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.

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What to Ask Potential Remodeling Contractors

With the arrival of spring and summer soon approaching, the average Atlanta homeowner is probably already well into making their respective DIY lists for the things they’d like to get done around the house. While there are plenty of things that an eager weekend warrior can tackle successfully, there are also plenty of things around the house that might be best left to the professionals, especially remodeling and renovation projects. Depending on the size, scale, and complexity of the project, it’s generally best to seek out the expert help and experience of a professional home remodeling and renovation contractor to make sure that everything goes the way it’s supposed to. But before you hire a contractor to handle your remodel, there are a few questions you should make sure to ask before you decide which contractor to hire for the project. Do You Have a List of References? Before you decide on a contractor to do any work of any kind around your house, you should always ask them for a list of references that you can call on in order to ask about the contractor’s practices and performance. In addition, make sure to check various review websites for customer reviews and testimonials. Any trustworthy contractor would be more than happy to offer references and/or testimonials in order to make you feel more confident about hiring them to do the work. For an added touch, the right contractor will also have a gallery or portfolio of photos to showcase their work and craftsmanship. When Can I Expect the Project to be Finished? It’s only common sense to imagine that before undertaking anything of such magnitude and expense, it’s important to know when it’s slated to be finished. Also, it would be a wise point to ask your contractor not only for the projected end date on the project, but for certain points of progress, as well. These are all great things to ask beforehand in order to keep up on your contractor’s progress and performance. How Much Will This Cost? Without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of the project is how much it’s going to cost. Even though you may have already received a detailed estimate before work started, it’s still vital that you receive an itemized and detailed cost sheet to keep you abreast of all costs during the project to prevent any unforeseen expenses that may come up prior to the completion of the project. Make sure to compare each line of your initial estimate to the cost at the end of the project to check for any disparity between the two. Green Remodeling for the Win! The kind, experienced remodeling professionals at Green Remodeling are there for you every step of the way if you’re considering any remodeling or renovation project. From the early consulting stages, to planning, and all the way to the end, not only will we answer all your questions to your satisfaction, but we will also work with you with integrity to determine what your best next steps are with regard to your project. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation regarding a remodeling or renovation project, contact Atlanta’s best remodeling contractor, Laura Green, and the Green Team at Green Remodeling, the premier renovation experts for all your remodeling needs.

See Your Rustic-Chic Remodel Come to Life

When it comes to home renovation and remodeling projects, few things are as daunting for a homeowner as selecting a style for the new decor. While it’s easy to know that you want something new and refreshed, picking a style for the new environment may not always come as easily. Rustic-Chic One style trend that continues to draw the attention of many of today’s top designers and decorators is rustic-chic. Incorporating the use of worn and rustic elements with the presence of new and contemporary items in order to achieve a transitional feel that is both elegant and approachable, rustic-chic is a cohesive and effective style option for any room of the house. Rough-sawn wood elements such as wood beams for ceilings or sliding barn doors are wonderful rustic-chic elements that homeowners can incorporate into their renovation and remodeling plans. The combination of various natural materials such as stone, rock, and wood are great ways to showcase the earthy feel of a rustic-chic decor, both inside and outside. Emphasizing the natural feel of the space, natural light can even be used as a design element to highlight a rustic-chic decor, keeping the room bright, yet warm. Because its very essence is the use of something old or worn to create a new and relevant decor, rustic-chic can allow for easy transformation in some remodeling projects. But How Will it Look? Sure, you may have catalogs, swatches, idea books, and other such sources of rustic-chic inspiration, but when it comes to actually seeing how the new surroundings and its elements will look, you’re often left hoping for the best. At Green Remodeling, we’re proud to offer a unique “See It Before We Build It” approach to designing your new space. Using cutting edge 3D technology and state-of-the-art computer software, our Green Team design consultants can show you a 3D mock-up that actually puts you in the room and allows you to see it from any angle before even the first hammer is lifted! On Time, the First Time The Green Team’s 3D Design Services give homeowners a precise look at what the newly renovated space will look like once all the right colors, textures, lighting, and so much more are in place. Such accurate technology also helps to eliminate  potential mistakes and bad decisions that cause budget and timeline overruns. Because Green Remodeling is fully dedicated to customer satisfaction, we offer 3D design services to increase customer confidence in every project that comes our way. To find out more about our 3D design services and how we can help you with your interior or exterior home remodeling project, contact the Green Team today.

Creating an Enticing Entryway with Green Remodeling

Whenever anybody thinks of their home and the first impression it gives, most probably think about the front exterior of the home and the  “curb appeal” it holds for people looking at the house from the street or the driveway. But when you think more deeply about it, what about the impression the actual interior of the home gives off? First Things First Whether you call it a foyer or an entryway, it’s usually the first thing your guests see when they come inside, and how it looks to them makes all the difference in making a great first impression. Part welcoming center, part landing strip, your foyer serves many purposes and must serve them dutifully and beautifully. Here are just a few unique features you can incorporate into your entryway to set the stage for the rest of your house. Your Front Door When you think of your entryway and how to make it stand out, take a literal step backward and assess your front door first. Part of the entryway, your door makes a statement and preps your guests for what’s behind it. While you want something beautiful and impactful, you’ll also want something strong and secure. Raise the elegance factor and consider a door and sidelight combination for extra design flair. Consider a bold color for added contrast and curb appeal. Coat/Shoe Storage/Bench While more form than function, a coat/shoe closet is a convenient and effective use of entryway/foyer space that helps to keep the foyer looking tidy. In addition, for a more casual foyer that’s as stylish as it is functional, convert an existing closet into a discreet “mini-mudroom” complete with a shoe storage bench that not only offers a space where you can sit to take your shoes off, but hanging hooks for coats and bags when not in use. Proper Lighting It’s no secret that brightly-lit spaces are naturally welcoming, which makes the entryway the perfect space to go all out with your different lighting options. Whether you opt for the elegant charm of a chandelier or the modern, yet traditional, pendant light, you should make full use of your vertical space and add a hanging fixture that draws the eye upward, creating the illusion of a taller space. In addition, consider using space-saving, built-in fixtures such as wall sconces and even track lighting for a professional touch. One-Stop Contracting When it comes to a professional touch in home renovation and remodeling, nobody comes close to Green Remodeling. With a team of experienced designers and craftsmen specializing in every area of home improvement, Green Remodeling is the perfect one-stop shop for all your renovation needs, inside and outside your home. The perfect blend of skill and service, locally-owned and operated Green Remodeling has been a favorite of Atlanta-area homeowners for well over a decade — and for good reason. If you’re looking to spruce up your home, call the Green Team today to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our kind and helpful home improvement experts.    

See It Before You Build It with Green Remodeling

Whenever the time comes for you to begin looking around for a skilled professional home remodeling/renovation contractor to begin a dream project of yours, there’s a long list of questions and criteria you should address before you finally decide who it is you’re going to trust with what’s probably your most treasured and expensive asset — your home. In Living Color One factor that may not initially register as a “must-have,” but certainly registers as a “should-have” is finding a contractor who can offer the luxury of 3D computer modeling and design services. One of the most important stages of a home remodeling project occurs before even the first hammer is raised or the first slab of concrete poured; it’s the planning stage. Not only is it important for you to find a contractor that can envision and encourage your plan for the new space, but one that can combine your vision for the project with their resources and produce a successful plan and rendition of what the finished space will look like. Since remodeling a home requires so much planning, it’s important to have as accurate a depiction of the end product as possible. That’s where 3D design services come in. Sneak Peek At Green Remodeling, we take pride in the fact that our clients can “See It Before We Build It” using our state-of-the-art 3D design services. No matter if it’s as small as a tile layout, full-blown kitchen cabinet makeover, or sunroom addition with adjacent deck, our skilled design specialists can create bold, vivid 3D renderings that not only give you a more precise idea of what the space will look like with all the right colors, textures, lighting, and so much more, but help to eliminate the risk of potential mistakes and bad decisions that can adversely affect budget and timeline. Because Green Remodeling is fully dedicated to your satisfaction in all we do, we utilize 3D design services to increase your level of confidence and trust in the work we’re performing for you, which helps to build the rapport that’s essential to every successful client/contractor relationship. To find out how our 3D design services can be of service to you, no matter the scope or scale of the project, contact the Green Team today and let’s start laying the foundation on the living space of your dreams!

Green Remodeling for All Your Home Projects in 2019

Happy new year from Green Remodeling! Yes, it’s 2019 and January’s already in full swing, which means it’s prime time to plan ahead and start making a list of all the home improvement projects you’re looking to get done in this next year. With springtime just a little over 2 months away, it’s hard not to look past the current chill of winter and dream of getting back outside to enjoy the mild early-spring temps. In keeping with the current trend of incorporating outdoor living spaces to extend the indoor living space, perhaps it’s time to consider revamping a current outdoor area or maybe even creating a brand new one. Imagine a brand new outdoor area where you can have friends and family over for a delicious cookout, prepared in your outdoor kitchen, complete with grill and built-in undercounter refrigerator. Guests can choose to sit at either the bar or in the adjoining living area next to the built-in fireplace, where they can enjoy the late-afternoon sun under the light breeze of a ceiling fan. After the late-evening sun goes down, you and your guests can sit around the built-in fire pit for great conversation, refreshments, and of course, roasted marshmallows and s’mores. Sound like a plan? If so, what are you waiting for? The home remodeling and renovation experts at Green Remodeling will start by helping you to visualize and plan your outdoor space using their design services, complete with plans and renderings that allow you to see it before you build it! In addition, when you visit our design center and showroom, you can see and feel actual material samples to get a better idea of what your flooring, cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures, tile, hardware, and other materials will look like, further helping you to realize the space of your dreams. Once the planning stage is over, the Green Team kicks it into high gear with a fully licensed and insured crew that is fully dedicated to transforming your outdoor space into the comfortable haven where you can relax and unwind. With the skill and experience that comes from over a decade of successful remodeling and renovation projects in and around Atlanta, you can be confident that Green Remodeling offers a one-stop shop to cover every aspect of any home improvement project, giving you the peace of mind that you desire.   Ring in the new year by ringing us to discuss any home remodeling and renovation project you wish to tackle in 2019. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Researching to Find the Right Contractor

While the thought of taking on any home renovation or remodeling project seems like a huge, daunting one, the thought of doing it without the help and guidance of a reputable and trustworthy contractor makes it all seem that much more intimidating and stressful — maybe even impossible. One should never underestimate the many benefits of hiring the right contractor for their home renovation project. With all the countless contracting horror stories regarding incomplete jobs, budget overruns, and missed deadlines, it’s a potential minefield to wander into without the right contractor. So where can you begin to research your options? Ask Around A great way to start is by utilizing all available resources to get a good lead on reputable contractors in your area. One of the best and easiest ways is to simply ask your friends, family or trusted neighbors for recommendations. Perhaps someone within your circle of trust recently had similar work done or knows someone who did. Great contractors generally hold referrals in high regard because they understand the importance of word-of-mouth in their growth and success. Public Records First and foremost, a reputable contractor should be licensed to work in the state and/or municipality for which you’re inquiring. In addition, because each municipality offers a process with which to file complaints, records are kept and made available for public access to help you in your consideration. Make sure to check online with local disciplinary boards or even the Better Business Bureau regarding residential and general contractors to see if there is any history of complaints or litigation against the contractor. Internet Reviews While this should never be the sole source of your decision making, checking the contractor’s online reviews with various websites is another great way to peel back yet another layer of information on the contractor in question. In addition to the aforementioned Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Google, and Angie’s Listcan serve as additional sources of consumer experience with a particular contractor. While Angie’s List requires a subscription to access additional information, the price of a trial membership could be viewed as money well spent to find the right contractor for the job, saving you much money and hassle down the road. Ask for References Ask any prospective contractor for references from past clients to determine the level of satisfaction they received from working with the contractor. Did they adhere to timelines and budget? Did they communicate well throughout the entire process? Did the project live up to expectations? These and many other questions can be answered by asking the contractor for references from recent customers. A Contractor You Can Trust When you start looking for contractors, start by finding one with some stability and a track history for doing excellent work in the specialties you’re looking for. The professionals at Green Remodeling have been transforming spaces for over a decade now, with a long list of satisfied customers to show for it. Specializing in most every area in or out of the home, there’s no space too large or too small to transform into the visionyou have for it. Call Laura Green and the Green Team today for your FREE consultation!

A Game Plan for a Space That Scores Points

As the hot, lingering temps of summer have finally faded away, it’s that time of year where we always embrace a few things that are symbolic of the annual rite of passage that is the transition from summer to fall. As fallen leaves are raked into piles, scarves dug out of the closet, and pumpkin spice everything becomes widely available, most of us also love to turn our attention to football. Whether college or professional, it’s safe to say that few things help usher in the fall season like the football season does. The perfect time to gather with friends and family (usually over food), watching a football game from the warmth and comfort of your own home is truly a wonderful experience not to be missed, especially if you have the proper space. Belly Up to the Bar A dedicated space where you can easily host a football viewing party that allows you and your guests to spread out helps to make it even more inviting, too. And few things are as inviting to friends, family, and fellow fans as a bar area where you can serve up football, food, drinks, and good, old-fashioned hospitality. Whether you want a full replica of your favorite watering hole, complete with beer taps, stools, hi-top tables, appliances, and all the details to make your bar feel authentic, or you want an area where you can lounge and recline instead, with an adjacent wet bar and kitchenette, your plan is limited only by your imagination. Huddle Up with an Expert Regardless of your budget or your aspirations for your space, you’d be best served by contacting a remodeling and renovation contractorwho specializes in basement finishing and other such additions. The licensed professionals at Green Remodelinghave been doing it with excellence for a long timeand are more than qualified to help you with your vision for your bar, whether it’s in your basementor anywhere else in the house. Not only can they show you an accurate 3-D renderingof what the space will look like, but they also feature a team of experts that specialize in custom stonework, carpentry, and anything elseyour special vision requires. To learn more about how the Green Team can champion your home remodel or renovation project, contact Laura Green and her team of MVPs today!

Custom Built-Ins for Convenient Storage in Any Room

Now that school is back in full swing and your family has probably already gotten sucked into the seemingly never ending routine of homework, school activities, sports, and all the other things our kids take part in, you’ve probably noticed a increasing amount of the associated clutter that seems to be piling up all around the house. Whether it’s sports equipment, clothing, books, papers, files, etc., it all has the ability to get away from us before we know it, leaving us feeling disorganized and stressed. While all the activity is pretty common for this time of year, the clutter and lack of storage that comes with it doesn’t need to be. If you know that you’re in need of some extra storage space, but don’t quite know how or where to come by it, you might be a perfect candidate for custom built-in storage, handcrafted by a professional carpenter. Custom-Crafted Form & Function Use your walls and the full height from floor to ceiling to add built-in shelving and cabinets to any room of the house. Use open shelving wherever it is you’re storing items that you’d like to display, while closed cabinets can help keep the other stuff hidden and out of the way. If it’s sports equipment you’re trying to keep at bay, consider a built-in wall unit in the garage to keep unnecessary items like sports equipment from even making it into the house. Create a space for every specific item you need to store to increase the chances of it making its way back to the same spot. Not all built-ins need to start at the floor, either; if you’re pressed for the extra floor space in the garage (or any other room), feel free to add hanging cabinets to the walls to keep the stuff up and off the ground. The beautiful form and function of a custom-crafted built-infixture is an instant upgrade that’s perfect for any room of the house. Trust a Local Professional While “getting organized” and “reducing clutter” sound like huge, daunting tasks, you don’t need to be intimidated by the thought of it. It’s actually quite easy when you contact a local professional like the experts at Green Remodeling. With a team of master carpenters and craftsmen available to help you plan, design, build and finish your built-in fixture (or anything else you desire), you’ll have all the help you’ll need to tackle your most troublesome areas of the house. With over a decade of experience in the remodeling and renovation business, you can be sure that if it can be built, Green Remodeling has either already built itor is certainly up to the task of building it for you in order to create the living space of your dreams.