Amazing East Cobb Sunroom Renovation

Sometimes the answer to dissatisfaction with your home isn’t to move, it’s to grow where you are. For this East Cobb family, they were looking for a larger space to enjoy the beautiful view of trees on their lot while basking in the natural sunshine.

The Backstory

Their original old deck was slowing falling into disrepair. The decking was warped and full of splinters. Sadly, both the sun porch and deck didn’t get much use because of the unusual floor plan. The awkward layout didn’t encourage the family to stop and enjoy the view.

Initially, the family thought the outer deck structure was salvageable. However, we discovered that after removing the top boards, the underlying joists were not only weak but also not level. It would be unsafe and short-sighted to build on top of this. What a shame it would be to put a beautiful new deck and porch on such a crooked, irregular frame. After a short meeting, the family decided to bite the bullet and start fresh from the ground up. Another benefit to starting over would be an expansion of the foundation. Increasing the square footage would also boost the home’s value.

Going Up!

With the new foundation installed, the structure started to take shape. A new detail to this sun porch was the EZE Breeze windows. EZE Breeze windows are different than your typical residential windows because they are made of vinyl. Benefits include a lifetime warranty. Most interesting is that they fold up or down and can stack into four pieces. Modularity allows for more creativity, especially when the screens are open and there is airflow. Plus they are excellent at protecting your furniture during Atlanta’s dreaded pollen season!

Another style upgrade to the sun porch is the addition to the ceiling. Behold the beautiful dark brown cedar beams! The overall color scheme chosen is a gorgeous shade of white with complementary browns. The natural color of the cedar in the beams and detailed columns give great warmth to the room now. We used 2×6 smooth cedar decking outside and finished it with an oil base tinted stain. It should be noted when designing a new porch, the price of cedar raises the overall cost quite considerably.

Efficiency Year Round

The key to keeping the temperature stable year round on a sun porch is insulation! The walls and ceiling were the first to receive the treatment. In a later phase, the floor will get insulated too. Georgia summers can be brutal, so we installed a massive 72″ ceiling fan. It’s doing an excellent job keeping the room cool when some of the windows are vented.

Skylights were installed to overcome the vastness of this larger porch. Skylights help bring some natural light inside; it’s beautiful to see the sky and clouds pass by while sitting down enjoying the day.

The final dress-up to this sun porch was the myriad of lighting selected. Outside, we installed under soffit can lights. Inside, we placed indoor can lights on two different dimmer switches; this allows for ‘atmosphere dimming’ to set the mood. The new wall-mounted decorative lights look fantastic on the columns.

 

Have you heard of shiplap? It’s the latest style in renovating and it looks sumptuous on the inside wall against the house. We used different-sized wood planks and gave them a whitewashed finish. It’s a trend that’s here to stay.

According to the client, the most popular part of the sunroom they have found themselves using is the sitting area. It’s getting daily use now along with the long table when they host friends.

Are you ready to get your porch ready for Spring and Summer? Call Atlanta Curb Appeal to get a free estimate today at 770-778-1172.

Want to read another makeover story? See the beautiful Outdoor Kitchen with Cedar Deck we built for this family!

See the Atlanta Curb Appeal Gallery here.

 

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Gorgeous East Cobb Porch Installation

Recently we had the pleasure of installing a new screen porch and deck in East Cobb/ Marietta. Atlanta Curb Appeal standards are high when completing a porch installation. Safety, quality of materials and design are the main focus when planning a client’s outdoor oasis that will be a showcase piece to enjoy for years to come.

We asked Avi some questions about the project below.

Gorgeous Porch Install

Did they have a porch before or was this project from scratch?
No, they did not have a deck, but they did have a porch.

What did Atlanta Curb Appeal do exactly?
First we built the screen porch walls and installed a matching shingle roof. Second, we added a lower deck and a new set of stairs. At this point, we took the time to reinforce the old deck up to code, per inspections. Then we enclosed the area underneath allowing for added storage.

Porch East Cobb Installation

Look at the view!

Did you do more than a back porch?
Atlanta Curb Appeal added a front portico and replaced the front door. We enjoy installing porticos; the transformation is always astonishing. Then we renovated two bathrooms in the home.

Did you do any electrical upgrades?
We added outlets, new outdoor floodlights and new can lights on the back porch.

Why did they decide to do this project?
They wanted to add a covered porch and extend their deck space so they could enjoy outdoor seating while covered from the sun and protected from mosquitos. We also added wiring for an outdoor TV. It’s the perfect package.

How to Enclose Screen Porch

East Cobb Screen Porch

How did they find you?
Word of mouth. We have happy clients in their subdivision that recommended us.

What is the client planning for this new space?
The porch is mainly for the entertainment of kids and friends.

What was the biggest obstacle?
No obstacles. All permitting inspections passed the first time, and all work was finished in within budget and timelines.

How many days did it take?
The porch and deck project took just under four weeks. The small bathroom took a week and a half, and the master bathroom took three weeks. The portico took less than a week, including inspections. We did these projects in parallel and completed all work in about two months.

What did the clients think about Atlanta Curb Appeal?
They are so happy with the final results! They had a party to show off the work to their neighbors, and we’ve already started another project in this subdivision.

Atlanta Curb Appeal has been serving East Cobb, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities since 2012 and offers free estimates on Porch, Basement and Kitchen remodeling.

Click here to read about a Stunning Modern Kitchen Atlanta Curb Appeal transformed recently.

Our Gorgeous Backyard Video Will Inspire Your Spring!

Our Gorgeous Backyard Video Will Inspire Your Spring!

Recently Atlanta Curb Appeal completed a breathtaking backyard makeover in East Cobb, GA (read the full post here). It was a massive undertaking: hot tub, deck, pergola, gates, fencing, retaining wall and stone steps. Watch the video to see the spectacular results!

 

These next few weeks are the perfect time to get a free estimate for a new deck. We have already had calls requesting quotes for outdoor expansions. Sometimes clients already have an idea of what they are looking for after doing searches for “decks” or “pergolas” on Houzz or Pinterest. We are able to guide them in the right direction to a deck or pergola that is not only functional but also beautiful.

Have you had thoughts about how your backyard might get transformed? Let’s review a few of the projects we have done this year to get you inspired!

New Pergola with Custom Cut Stone Wall

Pergola East Cobb

Pergola with New Deck East Cobb Ga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Yard Makeover with Pergola

Pergola Buckhead

Stained Pergola Buckhead

 

 

This Buckhead front yard makeover we completed last year, yet it’s so pretty when we added the staining. We had to show it off again!

 

 

 

 

Deck Extension, Widened Stairs and Covered Porch

Deck Installer with Pergola

Partial Covered Deck Installation

 

 

With a covered deck you can still be outside without the sun in your face. They added a ceiling fan and the warm summer nights are now enjoyable in this expanded space.

 

 

Outdoor Kitchen Set Up with Custom Green Egg Station

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In this particular home, the custom countertop and Green Egg cabinet was perfect for this outdoor chef.

 

 

 

We hope that these pictures have got you thinking of the amazing possibilities Atlanta Curb Appeal has to offer. Call us for a free quote or check out our online Gallery.

Atlanta Curb Appeal, 770-778-1172

 

Porch Railing Replacement For Subdivision Cobb County Roswell

Porch Railing Replacement For Subdivision Cobb County Roswell

Recently we finished working on the Edgewater Cove Subdivision in Northeast Cobb County/Roswell, GA. The director was thrilled with our work.

“The Edgewater Cove Homeowners Associated recently contracted with Atlanta Curb Appeal to replace the columns, posts and railings for the 4 porches at the clubhouse. Not only was the price competitive and the material selected of high quality, the project was completed per their schedule and exactly as quoted. The professionalism, workmanship and daily communication was outstanding. Avi and his workers did an excellent job, paying special attention to every detail of the project, from teardown to construction to finish details. They finished the entire project in 5 days with no mess, limited noise and no interruptions to the clubhouse activities. In fact several nearby neighbors commented that they hardly knew they were there. At the recent board meeting, several members commented on how pleased they were with Atlanta Curb Appeal and the impressive work that they did. I think the greatest testimony is that a few neighbors stopped by to request estimates from Avi for work at their homes. The Edgewater Cove HOA board highly recommends Atlanta Curb Appeal.”

Joe Pasquarelli
ECHOA treasurer

Porch Deck with Pergola Railing Fix Roswell East Cobb

Roswell Deck Renovation Atlanta Curb Appeal

Workers Porch East Cobb Roswell Atlanta Curb Appeal

Atlanta Curb Appeal workers for porch October 2012 renovation at Edgewater Cove subdivision clubhouse.

Railing Porch Closeup Roswell Atlanta Curb Appeal

Porch railing replaced and posts replaced by Atlanta Curb Appeal

For this October 2012 project Atlanta Curb Appeal replaced all wooden railing on all four  sides of the clubhouse plus all the columns from wood (which was deteriorating) to vinyl.

As you can see from the pictures above this new vinyl matches perfectly and will provide long term stability for this active clubhouse. We were able to complete the job in the time stated in our original estimate and the client’s final price matched our bid.

Thanks Edgewater Cove for your kind words and allowing us to serve you.

Atlanta Curb Appeal
www.AtlantaCurbAppeal.com
770-778-1172