Renovation Coach: Deck & Balcony safety

By Jesse Morado Reading or seeing a story where many people are injured from a collapsing deck or balcony is never good news. Every year hundreds of people are fatally wounded or severely injured by collapsing decks. Improperly constructed or old decks can be at risk of collapsing when overloaded by people, furniture and other […]

Finding Home Away From Home

By Sydia Bell Finding an Atlanta native is harder than ever as the city continues to grow and evolve. With all these newcomers, moments of homesickness are not unnatural. Inquiring minds wanted to know exactly what people do when they find themselves missing the comforts of home. Is there a restaurant that reminds them of […]

Renovation Coach: Protect your home during renovation

By Jesse Morado Any remodeling project, no mater how large or small will create a mess. Demolition, cutting wood, drywall, painting, and flooring work all contribute to the dust and mess. Protecting existing finishes and areas outside of the work zone during a renovation is key to maintaining a reasonably clean home during a renovation. Installation of […]

HGTV casting ‘Design Wars’ in Atlanta

Want to get a stunning and stylish home makeover by a top interior designer, on TV? Do you have a room in desperate need of some style care and attention? HGTV is casting its new series, “Design Wars,” where three designers battle to create the homeowner’s dream space? Whether its sleek and ultra stylish, country […]

Decatur Old House Fair is March 19

On Saturday, March 19, the City of Decatur, in partnership with the DeKalb History Center, will hold the third annual Decatur Old House Fair. This day-long celebration features new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for owners of older homes. Homeowners attend how-to seminars and workshops on restoring old windows, historic landscapes, researching […]

Renovation Coach: 8 Simple Projects for 2011

By Jesse Morado Sprucing up the old homestead will get 2011 off to a good start. One way to make the home feel new again is by making some simple cosmetic improvements. These projects are usually quite easy to accomplish and more importantly, quite cost effective. Most of these updates can be accomplished over a […]