Is 2020 The Year for the Home Addition?

Is 2020 the year for a home addition?

Well… you have probably been home more than ever before the past few months, and you might have noticed a few things that need improvement. We think that this is a great time to expand! Here are five reasons why:

  1. More Room! – Who couldn’t use more play area for the kids? Or an entertainment space for your guests? Or a new luxury storage space? Or a home office? Perhaps you want more room in your kitchen or your bathroom. Adding square footage to your home is an obvious benefit to a home addition. You can spread out more now and increase your home value for later.
  2.  Make it your own. – Even in the best homes, there are things owners would love to change. The great thing about a home addition is that you get to be in control of the design process. We love to assist homeowners in creating a space that utilizes their own taste.
  3. You don’t have to bother with a move! – “I just love packing up all of my stuff and then unpacking it in a new house.” said No one, ever. A home addition is a much simpler way to get the house you want without actually moving.
  4. Stay in the neighborhood. – Starting over in a new home can be tough: new neighbors, new friends, new routines and schools. You already have your favorite Publix store memorized. If all you are looking for is a better home layout, think about trying an addition – it’s so worth it to keep your lovely neighbors.
  5. Tax Valuation – If you have lived in your house for a long time, you probably are still being taxed on the value of your home when you bought it. With soaring real estate prices right now, moving to a new home means paying taxes on a new valuation, in addition to a potentially higher mortgage.

If you are ready to get started on your next home project or East Cobb addition we are ready to work with you!

The mission of Atlanta Curb Appeal is to bring you the East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Canton 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.

 

 

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.

 

Garage Addition East Cobb

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.

Astonishing! Stunning Addition in East Cobb

We recently wrapped up a massive addition in East Cobb, and we wanted to share how their makeover story began. The clients initially found us more than a year ago after we wrapped up a remodeling project at their neighbor’s house. Upon its completion, we met and ended up creating a kitchen renovation for them too, which they adored!

Fast-forward a year: knowing that their late 70’s small deck was beginning to age ungracefully, they began to ask us questions. Could an addition with two levels solve their spacing problems? Would an additional garage area for vehicles and equipment be feasible on their foundational footprint? Could that top floor have enough space for a screened porch, open deck, and kitchen extension? Yes, indeed! We assured them that with our careful planning and design, it could be done! We couldn’t wait get to work.

Demolition was step one. We removed the old deck and began laying the supports for the new addition. We were using a solid, sturdy cedar wood for the deck flooring and screened porch walls, and we wanted it to last for generations. We stained both to match. It’s gorgeous in color and fits beautifully with the home’s exterior palette.

The new kitchen extension included cabinets and quartz that matched their main kitchen renovation we completed last year. An addition of a wine cooler and icemaker were two more significant parts of making this a new place for entertaining. For the kitchen extension, we installed new Pella windows with custom benches. They wanted to bring the outside in with these big windows on the sides. You can look out and still feel the warmth of dinner cooking in the oven. It’s like having a small sunroom, but closer to the coffee! Sconce lighting was the perfect final touch.

Every home is different, and for this project, a central screened porch was the best option because it allowed them to hear the sounds of nature and feel the breeze of the outdoors. We even used a beautiful porcelain tile for the porch that looks like wood; it adds durability and is easy to clean up. Outside the porch on the deck was enough space for a grill. They now have the new party house on the block!

Pouring concrete to create a long driveway in the back was the last detail to wrap up the job. Plus, great news! A few days ago we received the Letter of Completion from Cobb County Inspections, the Chief Inspector himself came to look at the new addition for the last inspection. He shared that he, too, loved the project!

Our favorite part of any job is having the final feedback from the client on how a renovation has impacted them. They shared with us that they are loving their new addition and are impressed with how beautiful and neat it turned out!

Are you ready to start a renovation for your home? Atlanta Curb Appeal offers free estimates. We specialize in kitchens, basements, sunrooms, screened porches, outdoor kitchens and decks. Call to set up your appointment today!

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Want to read another makeover story? Check out this Million Dollar Deck we did last year!