Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Bathroom Safety Tips: Grab Bars

Have grab bars evolved since 1990 when the Americans With Disabilities Act was enacted? Grab bars back then were very institutional looking and certainly not very attractive. Since then they have become an integral piece of the bath accessory lines and are actually quite attractive. As the aging in place movement has picked up momentum,Read More


Remodeling Your Kitchen? Don’t Forget the Sink!

What role does the sink play in a kitchen renovation? Selecting the proper sink is as important as selecting the right appliances. There are many different sink styles, sizes and finishes, and they all provide a different function. The client who uses their kitchen once a week to cook boxed macaroni will have different needsRead More


Kitchen Case Study: A View to a Thrill

Kitchen After

Client Requirements: These empty-nester clients had lived in the house for 20 years. She loves to cook and to can vegetables from her beautiful backyard garden. She wanted more space for storing canning goods and a center island. Yet her existing kitchen was too shallow to include an island. MOSAIC Group’s goal was to addRead More


Get to Know MOSAIC’s People – Scott Foerst

Scott Foerst is a remodeling consultant with metro Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group. What’s new and exciting about the remodeling industry? There are lots of new finish materials that are available, and with websites like Houzz.com, clients are able to better convey the look and styles they like. What’s the best advice you have received in yourRead More


Get to Know MOSAIC’s People – Rick Goldstein

Architect Rick Goldstein is a principal of Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers]. When and why did you choose this career? I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an architect. While in architecture school, we had a visiting professor who introduced us to design/build where we constructed a very elaborateRead More


Reed Discusses Atlanta Aging-in-Place

Jennifer Reed, CMKBD, a remodeling consultant with MOSAIC Group {Architects and Remodelers} in Atlanta, GA, recently earned the Certified Aging-in-Place designation from the National Association of Home Builders. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills that are essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodelingRead More


Atlanta Remodeling Advice From The Pros

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln Remodeling. You have dreamed about it, saved for it, and now you are raring to get started. But hold your horses for a minute. To ensure a smooth remodeling process and the desiredRead More


Remodeling? Communication Is Key!

Here are some guidelines (or call them suggestions) for both sides of the aisle when it comes to communicating effectively during the planning and executing phases of a remodeling project in Atlanta or elsewhere. Pay a lot of attention to how your Client (or Contractor) handles communication right at the beginning. Maya Angelou said this:Read More


Design Begins With Context

For some time now, most of us have been aware of, if not devoted to, the farm-to-table, locavore culture of certain restaurants. My wife is a manager at one such restaurant and came home one day with horrifying insight into how most shrimp catches are processed before they reach our tables and how her restaurantRead More


July Fourth: Four Interesting Facts

Many Americans associate July Fourth with parades, fireworks and cookouts. But did you know we might be celebrating on the wrong date? Independence Day should have been July 2, which is the day the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams even wrote that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of AmericanRead More