Atlantans Are Spending Big Money on Home Renovations

According to a report by Pro Tool Reviews, Atlanta secured the 10th position among U.S. cities for home-renovation expenditure. According to Atlanta Agent, the tool-review site analyzed home-renovation spending across the U.S. and determined that Atlantans spent $12.9 billion on home improvements over the last two years, just behind San Franciscans, with $13 billion. New York, Los Angeles and Dallas took the top three spots for renovation spending, with $37.6 billion, $20.2 billion and $15.4 billion, respectively. Across the country, remodelers spent more than $641 billion on home renovations in…

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Six Renovation Projects That Homeowners are Seeking That Pay Off for ROI

It’s common to consider sprucing up your home before putting it on the market. Yet, the range of renovation options is extensive. Some opt for simple upgrades like replacing kitchen appliances, while others dive into complete remodels with top-tier amenities. This prompts the question: which approach offers better returns? To shed light on this, we consulted a home renovation specialist to discern which enhancements genuinely enhance property value. Keep reading to explore popular home upgrades and how they stack up in terms of return on investment. According to MSN, The…

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AI in Home Renovation Enhances the Work of Remodelers

Within interior design, AI emerges as an indispensable partner in the creative journey. For instance, it can scrutinize a client’s online presence, like their Pinterest selections, to distill essential style inclinations. This data aids in crafting design ideas that resonate closely with the client’s preferences. Picture an interior designer collaborating with a client who adores Scandinavian design. AI can navigate through this inclination and propose a design blueprint showcasing simplistic furnishings, muted hues, and ample natural illumination, offering a robust foundation for the designer. According to Maket AI, virtual Reality…

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Lessons from an Award-Winning Remodeler and Designer

In 2008, Elliott Pike established ELM Construction LLC, a residential design and remodeling company in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Since then, ELM has experienced consistent profitable growth, largely due to Pike’s meticulous team-building efforts. Fostering a positive and collaborative work environment remains a top priority for him. According to the NAHB, at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Pike was named NAHB’s 2023 Remodeler of the Year. Pike reflects on winning the award, the keys to building an exceptional team, trends he’s watching in the remodeling industry and more…

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4 Amazing Basement Remodel Ideas

A basement can be the largest space in a home, but it often ends up as a storage area for forgotten toys and miscellaneous office supplies. It doesn’t have to be that way. The following transformations by four local interior designers demonstrate that a basement can be much more than an afterthought. According to Washingtonian, the designer, of Georgetown’s Regan Billingsley Interiors, worked with Pinehurst Design Build in North Bethesda, led by Tom Gilday. Despite the basement’s space challenges, a pool table was among the clients’ priorities. The husband, a…

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Trends To Watch for Remodeling Contractors

Remodeling contractors specialize in making substantial improvements, alterations, or additions to the interiors or exteriors of existing buildings. Unlike general contractors who oversee entire construction projects, remodeling contractors typically concentrate on specific areas or tasks, such as kitchens, bathrooms, room layout changes, home additions, or deck and patio construction. While they occasionally handle commercial real estate projects, the majority of their work is on owner-occupied residential properties. According to Washingtonian, although many industries experienced economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, some sectors thrived. For remodeling contractors, the unique dynamics of…

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Oakland Launches New ‘Rapid Permits’ for Instant Approvals

The City of Oakland has revamped its permitting process by introducing ten new “rapid permits” through the Online Permit Center. This initiative aims to simplify and accelerate permit issuance, granting applicants immediate approval once they complete the application and pay the required fee. According to California Construction, these additions complement existing lead-based paint (LPB) and solar permits. Re-Roofing permits and insulation certificates for insulation installation will also be added this quarter. Other additions will include roll out of a new Building Combination permit (B) for apartment unit remodels and minor…

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Home Remodeling Projects Provide Greatest Return on Investment Ever, Report Says

Home renovation activity may have slowed down from its pandemic-era peak, but homeowners continue to invest in their spaces, especially as the spring housing market heats up. According to CNBC, and when it comes to the return on investment, some projects now offer the highest return values in history — with a few home upgrades averaging returns of nearly 200% for the first time ever — according to the 2024 Cost vs. Value report from Zonda Media, a housing market research and analytics firm. Garage door replacements offered the highest…

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Home Renovations Continue at a Steady Pace, Reflecting High-Quality Investments in Homes

In recent years, homeowners have been investing more in renovations, as high interest rates and persistent inflation have driven up the costs of everything from flooring to refrigerators. The home improvement surge intensified early in the pandemic, with Americans enhancing their homes to better accommodate remote work and learning. However, this renovation frenzy now seems to be cooling down. According to the Associated Press, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest leading indicator of remodeling activity, or LIRA, suggests homeowner spending on renovations and repairs will fall to $449…

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Midtown Home Remodel Honors the Past While Embracing the Present

Entering this remodeled home on Rockford Road feels like embarking on a journey through time, where the past’s memories blend seamlessly with the modern tastes and needs of its current owners. The Rockford house was once the childhood home of one of its present owners. Even after he grew up and moved out, his parents continued to live there for a total of 50 years. According to Tulsa People, for the homeowners, Barnes was the obvious choice for an interior designer. She previously worked with the family on their old…

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