Decked Out

For the average American, a house is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. In addition, any improvements made to a home add to its value, enriching your investment and increasing your equity. Not all improvements are created equal, however. Some improvements are considered a better investment than others. Traditionally, kitchen renovations, roof, window or siding replacement are all improvements that tend to recoup more, on average, than other home improvements. Another one that does well in helping you recoup your investment at resale is the addition of a deck. Why a Deck? In addition to adding value to your home, adding a deck beautifies the exterior while providing a great functional space that adds great living space to your overall house. Given its importance and permanence, it’s vital that you get expert help in even the earliest stages of planning and preparation. That’s where Green Basements & Remodeling comes in. Green Basements & Remodeling has been making homeowners’ dreams come true for over a decade now and they’ll do the same for you with the addition of a new deck or any other home renovation project. Why Green? Green Basements & Remodeling takes a consultative approach to building you the outdoor deck of your dreams. In addition to the basics regarding size and location, they’ll ask you more in-depth questions about how you intend to use the space and what’s most important to you in terms of materials (wood or composite), styling, and additional features. Green Basements & Remodeling will also work with you on your project budget to ensure that you’re maximizing your investment while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Since one of the biggest factors homeowners must consider when building and installing a deck is the cost, the deck pros at Green Basements & Remodeling will consult with you on the four major cost-altering factors in deck construction – size, location, material, and design – to keep your project in time and on budget! Contact Green Basements & Remodeling today for the very best in professional consultation, design, craftsmanship, and world class service. They’ll work with you all along the way to help you make the deck of your dreams a reality.      

Increase Your Living Space by Going Outdoors

With just a few more weeks of winter officially on the calendar, it’s the perfect time to begin looking forward to the spring season and the warm temps that come with it. The blossoms, the warm air, and the late evening sunsets are just a few of the things we have access to once we step outside the house and into the great outdoors. It’s no secret that wise homeowners have jumped head first into the trend of moving outdoors to extend their indoor living space and it’s got no sign of stopping anytime soon. Whether you’re short on indoor space and adding on a deck or patio, renovating an existing outdoor space to give it a brand new purpose or boosting your curb appeal with a covered front porch, expanding your usable living space is a move that not only benefits your lifestyle, but your home’s value, as well. At Green Basements & Remodeling, we understand how important your home is to you and your family and how important it is to have a space that’s comfortable and inviting. In addition, we also understand how important it is to be able to trust someone who not only understand your needs, but has the expertise and experience to make your vision a reality – on time and within your budget. Outdoor Kitchens One idea that has really taken off is the outdoor kitchen. Not your standard built-in grill-and-that’s-all kind of outdoor kitchen, but a fully functional kitchen with all the amenities of a complete indoor kitchen (sometimes even more!). Complete with wood-fire, brick pizza ovens, wine coolers, refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, and much more, there’s so much more to an outdoor kitchen than ever before. Outdoor Entertainment Room A private outdoor entertainment retreat is completely within the realm of possibility, too. Complete with large flat-screen TVs, home theater-quality sound, electronic components, video games, wireless Internet access, wireless Bluetooth speakers, and so much more, it’s possible to create a state-of-the-art space where you and your family can kick back and enjoy your favorite movie, show or sporting event. Additional amenities include fireplaces, bars, ceiling fans, accent lighting, and whatever else your imagination can come up with. Fire Pit When it comes to entertaining, few things are as enjoyable as a fire pit. Available in gas or good, old-fashioned wood burning styles, fire pits are perfect for any gathering of family and friends. Not only is it a source of heat for those chilly nights, but it’s also perfect for huddling around during great conversation. Not to mention, who can refuse fresh homemade s’mores? Go Green! With over a decade of experience in contracting and building projects of all scales, budgets, and styles, Green Basements & Remodeling is the hometown contractor you can trust to design, build, and guarantee their work. With two showrooms in the Greater Metro Atlanta area, not only will you have the opportunity to discuss your project face-to-face with our licensed professionals, but you’ll also have the ability to see samples of countertops, cabinets, flooring, light fixtures, tile, hardware, and much more, allowing you to touch, feel, and compare your options, rather than having to make such decisions from a website or catalog. So contact Green Basements & Remodeling today to see how they can help you make the most of your current outdoor space (or any other space) with their world-class customer service, quality craftsmanship, and top-to-bottom contracting services.

Spring Preening: Repainting Your Home Exterior

Quick – when was the last time your home’s exterior was painted? Chances are, if you can’t recall, perhaps it’s been a little too long. Experts recommend that wood siding get a fresh coat every 3-7 years while stucco can go anywhere between 5-6 years between coats. If you’re doing the math and finding that your house exterior is due for repainting, here are a few reasons why there’s no time like the present to repaint your home. Spring Means Optimal Outdoor Conditions Just as the blooms come out in spring, it’s recommended that the paint, brushes, and rollers should, as well. Springtime – especially late spring – brings along with it the best outdoor conditions for painting your home’s exterior. First off, exterior latex paint provides the most protection and durability and is best applied when the temps are neither too hot or too cold. Secondly, spring tends to be a little drier, meaning that there’s less moisture, humidity, and precipitation, both enemies to a successful repainting job. Pre-empt Costly Future Repairs Repainting your home’s exterior welcomes in the unique opportunity to give the outside of your home a great and detailed close-up look that you don’t always get. Preparing the house for a repainting can uncover the smaller, sometimes overlooked, issues that require attention before a coat of new paint is applied. Issues such as wood rot around doors, windows, and chimneys and fastening loose shutters should be addressed prior to repainting. Provides a Protective Coating Without a proper coat of durable paint, your house is susceptible to the fierce climatic conditions without the necessary protection, leaving your house to essentially fend for itself when it simply cannot. The swing between hot and cold temps stresses paint, causing it to potentially crack and peel, therefore exposing the sensitive wood underneath, then allowing moisture in the form of rain, snow, ice, and frost to permeate, shortening the life of the wood dramatically, inviting mold and mildew in. Keep it covered with a fresh, thick coat of durable exterior latex paint that’s professionally applied. Boost Curb Appeal When people think about spring cleaning, thoughts often lead to the interior of the home. But just as necessary is the upkeep of the outside of the home. Curb appeal is essential when you want your house to look its very best. Without the time and financial expense of renovation, the easiest and cheapest thing you can do for your home’s curb appeal is to give it a fresh coat of paint. It instantly boosts curb appeal (and helps to increase home value) and its wonderful results should never be underestimated. Green Remodeling understands all too well the need for repainting the exterior of your home. Not only do they realize how important it is to the life and well-being of your house, but how important it is that it’s done in a professional manner under optimal conditions so as to give it the best look and protection possible. At Green Remodeling, we don’t cut corners and don’t take shortcuts. Our skilled painters have the experience and seemingly artistic ability to transform your home exterior from drab to fab. Contact Green Remodeling today for a free estimate and consultation before the hot, humid days of summer kick in.