What happens when a builder doesn’t want to deliver your dreams?
These homeowners had some big ideas for their new home in Sandy Springs. Although the home was of new construction, the builder was not able to deliver a lot of the extra decorative features that they wanted, so they contacted ACA to help make those dreams a reality!
First off was adding ceiling beams to the main living room. Ceiling beams add visual interest, breaking up an otherwise blank canvas. The beams were made of pine and finished with a gorgeous dark stain. Complimentary open shelving in the living room was added next. One great look that brought beauty and texture to the basement was a newly installed brick wall. The homeowners wanted a particular white shade of brick, but couldn’t find the exact color they wanted, ACA installed red brick and then painted it with white paint mixed with water. This is known as a 50/50 white and looks like whitewash.
Entertaining for friends is now a breeze with the new kitchenette downstairs in the basement. The feeling of luxury and clean lines were brought to the space with the new natural stone quartzite countertops.
Creativity and ingenuity helped when additional plumbing and electricity was needed to handle the new features. Under the cabinet lighting, with cool LED strip lights on a dimmer, makes the space stand out when night falls.
To finish off the space a pair of barn doors were added. These custom barn doors were based on a design the customer found online. In the end, the homeowners said that ACA’s master carpenter, Jose Vargas, made the doors look better than the ones in the online pictures!
Another amazing feature was a charming new shiplap wall. It brings a rustic farmhouse ambiance to the laundry room and really warms it up. Also added were beautiful bright blue cabinets. Blue is making a comeback this year on the color scene and the laundry room now feels so cheerful.
In the foyer, (LOOK UP!) tongue and groove wood planks were installed for the ceiling. Craftsmanship like this is very noticeable in a home. At every step, the homeowners knew what they wanted; it was just a matter of deciding on the dimensions, proportions, and materials which ACA helped with.
What a Transformation!
The biggest challenge when they designed the ceiling beams was to avoid the features already installed in the room, such as fans, HVAC and recess lighting. For the ceiling in the foyer, we removed the crown molding to install the pine planks. Then we replaced the molding and used the same stain as the beams in the living room.
The homeowners were so happy with the progress and the quality of the work! And the best part was that the project only took 3 weeks!
Are you ready to makeover your basement in East Cobb or Sandy Springs? Atlanta Curb Appeal is ready to get your space up and running before the holidays! Give us a call for your free estimate!
at 770-778-1172 to see what we can do for you.