A year of staying home has caused us all to drastically rethink the concepts and tangible details of our homes. In 2020 we relied on our homes for work, school, exercise, refuge, and rejuvenation, causing us to analyze more closely how we use these spaces and to consider how we could maximize their potential. Layout: Rethinking the open plan Multiple family members attempting simultaneous video meetings in a single space caused many homeowners to become frustrated with their open living areas in 2020. While this layout isn’t going anywhere, sliding doors or partitions are being added to many homes to offer privacy when necessary. Work-from-home spaces Remote work and schooling became commonplace in 2020 and will likely continue in the future. Realizing that makeshift workspaces are not feasible (and often not comfortable) for the long term, homeowners are looking for ways to integrate dedicated working spaces into different areas inside and outside of their homes. From home offices and work nooks to backyard cottages and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), homeowners are investing in dedicated work spaces in order to maximize productivity and concentration. Bathroom As Personal Oasis With stress levels skyrocketing and traveling vacations cancelled, homeowners are seeking privacy and solace in their bathrooms. From smaller upgrades like aromatherapy shower heads and bathtub fillers to larger upgrades like soaking tubs and expanded showers, homeowners are investing in relaxing bathroom features. Focus on Sanitation Hand washing was a top priority in 2020, and touchless faucet sales skyrocketed. In addition to these faucets, hands-free interactions were incorporated into other areas of the home to decrease the spread of germs such as sensor and motion controlled lighting. Let Green Help You Choose the Right Sink for Your Bathroom Our homes have become more important than ever over the last year. Maximize the spaces where you and your family are spending time in 2021. Call (678) 736-6335, contact us through our online form, or visit our new 10,000 square foot showroom and design center to collaborate with a member of our design staff today. Our showroom is a one-stop shopping experience for all your home needs, including a wide selection of cabinets, countertops, tile, LVT, hardwoods, carpet, plumbing fixtures, and lighting. Concerned About COVID-19? Green Basements & Remodeling takes the health and well being of our customers and employees very seriously. Read our COVID-19 Announcement here.
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.
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!
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.