Buckhead Curb Appeal Exterior Renovations Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of two part series (read part 1 here) of an amazing Buckhead renovation Atlanta Curb Appeal did last month. A Buckhead couple found Atlanta Curb Appeal online and contacted them regarding a total house makeover for their Buckhead bungalow.


“This is exactly the kind of project I LOVE to do and the main reason why I started this business. I told the client that this is going to be a showcase project.” Avi Moyal-Owner Atlanta Curb Appeal

The clients wanted to change the look of the front elevation and to add more sitting area for entertaining and relaxing. They also wanted to hide the white brick that ran along the bottom half of the front of the house. Atlanta Curb Appeal came up with a few design ideas which they really liked and led us to the detailed design and the final CAD drawings.

First, we built a nice front deck and a pergola that added a lot of room onto the front of the house.

Pergola and Deck Atlanta Curb Appeal

This pergola lets the beauty of nature’s skyline come through.

Their home is on a hill, so since they already enjoyed their front view from the living room, the addition of a porch allowed for a continued unobstructed gaze. It also added more space to enjoy Atlanta outdoor living!

Buckhead Pergola

The deck bottom was covered with a horizontal 1×6 wood planks to give a complete uniform look to the added structure and to hide the white brick wall and deck post. Instead of using a standard common railing, Avi Moyal (owner of Atlanta Curb Appeal) designed a new decorative railing that added a great focal point to the deck. The railing design continues and is carried from the upper deck down the stairs to the front gate. The clients porch gate was requested to keep their dogs in.

Porch railing covers brick on Buckhead home

Next up was new lights added to both sides of the long front window and a few more under the new extended entrance cover. We also replaced all the window shutters in the house to custom made cedar shutters that were then stained.

Atlanta Curb Appeal Back Porch Window Shutter Entry

New window boxes were built from cedar wood and stained as well to match. In addition, Atlanta Curb Appeal took off the old storm door and painted the old red door in dark brown. To stay within their budget, we decided against replacing the entire house siding. The client instead opted for the more economically friendly choice of painted vinyl siding by using a very unique paint from Benjamin Moore that sticks well to vinyl. This special paint is still elastic enough to expand and contract with the weather changes.

We also replaced some of the vinyl siding with cedar shingles (top left triangle and all of the garage front).

garage face update cedar shingles

The concrete landing from the driveway to the stairs and up to the main door, got covered with natural flag stone.

A big flower box was custom build to lay under the left window and provides cover for the white brick wall that was there before.

Front Porch Lights

Buckhead Renovation Work Week by Week Progress

First week was the carpenter work; changed the vinyl to cedar shingles (garage and top left front), we built the deck, pergola, railing, extended entrance long cover with the two big columns in the front than covered the bottom deck part. Next, all window shutters and boxes were made. However we installed them after painting the exterior.

Second week the electrician came to wire all the new lights and installed new light fixtures.

Third week, the stone guy worked for three days and covered all the stairs and landings.

Forth week came the painters, they also pressure washed the entire exterior of the house.

Fifth week, all new window boxes and shutters got installed.

We hope you enjoyed this breakdown of work we did recently and hope you will share with any friends who are thinking of doing some renovations on their Buckhead, East Cobb or Roswell homes soon.

Thanks from Atlanta Curb Appeal!



Buckhead Home Renovation Atlanta Curb Appeal

Buckhead Curb Appeal Exterior Renovations

“This is exactly the kind of project I LOVE to do and the main reason why I started this business. I told the client that this is going to be a showcase project.” Avi Moyal-Owner Atlanta Curb Appeal

The background story:

This young couple bought a nice older home in Buckhead and found me online to give some ideas for better curb appeal.

Renovation Buckhead by Atlanta Curb Appeal

BEFORE-Atlanta Curb Appeal Renovations

I met with them and we discussed a few design options and plans for them to consider.

They liked the first proposal and asked to move forward to  the design process. A week later I met with them again and presented our drawings for the proposed design.

After a few days of negotiating and design adjustments, they approved the scope of work and budget. Work started Monday of this week and we are getting a good results and progress. There is nothing like getting the ball moving quickly and seeing the joy of the homeowner as their home begins to transform.

The house is a little bungalow siding exterior and here is the list of things we are going to do:

Phase – 1

  • Paint the entire exterior of the house (special paint from Benjamin Moore for vinyl siding).
  • Extend the entrance roof cover to go all the way over the stairs
  • Build a new 16×10 deck and a pergola on top made of pressure treated wood.
  • Building a decorative handrail around the deck and along the stairs
  • Cover all concrete stairs with stone
  • Add a gate at the bottom of the stairs for the dogs
  • Replace top pick triangle of siding with cedar shakes (cedar is a gorgeous choice)
  • Add new lights in the new extended entrance roof cover plus 2 new wall mount exterior lights on the deck
  • Replace window shutters (custom made)
  • Adding window boxes
  • Build a new flower box 10′ long to cover the old white brick on the left side of the house
  • Cover the bottom columns of the deck with horizontal 1×6 wood
Buckhead Craftsman renovations Atlanta Curb Appeal

BEFORE Atlanta Curb Appeal Renovations

We can’t wait to share more about this amazing home in Buckhead we are updating. Check out our next post that will include more photographs and details of the work in progress.

Atlanta Curb Appeal New Porch New Pergola Buckhead

New Pergola and New Deck Buckhead Renovation by Atlanta Curb Appeal