Barn of Many Purposes

The second stage of a MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] renovation project included the design/build of a detached structure that created an extended family gathering place reminiscent of the homeowner’s childhood family cabin. The new structure was soon tagged as “The Barn.” But it is a beautiful “Barn of Many Purposes.” Read more at thisRead More


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


How to Survive a Kitchen Renovation

To survive a kitchen renovation, you need to do your homework prior to the start of construction. Try to make all your selections and purchases as soon as you can so you don’t have to worry about them after construction begins. Things will always come up, but if you have already made a majority ofRead More


Attics Can Add Livable Space

What’s in your attic? Boxes of long-forgotten “treasures”? Your air conditioning and heating system? Attic spaces offer many creative possibilities for adding living space within the confines of your existing home. Before you invest time and money in a renovation, understand that this is emphatically not a do-it-yourself project. You will need the services ofRead More


Check References When Remodeling

To protect yourself when remodeling, always check the contractor’s references. This is an essential stage of qualifying the right person for your project.    Here are just a few questions to ask previous customers: Could they communicate well with the remodeler? Were they pleased with the quality of work? (This is a tough question, however,Read More


What is Design/Build Construction?

Design-build construction is a method of project delivery that can save project owners time and money by having one entity, such as a general contractor, handle all the design and construction aspects of the work. This is an alternative to the design-bid-build process in which the work is divided among two or more companies withRead More