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Great Work In-Progress!

June 24th, 2015 | Posted by Tim in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Great Work In-Progress!)
Great Facelift!

Great Facelift!

Work in progress: facelift to add detail, dimension and scale (landscape too!)

Insulating Your Attic Rafters

May 31st, 2012 | Posted by Tim in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Insulating Your Attic Rafters)

As we get into the heat of the Atlanta summer many customers are asking about insulating their attic roof. Based on the research that I have seen, I believe it is a great idea, especially if you have an A/C unit in the attic. Your unit will work under less strain and the leaks will condition the space. I the attic roof line is insulated, you must condition the space below to keep the roof from cooking. The cool below will extend the life of the roof. We recommend foaming between the rafters for the best insulating protection.

Making Lemonade – Wine Racks To Cover A Column

February 5th, 2012 | Posted by Tim in Kitchen Features | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Making Lemonade – Wine Racks To Cover A Column)

Lemonade from A Lemon

All projects have obstacles, it’s how you handle them!

We recently remodeled a kitchen that included removing a wall and installing a header recessed in the ceiling. We tried very hard to recess the jack studs (supports) as far as we could but they still protruded into the room about six inches. They were coming out exactly where the cabinets were and interfered with the backsplash.

Our customer was apprehensive about this but I told them it would be alright. I told them ‘I will think of something, and, it will be better than if we did not have the problem at all. After a little thought, I remembered back when I first met with them in the evening as they were having a glass of wine. Immediately, came up with an idea and drew it up on in our 3D software. I fired it off to them and and received an immediate positive response.

We built the wine bottle racks and wine glass holders as an afterthought. But, they are now such a key part of the design that we couldn’t imagine the kitchen without them. They are the customer’s the favorite part of the kitchen and show them off regularly.

So remember, remodeling will always have its challenges. Don’t panic, take a moment of pause and make it even better. We always say, ‘Time to make some lemonade!’