After a project is finished, and move in-date is scheduled, sometimes our homeowners like to live in their space before they finalize their decorating and let their remodeled areas breathe, so to speak. Often, they are gracious to let us back in, well after the project is completed, to let us photograph their spaces — living, breathing, and come to life — their vision made into REALITY.
Go ahead and grab your coffee — let’s have a chat! This great little nook designed by Benjamin Andrew Construction is just one little corner of a project we recently had photographed. Can’t wait to show you the REST of the house soon!
Custom banquette seating and cafe table — a BAC special. Not too far from the kitchen, but tucked away so you’re not in the thick of the morning bustle. Could also be a great homework spot after school! What would you use this little nook for?
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Hurricane Florence, although downgraded from the projected category five, hit North Carolina coast and slowly ground it’s way inland, dumping 8 trillion gallons of rain. Those in its path had to decide: to evacuate or stay. Those sheltering in place were battered by wind and rain, those who evacuated, although in a place of safety, were left to wonder about the damage to their homes and livelihoods. How soon would they be able to return?
Master suites have evolved over the decades, mostly in size -- with master bedrooms increasing in square footage, closets tripling in size, and shower systems becoming more and more luxurious. When your suite is stuck somewhere in the middle -- generous bedroom and sunroom off the bedroom, but insufficient master closet space and no water closet -- a remodel is just the ticket.
It is not often that in the suburban sprawl of Atlanta you find a house that seems unique. Each style or fad that passed through the city left its mark, from the Arts and Crafts bungalows from the early 20th century, to the low slung houses from the 60's and 70's to the split-level craze of the 90's. This house, however, defies stereotyping.
Our owners, Ben & Stephanie, recently finished their custom new home in Cumming, GA, and if you followed their journey, you'll know they started with inspiration in the form of the beautiful stone cottage in Transylvania County, NC. They even had the opportunity to tour the interior of the home, thanks to the gracious homeowners. One of the interior features that Ben knew he wanted to bring to their Cumming, GA home was the three piece stone fireplace.
Long term projects like new homes have their pacing -- certain parts of the project appear to go quickly, certain parts seem to take longer. External forces like permits, inspections, and the weather can each have their own role in slowing or speeding a job up. As the end of a project draws to a close, time seems to hit fast forward. There's never enough time, seemingly, but so much is being accomplished each day!
The essence of farmhouse design is more than just artsy throw pillows and or rustic signs with painted farm animals hung on the walls. A true farmhouse design is much more focused on connections -- connecting the true heart of the home, the kitchen, more intimately with the living areas, and making it not just beautiful, but highly functional and comfortable.
Work on the interiors is steadily transforming the Kray house into a modern home with an outstanding view. The kitchen, dining room, and living room are getting a completely new look and new layout. The wall separating the dining room and kitchen was demolished, and the two rooms will switch spots in the floor plan. The window which used to be in the old dining room was removed to provide more wall space for cabinets, but more light is brought into the new great room with a large picture window and 10' sliding glass door from Pella onto their wraparound deck facing the golf course.
Tucked away in wooded golf-course lot, a 1980's home boasted gorgeous views, but an exterior and interior that needed more than a facelift. Our whole home remodeling team, working alongside architect Steven T. Giampetro, moved, removed and added walls on the first floor as part of a redesign of the master bath, office, kitchen, and living room. The upstairs and basement are both getting updated, with the upstairs bath being completely remade for plumbing stubs up to tile!
Building a home is both a science and an art. It requires faith and hard work. No wonder the process is frequently used as a metaphor for life, and sometimes we use life as a metaphor for building a home. "The making of a house is a strange blend of dreams and mundane work, of heaven and earth" is the way that Paul Goldberger, the architectural critic for the New York Times described it. The dreams, the inspiration and the exacting, careful, back-breaking labor come together in such a tangible way.
Though NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) meets regularly to educate members, its main purpose is to help consumers get the most reliable, knowledgeable, and dependable remodelers for their projects. But sometimes... there are also tasty treats! Check out the Jenn-Air chefs preparing a few snacks at our recent gathering at Ferguson's. Salmon, anyone?
Check out how amazing this park swing and pavilion turned out! If you want to swing by, the address is 4012 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta.
Nothing says fall like heading to the local park, iced pumpkin spice latte in hand, shorts & fall themed tank top on, sunscreen for the children, right? It's the south, ya'll! The weather may not be ready to change yet, but we've got a great little park for you to try out -- Little Nancy Creek Park in Atlanta.
When embarking upon any project, remodel or design & build, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions to be made. The list of decisions marches through the homeowner's mind. What kind of windows should I choose? What kind of handles do I want on this sink? What kind of shutter dogs should I choose? How about the style of siding?