If you need great ideas for a renovation, you can't go wrong. Get in gear because it's time to learn how to set a new tone in your home.
When it comes to kitchen renovations, the trends matter. If you go with the latest trends, your kitchen will have a modern look that you and your guests will appreciate.
In order to follow the latest trends, you'll need to do research on social media. However, if you just need some timeless renovation ideas, nothing beats:
Beyond the trends, the second most important thing that you must consider during a kitchen renovation is the layout. There are many ways to redesign the layout in a kitchen. Some layouts are basic and modern, and others are tactical and more functional.
The process of changing the layout in a kitchen is not easy. It will require time, dedication, willpower, and access to proper resources. If you're willing to move forward, we have a few recommendations for a modern kitchen layout.
Our first recommendation is an L-shaped layout: This layout is great for a large or a small kitchen. It requires two groups of cabinets. To achieve this look, you must align the cabinets in a perpendicular manner.
Up next is a one-wall layout. This type of layout is ideal for a compact kitchen. It's easy to pull off this design. You'll need to align all of your cabinets and appliances against a single wall.
The last option is a U-shape layout. It's the best layout for a large kitchen because it makes the cabinets a focal point. To create this layout, align your cabinets against the walls in the shape of a U in your kitchen.
Technically, the living area should have a theme because a good theme will set the mood. If you need some ideas, here are a few modern themes to consider:
If you're ready to renovate your home's design scheme, visit www.georgiainhomeservices.com and hire our professional service team.
If you're looking for a way to add more space to your home, look no further than your basement. You can transform this often-neglected area into a beautiful and functional space that your family will love with some creativity and effort. The possibilities are endless, from a cozy family room to a home gym or a playroom for the kids. Here, we'll share tips and ideas for turning your basement into a family space everyone can enjoy.
Adding ample lighting is crucial when transforming your basement into a family space. Basements are often dark and lack natural light, so incorporating proper lighting is essential for creating an inviting and comfortable space. You can choose from various lighting options, such as recessed lighting, pendant lights, and wall sconces. Add dimmer switches to create a cozy ambiance or task lighting for specific areas like a home office or a game table. Ensuring that your basement is well-lit allows you to create a welcoming space that your family will love spending time in.
Your family will love spending time in your home's family room or living room, so creating a welcoming space is important. Remodeling your basement into an inviting seating area is one of the best ways to accomplish this goal. Below ground level, you can create a cozy and inviting seating area. You can create a carpeted seating area by installing laminate flooring over the existing concrete or vinyl flooring, taking advantage of the extra space, and adding plush rugs or pillows to create a comfy feel. Alternatively, consider installing carpet tiles instead to avoid paying for expensive carpeting.
Installing a home theater system in your basement can be a great way to create a family-friendly entertainment space. With a large screen, high-quality sound system, and comfortable seating, you can enjoy movie nights, gaming sessions, or even watch your favorite sports events. Consider investing in soundproofing materials to minimize noise disturbance to the rest of the house. You can also decorate the space with movie posters, popcorn machines, or other themed accessories to enhance the overall movie theater experience. With the right equipment and setup, your basement can become the ultimate entertainment destination for your family and friends.
If you want to add more space to your home without breaking the bank, consider taking advantage of your basement. Adding a bathroom, an additional living area, or even a home theater system can be incredibly cost-effective and transform your basement into a functional and welcoming family space.
At Georgia In Home Services, we choose the highest quality siding materials to provide durable protection for your home. We specialize in installing both vinyl and fiber cement siding. The wear and tear from Georgia's extreme weather patterns mean that your siding will no doubt have to be replaced during your home's life cycle.
Cracks or rot in the siding is an open invitation to moisture and mold growth. You don't want pests or insects setting up home in those cracks. Siding that appears to be fading or discolored, points to symptoms of potential moisture damage. High energy bills could be partly to blame for siding issues. When siding is damaged, it will lose the capacity to insulate and protect your house. Homeowners will see heating and HVAC systems working overtime to keep the house cool in Summer and warm in Winter.
FIBER CEMENT Siding lasts up to 50 years. Siding that is nice and strong, made from cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. Resistant to fire, insects, and weather, plus it is known to not warp. Georgia In Home Services install fiber cement siding products from the brand name James Hardie(r).
HardiePlank brings a wood-like appearance to any home and boasts a wonderful range of vivid color options in a variety of textures to suit any style. A nice to know is that HardiePlank can be painted. Many homeowners feel painting improves the look and the life of the material.
Fiber Cement Innovation: With the HardieZone(tm) System, James Hardie provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is used.
For improved performance with HardieZone(tm) products, homeowners can add ColorPlus(r) Technology. This process involves applying multiple coats of paint that were created especially for the demand extreme weather puts on a home's exterior. The result is a consistent finish that lasts up to 2 times longer.
*For HZ5(tm) board environments, this baked-on coating offers maximum durability and resistance to prolonged exposure to freezing and moisture.
*In HZ10(tm) board areas, the specially formulated paint stands up to UV levels in a way few field-applied paints can, offering up to 30% more fade resistance.
Visit the ColorPlus Technology website to view the ColorPlus Palette and find your perfect shade.
VINYL SIDING is a great choice for Atlanta homeowners. Vinyl Siding is a polyvinyl chloride or PVC-based material - that offers affordability, is easy to install, and is low maintenance.
Vinyl siding is easier to maintain than siding made from wood. No need to worry about scratch marks and then repainting the home's siding over the years. An occasional rinse and rub with the garden hose will have the vinyl siding look as good as new. Clapboard and Dutch lap designs come in a dozen color options to compliment any style of home.
There are many siding options to choose from, and all have pros and cons. This table is your go-to for understanding the materials and lifespan that each offer:
FIBER CEMENT: lasts up to 50 years. Siding that is nice and strong, made from wood fibers, cement, and water. Resistant to fire, insects, and weather.
HARDIE BOARD SIDING: a durable siding product from the brand name, the James Hardie company. It's made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. This is a fiber cement siding product. Fire-resistant, weather, moisture, and insect-resistant, plus is known not to warp. Brings a wood-like appearance to any home. A wonderful range of vivid color options that come in a variety of textures to suit many styles. Hardie board Siding can be painted. Many homeowners feel painting improves the look and the life of the material.
ALUMINIUM SIDING: boasts a lifespan of about 20 to 40 years. Aluminum is a tough metal that is low-cost and low-maintenance. It is rust-resistant, insect and rot-resistant, and fire resistant, while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency.
STONE VENEER its lifespan varies greatly, from 20 to 75 years. Whether selecting natural stone or synthetic, it comes in many colors and shapes. Made from Portland cement, pumice, and other variants. Its wear will show over time.
VINYL SIDING: not too bad at 20 to 40 years. Vinyl Siding is a polyvinyl chloride or PVC-based material - that offers affordability, is easy to install, and is low maintenance.
WOOD: like vinyl offers a 20 to 40-year cycle. Many types of wood are used for siding, from pine to redwood cedar. Wood is a customizable choice that is also biodegradable. Wood siding is great to paint in colors of your choice. Wood siding is a concern with weather and termites.
ENGINEERED WOOD: also known as composite siding. A mixture of wood fiber and resin. More affordable than real wood. It can be recycled and is not too expensive to purchase.
BRICK: offers the best-guaranteed lifespan of about 100 years + A mixture of clay and shale that is durable, energy-efficient, and offers some soundproofing.
We design and build beautiful, custom decks for your family's enjoyment using long-lasting materials. Increase the value of your home with outdoor living.
Think about what you will use the deck for.
If you're not a big party person how about designing an intimate conversation area with a fire pit or a specialized grilling zone with stools for seated guests to snack while you cook?
Include a space for container gardening or sizable couches for lounging. Think of your deck as being able to have specific rooms for specific activities, like cooking, dining, mingling, and dancing.
A hot tip is to change the direction of the decking a good technique to separate areas.
Decks that are less than 30 inches above grade do not require railings. Remember to include ventilation to prevent mold and mildew growth underneath.
A low-maintenance material for deck building is composite wood, which mixes wood fibers and recycled plastic. A slightly more expensive alternative to wood but composite is durable and resistant to warping, insects, and weather. Wood surfaces need sanding, sealing and pressure-washing once a year.
The name-brand Trex decking is a composite material, made from 95% recycled materials - reclaimed wood, sawdust, and recycled plastic. Trex were the first company to provide composite in the decking industry. Like other composite options, Trex decking is slightly more expensive than traditional wood. But it lasts and comes with a 25-year warranty.
You could turn the underside of a raised deck into an outdoor living room. The top deck space is perfect for sunshine and summer, while the under-deck can keep the party going if it starts raining. If under-decking sounds like a calming retreat, be sure to include an effective deck drainage system when building. We love the Trex Rainscape system - https://trexrainescape.com/
To discuss your decking options call Georgia In Home Services for your free estimate.
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Exterior paint projects to interiors - we love painting!
For commercial jobs and residential work, we've got you covered.
Does your office building, retail store, or restaurant need fresh paint? We have experience and the know-how to paint all materials from brick to wood, plaster, drywall, and metal.
Georgia In Home Services is insured and has the required licenses to tackle big and small painting projects.
A great, quality exterior paint job can extend the life of your siding and trim, plus increase the value of your residence or office space.
For quality interior work, we make sure to clean the dust, remove the outlet covers, tape baseboards and trim, lay sizable tarp protection over floors and furniture, remove, and patch all nail holes, and use the correct brushes and tools for the job at hand.
Our paint artisans are top-class professionals who treat your abode, as they do their own.
Give us a call for your free estimate.
Remodeling your kitchen is one of the largest investments you can make in your home. Knowing when the right time is to remodel will come down to cost, how long the remodel will take, and the disruption to your family routine. Kitchens are one of the most frequented zones in the home - families go into their kitchens five to six times per day. That's 2,190 times per year!
A practical guide on updating your kitchen is about every 10 to 15 years for the health and hygiene of your family. Head Designer and project manager at Georgia In Home Services, Riaan Garforth-Venter says, "on average, a kitchen remodel costs about $150 per square foot. Many homeowners spend between $150 to $250 per square foot. Many of the costs are about choices on the quality of materials or changing the layout with new electrical plug points or additional plumbing points."
Once your budget is in place, choose a timeframe when the house is less busy, for instance when the kids are away at camp. The best prep work is to update yourself with the many innovations in the kitchen industry - google and save your likes and dislikes for future use. Be sure to make note of new structural materials on the market that offer durability and less maintenance, as well as complete stainless-steel workstations that are hygienic and easy to clean.
Gone are the days of having a short backsplash behind your kitchen sink. Today's trend is to have a backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling by extending your countertop quartz. Custom drawers are also trending, featuring a pull-out drawer with separate bins for waste, recycling, and kitchen compost. This a great way to help your family become more environmentally aware. How about designating one drawer for mail and personal items, with an in-drawer charging station for smartphones and other mobile devices?
Kitchen Islands can also be deep enough to include a bookshelf on the side for your cookbooks. And then there's that idea of a separate small fridge for champagne, or wine. Ultimately, form and function must go hand in hand with your new design. Riaan feels "remodeling an existing kitchen is a good decision - there are so many things we can do to bring your kitchen into the new age!"
Most families are serious about their kitchen, knowing it is a gathering place where memories are seasoned with love. Give Georgia in Home Services a call and create a warm and inviting kitchen.
Building new means building your lifestyle vision. Instead of walls separating dining and kitchen zones, open-plan concepts bring space for family time. Include elements like floor-to-ceiling windows that bring natural light inside and durable hardwood floors throughout offer flow and elegance. There are so many custom ideas that could become reality with new construction. Like building large bedroom closets, incorporating design elements such as laundry and trash shoots, mudrooms with doggie bathtubs, and built-in garage storage. Countless customization options, from modern floorplans to wall colors, textures, and feature fittings.
Building a brand-new home is enticing and exciting.
The cost of new construction varies depending on your site, your taste in finishings, and labor availability. Head designer and project manager, Riaan Garforth-Venter advises that "It is always a good consideration to budget a 20% contingency fee over and above the construction estimate. This will cover any upgrades you might want as you see the building unfold during construction".
Employing a qualified project manager to oversee your project is a good move, as he's likely to have formed good working partnerships with subcontractors and suppliers like framers, plumbers, and electricians.
CEO of Georgia In Home Services, Danny Diulus explains that "The project manager's scope of work includes employing, paying, and coordinating the labor, ordering materials, managing the quality of workmanship, and keeping all paperwork up to date".
Danny says that "In my experience, working hand-in-glove with an experienced project manager will alleviate many of the headaches along the construction journey. Communication is key to this relationship being successful, and ultimately making sure you are 100% happy with the result".
Remember, homeowners are generally busy with family and business commitments for the construction duration, and having a professional, licensed, and insured general contractor will simply bring you peace of mind.
Homes do age, styles go out of fashion and family needs change. Work with a contracting team who will make you fall in love with your home all over again. Georgia In Home Services covers the spectrum of remodeling projects, from basements to whole house renovation. Creating practical solutions with an eye for style is our aim.
Creative builder, Riaan Garforth-Venter says, "Function Dictates Inspiration!" Riaan wants us to "think-on what your family needs are before remodeling". He unpacks further, "clarify your thoughts with observations during your everyday home activities. For instance, do you need a mudroom near the front door, or a teen hang-out space, perhaps demolishing a kitchen island in favor of placing a bigger dining room table, or perhaps an open-plan kitchen would ease entertainment"?
This will assist with designing the additional space and prioritizing finances for the project. Behind every room, there should be a very good reason. Whilst honing your ideas, get in touch with your local zoning authority to check your county's building codes.
From planning a second story to adding a room above your garage, expanding bathrooms and kitchens, finishing basements, or enclosing a patio, your home remodeling inspiration can be endless.
Think about cost implications, for instance, if you were to build a room above the garage, there are some savings because of no need for a foundation, but you must have a vapor barrier to block car exhaust fumes and a new roof over the addition. Make sure to ask your licensed general contractor how the new roof line will connect to the rest of the house.
Georgia In Home Services Founder and CEO, Danny Diulus explains that "Remodeling your home can be fun and stress-free. Plan, get finance in order, and work with a licensed contractor you trust". Danny says that "Finishing your basement gives you more square footage but is also one of the best things you can do to add value to your property".
Remember to create enough light in the basement area. Sometimes basement lighting can be compromised by the height of the ceiling and the fact the ceiling is often a concrete slab. Consider engineered wood floors, light in color, that provide a warm, welcoming feeling. Engineered wood floors are tough, durable, and can be refinished when an update is needed.
Make work-from-home spaces a permanent fixture or a new, beautiful front door will genuinely transform the exterior of your home.
In a recent survey, 77% of homeowners who completed a remodel project felt a major sense of accomplishment, 74% of owners had a greater desire to be in their home, and 65% said they experienced increased joy while in their newly remodeled home!
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are about 358, 300 home-based fires per year. The emotional toll of living through a fire in your home can be debilitating for homeowners. Georgia In Home Services is here for you to lean on. The restoration process is a long one, but worth it to build back what was, and this time, even better.
Fortunately, some homeowners are lucky to be left with enough house to rebuild, like this South Atlanta home, which was severely burned, with the fire igniting in the garage, which was destroyed and then spreading into the living area.
Whether it is minor damage or all-consuming, fire is extremely traumatic. Georgia In Home services CEO Danny Diulus explains "An engineer must examine the remaining footings, slabs, and foundation systems in fire-destroyed buildings to make sure the home's structure is not compromised." Danny says that "one of the first things we do in the rebuilding process of burned homes, is to gut out everything, clean all the soot, vacuum and place big fans in various critical areas to clear the smell of smoke. Unfortunately, the smell will linger."
At this South Atlanta residence, we could retain about 30% of the original walls, and a couple of window frames, but the inside balances and rubbering of all the windows had to be repaired. Our build-back team was able to keep the sub-flooring, however, the entire roof had to be replaced.
Project Manager and Head Designer Riaan Garforth-Venter tells us that "the thousands of gallons of water used to extinguish the fire damages the home more. Plus, Georgia's extreme weather temperatures and humidity mean mold spores start growing within 24 hours."
Soot is corrosive and surfaces such as remaining ceiling boards or lintels, any floorboards, and structural framing must be hand cleaned with specific chemicals. During the fire plastics burn, vinyl burns, fabrics burn, and toxins are released from these burning materials, promoting fungal growth and potentially making you sick.
Demolition after a fire can be extremely dangerous. Riaan Garforth-Venter states categorically that "It is best to tackle the job like one would a new construction, namely building from the bottom upwards." Riaan explains that "we reframed the walls on the bottom floor and built back the second floor."
In this specific South Atlanta home, our biggest challenge was matching new brick with the saved exterior brick walls. Built in the 90's, the original brick color was no longer in production, yet the HOA was insistent that only the original color could be used.
We purchased a brick as close in shape, and color to the original and built the walls we need to close the home. Then, we hired a sub-contractor Brick Stainer. Like an artist, he meticulously, like an airbrushing process, sprayed the newly built walls to the match tones, shades, and color splatters of the original brick. The HOA and Homeowner are ecstatic with the result!
Make a splash in your bathroom by remodeling the style and finishings. Whether it is a small bijou bathroom or a sprawling spa space, collect your ideas and get an estimate from a qualified general contractor.
He will tell you what is realistic, or not.
Revamping your bathroom with a trusted certified contractor can be an awesome experience if that contractor is creative and up-to-date on ideas that can really amp up your special place for calm and indulgent beauty practices.
Beyond aesthetics, there are practical aspects to consider like costs. Educate yourself on prices covering fixtures and plumbing, countertops and cabinetry, electrical needs, plus hardware and labor.
Find a general contractor who has relationships with several suppliers, giving you the freedom to explore a variety of styles for fixtures and fittings. Georgia In Home Services Project Manager, Riaan Garforth-Venter says, "I enjoy assisting my homeowners with sourcing quality items that are affordable, so we can build spaces that they love."
Showers can become Steam Rooms, light fittings can be grand, not boring, and space can be created for options like tiny tables and chairs for conversation at the tub.
Bathroom tile options should be hardy, long-wearing, and timeless. Riaan's top pics are porcelain, glass, natural stone, cement, and, of course, subway tile. Riaan laughs, "this ceramic tile has become so popular, that it now has its very own category!"
Whether you desire symmetry in a bathroom, minimalism, or natural textures with statement lighting, you still need a contractor who really listens to your inner needs and thoughts.
Call Georgia In Home Services for your free estimate- and take your relaxation to the next level.
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