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

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Roswell

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.”

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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.

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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Modern Kitchen East Cobb Deserves to be in a Magazine!

For a long time, this East Cobb family had been planning a new kitchen for their home off of Lower Roswell Road. They went searching online for kitchen contractors and called a few. Although they received several quotes for the project, they clicked with Atlanta Curb Appeal because they liked our ideas.

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Their home had been built thirty years before, and it hadn’t been updated at all. It had builder’s grade cabinets with the standard honey-colored wood and ordinary dark countertops. The kitchen sink was laid out in typical 1990’s style at an angle with 3 bar stools behind it. Because of this layout, a whole kitchen gut out was required.

BEFORE

One of the biggest goals that they had for the kitchen remodel, besides making the space feel larger, was a gorgeous new island. We understood their vision and custom-designed every inch of it. The intention was to create a generous centerpiece but with plenty of space around the sides for the flow of traffic. The hardware color they chose was a gold finish. It looks great against the super light cabinets and darker island. The countertops the client chose were white man-made quartz. They are elegant and durable and gleam in the new lighting. It’s so bright and fresh now!

Previously they had a small pantry and laundry room off the kitchen. We had to remove everything, along with a small balcony and extending the living room. It wasn’t an easy task because the walls we had to remove were load-bearing walls. We had an engineer visit and inspect the whole structure to calculate what size beams we should use. This also meant that the whole ceiling drywall had to come down. We installed many LVL beams to carry the upstairs weight to compensate for the loss of those load-bearing walls.

The work was worth it because, with this new open space, where the hard-to-access pantry had been, we built a whole wall cabinet with a coffee bar in the middle! Underneath the countertop, a new microwave and warmer drawer were added. The space is now so much more useful. Above the coffee bar, we installed a row of cabinets with clear glass that is lit from behind with LED lighting.

We commonly install strip lighting under cabinets these days; it shows off the backsplash and creates a more efficient and inviting work environment.

Above the oven, we installed a large gorgeous eye-catching hood. While it looks like copper on the outside, it’s actually a wood piece that we special ordered and stained! The actual hood unit is underneath and is connected to an exhaust pipe that empties outside the house.

The kitchen now flows out into the living room more easily. Since we had to move 3 walls to make this space larger, we fixed and matched the floors by sanding the whole main level, staining it and then applying 3 coats of polyurethane.

Originally, the living room was much smaller with a fireplace in the center of the old wall.  By taking off the small balcony and moving walls, the fireplace was going to be off center. To balance things out, we took it all apart and relocated it to the center of the new wall. We resurfaced the wall with bricks and installed a thick, custom cedar beam mantle and bracket.  We trimmed the wall out and created the perfect space for the large tv. The space is now so open and spacious.

We had told the client it would take 7-8 weeks to complete a project of this size; we are happy to say, it took exactly 7 weeks! They stayed in the home while we worked around them.

The family was thrilled working with us; they said they had a great experience and loved our crews! They loved the communication throughout the project and the pace of the work that occurred each day. They are elated at the huge transformation of their home.

Are you looking for a kitchen renovation in your East Cobb home? Atlanta Curb Appeal can get you a free estimate for your next home project. Our clients consistently remark about our level of communication and commitment to budgets and timelines.

Want to read another Kitchen Makeover Story? Check out this Fabulous Modern Kitchen renovation.  The black and gold details are gorgeous!

Resplendent Roswell Kitchen Reformation!

What do you when you have a dark and dated kitchen? You transform it!

This family in Roswell realized they were ready for an open and light-filled space to create and entertain. Their original floor plan of a separate kitchen and dining room was just too limiting. They called Atlanta Curb Appeal to see if they could have their dream of a beautiful, modern culinary oasis.

BEFORE:

To get started, the client agreed to open up the space. To do this, ACA removed some load-bearing walls. We had to get creative to ensure that the weight would be carried in other ways. This included adding new footing and adding to the foundation.

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The family saved up for this project and that preparation paid off. They were able to splurge on some top-quality materials that will keep this kitchen beautiful for years to come!

Quartzite Countertops

One of these high-quality items is the quartzite countertops. Quartzite is a growing favorite for several reasons. First, it is a naturally-occurring material, so it has the depth and beauty that are often associated with granite and marble, but it is much more durable. Unlike marble and granite, it does not scratch or etch, and it requires virtually no maintenance. A win-win for everyone.

Solid Wood Flooring

The other high-quality material ACA used in this renovation was new red oak flooring. This gorgeous natural wood gives the kitchen a modern, classy feel and will be durable through time. ACA stained the floors with Provincial by Minwax, and we applied a durable shellac polyurethane to preserve the floor.

The Island

Prior to the renovation, they did not have an island, but they desperately wanted one. They had narrow cabinets and needed end appliances space after we removed the walls.  By adding an island and installing new wider cabinets, Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to increase cabinet space by 30%!

The Dry Bar

They did not have the dry bar before and had always wanted one to display glasses. Plus, having beverages on tap cold and ready to enjoy without crowding the kitchen fridge was a total bonus.

ACA thrives on referrals. This Roswell family was referred to ACA by a friend who had a great kitchen experience, too. And now, this family was so happy with their experience with ACA that they referred us to one of their friends. Are you ready for your home upgrade?

Call Atlanta Curb Appeal to set up an appointment today, 770-778-1172

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