Have you ever wondered how your doctor decides which doctor she will go to? Or who cuts your hair stylist’s hair? Professionals have exclusive insider views of their own industries, and the knowledge and experience to know how to select the best amongst their peers. I recently had the opportunity to talk to John Rogers Renovations owner, John Rogers, about what he would look for if he was hiring a remodeler to work on his own home.
Just one look at the before and after pictures of this Woodstock bathroom remodel and you can see the family in this home always had a rustic, farmhouse style. However their old bathroom did nothing to express their personal tastes! Carpet and large furniture in the bathroom were replaced by textured gray herringbone tile and custom Oak cabinets – not to mention the show-stopping new brick wall! The new luxury farmhouse style with refined flourishes speaks volumes of this family’s personal style. Read more
If you’re a fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, or of Joanna Gaines’ decorating style, you’ve likely heard of shiplap. Shiplap is wooden boards that are fit together by halving the boards, so that each overlaps the one below. Before shiplap became a rustic decorating go-to feature it was used as method to seal up the exterior of barns and other outbuildings. It required very little maintenance and could withstand cold and freezing temperatures.
For all of us who grew up marveling at the fictional future world of The Jetsons, today’s smart home innovations are nothing short of amazing. When that show first aired in 1962, could we have imagined that fifty years later we would be controlling the temperature of our homes with our voice? Or that our refrigerator would be ordering our groceries for the week? With widespread use of smartphones and tablets, we are living in the most connected time ever. Use of this technology in the home is growing; whether it’s to assist with everyday tasks, enhance security or optimize our home’s function, a smart home is top on the list for many homeowners looking to remodel.
2017 marks the 30th year that Remodeling Magazine has compiled regional data and published the Cost Versus Value report specific to the Atlanta area. Remodeling states that their goal is to “give customers an unbiased, third-party report on how much it really costs for a professional to do a typical remodeling project, as well as how much a real estate pro believes that project will increase a home’s value if it’s sold within a year of when the work was completed.”
Around in Atlanta, we are lucky enough to have a temperate climate where we can utilize our outdoor spaces for the majority of the year. Outdoor kitchens and grilling spaces have been a popular home improvement project for nearly a decade. A great way to enjoy the suburban outdoors, many homeowners found that an outdoor space with no protection had a more limited use than they wanted. Frequent summer pop-up thunderstorms and pesky southern bugs can often put a damper on the party outside.
The solution to this problem are two types of projects that John Rogers Renovations has been designing and building for our clients in vastly increasing frequency: custom sunrooms and screened porches. Protected living spaces like these that blur the line between outdoor and indoor living are extremely popular because our clients love that feeling of being outdoors and connected to nature, minus inconveniences like cold winds, mosquitoes and glaring sun. Read more
Great remodeling design and construction means superior fit and finish, not simply problem solving. This sounds like an oxymoron when you consider that remodeling, in its purpose, solves a problem – whether functional or aesthetic – that a homeowner has with their residence. However whether the problem is precisely or carelessly solved creates the divide between mediocre contractors and great ones.
John Rogers Renovations (JRR,) and our gracious clients, have agreed to participate in the 2016 Atlanta Tour of Remodeled Homes put on by The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI.) In it’s seventh year, this years tour takes place on Saturday, October 22nd. The Remodeled Homes tour provides an exclusive opportunity for Atlanta area residents to see the work of the city’s top remodeling firms first hand.
There are so many tips and tricks for cleaning out your closet, organizing your closet, making over your closet…but what if your current closet design just doesn’t work? Just like remodeling the rest of your home, getting a closet that suits your specific needs is all about using the space you have and building more space when you need it! Only a design/build remodeling firm like John Rogers Renovations has the expertise to truly customize a space. Read more