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!”

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Exquisite Bathroom Remodel in East Cobb!

Exquisite Bathroom Remodel in East Cobb!

Bathroom Remodel East Cobb GA Atlanta Curb Appeal

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.

Quad Head Shower Installation

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.

East Cobb Bathroom Remodel

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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.

Free Standing Tub

Free Standing Tub Modern Bathroom

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.

Modern Bathroom Renovation East Cobb GA Atlanta Curb Appeal

Modern Bathroom Remodel East Cobb GA

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.