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.
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.
For the sixth time, John Rogers Renovations (JRR) has won a Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) award from The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). CotY awards are given to remodelers who show innovation and superiority in design, and the prestigious honor is only presented only once per year. This year’s winning entry by JRR was the Modern Opulence Kitchen Remodel in East Cobb.
Dunwoody, Georgia – If you have ever hired a contractor, you know the process is not a simple one. There are countless websites that promise to help you, but are really just paid listing sites for businesses. Narrowing down your results from search engines, and even getting referrals from friends can be a challenge. Even when you have found one, or a few, you think might be right for your project, you are left with the unscientific task of figuring out which ones will say what they do, and do what they say.
Plenty of incredibly intelligent and successful people have botched this process. Being too trusting, too busy, too understanding, too in demand or too hopeful…all otherwise respectable attributes, can become reasons that good people end up with bad contractors. John Rogers Renovations (JRR) has been called in on several remodeling projects to salvage, or completely redo, what another company has devastated. One of these that particularly stands out in the mind of JRR owner, John Rogers, is the home of Dr. Henry Cohen.
When you think about how much you plan to spend renovating your home, do you think of it as an investment or an expenditure? A nice dinner out is an expenditure, a new car is an expenditure. These items bring intrinsic value of pleasure and enjoyment but nearly zero return. Now contrast those expenditures with the investment of remodeling. There are intrinsic and extrinsic returns that renovating your home brings. Besides the satisfaction (improved function, improved aesthetic, improved quality) there are values that can be quantified.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage “good fences make good neighbors”. It’s a tried and true expression that, when you reflect upon it, has a lot to do with setting expectations and setting boundaries. While John Rogers Renovations might not build fences per se, they do a great deal of expectation setting with their clients. One of the first and most important guidelines they establish upfront is their Communication Policy. Because, well, let’s face it…when a company’s communication is poor it often means other things are lacking as well.
One of the many wonderful things about what we do is that every project and every client is unique. Each new renovation presents its own rewards and challenges, and each client deserves the right team of professionals suited for their remodel. We know that we are not the right fit for every renovation. To ensure […]
For many of us, our homes are one of our biggest investments, as well as the place we trust to keep our families safe. Contemplating making a change and remodeling your home can be an intimidating process; from finding the right professional to work with to ensuring you get exactly what you want. After almost two decades as remodeling professionals, we’ve heard many different renovation fears.
This beautiful kitchen remodel was recently completed by John Rogers Renovations. Thanks to the hospitality of the owners and with the wonders of technology, a unique glimpse of the JRRI process may be viewed through this time lapse kitchen remodel video.
How do you know if sourcing separate architectural and construction firms, or hiring a single design / build firm is right for you and your Atlanta area renovation project?
At first glance, it seems both options have the potential to deliver precisely what you want — the home of your dreams, completed on schedule, at a price you agreed to. But dig a little deeper into the processes associated with each choice and you’ll see the options couldn’t be more different.