Amazing East Cobb Home Office Makeover!
As you might expect after the start of the pandemic, many families are investing in home office renovations. In this East Cobb family, both partners work from home, so they dreamed of private office spaces so each of them could work without distractions. Fortunately, they found Atlanta Curb Appeal by word of mouth after a neighbor’s great experience with a kitchen remodel.
This couple needed to be able to work and do conference calls without disturbing each other, so ACA reshuffled the rooms and subdivided the space to create offices with special acoustic-rated insulation. If you have ever been in a basement or downstairs office you can completely understand. Also, both couples enjoy the view of the lake behind their house, so both offices are situated to face the lake and are outfitted with large windows. Daylight in basements should always be a goal during renovations if possible.
Adjusting the rooms also meant that ACA needed to remove some load-bearing walls to create the space. We consulted with the engineers and ended up using some large laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beams to bear the weight of the upper floors. ACA also moved the duct work, electrical wires, and plumbing to the sides of the room. This allowed us to create an unusually high ceiling for a basement. ACA also dug out and reinforced a space for an exit door on the side of the house and installed sliding doors. Again, the focus is on the outdoors even though we were working on the basement level.
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ACA always welcomes the input and creativity of the homeowners that we work with. In many cases, clients want to include their own handiwork in the design of the remodel. In this case, the husband was very talented with woodworking. He built the sliding barn doors, the benches by the TV, and the built-in desks. ACA was happy to incorporate these elements into our own handiwork.
These homeowners were very pleased with their new space, and ACA had fun working with them. It’s a good thing… ACA is now moving to a Phase II renovation: a screened-in porch with a fireplace! Bring on the Georgia spring!
Want to read another makeover story? Here is a basement with downstairs kitchen we did recently near East Cobb.