simply added to what was already in place. ACA finished the walls, added finished flooring, and, of course, electricity. Beautiful cabinets were installed too, along with a large island and a TV.

Luxury storage is growing in popularity, both for personal enjoyment and as a way to increase home value. It is a highly desired and unique feature for homebuyers. It adds square footage in some cases, which adds to the selling price of the home down the road. And it can’t be overstated that an organized spot for everything can provide a sense of pride, serenity, and cleanliness about the home.

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Another plus is that luxury storage also allows homeowners additional space to store excess belongings during home viewings, which gives the home a clean, accessible look. On the flip side, who wouldn’t want to buy a home with extra storage space?

The new space can become a Santa’s workshop at Christmas time, where the large island will become a gift-wrapping station. It will also be used as an overflow pantry for extra kitchen items and dry goods.

The client selected Oxford Frost. These are a popular style at the moment, plus another win if these homeowners ever decide to sell. The beautiful quartz countertop is a durable and stylish option for the center island. Plus, it’s solid enough to withstand scissors and other tools when working on a project.

This family is the original owner of the home, and while they did only build this space simply to use and enjoy (not to sell the house), the good news is that should their needs ever change, they have options.

If you are considering an upgrade to your home with a luxury storage space, ACA can create a beautiful, unique design for you – or your future homebuyers – to enjoy!

Looking to bring order to your home? A new luxury storage area is the solution. Call Atlanta Curb Appeal to set up your free estimate, 770-778-1172.

Sandy Springs Makeover with Beams, Barndoors, and Whitewash!

What happens when a builder doesn’t want to deliver your dreams?

These homeowners had some big ideas for their new home in Sandy Springs. Although the home was of new construction, the builder was not able to deliver a lot of the extra decorative features that they wanted, so they contacted ACA to help make those dreams a reality!

First off was adding ceiling beams to the main living room. Ceiling beams add visual interest, breaking up an otherwise blank canvas. The beams were made of pine and finished with a gorgeous dark stain. Complimentary open shelving in the living room was added next. One great look that brought beauty and texture to the basement was a newly installed brick wall. The homeowners wanted a particular white shade of brick, but couldn’t find the exact color they wanted, ACA installed red brick and then painted it with white paint mixed with water. This is known as a 50/50 white and looks like whitewash.

Entertaining for friends is now a breeze with the new kitchenette downstairs in the basement. The feeling of luxury and clean lines were brought to the space with the new natural stone quartzite countertops.

Creativity and ingenuity helped when additional plumbing and electricity was needed to handle the new features. Under the cabinet lighting, with cool LED strip lights on a dimmer, makes the space stand out when night falls.

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To finish off the space a pair of barn doors were added. These custom barn doors were based on a design the customer found online. In the end, the homeowners said that ACA’s master carpenter, Jose Vargas, made the doors look better than the ones in the online pictures!

Another amazing feature was a charming new shiplap wall. It brings a rustic farmhouse ambiance to the laundry room and really warms it up. Also added were beautiful bright blue cabinets. Blue is making a comeback this year on the color scene and the laundry room now feels so cheerful.

In the foyer, (LOOK UP!) tongue and groove wood planks were installed for the ceiling. Craftsmanship like this is very noticeable in a home. At every step, the homeowners knew what they wanted; it was just a matter of deciding on the dimensions, proportions, and materials which ACA helped with.

What a Transformation!

The biggest challenge when they designed the ceiling beams was to avoid the features already installed in the room, such as fans, HVAC and recess lighting. For the ceiling in the foyer, we removed the crown molding to install the pine planks. Then we replaced the molding and used the same stain as the beams in the living room.

The homeowners were so happy with the progress and the quality of the work! And the best part was that the project only took 3 weeks!

Are you ready to makeover your basement in East Cobb or Sandy Springs? Atlanta Curb Appeal is ready to get your space up and running before the holidays! Give us a call for your free estimate!

at 770-778-1172 to see what we can do for you.

Stunning Indian Hills Kitchen Makeover!

Stunning! What a transformation of this Indian Hills Kitchen!

Recently, Atlanta Curb Appeal partnered with an artistic homeowner to create this gorgeous modern kitchen remodel. The East Cobb couple first contacted ACA after their kitchen flooded. They decided to use the disaster as an opportunity to create their dream kitchen.

Since there was so much damage, they were going to have to rip out some of the original 1980’s-style kitchen flooring. The client took this cue to go ahead and remodel the kitchen to their heart’s desire, totally transforming the space. The homeowner is by trade an art professor and did most of the design drawings herself. ACA worked closely with her to give her the look she designed. For color inspiration, the client searched through home design magazines to find shades that resonated with her. ACA provided 3D plans with elevations to help visualize how their East Cobb dream kitchen would finally layout.

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First up, ACA removed the old builder-grade cabinets and countertops and knocked out some walls to create a much more open, light-filled space. The challenge was to open up the space by removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining area. This required a new support beam, but it allowed for an enormous island and separate beverage bar. We also removed the old tile and concrete in the kitchen, but sadly discovered that the subfloor was not level. Because Atlanta Curb Appeal only does things the right way, we leveled the entire floor before laying down a new true hardwood. The wood was then sanded, stained, and finished with three coats of polyurethane to protect it from heavy kitchen use and potential water damage.

 

Another bonus of this new kitchen space is the double ovens. The client loves to cook and entertain, so having the bar stools in the kitchen allows the conversations to flow during parties!

One of the most unique features of this kitchen is the cabinets. They are flat panel cabinet doors, which are created using high-quality fiberboard and a wood veneer. This gives the cabinets new, sleek, modern lines. While many people choose white cabinetry, the combination of dark and light cabinets gave this space a more contemporary look. The clean lines of the cabinets and floors, combined with the textures of the artwork and furniture, made the kitchen visually pleasing. The best part is the increase in the overall space. By removing the wall and adding the long pantry, bar, and island, they expanded their storage space by an astonishing 25%!

The homeowners appreciated being able to collaborate and create together with ACA and love their dream kitchen. They expressed how appreciative they were that ACA stayed on budget and on schedule.

Want to read another kitchen makeover story? Check out the kitchen makeover we did in East Cobb. The change was dramatic!

Ready to get started on your dream kitchen? Contact us at 770-778-1172 to get an estimate from Atlanta Curb Appeal.

 

 

 

Breathtaking Basement Makeover in East Cobb

If you have ever wondered if it’s possible to transform an unfinished basement, full of boxes and hanging wires, into a glamorous retreat from the world, the answer is a resounding “yes!”

In one of our latest remodels, Atlanta Curb Appeal transformed a lowly basement into a gorgeous downstairs that not only has multiple rooms but also features an attractive pool-side entrance!

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This East Cobb family’s entire bottom level had become ‘the place where everything just got tossed.’ Over time, it had filled up and had become frankly unusable.

In their search for someone to bid on the project, they received a recommendation from their next-door neighbors, who were happy ACA customers.

Honestly, the renovation took a lot of creativity and vision. Before the project, the room was simply an enormous open space full of hanging pipes, exposed HVAC ducts, and loose wires. Like many families’ basements, it had become their default storage location. On the plus side, it was a very broad space with the potential to add a lot of square footage to the home.

Because the basement was so immense, ACA was able to add a new kitchenette, laundry room, bathroom, and bedroom. In order to do that, they had to relocate a substantial amount of plumbing. They also had to move the electrical wiring and the HVAC ducts. In the process, they created vaulted ceilings to give the rooms a more airy feel in what is typically a low-ceiling space.

As with most basement remodels, ACA does not recommend hardwood or composite flooring. This advice was especially true for this home because their basement was created for pool-side access. Instead, they used luxury vinyl plank or LVP. This high-quality vinyl can withstand the normal moisture of a basement plus the added ‘wet foot’ traffic from the pool.

Atlanta Curb Appeal made the transformation for this family in just two months! The family was truly amazed that ACA completed the project in such a short amount of time. They were also happy that ACA created a large additional living space out of an area that was not really used in the house before the renovation.

Their Houzz review:

“Atlanta Curb Appeal came highly recommended from a neighbor and they did an amazing job on our complete basement renovation. They were timely, easy to work with, and most importantly they do great work! The renovation turned out beautifully!”

Call 770-778-1172 to get started.