Majestic New Addition in East Cobb with Art Studio and Kitchen!

What do you do when you need more space but don’t want to move? You add on! For these East Cobb homeowners, who also happen to be antique lovers, this stunning new garage addition brought needed space for an entire upstairs art studio and a place for a new, fun car!

Atlanta Curb Appeal was asked to do this second home project for some existing happy customers. Last year, they had wrapped up a basement renovation. Now, a much more difficult task, adding onto the existing structure. The kicker was that it would have to match the current construction in a prominently visible part of the house.

There were a few hurdles the homeowners and Atlanta Curb Appeal had to cross over to get acceptance for this renovation. First, they had to get Home Owners Association approval. Luckily, this did not take too long! But then, however, they faced Cobb County. The new garage would cross over the original approved building lines, so they had to get a new survey and apply for a zoning variance. This process took about two months. But, once they were approved, Atlanta Curb Appeal got to work quickly.

 

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The other tricky task for this job was the slope of the terrain where they needed to lay the foundation. Atlanta Curb Appeal had to add heavy footings and a wall to support the dirt in the back of the space before they could put in the concrete slab. The East Cobb spring weather did not help… lots of rain added some time to an already tricky add-on.

Nice custom touches that were added were a wall-mounted shelf. The big beam shelves were mounted into the studs to avoid bracket and maintain the clean lines. Another custom tip was an unusual door to the bathroom. The clients found the door the aged door at an antique store in Marietta. With a little bit of clean up, staining, and new hardware, its beauty shone through.

The neighbors were skeptical about the addition. Naturally, they were concerned that it would stand out next to the house. But, Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to match the exterior stucco finish of the original home. And they created the corner blocks to flow with the original building style. Once the neighborhood saw the final product, they could not stop complimenting the homeowners!

The homeowners say the addition exceeded their expectations. They were amazed that the 900 square-foot addition looks like it has always belonged there.

Are you ready for Atlanta Curb Appeal to give you an estimate for your East Cobb Addition? Atlanta Curb Appeal’s commitment to quality and ability to stay on task and on budget has clients coming back again and again for remodeling projects. Call us today to set up your appointment. 770-778-1172.

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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