Amazing East Cobb Bathroom and Closet Makeover

East Cobb Bathroom and Closet Makeover

This month, we share a makeover story about an East Cobb family. They found us after searching an East Cobb Mom’s Facebook group for general contractor recommendations. Their project was an overhaul and upgrade to the master bathroom. Since the children were getting older, they wanted to get away from “kid friendly” and spoil themselves with something luxurious! Their 1970’s East Cobb home was certainly behind the times and ready for an update.

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They had met with other contractors and had been given a bounteous amount of ideas and drawings to consider. However, with so many choices, they couldn’t come to a decision.

In situations like this, we encourage the client NOT to decide!

We instead suggest that before they make up their minds on the final design, we completely gut the whole area first.

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Long ago, we learned that after clearing out the old space in preparation for the new, our clients can finally grasp the vision for what their “dream” bathroom or other room might be. This new, empty area allows them to make better decisions for their actual day-to-day needs.

First, we start with an agreed upon budget for the project, knowing we will have to relocate plumbing and electrical as part of the design. After the budget is approved, we move onto clearing the space. Demolition is followed up with the designer consultation meeting. This is the fun part where the new layout gets finalized.

Renovation begins when we start to rebuild the new walls and move the plumbing and electrical. Part of this remodeling project was the elimination of the master bathtub. The client instead opted for a huge shower. We are seeing this trend in today’s modern master bathroom; tubs seem to be more of necessity when you have smaller kids. For this East Cobb family, there is still one tub in the house if needed.

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The next part of our renovation was the expansion of the closet. We came up with the perfect plan that answered their needs and fit within the design of the space. Our highly experienced carpenter brought great ideas to the table, which the client agreed were perfect for the area. Walls were moved to make the closet functional, and door openings added. We installed support beams and closed a small closet entrance from the bedroom side.

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As a result of this process, they are so happy with their new space. We received continual praise during the project for the good ideas we submitted, the high level of communication we strove for, and also the tremendous degree of skill our workers employed.

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The mission of Atlanta Curb Appeal is to bring you the home of your dreams, no matter how large or small your project may be. We offer custom remodeling design services, affordable prices, exceptionally crafted products, and an unsurpassed commitment to customer satisfaction. We offer the craftsmanship and curb appeal Atlanta homeowners seek. 

Gorgeous Sunroom and Magnificent Master Bath From Thin Air!

Gorgeous Sunroom and Magnificent Master Bath From Thin Air!

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“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.” Yoko Ono

Adding a sunroom can have two benefits. One is creating value to the homeowners through increased space for enjoying the outdoors without the weather; the other is a boost to their property value. Reports vary as to the exact number, but it is suggested there is a 60–80% return on investment when adding a sunroom.

For this West Cobb family, more space was the goal. The family has small children, and also their mother had taken residence with them. Instead of moving to a bigger house, a re-working of their existing floor plan was the answer. They chose Atlanta Curb Appeal because of recommendations from an East Cobb Moms Facebook group.

The first phase of the project was building the addition. Atlanta Curb Appeal began by framing out the walls and ceiling while leaving space for the huge new windows. Walls and floor installation were next. The clients selected an easy-to-clean tile that stays cool in the summer. To keep energy costs at a minimum, Atlanta Curb Appeal added insulation to the floors, walls, and ceiling. The clients chose a gorgeous, gentle shade of blue for the interior, a color that reminded them of their trips to the beach. Finally, the installation of electricity and HVAC venting completed this large, sunny space.

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Part two was making changes to the original floor plan; the main living room had a high vaulted ceiling. By dividing the space in half, an entire new space was created upstairs. Two windows were removed from around the fireplace. One window space was transformed into a useful, built-in bookcase with an outlet at the bottom for the TV cable and router wiring. The other turned into a patio door to the outside. Crown molding was added to the bookcase and door to match the rest of the house.

Now, the family had usable living space above the living room, which was to become a new master bedroom with added closet and a full master bath!

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The shower was completely designed by the clients. They wanted a very particular marble tile layout, which the crews, through collaboration, were able to install successfully. Atlanta Curb Appeal is very proud of their custom tile crew; they performed beyond the clients’ wildest expectations. Polished marble tops the new vanity: a stunningly beautiful, white, 2cm. Carrera. Atlanta Curb Appeal’s crew also added a small cabinet by the shower. This phase was most challenging as all new plumbing had to be built and installed.

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When we asked the client how she felt about the new space, she replied, “We LOVE every inch of it. Mom is living in our original master on the main floor and has her own sunroom and space. Now we can be upstairs with our babies, and we don’t have this empty, gaping, two-story living room. We love that no space is wasted!”

Would you like to read another story? Check out this European Kitchen Makeover!

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

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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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Exquisite Bathroom Remodel in East Cobb!

Exquisite Bathroom Remodel in East Cobb!

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This month on the blog we present our latest bathroom remodel project in East Cobb, Georgia we completed recently. We explore the ‘big picture’ and discuss the ‘pros and cons’ of medium sized renovations to a home.

How did they find you?

They found us through a neighbor that we had done work for.

What made them choose Atlanta Curb Appeal?
They had checked quotes from a few contractors and decided to go with us based on recommendations from their neighbor, plus our price and the design solutions I gave them.

Was there a significant amount of demolition? How many days for each stage?
The demolition required two days and the overall project was completed in 2 weeks.

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Quad Head Shower Installation

Tell us more about the Quad-Head Shower. Did the customers pick this one? What are the benefits of this type of shower? 
The clients selected all the plumbing fixtures themselves. We have been seeing the Quad-Head Showerhead more and more recently. It is much more complicated than standard head installations. There is a whole new system of small pipes that needs to be created above each showerhead. People select these modern showerheads because they are looking for an amazing rainfall shower experience.

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How happy are the clients with the final project?
They are very happy! In fact everyday (after the demolition stage) when they got home from work, they would express their amazement on our daily progress plus the clean meticulous work of our crew.

Who designed shower?
We consulted on the structure and layout of the shower and the client selected the tile. We recommended the location of the bench and soap niche. And how the tile should work best on these walls.

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What were your favorite parts of their bathroom upgrade?
The shower tile, the fixtures and the stunning free standing tub. The pebbled floor is great too!

What would you like to convey to people who are thinking about a bathroom renovation?  What is the big picture that customers should take into consideration?
Visualization is key. If a client can communicate the final design they are aiming for then we are halfway there. We are also happy to consult to help our clients get the answers to some of these questions:

  • Which walls needs to stay or go?
  • Where do you prefer your new fixtures to be located?
  • What materials do you want included? Do you want a soap niche? How about a custom shower bench?
  • What about special instructions? Do you have a preference on the heights of the faucets or mirrors?

Each step is connected so the sooner we know the design, the better we can prepare for each stage of electrical and plumbing and the placement of the final product. This is critical before we close the walls back up.

Another thing we like clients to keep in mind is that after demolition, things may look different to you and alternative ideas may spring up! Flexibility is important because occasionally you may find out what you wanted to do is not possible after all because of how a joist is running or the way a support structure is lined up internally behind the wall. Everything is possible of course, but sometimes the cost of shifting things around does not make financial sense.

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Modern and complicated plumbing fixtures are beautiful to the eye and can sometimes save money in the long run with their increased efficiency. Yet sometimes they do not come packaged with all the other parts required for installation. Additional costs might be needed to get these fixtures up and running.

Renovating any part of your home is an undertaking and we encourage clients to be patient and to trust the process. Have confidence that everything will be elegant and beautiful in the end! We follow the same containment procedures with each job, which is first to cover the floors and separate areas with sealed nylon and zippered entrances then at the end of each day we clean up after ourselves. Then every new morning we set up covers again. Note, there will be dust in some areas though, areas you are not used to having dust before, but this is simply part of remodeling. We sincerely do our best to keep it as clean as possible at each stage.

We hope we have been able to thoroughly explain the renovation process from the point of view of the homeowner. If you are considering a new bathroom renovation please check out Atlanta Curb Appeal’s numerous detailed online reviews and contact us for a free estimate at 770-778-1172.

Avi Moyal, owner of Atlanta Curb Appeal, general remodeling and projects in East Cobb and Sandy Springs including Bathrooms, Porticos, Pergolas, Fences and more.