The Ultimate Outdoor Living with a GA Room

It’s hard to believe July has already come and gone, but there’s still time to make the most of your outdoor space in 2020 and for years to come.

Outdoor living projects are one of the most popular types of remodels at Atlanta Design & Build. We’ve only seen that demand increase the last several months as area homeowners social distance and spend more time at home with their families.

With our beautiful weather, outdoor projects are a great way to expand your living space and make your home more enjoyable throughout the year. But we also know there are times when a deck or screened porch may not be the right answer. Instead, one of our Georgia Room sunrooms can be the best solution. They’re the perfect combination of outdoor and indoor living. A Georgia Room offers access to the yard, but also protects from pollen, insects, excessive heat, humidity and inclement weather. It is a year-round best of both worlds!

Combining a Georgia Room with a deck or patio can further enhance your enjoyment. (In case you missed it, here’s a great example of how a Georgia Room transformed a client’s life.)

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Enjoy time at home with a new outdoor space

With most homeowners spending more time at home the last several months due to the coronavirus and social distancing, we’re seeing increased demands for a range of outdoor projects. Folks are slowing down, focusing more on their families and finding new opportunities to improve their homes.

(We looked at some of those trends last month.)
Exploring Outdoor Living Options – Part 1  

We’re blessed to have great weather here in the Atlanta area for most of the year – perfect for enjoying a deck, patio or other outdoor space. But we also know those summer days can get a little hot and humid, so an enclosed space like one of our “GA Rooms” makes a lot of sense for many homeowners.

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Outdoor Living Options Part 2: Screened Porch & Deck

Earlier this month, we started our exploration of outdoor living options by taking a look at some of the trends in decks, patios, and porches. (Read Exploring Outdoor Living Options – Part 1)

Today, we continue discussing Outdoor Living Options of decks and screened porches by sharing a client’s story.  This award-winning project in Canton started because the homeowners wanted to replace their existing deck with a new outdoor living space that would take advantage of the beautiful views. To meet those needs, Atlanta Design & Build created an elegant yet rustic outdoor space, protected from bugs, and a new deck for an eating area.   

One of the challenges to the project was we have very large windows that overlook a beautiful wooded area,” says homeowner V Lanier. “I did not want a screened-in porch to invade on my view from the living room … it was really important to us that we keep a very open feel to the back of the house.”

Atlanta Design & Build accomplished that goal by using large screen panels that let in the fresh air while also keeping the view unblocked. We even screened the peak of the roof to allow heat to escape during the summer.

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Exploring Outdoor Living Options – Part 1

Summer plans may have changed as we all deal with the new reality of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the season.

The Atlanta area is a great place to enjoy the outdoors for several months during the year. Investing in your outdoor space is one of the best ways to improve the value of your home and enhance the usability of your yard.

Over our next several blog posts, we’ll be looking at ways you can improve your outdoor space. We’re also going to share the stories of Atlanta Design & Build customers that have seen a significant difference in their lives with new outdoor living projects.

The most important part of the decision is finding a solution that works for you and your family. An experienced remodeler like Atlanta Design & Build can walk you through the process and make sure that you get a deck, patio, sunroom or other outdoor space that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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Saluting our HomeStyle Heroes

Atlanta Design & Build is proud to salute the heroes that are on the front lines dealing with COVID-19. The pandemic significantly affects each of these “HomeStyle Heroes” in their daily work.  To each one, nominated by members of the Atlanta Design & Build family, our team and our clients, we applaud your efforts and say “Thank You”. 

Healthcare Workers

Brent Guthrie, RN
Emergency room registered nurse, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Brent has been working on the Front Line in a “MASH” unit style tent that has been set up in the hospital parking lot to receive people with COVID-19-like symptoms and perform testing.

Marisa Haney, RN (left) and Avery Smith, RN (right)
Both registered nurses at the Family Birth Center, Floyd Medical Center, Rome, GA

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9 Tips for Choosing the Right Remodeler

This remodel won the 2020 NARI National Contractor of the Year Award for Residential Bath $75,001 to $100,000

Every May, the construction industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month, so what better time to consider your next remodeling project? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, improve your bathroom or add on to your home, Atlanta Design & Build is ready to help!

Now more than ever, it’s important to choose a professional, trusted remodeler. Here are 9 tips for making sure you pick the right remodeling partner.

1. History – While longevity is not a guarantee of quality, remodeling firms don’t stay in business by doing poor work or failing to deliver quality service. Atlanta Design & Build has been serving the Atlanta area for nearly 25 years. President Dale Contant has more than 45 years of experience in the construction industry and the rest of our team can boast decades of knowledge.

2. Stay local – Whenever the economy gets challenging or a natural disaster hits, you’re likely to find out-of-town contractors and fly-by-night “handyman” companies flooding the market. A local contractor is going to be aware of local building codes and also be more likely to worry about performing quality work.

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