Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

Your Remodeling Project: Planned or Crammed?

Here are five lessons we have learned over the years about planning and process when it comes to remodeling projects whether in metro Atlanta or elsewhere. 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-makingRead More


Remodeling Cuts Across Groups

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

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

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 information fromRead More


Water-Saving Tips: Bathroom

It is always important to think about water conservation, but especially as we enter into warmer temperatures in the Atlanta area. Here are some tips for saving water in the bathroom: 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,Read More


2016 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

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


Three Things to Consider When Adding a Pool

A pool or spa can give you a perfect spot in your backyard to exercise, play or entertain. Asking the right questions before you make that financial investment will help ensure years of worry-free enjoyment. Salt-water or chlorine? Salt-water pools are technically chlorine pools. The main difference is the way the sterilizing agent (chlorine) getsRead More


Protect Your Pet During Winter Months

Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines: Keep Pets Indoors The best prescription for winter’s woes is to keep your dog or cat inside with you. The happiest dogs are taken out frequently for walks and exercise but kept inside the rest of the time. Don’t leaveRead More


Q&A With Atlanta Remodeling Consultant Scott Foerst

Foerst is a remodeling consultant with MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] in Atlanta, Georgia. What are the top three home architectural styles you’ll find in metro Atlanta and/or the Southeast? Mostly Craftsman, Ranch and Colonial Style. Is there a reason(s) for their popularity? At first it was more the saturation of the marketplace that aidedRead More


Backyard Oasis for Active Atlanta Family

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] recently created this outdoor living retreat for a family of four in Atlanta. Objectives For this very active family, the location is terrific; the house is just fine; but the backyard … not so much. An old deck perched off the main floor and steps down to a limited grassyRead More