About atlantacurbappeal

Owner of Atlanta Curb Appeal, a remodeling and renovation firm in East Cobb, Georgia. We create amazing exteriors and interiors for homeowners. Decks, Pergolas, Sunrooms, Screened Porches, Porches, Kitchens, Basements. We serve Marietta, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs, Roswell and East Cobb.

Sensational! Chef Inspired Kitchen Remodel in East Cobb!

What do you do when your cabinets are builder grade, but your taste is modern and fresh? Time for a makeover! We recently wrapped up a beautiful kitchen in East Cobb. The transformation is spectacular!

Initially, the clients had found Atlanta Curb Appeal through Facebook, quite a while back. However, they wanted to be careful and get several bids. After weighing their options, Atlanta Curb Appeal emerged as the clear winner to rebuild their new chef-inspired kitchen.

 

Their reason for wanting a renovation was because the current kitchen felt dated. It had the original builder’s grade cabinets and a small island. Overall, the atmosphere was cramped, Atlanta Curb Appeal’s new design would have a similar layout but have a more open floor plan.

First up on the project was the demolition of one of the walls. This removal allowed for an increase in the pantry area. The new pantry would now have a more uniform appearance since all the drawers and doors matched and tied into the kitchen design instead of being behind a door (like most typical kitchens). Assuredly, the cabinets were nearly the first to go, since they were what the clients disliked the most.

After the cabinets were installed, new countertops were added. These new beautiful surfaces are all high-end quality quartz. The new colors made for a lighter experience in the room.

More great custom touches, like a water faucet, were added above the stove. It’s perfect when one wants to cook pasta! No need to walk across the kitchen anymore. Plus, new warmer lights were added to keep the food warm after cooking. A new hood above the stove caps off the range top. The custom hood was the last piece to put in since it took the longest to be delivered.

The floors were gloriously transformed too! Old kitchen floor tile was removed and matching true 3/4″ red oak Provincial-colored hardwood was installed. Sanding and finishing were done on all the main level floors. It looks fantastic.

Looking at this new kitchen, one may wonder how much new space was added. At least 150% extra storage was added when you take into consideration the larger island, new pantry, etc.

The clients are extremely happy with their new kitchen. They have already recommended Atlanta Curb Appeal to their friends and neighbors. In fact, Atlanta Curb Appeal will be starting their neighbor’s basement next week!

They loved working with Atlanta Curb Appeal and even gave the crew gifts and a very lovely and useful gift to Andy and Avi. Andy and Avi said it was almost sad to pick up the last check and say goodbye since a great connection was made with the both of them!

Ready to renovate your East Cobb Kitchen? Atlanta Curb Appeal provides free estimates.  770-778-1172.

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Magnificent Modern Bathroom in East Cobb

Recently, Atlanta Curb Appeal wrapped up a gorgeous bathroom in East Cobb. New clean lines have transformed this once cramped bathroom into a modern showcase.

They found Atlanta Curb Appeal through two neighbors, who each had had their bathrooms renovated by Atlanta Curb Appeal in the past year. Their decision to renovate their bathroom was simple. It was dated. It wasn’t practical. It wasn’t working for them.

To begin the project, Atlanta Curb Appeal gutted their entire space and reconfigured the layout. They started by relocating the shower and vanities. The original shower was small and tucked behind the door in the back of the bathroom.

Atlanta Curb Appeal typically tries to make the shower the focal point when entering the room, since it’s a feature piece. A seat niche was added to enjoy the full spray of the shower. Showerheads and valves should always be replaced on bathroom renovations since entire walls would have to be ripped out if anything went wrong the old tubing. The client selected the latest in modern bath hardware, a square showerhead.

A quartz countertop vanity was added next. It’s a more durable material and harder than granite. Porcelain tile flooring was selected from Floor and Décor.

Next up was the moving of the toilet area. While the tub remained in the same space, the entire closest was modified to make it more functional. There is a natural flow now between the two areas.

Above the tub is the coup d’etat, a Chulilly-like chandelier that the client personally picked out. It brings a fresh style that you instantly notice when you enter the room.

Overall, this particular renovation took seven weeks because custom countertops had to come in on special order. The homeowners loved the finished project and are thrilled with their new, modern bathroom from Atlanta Curb Appeal.

Call today for your free estimate, 770-778-1172.

 

Speakeasy Basement Bar in East Cobb

Speakeasy Basement Bar in East Cobb

Recently we wrapped up a fantastic basement East Cobb’s Bishop’s Green Neighborhood. Initially, it was a conventional basement you see in many Marietta homes. However, Atlanta Curb Appeal changed it into a cozy speakeasy full of antiques, using recycled and reclaimed materials. It was not the first project for this creative homeowner. Last year, Atlanta Curb Appeal renovated his kitchen and master bathroom. For this project, the client consulted with designer Becky van der Maten. Her creative insight with ideas, colors, and interior décor layout was amazingly helpful in the process.

Coming down the new staircase, the first thing one sees is the show-stopping steampunk balustrade. Using scrap metal collected from garage sales and flea markets over several years, the dark metal pieces now resemble a deconstructed industrial work of art. Honestly, Avi and Andy worked together from beginning to end to make the machinery inspired stairwell a reality.

Second up on the list was a new wine cellar. Beautifully installed shiplapped walls and ceiling created the perfect space to store wine. The clients are budding wine aficionados and as such decided an investment of a small unique cellar would add value to their home. Reclaimed wood for the walls was sourced from an old dismantled barn in Tennessee. The wood color is entirely organic; the only thing Atlanta Curb Appeal had to do was to clean it!

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Renovating the basement bathroom was next on the schedule. Floors, shower and fixtures were to be replaced. Also inside the bathroom is a closet that needed some help. The entrance to it was replaced with custom reclaimed wood doors. Then came the big decision; which tile style would work in a space like this? Becky gave them half a dozen options with a unique mix and match of patterns. They decided on a white subway to go with the flower patterned tile wall and a black herringbone floors. Together with the new black industrialized plumbing and features the bathroom is complete.

The newly customized wet bar was next on the schedule. In the original house, the owners had installed a bar, so the plumbing was already there. The only work Atlanta Curb Appeal had to do was to reconfigure the understairs framing to allow for a more significant bar. The crews are very experienced with moving walls and rerouting HVAC ducts and electrical wiring to increase space. The expanded back wall is covered with the new trending corkboard wallpaper. It brings an exciting dynamic to the bar. In keeping with the theme from the wine cellar, the new bar cabinetry was custom made using the reclaimed barn wood.

The new floors installed are gorgeous, old rustic white oak planks with lots of character. The only addition was a moisture barrier and a ¾” plywood layer subfloor over the original concrete. After the floors were installed, a light buffing and a stain brought out the natural glow. For extra protection and longevity, a poly coat was added. The windows and door trim were also replaced to keep everything custom, including the baseboards.

Atlanta Curb Appeal is a boutique contractor and as such is always ready to help out with custom touches. Rustic farmhouse chandeliers were made entirely from scratch using raw materials, including a recycled mantle. The electrical parts used were ordered online. The new lighting is a conversation starter in this speakeasy basement bar. Also added were new charming cedar beams along the ceiling. It does not feel like a typical basement anymore with these custom touches!

Ssshhhhh, the absolute coolest part of this prohibition styled basement renovation is the secret door with shelving in the mechanical room! Sure to be a favorite for adults and children in the years to come.

The clients are getting fabulous feedback about the new basement. It’s perfect for entertainment when friends come over!

Ready to get your East Cobb Basement Remodeled? Call Atlanta Curb Appeal today for your free estimate 770-778-1172. Our commitment to quality is well known in our area and we always strive to stay on time and on budget. With Atlanta Curb Appeal you are always in communication with your contractor!

Want to read about another Makeover Story? Check out this Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom we completed last month.

Modern Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom in East Cobb

This client found Atlanta Curb Appeal after their last renovation from another contractor turned up less than satisfactory results. After interviewing several companies, they selected us. Their home was about 25 years old, so it was clearly due for a remodel.

Farmhouse Bathrooms East Cobb

We see this a lot in East Cobb, where young couples with kids are moving in and renovating these old traditional homes into brand new modern dwellings. It gets completed in stages. Each year they pick a project, so bit-by-bit, they are slowly getting it all done in style. This time it was the master bathroom’s turn!

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To start off, Atlanta Curb Appeal performed a complete demolition of the bathroom space. We gutted the place entirely so that we could rebuild it from scratch. Although some ask if we can do a limited removal of the interior, we have found that doing so increases the chances of leaks and we can’t warranty work like that. Complete gutting also allows for more options, like knocking down an exterior wall for a more prominent window. Gorgeous natural light is hard to beat.

Freestanding Tub Installation East Cobb Marietta

After starting with a clean slate, we installed something we have seen more and more of here in Georgia, and that’s heated floors. Heated floors allow for the luxury of stepping out of the shower on a crisp, wintery day and not getting the chills from a shivery surface. New bathroom installations also allow for some great extras like a shower bench. His and her shower heads were another great new accessory.

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The client is a commercial designer by trade, so she was able to grasp and, in some cases, directly purchase precisely what she wanted style-wise. She chose the fantastic lighting fixture above the freestanding tub, and the beautiful wood and granite mixed vanity with black farmhouse-style faucets. The barn door entry was quite a find! She discovered it at an antique store. Admittedly, it was quite beaten up and dirty. We pulled the glass off, cleaned it up, stained it, and then we put it all back together. She talentedly selected most everything; we merely followed her drawings and wishes. Since she is a designer, she has a keen attention to detail. Many things had to be custom made, which takes more time and effort. The results, though, are breathtaking and worth it!

Finally, one new thing about this renovation was the squared framed shower doors. This upcoming style is becoming more popular on Pinterest and Houzz. Very few glass door companies produce them. They are custom doors and require a more significant expense and wait time for manufacture.

Their feelings post-renovation are ecstatic. They are super happy and love using their new bathroom. It’s magazine worthy!

Ready to update your East Cobb home? Atlanta Curb Appeal’s attention to detail and commitment to the budget are unsurpassed. Call us and set up your free estimate at 770-778-1172. Or see more pictures in our online galleries here.

Want to read another makeover story? Check out last month’s sumptuous bathroom with chandelier and custom Italian fixtures.

Glamorous Bathroom Makeover in East Cobb

Glamorous Bathroom in East Cobb

What do you do when your last bathroom renovation wasn’t everything you wanted it to be? Do you ignore and accept it?

Last year, this East Cobb family was curious when their friends decided to have their bathroom remodeled by Atlanta Curb Appeal. After they viewed our final results, they decided there was hope!

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Since this was their forever home, it was time to plan for the bathroom they wanted all along!

The first step was choosing a designer. After they found someone who was on board with their vision, they gave us a call to make it a reality. Together we all collaborated and laid out a plan. This glamorous bathroom remodel was going to be a dazzling showstopper.

The most stunning thing you notice when entering this bathroom is the massive sparkling chandelier. It’s the epitome of sumptuousness. Mutually selected by the designer and client, we were able to hang it perfectly above the new freestanding tub. These tubs are becoming very popular these days for they are pleasing to the eye and they save room by allowing for additional floor space. In the corner, we added a frameless glass shower and special modern doors that are “self-drying,” meaning they do not require a squeegee session after every shower.

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Another touch of elegance in the bathroom is the gold fixtures! Gold is starting to make a comeback in bathroom design. These faucets were truly special. They were custom-ordered from Italy and took about three months to arrive. In fact, the only real challenge to the project was waiting on the Italians.

Designer and client selected marble floors and tile, which we installed. Some homeowners are reluctant to have marble floors, but we added under-floor heaters to make them comfortable year round. Marble was installed for the countertops. Again, some homeowners may shy away from marble due to its delicate and porous nature, but these clients know to be cautious and not to spill colored fluids. We also took the extra step of applying a particular sealant to guard the surface.

It took seven years for this family to decide they were ready to try again with a renovation, and they are thrilled with the results. They have already left Atlanta Curb Appeal an amazing review on Houzz. They are so happy with the heated bathroom, especially after our cold Atlanta winter this year!

Ready to make your dream bathroom a reality? Atlanta Curb Appeal has been working in East Cobb, Sandy Springs, and Marietta since 2012. Free estimates are available, give us a call at 770-778-1172.

Amazing Atlanta Curb Appeal Client Video Review

At Atlanta Curb Appeal we are constantly impressed by our very kind clients! Our dedication to delivering projects on time and on budget shows, and we love it when the clients notice. Communication and connection are what makes it work and why so many times, they have decided to come back for a 2nd and 3rd project after having such a great initial experience. We appreciate all of our clients and love it when they take the time to leave us written or video reviews! Thank you!

Atlanta Curb Appeal has been serving Atlanta since 2011. Owners Avi Moyal and Andy Anderson deliver quality workmanship on time and on budget in East Cobb, Sandy Springs, and Marietta. Call today to get a free estimate for your next addition, kitchen remodel, basement renovation or whole house makeover at 770-778-1172.

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Epic East Cobb Bathroom Renovation Sparks Serenity

Epic East Cobb Bathroom Renovation Sparks Serenity

A few years ago, we were contacted to update an East Cobb bathroom. Through the conversation, we discovered that mutual friends suggested that Atlanta Curb Appeal could help with their needed remodel. The big issue plaguing their space was that the bathroom was dated and not at all serving their needs.

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Ultimately, the dilemma was that their linen closet was expansive and made the rest of the bathroom diminutive in comparison. A colossal jacuzzi bathtub took up the remaining floor space. Without a doubt, a complete overhaul was the solution. The budget would be in the $20-$30K range.

After a total demolition, we began to rebuild. The final results were astounding!

While this bathroom was actually finished a few years ago, people still come over to look at it! The owner is a photographer and obviously has an excellent eye for design and fantastic taste. She hand-selected everything from start to finish.

Currently, we are in talks about coming back and doing the laundry and mud room. We can’t wait to share it once it’s complete!

If you have been considering a new bathroom renovation, contact Atlanta Curb Appeal for a free estimate. We work in East Cobb and Sandy Springs. Check out our reviews on Houzz, Facebook, Google, and Yelp to learn more about our clients’ experiences.30

Astonishing! Stunning Addition in East Cobb

We recently wrapped up a massive addition in East Cobb, and we wanted to share how their makeover story began. The clients initially found us more than a year ago after we wrapped up a remodeling project at their neighbor’s house. Upon its completion, we met and ended up creating a kitchen renovation for them too, which they adored!

Fast-forward a year: knowing that their late 70’s small deck was beginning to age ungracefully, they began to ask us questions. Could an addition with two levels solve their spacing problems? Would an additional garage area for vehicles and equipment be feasible on their foundational footprint? Could that top floor have enough space for a screened porch, open deck, and kitchen extension? Yes, indeed! We assured them that with our careful planning and design, it could be done! We couldn’t wait get to work.

Demolition was step one. We removed the old deck and began laying the supports for the new addition. We were using a solid, sturdy cedar wood for the deck flooring and screened porch walls, and we wanted it to last for generations. We stained both to match. It’s gorgeous in color and fits beautifully with the home’s exterior palette.

The new kitchen extension included cabinets and quartz that matched their main kitchen renovation we completed last year. An addition of a wine cooler and icemaker were two more significant parts of making this a new place for entertaining. For the kitchen extension, we installed new Pella windows with custom benches. They wanted to bring the outside in with these big windows on the sides. You can look out and still feel the warmth of dinner cooking in the oven. It’s like having a small sunroom, but closer to the coffee! Sconce lighting was the perfect final touch.

Every home is different, and for this project, a central screened porch was the best option because it allowed them to hear the sounds of nature and feel the breeze of the outdoors. We even used a beautiful porcelain tile for the porch that looks like wood; it adds durability and is easy to clean up. Outside the porch on the deck was enough space for a grill. They now have the new party house on the block!

Pouring concrete to create a long driveway in the back was the last detail to wrap up the job. Plus, great news! A few days ago we received the Letter of Completion from Cobb County Inspections, the Chief Inspector himself came to look at the new addition for the last inspection. He shared that he, too, loved the project!

Our favorite part of any job is having the final feedback from the client on how a renovation has impacted them. They shared with us that they are loving their new addition and are impressed with how beautiful and neat it turned out!

Are you ready to start a renovation for your home? Atlanta Curb Appeal offers free estimates. We specialize in kitchens, basements, sunrooms, screened porches, outdoor kitchens and decks. Call to set up your appointment today!

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Want to read another makeover story? Check out this Million Dollar Deck we did last year!

 

 

Must See! Beautiful Sunroom with Fireplace Near Walton

East Cobb Porch Installation

Recently, we wrapped up a new porch installation in East Cobb near Walton High School. The clients initially found us by an online search for recommended East Cobb contractors. Atlanta Curb Appeal set up a meeting to examine the home. After a thorough examination of the property, the process of creating a complimentary estimate for them began. The age of the homes in their neighborhood is about 10-15 years old. Thus, they were ready for an update.

Attached to the home was the original small deck and pergola. However, their dream was to have a screened porch. After 15 years of exterior wear and tear, their wooden deck was showing signs of deterioration. During our consultation, they also leaned heavily towards adding a new outdoor fireplace if the budget could accommodate.

Clients often have a difficult time deciding whether to add a screened porch or sunroom. Building a new sunroom involves a whole new set of costs and changes to a home, including new HVAC duct work, insulation, electrical work, and support walls. The beauty of a screened porch is that you are still connected to nature. You can hear the morning song of the Georgia birds, the rustling of the fall leaves, and the feel of the breeze on your skin during the spring.

As with any significant changes to a home’s footprint, there can be county inspections and paperwork to complete. For some neighborhoods, approval by the HOA is required, too. In our experience, we recommend that the homeowner get the HOA to sign off before work commences. Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to provide the client with CAD drawings from an architect and facilitate the process of county permitting. We helped with the application process for building, electrical and plumbing permits. Finally, we met with the various inspectors during the process and paid the fees.

One of the challenges to our design was that the home had an arched brick wall full of windows. This curvature required us to attach the porch differently than we normally would. The inspectors made us build it as a free-standing structure. He also wanted us to provide an additional engineer’s letter to make sure that we made it to county specifications. The wall shape was unusual, and as such they wanted us to over-reinforce it with massive beams. This porch will not be going anywhere for the next 200 years!

Another great addition to this structure was the installation of a new fireplace. Together we selected a custom-designed stone front facing style. A beautiful cedar mantle was cut and shaped for it by hand. It’s gorgeous and durable. Altogether, this particular sunroom took about 5 weeks to finish. This was a typical timeline. However, if your home doesn’t have an arched brick wall, it could be less.

The final results are that the clients are so excited with their new sunroom! They love it and have already given us a great review online. In fact, when we went to pickup the last payment, they asked us to start renovating their basement! We are happy to say that we are now nearly finished with this project, too.

See more photos of other Atlanta Curb Appeal projects in our online Porch gallery here.

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Shiplap, Butcher Block & Barn Doors, A Whole House Remodel in East Cobb

Whole House Update!

Recently, Atlanta Curb Appeal was contacted regarding a whole house makeover near Walton High School. The homeowner, a realtor, had heard of Atlanta Curb Appeal through several clients and coworkers. The home, while beautiful, had some major issues. Atlanta Curb Appeal worked with the client on the design and agreed upon a budget and timeline; then it was time to get to work!

Some of the updates only took a few days, like the replacing of exterior rotting wood, the adding of new gutters, and the installation of new shutters. However, inside the home, the projects were more numerous and more complicated. Hardwoods needed to be replaced, and an accent wall created. A new style seen on a lot of the HGTV shows is shiplap. We added it to the wall running next to the living room, and it is seriously stunning! The entry into the living room was modernized by adding a new rolling barn door. This finished living area now looks like something out of a magazine! Next up was one of our favorite rooms to remodel: the kitchen!

 

Typically, kitchen remodels are requested for one of three reasons: a poorly planned traffic pattern, an outdated style, or a genuine need for all new appliances.   This home had all three! The builder-grade honey-colored wood cabinets and the small center island were just not working for this family’s busy life.

First up for the new kitchen design was a different layout. Previously, the oven and hood were located near a doorway and weren’t close enough to the island to be useful. To remedy this, we installed the new stove and stainless steel hood closer to the window. To break things up, we decided to incorporate a detailed tile backsplash design above the stovetop. The client picked out the tile and described to us how they wanted their design; it turned out perfectly.

After this, new cabinets in white were selected and then installed in the kitchen. Taller units were added next to the refrigerator to create a utility space for pantry use. The cabinets sold today offer a much broader range of storage solutions. Whether your struggle is managing the pile of Tupperware or keeping the dog food off the floor, the units sold today are much more custom. Honestly, when you have a place for everything, it’s easier to keep your kitchen tidy.

Next up, Atlanta Curb Appeal added stainless steel appliances and a new island with an enormous, gorgeous granite countertop. It is perfect for big or small meal preps and entertaining friends and family. Finally, a beautiful new desk area was installed so that work could be wrapped up while cooking!

Another part of the kitchen remodeling was the addition of a custom wine cooler with functional dark wood butcher block countertop. The wood was a nice break from all the new granite in the room. The cabinets were customized to fit around the cooler.

No project is considered complete on our end until we get feedback from the client. We are thrilled to say that they are very pleased with how everything turned out. They started with a dated house, inside and out, and had the vision and budget to make their dream home a reality. They truly were great to work with from start to finish!

Would you like to get a free estimate for your project? Atlanta Curb Appeal  serves East Cobb, Marietta, Alpharetta and the surrounding areas. Contact us here at our website.

Want to read another makeover story? See this amazing European Kitchen renovation we did last year.