Your Green Home: Integrate Eco-Friendly Trends into Your Remodeling Project

Integrating green trends into your home remodeling project isn’t just better for the planet, it’s also better for your health and long-term finances. By incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly building and design trends, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, improve its comfort, breathe healthier indoor air, and lower your overall maintenance costs.

VOC-Free Flooring and Paint

Carpets and synthetic (especially vinyl which is built from plastic) floor coverings may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which discharge into the air of your home. Wood and stone flooring do not release VOCs and are easier to clean and maintain, making them well suited for homes with pets or allergy sufferers. Reclaimed wood floors are a very popular option. Recycled tile is also a great choice for areas of your home in need of a stronger surface, like bathrooms and kitchens. VOCs are also transported through wall paint. Look for “low-odor,” “low-VOC,” or water-based paints.

Correct Lighting

Choose energy-efficient windows and doors to maximize your home’s natural light during the day and add a low voltage lighting system with fluorescent bulbs for nighttime use. Fluorescent bulbs convert a majority of their energy into light compared to incandescent bulbs, which drain energy quickly.

Water-Saving Toilets

Most older toilets waste as much as 6 gallons of water per flush, but there’s a much better alternative. Water-saving options such as low-flow or dual-flush toilets can significantly contribute to reducing a household’s water consumption. Incorporating these toilets into a remodel is an easy and immediate way to save water and money.

Organic Textiles and Upholstery

The fire-retardants in many upholstery cloths, rugs, curtains, and carpeting contain formaldehyde, memory foam, dioxin, and brominated fire retardants. These additives can off-gas into the air causing lung and eye irritation. Consider organic cotton, wools, or silks when possible.

Green Knows About Green!

Green living can be incorporated into any remodeling project, but it’s important to partner with the best team. When you choose Green Basements and Remodeling, you are partnering with a general contractor and all-inclusive remodeling company. We are continually focused on successful outcomes for every client and project and we are always knowledgeable about industry trends and product technology advancements. Make your home a healthier place to live. Request an estimate or call us at 678-445-5533 to get started on your project today.  

How to Avoid Remodeling Regrets

From smaller updates to full home renovations, remodeling projects can quickly turn from fun and exciting to stressful and disappointing. At Green Basements and Remodeling we’ve seen it all and heard it all when it comes to remodeling. Here are a few tips and suggestions to help you avoid having any regrets about your project.

Have a Detailed Budget—with a Buffer

Lack of a detailed budget often turns into overspending or running out of money. Your budget dictates the renovation, making proper budgeting from the outset essential. Your budget should also include a 10% – 20% buffer for unexpected costs because they do arise, even with the most detailed budgets and design plans.

Have a Detailed Design Plan

Be diligent about your research and planning before any work gets underway. Spend time working on dream boards, using digital visualizers, and cutting pictures out of magazines to create a solid list of priorities and a detailed design plan. Collect fabrics, colors, styles, and specific materials you want emulate or duplicate and take time to learn the proper terminology for products, materials, and styles so that you can accurately communicate your wishes to your contractors. Lack of a detailed design plan at the outset of your remodel often leads to doubts or changes mid-renovation, which cost time and money.

Choose the Best Contractor—Not the Cheapest

After researching and receiving bids from your selected contractors, don’t instantly chose the “cheapest” option. You may think their lower bid price will save you money and keep your overall renovation cost down, but you will be faced with added costs if you have to fix mistakes or redo poor workmanship. Instead of focusing on the bid price alone, analyze exactly what their quote covers. Also, do your background research to be sure the contractor you choose has professional recommendations and evidence of prior quality work.

Understand DIY Doesn’t Always Save Money

Do-it-yourself projects are tempting for many remodelers. You see someone do it on TV and think you can save yourself some money. Unfortunately, the results often turn out less than stellar and the project always takes much longer than if done by a pro. Worst of all, if your DIY project is done out of order, you may have to rip everything out and start over again.

Why Green

As a general contractor and all-inclusive remodeling company, Green Basements and Remodeling is experienced with every aspect of a design/build and every type of remodeling. When you work with us you will have a dedicated Project Manager and Designer to assist you through every phase of your project, ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently. Let’s get started on your remodeling project. Call us at (678) 736-6335, contact us through our online form, or visit our showroom today.

Make Your Basement Remodeling Dreams Come True

Are you dreaming of remodeling your basement and increasing your entertaining, storage, and living space? Don’t pick up a hammer to start the project yourself or start calling dozens of individual subcontractors! Save yourself from costly mistakes by partnering with the full service team at Green Basements and Remodeling. We are knowledgable and experienced with every step of a basement remodel from assessing any existing water damage or structural issues; to the installation of proper insulation materials (flame-retardant, mold- and acoustic-resistant); to creating a cohesive, functional, and visually appealing overall aesthetic. 

Advantages of Working with an All-Inclusive Remodeler

Separately hiring designers, contractors, sub-contractors, architects, and engineers in a classic design-bid-build method can lead to lots of problems including conflicting recommendations, delays, miscommunications, and mistakes. Working with a design/build, all-inclusive remodeler, like Green Basements and Remodeling, eliminates that chaos because all of your design, planning, and construction needs are handled by a single firm. In addition to a single source of accountability, our design/build process also offers these benefits: 

  • Close communication: Potential problems are more quickly solved and there is no miscommunication between trades regarding developing design and construction details.
  • Faster project completion: A design/build project can be completed in a shorter amount of time than a design-bid-build project due to reduced bid time, a streamlined schedule, and the ability to uncover and fix potential design and construction problems early.
  • Quality control: There is no ambiguity in material and construction specifications with the design build method since the designer, engineer, and builder are from the same firm and focused on protecting the clients interest.
  • Budget management: Project costs are clearly defined and controlled by the design/build firm. After arriving at the final project price, the client can rest assured their project budget will be managed.

Why Choose Green Remodeling

Partner with Green Basements and Remodeling to make your remodeled basement dreams a reality. Visit our online basement photo gallery then come visit us at our new 3500 square foot showroom where you can view samples of flooring, cabinets, countertops, light fixtures, tile, hardware and other materials that we can combine to complete your project. We are a fully licensed and insured contracting company with decades of experience and we will make sure your project is completed smoothly, efficiently, and 100% to your satisfaction. If you are considering transforming your basement into an extension of your home, call Green Basements and Remodeling at (678) 445-5533, visit us, or request a free estimate today.

Green Remodeling: Our Customer Reviews Say it All

If you’re a homeowner and you’ve ever considered the prospect of working with a contractor to renovate your house, it’s not too inconceivable that you’ve heard a horror story or two regarding someone else’s project that either went too long, way past budget, or every other direction except the way it was supposed to go. While some unforeseen issues may pop up that can’t always be avoided, there is still one great and valuable resource that you can always use to try and avoid as much headache as possible…

Customer reviews.

Simply put, customer reviews are not only one of the easiest ways to look up a particular company, but one of the most effective, because you’re getting direct feedback from the customer, in their own words. Customer reviews give you a great starting point when it comes to trying to decide who to hire for your home renovation project. Not only do they offer a snapshot on how credible and reputable a contractor is, but they can also tell you something about the quality of their craftsmanship, punctuality, and overall performance.

At Green Remodeling, not only do we pride ourselves on being Atlanta’s one-stop, locally-owned and operated remodeling and renovation expert for over a decade running, but we have a long list of satisfied client reviews to show for it. Even though we specialize in basementskitchens, and bathroomsGreen Remodeling can help you with nearly any aspect of redoing your residential or commercial location. 

For more information on our process and what sets us apart from the rest, click to contact one of our helpful design experts or visit our new design center/showroom in person and see just what all our great customer reviews are about!

We look forward to helping you create a luxurious space that’s as unique as you!

Successful Practices for Sustainable/“Green” Remodeling

Sustainable, or “green”, remodeling strives to minimize a home’s impact on the environment and conserve natural resources through intentional material and design choices. In addition to reducing your environmental impact, sustainable remodeling choices can make your home more efficient, improve the quality of its indoor air, and lower your energy bills.

Prioritizing Organic, Domestic, and Sustainable Materials

Careful consideration should be applied to material choices in sustainable remodeling, with a focus on organic (natural, non-toxic), domestic (local, hyperlocal) and sustainable (repurposed, easily recycled) materials, like wood, cork, steel, and bamboo. Internationally sourced building materials are often more affordable, but their air, sea, and ground transport creates harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming. Locally sourced building materials carry a smaller carbon footprint and also supporting local economies.

Reclaim, Repurpose, Reuse

From refinishing kitchen cabinets to incorporating recycled stone into your project, reclaiming, repurposing, and reusing materials will improve the efficiency of your renovation by reducing your project’s waste and helping your budget. Finding new life for any existing product eliminates the manufacturing and transportation emissions from producing something new, creates less landfill destined waste, and reduces your renovation’s carbon footprint.

Intentional Deconstruction

There is a bit of a thrill in “demo day” but it is important to intentionally deconstruct your project space rather than totally demolish it. By taking time to decide what can be repurposed or refurbished, you can give many materials a second chance rather than throwing them out as waste. You can then either use these salvaged items into your renovation or sell/donate them to a local material resource center.

Green Remodeling 

By choosing eco-friendly designs and making sustainable remodeling decisions, Green Basements and Remodeling proves that green living can be incorporated into any remodeling project. As a general contractor and all-inclusive remodeling company, Green Basements and Remodeling can provide you with an in-home consultation and your own personal designer assigned specifically to your job. We have expanded to offer our clients even more at our new 15,000 square ft showroom at 575 Commerce Park Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30060. When you choose Green Basements and Remodeling, you are partnering with a company that is knowledgeable about industry trends and product technology advancements and continually focused on successful outcomes for every client and project. Request an estimate or call us at 678-445-5533 to get started on your project today.  

Green Remodeling: Making Your Dreams a Reality

When it comes to remodeling and renovating your home, nothing is more important than finding a licensed professional contractorthat you can trust every step of the way. Nothing compares to the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing that you can trust your lifetime’s most expensive investment to someone who will not only take great care of it as their own, but walk alongside you in helping you to plan, design, and create your dream living space.

We Take it Personally

More than just a set of blueprints and building materials, we at Atlanta’s very own Green Remodeling, know that your home represents everything about you and what’s important to you and your family. We know that the key to an outstanding home remodeling and renovation project begins with a personal connection to you, the homeowner. Our design experts first seek to understand how it is that you use your home and what you want out of it. To help with that, we’ll even go so far as to help you visualize your new space with our state-of-the-art design services, including 3D plans and renderings that allow you to see it before you build it. In addition, our showroom allows you an even more immersive selection process, giving you the opportunity to see, touch, and feel all the materials that will help to create an exceptional space that is every bit as unique as you are.

Skill & Experience

After the planning and design stage, Laura and her team of renovation experts put their decades of skilled craftsmanship and experience into making your dream living space a reality. No matter if it’s your basementbathroomkitchen, or any other part of your house or even your business, Green Remodeling specializes in expert remodeling and renovation that not only beautifies your space and enhances the way you live in it, but helps to increase its value and your investment in it.

Get Started with Green Remodeling

Whether you’re needing help with renovating a half-bath or wondering how and where to start on a full demo and remodel, Green Remodeling is your local, one-stop contractor whom you can trust with the most personal and cherished investments you’ll ever make. Visit or call one of our convenient Atlanta-area locations in Roswell or Woodstock to ask about a FREE, no-obligation estimate today. 

We look forward to helping you make your house a home!

Finish That Basement!

With summer squarely in the rearview mirror now, it’s just about the right time of year to start looking ahead to the… holidays! Can you believe it already? Just as it always seems that time is simply flying by, it also seems that living space is always scarce around the holidays. Whether it’s the extra room to entertain and socialize with friends and family when they visit, or a place for them to stay while they’re in town, a finished basement adds so much form and function to a house — and now is a good time to get started, even if it’s not done by the holidays, fall is still a great time to get it done in time for next year. 

A Blank Canvas

If you’re one of the homeowners fortunate enough to even have a basement the benefit is huge, and for good reason. Not only can you carve out a great living space where friends and family can gather for socializing, movie nights, and much more, but you essentially have a blank canvas that you can design however you’d like in order to include all the features that are important to you. Whether it’s a mini-kitchen, wet bar, game room, home theater, extra bedrooms, bathrooms, extra storage space or anything else, the possibilities are truly endless.

Increased Home Value

Finishing or renovating a basement space not only helps when you want the extra space, but it also helps to add value to your home in case you ever decide to sell it. Homes in the Atlanta area with a finished basement are highly desirable to prospective buyers, which helps you to increase the return on your investment.

Fall is One of the Best Times

As you can probably imagine, outdoor construction projects tend to slow down for contractors, leaving them eager for projects during the fall and winter months. Not only might this allow some contractors to offer price breaks and other such offers, but construction materials and other things necessary for the project may also be less expensive, as well.

Green Basements & Remodeling

While there are many different ways to maximize your basement space, there is really only one way to begin such a project; that’s with the expert help that can only come from a licensed contractor. Green Basements & Remodeling specializes in basement finishing and remodeling, and so much more. With a complete in-house design center featuring state-of-the-art 3D renderings that allow you to see your space before construction even begins, the experts on the Green Team can walk you through the entire process from start to finish to ensure that your basement project is uniquely crafted to suit you and your family.

Call for a FREE estimate today!

Full Steam Ahead with an In-Home Spa Experience

If you’re like any other homeowner, there’s no doubt that you’re probably always looking for ways to improve your home to enhance not only its value and your equity in it (should you ever decide to sell it), but also to enhance the way you use it and live in it. One great way to add enhance your lifestyle with a relatively inexpensive renovation is with a custom steam shower installation for your master bathroom.

Luxurious and Convenient

Imagine coming home after the longest, most-trying day ever. You’re worn out, achy, and beyond stressed. Never mind the fact that you just might be feeling a little cold coming on, too. If you had a steam shower in your house, you could escape for a quick 20-minute session that leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and maybe even breathing (and thinking) a little more clearly. While health experts have long sung the praises of steam and its therapeutic benefits, nothing quite compares to the ease and luxury of having your very own personal spa-like experience to enjoy at home whenever you’d like. 

It’s In the Details

While an ordinary shower stall can be converted into a steam room/shower for a relatively small investment that will surely pay off in the long run, there are also all-in-one steam stall kits that can be installed in a permanent and dedicated area. Basically, a small generator fills with a couple gallons of water once you activate the power via digital controls. An electric element in the generator then heats up and boils the water just before the steam is sent via pipe into the stall through a disperser or steam head. For the ultimate in spa-like living, make sure to add the little details that make a huge difference, too. Features like seating, interactive LED lighting, sound systems, aromatherapy scents, and towel warmers add a wonderful touch to an already incredible experience. 

Go with a Pro

If this all sounds like an installation that’s beyond a simple DIY project, you’re pretty much right. The pros at Green Remodeling have been making Atlanta-area homeowners’ dreams come true for well over a decade now. A one-stop general contractor that can handle everything your project requires, the team at Green Remodeling can help you plan, design, and build your dream basement, bathroomkitchen, or even commercial space. 

If you’d like more information about installing a professional steam shower or getting any other remodeling project around your house or place of business off the ground, contact Green Remodelingtoday to request a FREE, no-obligation consultation and estimate with a Green Team expert.

The Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

 With the hot Georgia summer starting to wind down, you can be sure that it won’t be long before the brisk chill of fall and winter blow in to Atlanta, causing every homeowner to shiver — both literally and figuratively — at the increased energy cost of heating their home. 

The battle to keep a home comfortable and properly heated, however, is more than just forcing warm air into a space. The key is actually how to maintain ambient warmth, which in turn helps to avoid the need to heat more air unnecessarily, which wastes money and resources.

What is Radiant Floor Heating?

One great way to maintain a room’s ambient warmth is by using radiant floor heating. Basically, radiant floor heating is a heating system that’s hidden under the floor that conducts heat through the floor’s surface — either via electric wires or hot water tubes — rather than through the air, like a traditional forced-air heating system. Of course, because a radiant floor heating system requires installation under the floor, it’s a wonderful addition to a renovation or remodeling project that includes new flooring. 

The Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

Not only does a radiant floor heating system give you the wonderful benefit of warm, heated floors that will surely feel oh-so good under your bare tootsies on a chilly winter morning, but because heat rises up all the way from the floor, it also helps to keep the room warmer, more evenly, and more effectively. In addition, because it heats a room more evenly, that means that it requires a lower temperature to do so, which results in not only less energy used, but a lower heating cost, overall. 

Your One-Stop Contractor

For a comprehensive look at all the benefits a radiant floor heating system offers, make sure to consult with a local, licensed contractor with a track record of experience and integrity that you can trust when it comes to what is ultimately your largest lifetime investment — your home. 

With an extensive list of satisfied clients in and around the Atlanta area, Green Remodelinghas made a name specializing in nearly every aspect of home renovation and remodeling for well over a decade. Whether it’s a basementkitchen,bathroom, or even your commercialproperty, contacta member of the Green Team for a FREE estimateon your next home renovation project.

Sunrooms: Let the Sunshine In

When it comes to great home additions and renovation projects for Georgia homeowners, many potential remodeling projects may come to mind, but few are as unique and cost-effective as a sunroom. Generally built onto the rear or side of the house, a sunroom is a glassed-in addition that allows ample sunlight into the room via multiple large window panels that surround the room. The open, airy feeling that a sunroom offers makes for a great place to entertain, relax, and expand your living space. While there are a few different types of sunrooms (three-season, four-season, screen rooms, solariums, etc.), Atlanta’s extreme range of seasonal temperatures might require the comfort and convenience that comes with a climate-controlled, fully-enclosed four-season sunroom that can be enjoyed year-round.   Lots of Benefits Not only will a sunroom add unique functionality to your home, but a sunroom also adds value to your home without breaking the bank, which helps to increase the return on your investment and thus, the equity in the home — something every homeowner should be looking to do. Whether a sunroom is built over an existing concrete patio slab foundation, a new slab, or you’re converting a covered porch or patio, it’s a cost-effective addition that’s not only relatively easy for a licensed professional to build, but takes less time than other similar projects.   Plenty of Options When you work with a trusted licensed home remodeling and renovation contractor, not only will they walk you through the basic options regarding frame and roof options, but they can also discuss unique features that will help to customize your sunroom for the ultimate in luxury, comfort, and convenience. Would you like to add glass roof panels or skylights for additional light? Would you like rolling window panels and screen panels that allow you to open the room for a cool, calm spring breeze? Would you like double-pane windows for maximum energy efficiency? A professional contractorcan explain all the features available to you and the benefits of each in order to help you build the space of your dreams.   Green Remodeling for the Win The best way to decide on what your next steps should be when considering a home addition or renovation project is to find a local, licensed contractorwith a reputablefollowingand the knowledge and expertise that can only come from yearsof tried-and-true experiencein the business. No matter what your future home remodeling plans might entail, callthe experts at Green Remodelingfor all the help you need on a variety of projectsin and around your home.