Be Blown Away by this Amazing Deck Transformation!

A client recently found us on a Facebook group of East Cobb moms. They were looking for a new addition to their home that would open up their entertainment space. The results are simply fantastic, and we have lots of photos to share! Originally, the exterior was just a painted open deck with plain wooden railings and a backyard that was not very functional for the family.

Atlanta Curb Appeal, of course, was able to take it to whole new level!

What made this new screened porch addition interesting is the grand entrance to it. Instead of typical sliding doors, adding a folding glass door wall made it feel like one great big room. They now have twelve feet of open space when the doors are fully open. The porch stays cool with industrial strength ceiling fans for the summer and a new fireplace to warm everyone up in the winter.

The fireplace is a custom gas log unit with a faux stone exterior. The amazing cedar mantelpiece works to blend in but also stand out from the overall design. The walls of the screened porch are a different shade and are also made from a beautiful cedar. Two coats of a gorgeous Sherwin Williams stain will keep it fresh for years to come. Extra electrical outlets were added to compensate for the television in the corner. It is now a fantastic space to enjoy a meal or play games as a family.

The client already enjoyed outdoor living and cooking, but a new, functional outdoor kitchen made it so much more accessible! Talk about convenience! No more trips from the grill in the middle of cooking. This modern outdoor kitchen includes a built-in stainless steel grill and a Big Green Egg stand. To keep the meat and drinks cold, a small refrigerator was installed under the wet bar. Now it’s time to party!

Moving from the wooden deck are a set of steps to the new backyard! The client had significant draining issues and was not able to grow a lawn back there, so it had to be completely redone. Atlanta Curb Appeal had some substantial hardscaping to do. To start with, a bobcat was brought in to level everything. Leveling allowed for drainage improvement and a new retaining wall installation. These two items redirected the path of the previously pooling water. French drains were also installed to pipe out the additional water flow and all the backyard downspouts. The most significant benefit to this new backyard is the increased safe space for the parents to watch the small children as they play and new fencing to keep the dog protected and contained.

The biggest surprise for the family was the timeframe that the project was completed in. They were pleasantly surprised that we were able to be flexible and make changes to the original schedule, yet still only finish one week longer than the original promised completion date.

Items Added to Schedule of Original Timeline 

-New cedar fence to enclose the backyard and make it safe and private

-Drainage problems sorted out and backyard graded

-Retaining wall built

-Additional concrete pad and wood burning fireplace.

-New 12×10 dry storage under the deck with an electrical charging station

-Cedar ceiling and wall inside of screened porch instead of beadboard and old yellow stucco

-Concrete walkway from the front yard to backyard

-Relocated the HVAC condensing units to create easily-hidden storage space for trash bins

The children love their new space and the family as a whole are thrilled that they can get the full benefit of their new dry backyard. The kids can play on the lawn or in their new sandbox or even ride toys on the concrete pad all while Mom and Dad sit on their beautiful porch to keep an eye on them.

Thanks for reading,

Andy Anderson

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous Modern Fence Installation in Smyrna, GA

“We started this new fence in yesterday and it was completed already today! Talk about fabulous turn around!” – Avi Moyal, Owner, Atlanta Curb Appeal

Fence Installation Smyrna Long view fence installation

ABOUT THE CLIENT:

From Avi, “The client found us on Yelp and called me. When I met this wonderful couple, they told me that they loved the reviews online and jokingly thought that people seemed almost as if they were ready to nominate me for an Oscar (because the reviews were so glowing). He actually wasn’t sure at first that they were verified clients of Atlanta Curb Appeal. I assured him they absolutely were and I was genuinely appreciative of the positive testimonials Atlanta Curb Appeal had been getting around the web since our start.

We had a great first visit and right away started discussing the design process. At this point in the meeting we examined the different pricing options of each fence style and the best corresponding wood choice for each one. They had really liked the photos of an arched fence we had recently done in Smyrna, GA for an Atlanta architect. The couple asked to go and see it live in person and afterwards decided right away this was indeed what they had in mind. We came back, sat down and they asked me to do the same thing for them with a few little adjustments.

GOING UP:

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Our crew did a wonderful job. They worked efficiently, on budget and most importantly executed it well.

PARTING WORDS:

Today when we finished the job, he called me and wanted to say that our Atlanta Curb Appeal fence crew was not only fantastic but extremely professional.

He loved the craftsmanship and could not believe that we were able to get him such a truly well made fence. He was equally impressed with the markedly strong gates.

Custom Fence Installation and Well Made Gates by Atlanta Curb Appeal

We did our custom woodworking on site using a special tool called a mortisor, a woodworking tool. This creates mortise frame joints. Other fence companies typically just nail the boards to the posts which obviously breaks after a few short months. See our quick video showing off our mortise machine.

FINAL SHOTS:

The fence is arched, which gives it a touch of flair that the client loved and the wood is left naturally to weather. It will do so beautifully in the coming months.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about this great new fence installation we did this past week in Smyrna. Give me a call if you would like to give you an estimate on any projects around your home.”  -Avi Moyal

Check out our gallery to see more pictures of Atlanta Curb Appeal’s work.

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Holiday Curb Appeal

Holiday Curb Appeal

The holidays are here, and that means either your inner Martha Stewart takes front and center stage or Jeff Foxworthy shows up in desperate need of a December copy of Better Homes and Garden. Assuming the former and you are ready to make your place fabulous for entertaining here are a few holiday curb appeal tips for your home.

Holiday Lights on House Curb Appeal

Holiday Lights
There is something magical about exterior holiday lights when you pull up to party. Obviously it works or Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade wouldn’t be such a draw. Years ago there were few choices when it came to exterior lighting, but now thanks to industrialization and a China factory explosion, there are so many different types of lights on the market. Each light style sets a different mood. Icicle lights to encourage frosty thoughts, big blinking bulbs to entertain the kids or simple white strands that say “elegance”. Use holiday lighting to set focal points or aimed at tall trees which create dramatic shadows.

Holiday Curb Appeal by Atlanta Curb Appeal

Holiday Decorating
A simple pair of matching snowmen at the mailbox might be your biggest decoration. But if you are having several parties this year, consider getting serious about your outdoor appeal. Wreaths and or bows on the shutters, evenly placed are always a traditional hit. Menorahs or single candles in the windows express warmth to the outside. And finally the entryway. Go big with green fresh garland wrapping the rails or columns, add some lights for an additional pop. Your main door wreath options are huge. Fresh natural pine is not only beautiful in design, but the scent is a nice welcoming touch.

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Make sure the lawn is raked the day of your celebration if you still have leaves on the trees. Make sure all the flower and garden beds are cleared of dead buds and leaves. If you have an outdoor chimera get that cleaned up and loaded so all you have to do is light a match before an hour before the guests arrive. Don’t forget the marshmallows!

These holiday curb appeal tips are brought you to by Atlanta Curb Appeal. Interior and exterior contractors building in Atlanta and Buckhead great new decks, porches, decks and fences.

3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Fence

In Marietta, GA East Cobb and Buckhead and throughout the Atlanta area searching for the perfect fence can frankly feel a little overwhelming. You want the perfect combination of quality and price. Here are 3 tips for finding the perfect fence.

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Marietta Fence Installation by Atlanta Curb Appeal

First, Atlanta Curb Appeal understands your fencing dilemma!

We know that it can be downright challenging when it comes to finding the right kind of fencing for your home because while functionality is an issue, you want it to look nice and blend in with your neighborhood.

A great contractor can help you evaluate those needs. Choose a contractor that is known for their quality bidding, gorgeous designs and of course quality construction. Atlanta Curb Appeal is known for these things and we can help you make wise decisions. First consider these things when selecting your new fence style.

1)Do I want my fence to match my personal style or my neighborhood’s style? Or is there a type of fence that would meet both needs?

2)Do I need it for keeping my children and animals safe? Do I need lockable gates? If you have a pool is the fence strong enough to keep out those who may harm themselves?

3)Is your fence for privacy or beauty? Rolling stone fences reminiscent of the country may not work if your grandmother tends to sun herself European style.

With so many different varieties and choices we take the time to learn about you and your home. Consider this, is the fence for privacy, containment, or beauty? Are your needs functional or simply for Marietta curb appeal? Once we understand your needs for a fence then we can began to offer you choices that best suit you.

Feel confident that at Atlanta Curb Appeal we take you step by step, panel by panel, to ensure complete customer satisfaction. We are able to get you a bid quickly and a detailed bid at that. In most cases, our quotes match our final bill, we don’t tack on “silly” expenses at the end because we underbid the job. We are used to working with investment bankers and realtors, so if you need weekly budget reports in Excel, we can provide that too!

Give us a call to get that quote started, 770-778-1172. Or check out our website to see some of the other things Atlanta Curb Appeal handles like sunrooms, outdoor living spaces, porches and more.

Atlanta Curb Appeal
Marietta, GA