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!

Project: MOSAIC Group

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. Pay a lot of attention to how your Client (or Contractor) handles communication right at the beginning. Maya Angelou said this: “When someone shows youRead More

Design Begins With Context

Craftsman Style Home

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

Your Remodeling Project: Planned or Crammed?

Kitchen Project

Here are five lessons we have learned over the years about planning and process when it comes to remodeling projects. Size Doesn’t Matter: I can’t think of a project of ours, whether it’s $25,000 or $425,000, that isn’t better due to thoughtful planning, design, due diligence, material selections, budget-making and scheduling. In the words ofRead More

Remodeling Cuts Across Groups

Outdoor Porch

Interest in remodeling cuts across many demographics, but four subgroups are particularly likely to retain the services of a professional design and build company. First are the empty nesters whose children are attending college or now living on their own. Then there are households adding a family member. It might be a new baby, butRead More

Control Your Remodeling Budget

MOSAIC Group Project

One of the most important aspects to remodeling is knowing—and controlling—your budget. There are so many variables that go into determining the cost of a project. Here are a few things that will affect the cost of remodeling: Size and scope of your project Project cost will vary depending on the size of the roomRead More

Make a Statement With Your Deck

Home Page Deck

Think about form and function when you’re planning to construct a new deck. How will you use the space? Do you prefer real wood or an alternative decking material? This video from the North American Deck & Railing Association covers basic deck design possibilities. Check out the MOSAIC Group deck portfolio to view photos and informationRead More

Water-Saving Tips: Bathroom

MOSAIC Group  bath

Don’t run water continuously while washing your hands. Turn off the water while soaping up, and turn it on again to rinse. While shaving, fill the lavatory with a few inches of warm water for rinsing your razor. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush. Fill a glass with water for rinsing yourRead More

2016 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

White Kitchen

Kitchen design trends come and go, with some gaining widespread appeal and others with more limited popularity. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Atlanta. Fusion of styles: Atlanta is a melting pot and people often fuse styles in the kitchen because the users prefer different styles, such as traditional and modern. Others eschew aRead More