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Typically, kitchen remodels are requested for one of three reasons: a poorly planned traffic pattern, an outdated style, or a genuine need for all new appliances.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.

Massive Makeover in East Cobb

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New clients find Atlanta Curb Appeal in different ways, and we are honored to say a good number by referral and word of mouth. Recently, this East Cobb family had watched their friends and neighbors five houses down wrap up a remodeling project with Atlanta Curb Appeal. After seeing the final results, they decided it was time to go forward with us on their dream kitchen renovation.

At first, we did a lot of brainstorming with the client. The atmosphere was fun and light as we worked through the planning process. In the beginning stage, before the first hammer falls, there is typically a level of excitement as we explore all the possibilities. It’s like having a new house to play with if your contractor has real insight and vision.

This project was going to be a good-sized renovation, with many moving parts. Adding new rooms to a home creates extra work versus a one-room improvement. Together, we agreed on a timeline and budget and then got started.

Step one of renovations began with a huge demolition. Dismantling the kitchen, the powder room, and the ceilings upstairs. After the dust had settled, our framing crews came in. In addition to the simple room location changes, a few new areas were being created.

The original style of the kitchen was closed off and constrictive; on one side was a bathroom next to the living room. However, to make this space bigger, we had to expand. There was a quite an extensive framework of plumbing, HVAC vents, and electrical that we had to reroute to accomplish this. Next up was a new laundry room on the attic side space. Then a powder room was going where the former closet space was, near the back stairs and garage. Once we completed the framing, electrical and plumbing, we sliced the hardwood floors to patch all areas affected and sanded the whole main level to match.

To maintain the calm and serene energy of a modern gray kitchen, we installed new white shaker-style cabinets, a new island, and new pantry cabinets. Over the stove, the new stainless hood complimented the pale shade of the subway tile. Gorgeous new granite countertops were also added. They picked these out along with the granite backsplash in our showroom. Never underestimate the power of new lighting setups in a renovation. The new can lights and dimmers now create an amazing atmosphere.

As we were completing the kitchen, they decided they wanted a mini bar, too. Adding a few cabinets and matching granite top made this little addition perfect for entertaining. A new wine cooler finished the area with a custom fit into the new cabinets.

We are proud to say this is one of our most beautiful renovations in East Cobb. The transformation was astonishing, and the clients are thrilled with our ideas and the outcome. They were fantastic to work with throughout the project; They were so patient and fun to be with during the whole process.

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Interested in getting a free estimate for your next remodeling project? Atlanta Curb Appeal works in East Cobb, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding areas. Call 770-778-1172 today! Our dedication to being on time and on budget is unmatched.

Read about this Stunning East Cobb Kitchen Remodel we handled recently.

Custom Garage is a Mom’s Organizational Dream

Recently, Atlanta Curb Appeal wrapped up a customization job in East Cobb. It was a mom’s organizational dream! We tackled the kitchen, the laundry room, and every family’s black hole, the garage!

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First, in the kitchen, the family was in need of a central work area that was functional. The kitchen had an island, but it was too small and was made with a composite material that they didn’t care for. Our crew was able to build a custom island topped with a beautiful piece of quartzite; because of this, the larger surface allows stools to be pulled up underneath for added eating spaces. Below, each side is different: one side holds a new shelf for cookbooks; another, space large enough for double trashcans, a cabinet with a door, and finally three large drawers.

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Next up was a custom garage. Like any active, sports-minded family, the garage is the storage place and dumping ground for everything that doesn’t belong in the house. And, if you’re lucky, the car can fit, too. To modify the garage, we first sectioned off a realistic space in the back to fit the two vehicles.

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Second, we built a massive cabinet wall customized to their needs, which included their second refrigerator, tools, and paint cans. The father, who is a sports coach, has a lot of equipment to keep up with, and this new space helps him stay organized. This custom garage has everything, including big pullout drawers for the two dogs’ food storage. Everything has a place. To finish, we painted it and gave the floor a shiny and durable epoxy treatment.

One nice touch was the new bike rack. The client wanted the bikes off the floor, so we created a storage area by installing a wood rack secured to the ceiling joist. Now, the bikes are safely hanging out of the way.

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Finally, we expanded the small laundry room in the house by absorbing some of the storage space from the garage.

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This new interior area allowed us to create a beautiful and functional mudroom, which included a larger laundry area with a new entrance from the garage. No more tracking bags and dirty gear into the house.

Notice the extra space above the dryer and the storage in the mudroom bench.

Initially, Atlanta Curb Appeal connected with this family through one of our biggest fans. This particular client has continually recommended us to his group of friends, resulting in four different house projects!

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The clients are beyond thrilled with the results. In fact, they said they loved all the guys from our crews so much that wanted to adopt them! We enjoyed working with them throughout the project, too. They are a very kind and patient family, and we wish them the best in their new organized space.

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Dramatic Bathroom & Closet Remodel

This dramatic transformation of this bathroom renovation came together after a lot of planning and designing of the existing space. The old room was functional but did not use the whole space to the maximum capacity.

By breaking everything down to the studs and reconfiguring the space, we were able to create a better flow between the areas and create a much bigger walk-in closet.

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One of the client’s top priorities was to create a bigger closet space. We were able to expand the existing closet into the empty attic space above the garage, adding a metal beam to support the roof and a post to support the long span beam. The client also requested to move the washer and dryer upstairs and we managed to stack it in the corner of the closet connecting all of the necessary plumbing. New lights were installed in the ceiling and a custom-made wooden closet system was built to optimally fit the space and meet their needs.

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After demolishing the entire space, it was much easier to redesign and plan the new space.

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By opening the walls, we were able to see the structure and figure out which walls can be removed and where we will need supports. While we agreed on the new location of all the fixtures, it was just a matter of  the floors and re-plumbing everything. Then we ran electrical to all the areas where we decided to locate lights , switches and outlets.

After closing the walls with drywall and putting back the subfloor, we installed a floor heating system and tiled the space. We suggested a few tile patterns that can go well with the selected tile and the one the customer chose looks amazing.

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The shower got a lot more attention because we wanted it to be the focal point in the center of the space. This is why we decided to build it with two tiled walls and two full glass walls.

By having two-sides glass, the space was opened up and the two areas of the bathroom, the tub and the vanities, were connected. The client wanted to use mixed materials to created an organic and inorganic combination. As such, we combined porcelain tile, with marble, pebbles and wood to create a spa feel. A long soap niche created in the middle of the tiled wall, and a wood-look bench was placed on the other tiled wall.

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Large, white wavy tiles were selected to go on the walls with no gap between them and very little white grout, creating the effect of full wavy white walls. The brown accent tile was placed in the niche shelve, bench and on the ceiling, complementing the other woodwork in the bathroom.

The water fixtures were selected and purchased by the client which included a complete set of shower heads, jets and a hand spray valve, all in one panel.

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In addition to these, we suggested to add another 4 shower heads on a separate valve that created the waterfall effect from the ceiling. This required special plumbing techniques to make sure the water flow and pressure would support such a design.

The frameless shower glass doors were special order and have a unique coating on it called “shower guard” by Guardian that comes with a lifetime warranty. This coating is like magic and everyone’s dream. after taking a shower, you can leave the glass wet and foggy without the need to clean it each time. 10 minutes later, the glass is all perfectly clean again with no streaks or water stains.

The barn door was custom-made from old reclaimed barn wood. We combined the wood with metal panels to stick with the mixed-material theme. We then stained the cedar and oiled the barn wood to bring these beautiful colors out and protect it from moisture.

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The door serves dual purpose. when its closed, it’s used for privacy in the toilet. When open, it covers the towel storage that was built into the wall.

A long vanity and tower were custom-made by Fancy Woodworks LLC. The client chose a white marble countertop to complement the color schemes of white, grey and brown. The stone complements the pebbles on the shower floor and the marble used on the fireplace.

Our client finished of the bathroom with eclectic furnishings, original art and some plants to give the space the absolute feeling of beauty and relaxation while taking a shower or soaking in the free standing tub.

Thanks for reading,

Avi & Andy

Ready to get your free estimate for Bathroom remodeling from Atlanta Curb Appeal? Give us a call to set up your appointment, 770-778-1172.

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning Whole House Makeover with European Kitchen East Cobb

Stunning Whole House Makeover in East Cobb

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Standard becomes stunning for this Atlanta Curb Appeal house makeover. From the outside, the building was similar to most homes built in the late ’80s, a two-story house in a friendly East Cobb subdivision. Like many of the homes, the interior had standard builder finishes, with traditional room layouts.

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What made the clients decide to get their house renovated? It was a recent purchase; they knew that the home was going to need help. It had the original carpets, kitchen the kitchen cabinets were dated, as were all the bathrooms.

 

What was the big change they were looking to make? They wanted an open floor plan, new hardwood floors, a European kitchen, and all new appliances.

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What did Atlanta Curb Appeal do for them? First, we opened some walls and installed header beams. Header beams help to support the above weight and create the look of open areas.

 

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Broadening of the hallway to ease the flow of traffic to the living spaces. We also removed the long dividing wall between the kitchen and dining area, allowing a vast and open space. Consequently, this significant change required us to re-route all the electrical, plumbing, and gas systems in the kitchen. New paint and hardwood floors were next on the list. Custom-made cabinets, lighting, and a new island transformed the space into a designer-styled kitchen.

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Next we started demolition of the living room wainscoting and wall cabinets. The fireplace got a makeover too! We resurfaced it with marble tile all the way to ceiling and added a custom reclaimed wood mantel. New oak stairs, new custom oak handrails, and square aluminum balusters completed the main and second floors.

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When you are working on a renovation of that scale, what is the first step? Demolition is always first. Then comes moving the walls and installing support beams. It’s best to get the messy, dirty stuff out of the way. Always remember to change HVAC filters frequently during the renovations.

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How did you pick out the finishes? The clients enjoy design and European aesthetic. With help of ideas for architecture magazines, Pinterest and Houzz, they came up with their vision. We helped them identify materials needed to meet their vision. The results were dramatic and beautiful.

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Why did you choose some brands over others—was it the price, quality, etc.? We did a lot of research with the client and figured out which manufacturers had the best-quality items using the budget we had set up originally.

What is the most custom part of the entire renovation? There were a few areas where they requested a special touch and attention: the railing system, the barn door and closet in the master bedroom.

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Did your encounter any surprises? Getting the big oven hood in the kitchen to vent outside properly took more time than we expected. Reconfiguring the plumbing and the HVAC ducts that were hidden inside the removed walls ended up taking more time and effort too.

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What has been the biggest change that the client has enjoyed so far? The large, open concept kitchen and dining space with the long island that is also open to the living room. They also love the leathered granite that they selected. It is extremely unique and is a great conversation piece.

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This is part one of a four-part series about this East Cobb Whole House Makeover. We will look at the masters bedroom and bath in our next blog post. Thanks for reading. Check out our beautiful online gallery!

Avi Moyal and Andy Anderson.

Stunning Pergola Adds Character to Marietta Square Pool

The birds are chirping; the sun is rising, and in this Marietta Square neighborhood, breakfast is being served outside. A handsome pergola by the pool towers over the table as a family starts a new day. A few months ago, this structure was a simple idea on paper; today it’s a reality thanks to Atlanta Curb Appeal.

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Homeowners sometimes ask, “Do pergolas have a purpose; are they purely ornamental or do they actually provide some shade?” The answer depends on how close and tight the top structure is. The closer the roof boards are, the more shade you will get. The board spacing is determined during the initial client meeting since pricing is a factor – the tighter the gap between boards, the more material is needed.

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Commonly, people want to install a pergola in their backyard to add a decorative architectural element. The intent of this project was to complement the client’s swimming pool patio.

Wood selection is another important determinant for a pergola design. For this particular project, cedar was recommended. Cedar wood has exceptional qualities for outdoor projects. For example, it’s easy to work with, and although light in weight, it is strong and durable. Staining can be performed immediately, unlike pressure-treated pine, which requires a waiting period. It is resistant to pests, smells great, and has a long life. Cedar is also resistant to rotting and can handle a moist environment, which is important when you are next to the pool. It is more expensive than other wood types but worth every dime when thinking long term.

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After the build, the client chose not to stain the wood. Cedar ages beautifully in its natural state. First, it slowly turns to a graceful gray. Some elect to seal at this point; however, if allowed to mature, the color evolves to its final magnificent dark brown.

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Pergola designs are typically standard in structure, simple columns and a slatted roof. Atlanta Curb Appeal, however, enjoys adding artistic elements and has never received a design too challenging. This client’s project was unusual because of its proximity to the pool; the arched shape of the roof allowed for a single side of main supports due to the pool’s cement foundation.

When asked how the client responded to the finished project, Atlanta Curb Appeal shared: “They absolutely loved it and said we delivered exactly what they wanted.”

If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect pergola for your back yard, get a free consultation from Atlanta Curb Appeal today. Want to read another makeover story?

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When the Bathroom is Too Small

Updating this East Cobb bathroom provided for Atlanta Curb Appeal several challenges. Initially, a wall separating the vanity and shower split the layout of the master bathroom; this footprint made the bathroom feel tight.

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In the first client meeting, they examined together the family’s needs and goals; the quote requested was for a remodeling of the two bathrooms, the master and the kids. After a walkthrough, Atlanta Curb Appeal discovered the master bath would need a full demolition and a complete shuffle of the plumbing, with the shower moved sideways and the toilet placed on the other sidewall. This re-organization of pipes would prove to be more difficult when they started to cut the concrete slab. A final touch to this bathroom renovation would be the installation of a sliding barn door entry. The door opening had to move and relocated in a way that it facing the center of the vanity. The client liked the ideas presented, and work started a week later.

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Significant changes to the master bathroom included the addition of a free standing double vanity and a huge shower. A beautiful quartz countertop was selected and added to the top of the vanity. This light colored quartz appears again on the shower curb and bench, providing harmony between the two pieces.

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The flooring is the latest in porcelain tile sophistication. At first glance, it appears to be made of gorgeous natural wood. In a moisture-prone area like the bathroom, this is the resilient choice. The mimicry result looks amazing in this space.

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Industrial and vintage hanging fixtures were the selected style for the lighting. In the original design, however, the homeowners selected wall-mounted hardware. Since there were a lot of existing plumbing inside this wall, this placement would no longer work. The clients were able to find a pendant lighting alternative. It was a last-minute change, and it worked perfectly.

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Another improvement was the mirror choice on the wall above the vanity. Big half wall mirrors have become passe for bathrooms, an 80s style that clients are looking to get rid of. Separate framed mirrors are the current trend in bathroom design.

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Atlanta Curb Appeal performed all of the labor for this project: demolition, plumbing, electrical installation, vinyl wainscoting, painting, and installation of the barn door. The vanity was a unique custom unit from Fancy Woodworks, in Kennesaw, which the firm felt did an extraordinary job.

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When asked about the client’s reaction to the final product, owner Avi Moyal shared, “They are super excited and happy about it. They even sent us a text.” (See below.)

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The final stage of this East Cobb remodeling project is finishing the kid’s bathroom.

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Atlanta Curb Appeal has been serving East Cobb, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta and the surrounding areas since 2012. They provide excellent craftsmanship in interior remodeling of bathrooms, kitchens, basements and also exterior building and renovations of decks, pergolas, porticos and outdoor kitchens.

Dazzling East Cobb Bathroom Makeover

Dazzling East Cobb Bathroom Makeover

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The decision to remodel the bathroom of one East Cobb family’s master bathroom wasn’t simply because they wanted to upgrade the hardware. No, with two little children to manage, the size of their bathroom was becoming a constraint to their busy family lifestyle. More bathroom vanity counter space was needed, along with a better solution for closet space.

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While magazines and Pinterest are perfect for remodeling inspiration, visionary minded contractors can offer alternatives, which are more functional or financially viable. Breaking down the walls and starting from scratch was the best option for this remodeling project. Excellent communication, mutual expectations, and specific deadlines provide the framework for a great experience between contractor and client.

 

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Vintage is the new modern in renovation design, and this updated bathroom captures it beautifully. The clients picked out double hanging bathroom mirrors over traditional style cabinets. The flooring was a new style of porcelain from Home Depot designed to look like wood. Porcelain tile is harder than ceramic and offers greater design flexibility. The clay used to make porcelain tile is more refined and purified than ceramic. Obviously, this is a better choice overall than wood flooring when so much moisture is present, especially when the little ones take a bath!

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The bathtub was framed with a marble subway tile in the 3×6 size. Subway tile has exploded in popularity recently with good reason: they are easy to clean and bring order with a smooth repeating pattern. Installing a new curved shower rod is an easy upgrade that offers more space for showering.

 

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For wall color, the client chose a shade of gray from Sherwin Williams. The gray color worked well for this bathroom, complemented by the white tile and black chains hanging from the mirrors.

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The finishing touch to this renovation was a barn door entrance to the bathroom. Atlanta Curb Appeal has seen a big increase in the request for barn-style doors in the past two years.

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Enlarging the bathroom required the removal of two closets, which were then reconfigured with access from the master bedroom space. Aesthetically, it has completely changed the look of the master bedroom.

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Atlanta Curb Appeal Owner Avi Moyal shared his comments about their experience:

“I guess we did something right if they called us back a fourth time, after renovating their basement, deck, and kitchen. Our clients had been talking about doing this bathroom for a while. I think Atlanta Curb Appeal nailed it. They love the end results.”

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Want to see more pictures? Check out Atlanta Curb Appeal’s gallery of renovations and remodeling jobs in East Cobb, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

We Got to Be Their Remodeling Hero!

How Did Your Client Find You?

It is the strangest story! Her renovation contractor didn’t show up on Day 1 of her renovations. She quickly got on an East Cobb Mom’s Facebook group and asked for advice on what to do. Atlanta Curb Appeal was recommended. We met her in a day, agreed to a plan of action and we had our crew start work the next morning. Our client said that it was quite a whirlwind.She was thrilled that within 14 days, her home renovations including bathroom remodeling were completed!

Was it a small project since it only took two weeks?

Not at all. That’s what makes her story so amazing. Here is what she got in just two weeks:

  • New kitchen renovation with new cabinets and countertops
  • New bamboo hardwoods
  • New master bathroom remodel
  • New powder room remodel
  • New electrical work
  • New plumbing work
  • New recessed lighting
  • Interior paint on walls and trim throughout the whole house
  • New carpet upstairs

What are the benefits to having Bamboo Hardwoods?

Bamboo flooring is known for its strength, durability, it’s eco-friendliness and natural resistance to insects and moisture.

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Are they more costly?

Bamboo hardwoods are not much more expensive. It is not popular with homeowners yet, but its interest is growing. One caveat is that it should only be used in areas where there is not excessive moisture. That can damage it.

Tell us about the Master Bathroom Remodel.

The master bathroom turned out beautifully. It was complete makeover! Everything was demolished during the demolition phase and built from the ground up.

We put in new bathroom floor tile with coordinating wall tile around the shower and tub. Then Atlanta Curb Appeal installed frameless glass shower doors, which are very popular. The client chose white shaker style vanities and lighting throughout. The new lighting required a fair bit of electrical work. We then finished off the bathroom remodel with mirrors, towel bars, new paint, and baseboards. It is truly a brand new space. You wouldn’t recognize it from the before pictures!

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Why did they want to update their home, did they have problems with the layout? 

No technical problems existed; they were just ready to upgrade the look of the original house.

Are they happy with their finished home?

Absolutely! They sent us a thank you note (see below) and have already referred us 3 new clients! We are so happy that we could make their dreams come true on time.

Here is just one of the testimonials they sent us.

Good evening Avi and Andy,

We just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much we appreciate all of the hard work you have been putting into our house. Sometimes it’s easier to gripe on the bad not knowledge all of the good. We hope you know how much we love all of the wonderful things you have done for us and our home. Although this has been challenging at times, you have made this experience a very bearable endeavor. This journey would definitely not have been possible without the two of you. Your guidance and expertise are one in a million. You have said from the beginning to buckle up, so thank you for taking us on this journey called home renovations. You are making our dreams a reality by turning our house into our home. So from the bottom of our hearts thank you!!!

All our love,

Ashley and Johnathon

 

Looking for more Kitchen Remodeling Ideas? Check out this blog post about a we did last month.

Stunning! Modern Kitchen Remodel That Will Blow Your Mind!!

Stunning! Modern Kitchen Remodel That Will Blow Your Mind!!

This month we discuss a project with Avi Moyal, owner of Atlanta Curb Appeal, a total kitchen remodel recently completed in East Cobb.

What made the client decide to get the kitchen renovated?

The couple had recently purchased a home. Before they even moved in they knew that they were going to have to make some major changes. The house was very traditional and had not been updated since the 1980’s. The client’s personal style was very distinctive, very modern.

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After talking with them we realized their vision was leaning towards a more open floor plan to achieve an ultra modern feel. It would need clean lines with light colors in the background. Doing this would allow the contemporary features to stand out. The brightening would also showcase the client’s personal collection of artifacts.

What was the process like? Was it difficult since it was so dramatic?

Yes! The demolition phase was long and messy. This was followed by the reconstruction stage, which included adding support beams. Since there was so much new fabrication, we had to add new electrical and HVAC ductwork. Even the plumbing was changed out and re-routed. This is typical when you move walls.

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How does the kitchen flow differently now?

It is so smooth now because the dining and kitchen walls were actually knocked out completely. The foyer hallway passageway was then widened. Plus the openings from the kitchen area to the living area and back room were changed too. All the railing in the house was replaced too. Gorgeous new hardwoods were also installed. The last part of the puzzle was all new paint.

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What are the new features that impress guests or neighbors when they see it?

In the kitchen it is the new custom made cabinets that were cut by a CNC machine and hand-made by a European cabinetmaker. The all new appliances (Viking, etc) and gorgeous granite that was leather finished is a total jaw-dropper.

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Another favorite is the renovated fireplace; it was a completely made over with true marble, tile to floor and a new custom mantle.

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How long did all of this take?

The whole project from start to finish was two months with intensive daily work from a few crews in parallel.

What should clients expect when they tackle such a huge kitchen remodel?

Plumbing and electrical changes can be a challenge especially when you move walls and the location of the appliances.

How do the clients feel with their new kitchen?

The clients are super happy with the end results! Especially since it was all done so quickly, on budget and with such a fine high quality finish.

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Thank you for reading. If you are considering a new kitchen remodel then call Atlanta Curb Appeal for a free estimate. Check out our gallery on our website to see more beautiful AFTER pictures!

Want to read another Makeover Story? Read here to see this kitchen makeover we did which included new granite countertops.