Posts Tagged: Remodeling

​5 Essential Things to Know When Buying New Windows

Are your windows ready for replacement? Perform these simple tests: Being careful to remove window treatments before you start, pass a lit candle around the perimeter of your windows on a windy day. If the flame flickers, it’s an indication of enough air infiltration to show window replacement will make a noticeable difference on utility…

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Good window designs “borrow space” from the outside

Have you ever given thought to what windows add to a home? As acclaimed home designer Marianne Cusato points out, spreading the windows around your home adds depth and dimension to each room because you gain both natural light throughout the day and views in all directions. If you’re shopping for windows, take 2-1/2 minutes…

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Tips for Hiring an Architect

Hiring an architect can help you get the results you dream of. If you’re considering a major home improvement project, especially one where load-bearing walls or exteriors walls will require significant changes, hiring an architect may be necessary. Good news! It’s a buyers market as the housing and building industries have slowed dued to the recession. Click…

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Before and After Photos of a Home Renovation Project with Therma-Tru

If you’re considering a home makeover, this project offers lots of great ideas of products, brands and ways to make the job easy. The owners of this 1980’s era home in Atlanta’s Cobb County wanted to leave behind the dated contemporary style for a beautiful Arts and Crafts theme. Front and back porches were added…

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Lead Based Paint – 4 Ways to Fight this Fearful Problem

For decades, Americans have known about the effects of lead based paints, but there was a collective perception that this danger just lurked in old urban apartment buildings. In truth lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978. The EPA’s stance on the…

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Home Color Schemes: Ask a Color Specialist

Choosing the rights colors for your home does not have to be a challenge. Here are some paint color ideas to get you on track.  Donna Frasca, owner of Decorating with Donna, is a color specialist – all she does is choose palettes for her customers. Check out her interesting blog, loaded with truly solid…

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From Spanish Style to Farm House Plans: Marvin Window’s Architect’s Challenge Winners

With home designs ranging from an ultra-contemporary mountain home in Oregon to a classic rural farmhouse in Maine, the winners in this year’s myMarvin Architect’s Challenge cover a wide variety of styles. The Architect’s Challenge is an annual contest held by Marvin Windows and Doors, and this year for the first time, the competition included an…

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Kitchen Remodel? Garden Design? Home Renovation?

Where do you turn for your home improvement project, whether you’re dreaming, planning, or full steam ahead? Here’s a round-up of resources with photos, ideas and the people to help make it all happen. Start in your own backyard with Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine  – a local Atlanta presence for nine years. You’ll find articles on everything…

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7 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

So much of a successful remodeling job takes place in the planning stage. Dealing with contractors and choosing materials can be easier if you do some research first. Here’s a list of 7 articles written by industry experts from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). 4 Key Remodeling Trends for 2011 Renovation Advice from…

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Pretty Porches: Atlanta’s Inman Park lives the veranda life

Porches and verandas invite impromptu visitors and help homeowners tune-out the hectic so they can focus on friends and family. Inman Park has preserved and embellished this way of life for decades. Atlanta Magazine profiled some porches and the homeowners who redefine the idea of “neighborhood” with this charming architectural element turned lifestyle. Read more ……

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