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Deep storage tips and tricks for your attic, shed and more p. 59 New! Our Expert Panel Q&A Designers talking trends p. 20

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contents

Photos courtesy of (left to right) Overstock.com; IKEA; Peter Friis, Ceo Aromatec Inc, photography by Aromatec, Inc.

35 Home Ideas Under $1,000

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Photos courtesy of clockwise (from top left) The Container Store; Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2014, photography by IKEA Communications AB; Atlanta Design Build; Keiffer J. Phillips - Patricia L. Brown, Inc.

Easy, affordable, fun ways update your home.

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Deep Thoughts Deep storage tips and tricks for your attic, shed and more

PLUS: 25 Annual NARI Directory 25

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features

Your directory of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Certified Remodelers, showrooms and suppliers. Featuring the 2014 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award winning projects

ON THE COVER: This beautiful terrace-level renovation created a fun entertainment space for both adults and kids. With a roomy sectional and a “floating” dividing wall that doubles as a flat screen TV theater, the clever design of this comfortable room allows it to function as six spaces in one. By Handcrafted Homes, Inc. HandcraftedHomes-inc.com. Photo courtesy of Gregg Willett Photography. GreggWillett.com AtlantaHomeImprovement.com

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Small energy leaks can really add up. Do you know how much energy your home is wasting? The average home has enough air leaks to create an opening over 3 feet wide. So schedule a Whole House Energy Assessment, performed by a certified BPI contractor, to find out where your home is losing energy. Complete a BPI assessment and you’ll get up to a $225 rebate. And if you make the recommended energy improvements, you could get up to $2,350 in rebates. Learn more at georgiapower.com/wholehouse or call 1-877-310-5607. Š 2015 Georgia Power. All rights reserved. Certain restrictions apply. Must be a Georgia Power customer. Valid through December 2015. Rebate eligibility varies based on improvements made and energy reduction achieved. Rebate request must be submitted with receipt within 60 days of purchase or installation of qualifying improvements. Full details available online.

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contents A Better Way to Enjoy Outdoor Living

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First, there are four basic types of material available to choose from, including: • Vinyl – a material that does not age well • Galvanized – is steel with a zinc coating that can rust from the edges • Galvalume – is steel with aluminum and zinc coating, but it could still rust from the edges over time • Aluminum – offers the best option to avoid rust and provide superior corrosion resistance

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ADDITIONALLY, TO HAVE YOUR SYSTEM LAST FOR YEARS TO COME, IT IS IMPORTANT TO:

• Use compatible fasteners to avoid galvanic action (or rust) • Have no obstructions which could cause water damming and buildup of trash • Have the ability to remove a single panel to access areas to maintain the system properly

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17 Home Front

Top trends, advice and events

Designers talking trends

22 Editor’s Picks

Fun Smyrna/Vinings shopping

71 Resource Finder

Find help with your home improvement projects

76 Editorial Resources

Contacts for this issue’s resources

78 New! DIY Blogger Pick of the Month Local bloggers, great projects

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Design and Renovation

founder’sletter Renew for the New Year In the spirit of the New Year, “new” is all around. But sometimes, even things that aren’t new can be changed, updated, spruced up… “renewed”! And that renewal doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are thousands of Atlantans who showcase their style at home every

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Keep your shower glass looking clean with no soap scum or mineral deposits with

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In this Issue 4 Things You’ll Learn This Month

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Are glass tiles still in for 2015? p. 20 What should you never, ever store in the attic? p. 61

Charles G. Crisp, President and Bella Lizasuain, General Manager

How much does it cost to hire a professional organizer? p. 69 How to transform your shower into aromatherapy spa treatment. p. 69

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homefront Expert Tips, News and Happenings from Atlanta’s Home Improvement Community The 18th Annual North Atlanta Home Show is Almost Here!

A Breath of Fresh Floral Air

After months of cold weather and gray skies, what could be better than a room full of fresh flowers? How about a skilled instructor teaching you how to arrange those flowers into beautiful arrangements? This primary class runs from January 13 to January Mark your calendars now, homeowners. Because from Friday,

February

6 to Sunday, February 8, over 150 home improvement experts will be gathered under one roof (The Gwinnett Center roof, to be exact). Come see the latest in everything from appliances to waterproofing and get great one-on-one advice from industry pros. See AtlantaHomeShow.com for more information, or see their ad on p. 77.

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intensive 34-hour session that builds on the basics. Exposure to all archetypal

styles will expand your floral knowledge, and enable you to create the designs you’ve always coveted. See HallsAtlanta.com for more details.

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homefront Chimney Myth or Fact?

It’s National “Cut Your Energy Costs Day”

Maybe it’s because they have been around since mankind started building shelters, but it seems as though there are

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more energy saving direction. This can include replacing windows, maintaining your furnace, swapping out old light bulbs for

(Source: ConsumerReports.org)

more energy efficient ones and even just taking shorter showers! (Source: EnergyEfficiency.org)

One Smart Veggie You know those vegetables you find in the back of the crisper? The ones that aren’t 100 percent fresh…but not fully gross yet? Don’t throw them out! Instead, bag them up and toss them in the freezer. They’ll come in handy later when you need chopped vegetables for homemade stock! (Source: Maiditco.com) Editorial Resources begin on page 76.

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CRAIG DUNCAN C. W. Duncan Designs Dear God, please let 2014 be the end of glass tiles. They are over, people! This is also true for the ubiquitous band of accent tile running through tubs and showers across America. Keep it simple! I hope gray will continue to be the new brown in 2015. Gray seems to be growing in popularity.  I love it!  I’m not suggesting people get rid of the brown they’ve been using. Try combining grays and browns.  Fashion designers have been doing it beautifully for years.  I think it’s very elegant. Wallpaper is huge! I’m booking wallpaper hangers months in advance now, so I’d say it’s back and better than ever.  Note: I’m not referring to grandma florals and boring stripes. Today, it’s all about natural woven papers, Grasscloth and unusual textures are plentiful.  I also love any wallpaper with a natural craft paper background (brown bag) with a crisp white graphic printed on it.

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What we see happening intown is a huge resurgence of renovations of historic homes in the older Atlanta neighborhoods. The younger generation is moving intown en mass. The unique challenge is to preserve the original structure and intent with the main focus on updating bathrooms and kitchens to today’s standards. Suppliers of vintage fixtures, reclaimed lumber and craftspeople who can do the fine work of incorporating original trim and framing with the needs of today’s inhabitants are having a field day and are in high demand. Fresh ideas and a reverence to the original structure are creating a new design aesthetic in Atlanta.  We are also seeing some of these trends influencing new construction both inside and outside of the perimeter as people shy away from the cookie cutter “formula” way of living.  New homes are sporting mid-century and craftsman influences. 

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KERRY HOWARD KHM Interiors

One thing that’s on its way out is reclaimed wood furniture. When big box stores begin to knock off reclaimed pieces it’s only a matter of time until that race has been run! Dark stained floors are also on their way out. Espresso, dark walnut and ebony finishes have been a popular trend for several years, so say goodbye to dark colors and hello to lighter natural floors. Brushed Brass is coming in. Brushed Brass has been around the last several years but 2015 will really be the Year of Brushed Brass. It’s especially making its debut in lighting and tabletop accessories. I love seeing the mixture of family heirlooms mixed with modern furniture trending. This creates Scandanavian interiors or “Transitional” interiors. There seems to be more thought about filling your home with collected pieces rather than just buying something to fill a void in your home.

SHAWN ALSHUT

ARLENE DEAN

Studio A2, LLC

Arlene Dean Quality Homes

My predictions for 2015: Color & Materials: Smokey shades of gray, soft neutrals, rich leather, marine tones, vibrant jewel and natural tones, even pastels. Metals mixing bronze, copper, steel, and gold with stainless steel and chrome. Nature: Authentic finishes in rustic wood, stone, glass, organic shapes and patterns, indoor / outdoor furnishings, greenery, woven materials and soft, matte finishes. Craft: New Appreciation for handmade, “authentic” items. Lighting, furniture, accessories, all customized for the individual project. Mix It Up: Antiques, recycled items, traditional ethnic colors, patterns and textures, with contemporary design. Remember, trends are cyclical. Your home design is about you. In the words of Coco Chanel, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

I see modern home design evolving from the white box contemporary seen as cold and uninviting - to the “soft modern.” This style affords the same spacious floor plan but with gentler lines, more organic materials and warmer palettes.

Photo courtesy of (left to right) Craig Duncan, photography by Benvil Photography; Barbara English; Kerry Howard; Studio A2, LLC, photography by Andrea Taylor Studio; Arlene Dean

Design trends

What’s in – and what’s out – for 2015? Our panel of expert designers chime in…

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Great local shopping abounds in this historic area off I-285 that feels less like suburb and more like a charming small town. We encourage you to visit these stores in person.

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cute stuff at Love Street,

the spacious shop called

three sprawling floors

and bright blue paint job.

busy South Atlanta Road!

it spills out onto the

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of fashion, accessories

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NARI Greater Atlanta Remodeling Directory 2015

The 2015 NARI Atlanta Board of Directors PRESIDENT Tom Dwyer, CR, Harbour Towne Construction 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Larry Hazenfield, PMC Building Materials 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Paul Castell, Dove Studio TREASURER Lisa Connor, Builder Specialties SECRETARY Wallace Clark, CR, GCP, Wallace H. Clark, Inc. CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD/PAST PRESIDENT Brad Cruickshank, CR, Cruickshank Remodeling BOARD MEMBERS Bill Beisel, Traditions in Tile and Stone Nanette Freiman, Legal Shield Mark Galey, M Remodeling, Inc. Jim Lewis, Ferguson Jeff Lovejoy, Action Coach Jason McNeely, Hansgrohe Hans Schuon, Schuon Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Jeff Werho, J. Werho Construction Company Jennifer Prins, Atlanta Home Improvement magazine NARI ATLANTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jesse Morado ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Photo courtesy of The Headshot Guy, photography by Laurence Devall Stephanie Dodunski

Contact NARI Atlanta:

(770) 559-9440 admin@nariatlanta.org www.nariatlanta.org

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Ferguson represents the finest bath, kitchen, and lighting brands in the world. With reliability that’s always in style, Ferguson keeps your projects and your success right on track. Our product experts can show you the possibilities for your next remodeling project, so you can take pride in your work on every level. FERGUSON.COM Alpharetta (770)442-1800

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Use these 7 questions to evaluate every remodeling contractor before your choose. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Do you provide a 5-Year Warranty? (5 times longer than most) Have you been in business in Atlanta for at least 30 years? Does each job have a dedicated supervisor? Do you offer 3D computer design to help visualize projects? Is the owner a NARI Certified Remodeler (CR)? Do you provide a written fixed price bid for all projects? How many awards have you won for your projects?

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Content s 28 The NARI Board of Directors

33 A Message from the Leadership of NARI Atlanta

33 Top Ten Reasons to Hire a NARI Atlanta Contractor

For A Home You Are Proud Of Remodeling Atlanta Homes Since 1980 Cruickshank Remodeling’s qualified on-staff designers and carpenters work with you from initial project concept to move-in celebration. Cruickshank Remodeling is your single source of responsibility for remodeling excellence, relying on AIA contracts, clear documentation, firm price estimates, and MS Project developed construction schedules resulting in “No Surprises” construction.

34 CotY Award Winners

42 NARI Membership (alphabetical listing)

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Custom Solutions for Unique Homeowners

Service/Supply Members (by category)

Design | Remodeling | General Repairs | Winner of Over 60 Awards Superior Attention to Detail | Built for Your Needs and Desires

Call us now at 404.235.0988 or email us at info@cruickshankremodeling.com 1079 Alco Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30324 www.CruickshankRemodeling.com

On the cover: Photos courtesy of (left to right):

Keiffer J. Phillips - Patricia L. Brown, Inc.; Sub-Zero Group Southeast, Inc. and Construction Ahead, Inc.

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A Message from Tom Dwyer President of NARI Atlanta 2015 Congratulations! You are holding in your hands a directory of companies owned and staffed by some of the most professional men and women in the remodeling industry. NARI Atlanta is the local branch of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. It is the oldest trade association dedicated strictly to the remodeling industry. NARI’s Core Purpose is to “advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.” Why choose a NARI contractor? Because we have all heard a horror story or two about a remodeling project gone bad. NARI screens its members prior to admission and has a strict Code of Ethics, including an independent review board to investigate homeowner complaints. NARI also promotes education of its contractors, associate members and the general public in how to qualify as a professional contractor – as well as how to hire a professional contractor. (See NARIAtlanta.org for some great information.) NARI Atlanta has also begun an initiative to team up with the Work Force Development Project. This project is based in Warner Robins, Georgia, and will become a training facility that will enable returning veterans to enter the remodeling industry. Finally, this year we have opened an office and hired our own staff. We strive to better coordinate all our efforts towards the goals of the association and to better serve our members and the general public. NariAtlanta.org

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NARI members adhere to a Standards of Practice which advocates for consumers/homeowners. NARI is the voice of the remodeling industry. All members must agree to sound business practices and must adhere to the NARI Code of Ethics.

NARI Greater Atlanta Remodeling Directory 2015

2015 President of NARI Atlanta, Tom Dwyer

10 Reasons To Hire A NARI Atlanta Contractor

NARI members are committed to experience, education and ethics. NARI offers certification for Certified Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. Certified Remodelers must have at least five years of experience, complete a 12-week (CR) course and pass an 8-hour exam. NARI members are known to display a high level of proficiency and knowledge in their fields. NARI members give back to the community through outreach projects. NARI members participate in the “CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards” to exhibit quality projects. NARI members are professional, open, progressive and membercentric.

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The Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are given each year by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of

NARI ATLANTA CotY AWARD WINNERS 2014

the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Members who have demonstrated outstanding A

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THE CotY AWARD WINNERS ARE:

Residential Kitchen Over $150,000 BEFORE

Cruickshank Remodeling

Residential Kitchen $100,001 to $150,000 BEFORE

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Weidmann & Associates

BEFORE

Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000

Construction Ahead, Inc.

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Residential Kitchen 30,000 to $60,000 Atlanta Design Build

Residential Bath $50,001 to $75,000

Weidmann & Associates

Residential Bath $75,001 to $100,000 BEFORE

Keiffer J. Phillips Patricia L. Brown, Inc.

Residential Bath Over $100,000 Mosaic Group

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NARI ATLANTA CotY AWARD WINNERS 2014

Residential Interior $75,000 to $150,000 BEFORE

Keiffer J. Phillips Patricia L. Brown, Inc.

Residential Interior Element Under $30,000 Small Carpenters at Large

BEFORE

Entire House Under $250,000 Small Carpenters at Large

BEFORE

BEFORE

Residential Historical RenovationRestoration under $250,000 SK Collaborative

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Residential Exterior Under $100,000

Boyce Design and Contracting BEFORE

Residential Exterior Element Boyce Design and Contracting

BEFORE

Residential Exterior $100,000 to $200,000 BEFORE

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Decks & More Inc.

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NARI ATLANTA CotY AWARD WINNERS 2014

BEFORE

Residential Exterior Over $200,000 Boyce Design and Contracting

Residential Addition $100,000 to $250,000 Keiffer J. Phillips Patricia L. Brown, Inc.

BEFORE

BEFORE

Basement Over $100,000 Handcrafted Homes, Inc.

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS: Universal Design Project Attention to Detail

Green Remodeling Project SK Collaborative

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A More Responsive Faucet and Sophisticated Tub Filler

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Within our PDI showroom, we repeatedly receive similar questions from customers regarding the ToucH2O faucet. “How does it operate?” “How do I control the temperature?” “Is the faucet easy to install?” and “What kind of batteries does this ToucH20 technology require?” The answer to each of these questions is really quite simple. Operation: While you may choose to operate this device like any other standard faucet, it is equipped to perform just as well with a touch of your hand or forearm. (Note: If faucet is left on after walking away, it will shut off within 60 seconds). Temperature: With a handle controlled temperature that can operate manually or in “touch” mode, water temperature settings can remain the same from previous use. Installation: Similar to any other pull-down kitchen faucet, each free-standing installation connects to wires operational through a AA battery pack. The estimated battery life is 11 months. While ToucH2O technology has become more popular within the residential home, one of the main benefits is the prevention of cross contamination. Delta’s smart touch technology is thoughtfully designed for responsive control whether you touch the spout or handle. This impressive smart touch technology can even recognize the difference between a touch and a grab. Interview by PDI Showroom Consultant Kelsee Van Nus We are also thrilled for the unveiling of the Delta Trinsic freestanding tub filler, which is inspired by the sleek elegance of modern European design. This filler provides style and functionality at a great price, also on display at PDI in Lawrenceville for clients to witness in person. This article is brought to you by PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showrooms Atlanta | Alpharetta | Lake Oconee | Lawrenceville | McDonough | Woodstock | Nashville Delta Trinsic Freestanding Tub Filler on Display in Lawrenceville | www.relyonpdi.com | 770-963-9231

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NARI Greater Atlanta Remodeling Directory 2015

FIND CERTIFIED NARI REMODELERS HERE NARI MEMBERS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING

Licensed contractors include residential and general contractors fulfilling the requirements of the State Licensing Board for those engaged in construction contracting. Anyone wishing to verify the licensing status of a NARI Member can do so through the State of Georgia Contractor Licensing Board at sos.georgia.gov/plb/contractors. LEGEND: CAPS = Certified Aging in Place Specialist CEDIA certified= Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association CGB = Certified Graduate Builder CGR= Certified Graduate Remodeler CKBR = Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler CKD = Certified Kitchen Designer CLC = Certified Lead Carpenter CR = Certified Remodeler GCP = Green Certified Professional IAQ mold = Indoor Air Quality IICRC = Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design UDCP = Universal Design Certified Professional.

5th Generation Painting & Contracting, Inc. Melissa Bean 770-509-2525 5thgen@5thgen.us www.5thgenerationcontracting.com Adapted Living Spaces, LLC Barbaro Ponce, Master of Architecture / GA Tech 404-734-7343 adaptedlivingspaces@gmail.com www.adaptedlivingspaces.com All American Construction Michael Sircy 678-455-4719 x1 office@lovemyhomeagain.com www.lovemyhomeagain.com Artisans of Atlanta, Inc. Matthew Johnson 404-377-3350 renovations@artisansofatlanta.com www.artisansofatlanta.com Atlanta Area Building & Remodeling, LLC Joshua Leibowitz, GCP, Member NAHB 404-353-5660 josh@atlantaareabuilding.com www.Atlantaareabuilding.com Atlanta Building Company John Southwell, CR 770-783-0960 john@atlantabuilding.com www.atlantabuilding.com Atlanta Design & Build Dale Contant, MCR, UDCP 770-565-8999 vicki@atlantadb.com www.atlantadesignbuild.com Attention to Detail Home Remodeling David Sturm, CKBR, CAPS, CKD, Professional Certified Interior Designer 770-649-7743 david@atdremodel.com www.atdremodel.com B. L. Bennett, Inc. Barney Bennett 478-781-1200 barnety@blbennett.net www.blbennettconstruction.com Barefoot Decks Bob Ward 770-421-8009 sales@barefootdecks.net www.barefootdecks.net Bickley Design Build Services, Inc. Randy Bickley, GMB, CGR, CAPS 478-750-7434 jennifer@bickleydesignbuild.com www.bickleydesignbuild.com Big Bear Construction, Inc. Bearin Santos, EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Certification, Georgia Erosion Control 770-435-5440 info@bigbear-construction.com www.bigbear-construction.com

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Johnny Rhino Corp. Giovanni Preteroti, Lead Certified 877-99-RHINO gpreteroti@aol.com www.johnnyrhino.com

Craftworks Construction Brett Winchester 770-361-1242 office@craftworks-construction.com www.Craftworks-Construction.com

Hall Construction and Real Estate Services, LLC Bradley Hall, CR, GCP, Lead RRP 678-283-7530 bhall@HallDesignBuild.com www.HallDesignBuild.com

Kade Homes & Renovations DBA C3 Construction Daniel Cipriani 404-433-2949 dan@kademade.com www.kademade.com

Creating Space, Inc. Todd DiFiore 770-547-7488 todddifiore@gmail.com www.creating-space.net

HammerSmith, Inc. Warner McConaughey, CR 404-377-1021 renovate@hammersmith.net www.hammersmith.net

Kayler Construction Services, Inc. Tom Kayler 678-414-3043 kcsi@bellsouth.net www.kaylerconstruction.com

Cruickshank Remodeling Bradley Cruickshank, CR 404-235-0988 brad@cruickshankremodeling.com www.cruickshankremodeling.com

Handcrafted Homes, Inc. Judy Mozen, CR, GCP 770-642-1010 officers@handcraftedhomes-inc.com www.handcraftedhomes-inc.com

CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio Steen Clausen 770-729-1999 mclausen@csikitchenandbath.com www.csikitchenandbath.com

Castle Renovations, Inc. Ray Hodges 770-564-9500 castlerenovations@comcast.net www.castlerenovations.com

Harbour Towne Construction, Inc. Tom Dwyer, CR 770-455-1930 tomdwyer@harbourtowne.net www.harbourtowne.net

Keiffer J. Phillips Patricia L. Brown, Inc. Keiffer Phillips, ICC CABO 2000 Code Certified, Earthcraft Builder Training Certification, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission Level 1A Certified, EPA Lead Certified for Renovation, Repair and Painting 404-949-8115 keiffer@keifferphillips.com www.keifferphillips.com

DBD Renovations, LLC Thomas Drew 770-565-7121 thomas@dbdrenovations.com www.dbdrenovations.com

Harry’s Home Renovations Harry Kirchhoff 770-231-6896 harrykirchhoff@gmail.com www.harryshomerenovations.com

Live Oak Construction Group, LLC Matt Skubic 404-512-9513 matt@liveoakgroupllc.com www.liveoakgroupllc.com

Champion Design & Renovations, LLC Brian Champion, EPA Lead based paint firm. IICRC certified Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation 770-367-7551 brian@cdandr.net www.cdandr.net

Decks and More, Inc.

Frank Pologruto 770-235-6929 Frank1@decksandmore.biz www.decksandmore.biz

Hodge Design & Remodeling, Inc. Larry Hodge, CR 706-769-1600 larry@hodgedr.com www.hodgedr.com

MRemodeling, Inc. Mark Galey, CR 404-867-3258 mark@mremodeling.me www.mremodeling.me

Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc. Mark D. Buelow, CGR, CR 770-668-9393 NARIatlanta@DistinctiveRemodeling.net www.distinctiveremodeling.net

Home Forge Remodeling, LLC Bruce Meller, NKBA 404-371-0102 bmeller@homeforgeremodeling.com www.homeforgeremodeling.com

MGM Custom Homes & Remodeling LLC Carl McCain, Lead Paint Certified, OSHA Construction Safety and Health Certified, GSWCC Level 1A Certified 678-493-0024 carl@mgmch.com www.mgmcustomhomes.com

Brewer Builders, Inc. Larry Brewer 770-977-1812 larry@brewerbuilders.com www.brewerbuilders.com Brownlow and Sons Company, Inc. Chuck Brownlow 770-977-8404 chuck@brownlowandsons.com www.brownlowandsons.com Camdur Building Group, Inc. Jeff Camp, Earthcraft Certified Builder/Renovator, IICRC Certified, Water Damage Restoration Certification, Applied Microbial Remediation Certification, Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration Certification 678-785-1205 jeffcamp@camdur.com; tammy@camdur.com www.camdur.com

Clark Interiors, Inc. Brandy Howell 404-231-1555 ciioffice@bellsouth.net www.clarkinteriors.net Complete Remodeling Solutions Jack Mattern 678-431-7539 jack@completeremodelingsolutions. com www.completeremodelingsolutions. com Connelly Building & Remodeling Co., Inc. Keith Connelly, CR 770-527-8659 Keith@ConnellyRemodel.com www.connellyremodel.com Construction Ahead, Inc. Austin Foster, CR 770-234-0911 austin@constructionahead.net www.constructionahead.net Copper Sky Renovations Jim Walker 404-931-7419 jim.walker@copperskyrenovations. com www.copperskyrenovations.com

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Cornerstone of Atlanta DBA Cornerstone Builders David Hutchison 404-580-7443 hutch@cornerstone-atlanta.com www.cornerstoneofatlanta.com

Glazer Design & Construction Randy Glazer, Earthcraft Certified 404-683-9848 randy@glazerconstruction.com www.glazerconstruction.com

Bires Remodeling, Inc. Dean Bires, CR, GCP 404-226-1841 dean@biresremodeling.com www.biresremodeling.com

E-S-N Building and Remodeling, Inc. Charlie Eison 770-754-1110 esnbuilding@bellsouth.net www.esnbuilding.com Everlast Construction Group, LLC Eric Antebi 770-722-0752 eantebi@everlastllc.com everlastllc.com Exovations Roone Unger 770-205-2995 runger@exovations.com www.exovations.com

Hunter Reising Design Build, Inc. Evan Hunter 770-294-7380 evan@hunterreising.com www.hunterreising.com Infinite Home LLC David Mullikin, Remodelers Advantage member 770-519-6958 david@infinitehomellc.com www.infinitehomellc.com Intown Renaissance Construction, LLC Paul Enloe, CLC 404-483-3019 paulenloe@me.com

Furin Construction, Inc. Brandt Furin, CR 404-474-7293 brandtfurin@bellsouth.net www.furinconstruction.com

J. Werho Construction Company Jeff Werho, CR, CAPS 770-477-8983 jwerho@gmail.com www.jwerhoconstruction.com

Georgia Contractors Group Ron Lester 770-549-5291 ron@georgiacontractorgroup.com www.georgiacontractorgroup.com

John Rogers Renovations John Rogers, RRP 404-644-0115 Renovations@jrrenovations.com www.jrrenovations.com

Moon Brothers, Inc. Amanda O’Brien 404-377-6006 amanda@moonbros.com www.moonbros.com Mosaic Group Architects and Remodelers William Fadul, CR 770-670-6022 william@mosaicgroupatlanta.com www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com Neighbors Home Remodeling Walter Lewis, CR, CAPS 678-571-9464 wlewis@neighborshome.com www.neighborshome.com New Castle Building Group Inc. Jason Alloway, NADRA member jason@newcastlega.com www.newcastlega.com New Paradigm Builders DBA Paulete Builder Remodeler LLC Pedro Paulete

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Portis Building & Interiors, Inc. Sam Portis, CR 770-455-4319 sam@portisbuilding.com www.portisbuilding.com

Northside Construction Services, Inc. Bob Swisher 678-349-2219 Bob@northsideconstructionservices. com www.northsideconstructionservices. com

Professional Home Improvement, Inc. Dennis Delashmit 770-256-1618 dennis.delashmit@phicompanies.com www.phicompanies.com

Paces Construction Company, LLC Richard Everett, Jr. 404-841-8841 richard@pacesconstruction.com www.pacesconstruction.com

Property Action, LLC Russell Moolman 404-428-9724 russell@actionequityinvestments. com www.actionequityinvestments.com

Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling Wilson Tomala 770-985-1727 wtomala@pdr-usa.net www.restore-remodel.com Phoenix Renovations Lee Fiata 404-812-9349 lfiata@phoenixrenovations.net www.phoenixrenovations.net Pine Hill Remodeling Aaron Garner 404-918-7606 aaron@pinehillremodeling.com www.pinehillremodeling.com Pinnacle Custom Builders, Inc. Robert J. Soens, Jr., BPI certified professionals, LEED Certified, Earthcraft Certified, Georgia Power Earthcents certified 404-373-2345 info@pinnaclecustombuilders.com www.pinnacle-custom-builders.com

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Quality Craftsmen, LLC Zett Quinn 404-483-7446 zett@quality-craftsmen.com www.quality-craftsmen.com Raymac Remodeling David McDonald, CR 678-341-9744 david@raymacremodeling.com www.raymacremodeling.com RD Endeavors, LLC DBA Battle Renovations Mary Battle 770-586-0200 marybattle1@gmail.com www.battlerenovations.com

peter@RenewalDesignBuild.com www.renewaldesignbuild.com

Sales@SimsRemodeling.com www.SimsRemodeling.com

Revival Construction, Inc. Wright Marshall, CR, CGR 404-888-9886 wright@revivalconstruction.com www.revivalconstruction.com

Small Carpenters at Large, Inc. Danny Feig-Sandoval, CR 404-688-7665 danny@smallcarpenters.com www.smallcarpenters.com

Rexi Contracting, LLC Michael Rothman, CR, UDCR 404-597-7416 rexillc@gmail.com www.rexillc.com

Specialty Builders Remodeling, LLC Richard Hoffman, CR, CAPS, UDCR 770-496-0635 richard@specialty-builders.net www.specialty-builders.net

Richardson Residential, LLC Robert Richardson 770-334-0272 robert@richardsonresidential.net RL Hayes, Inc. Royce Hayes, CGR, CLC 770-667-1518 royce@rlhayesinc.com www.rlhayesinc.com Scott Reid Associates, Inc. Scott Reid, CR 770-449-6191 Scott@ScottReidAssociates.com www.scottreidassociates.com SDS Atlanta, LLC Jake Gallenberger 6788783060 jakegallenberger@sdsatlanta.com

Red Level Renovations, LLC Dan Hanlon, Earthcraft, EPA, RRP 404-228-2590 dhanlon@red-level.com www.red-level.com

Shay Bliss Renovations Shay Mitton 678-935-0135 shay@shayblissrenovations.com shayblissrenovations.com

Renewal Design Build Peter Michelson 404-378-6962

Sims Remodeling Co. Glenn Sims, CR 770-953-5959

Sterling Works, DBA PHT711, Inc. Philip Trapkin 404-992-4030 philip@sterlingworks.net www.sterlingworks.net Struby Construction Neil Struby 404-373-3900 neil@strubyconstruction.com www.strubyconstruction.com Structures Inc. David Moore, IICRC-water damage restoration, RIA-mold remediation technician, IAQ-mold remediation supervisor 770-403-6300 david@mystructures.com www.myStructures.com Stryant Construction & Management, Inc. Stanley Sugarman, Earth Craft Certified 404-366-1182 stansugarman@gmail.com www.stryantconstruction.com Summers & Sons Fred W. Summers, CR, CGR, CGB, CAPS

770-934-2700 fred@summers-sons.com www.summers-sons.com The Counterpoint Group, Inc. Marc Tyson 678-445-9339 marc@counterpointgroup.com www.counterpointgroup.com The Marcus Corporation Marcus Hoge 770-446-1080 marcus@themarcuscorp.com www.themarcuscorp.com Tom Williams Residential, Inc. Tom Williams 404-255-5224 tom@tomwilliamsresidential.com www.tomwilliamsresidential.com Totally Dependable Contracting Services, LLC Donald Hagemeister, CR 770-509-7498 donh@totallydependable.com www.totallydependable.com Warden Contracting Company, Inc. Darren P. Warden 404-558-3749 Darren@WardenContracting.com www.WardenContracting.com

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678-298-1663 pedro@pauletegroups.com www.newparadigmbuilders.com

Weidmann & Associates, Inc. Daniel J. Weidmann, CR, CAPS, CKBR 770-552-8396 Dan@WeidmannRemodeling.com www.weidmannremodeling.com Wood Logic, Inc. John R. Rick, CR 404-577-2271 woodlogic@bellsouth.net

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SERVICE/SUPPLY MEMBERS Air Conditioning & Heating

Cabinets

Bill Preston 404-266-5464 bill@404cooling.com www.404cooling.com

Peggy Houghton 770-751-7861 peggy@bellkb.com www.bellkb.com

Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.

Reliable Heating and Air

Danneman Designs, LLC

Shumate Mechanical

Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Inc.

Mick Izner 770-594-9969 mickizner@reliableair.com www.reliableair.com

heart of the

home

WHETHER YOU’RE HAVING A RELAXING SATURDAY BREAKFAST WITH THE FAMILY OR ENTERTAINING FRIENDS, THE KITCHEN IS ALWAYS THE MAIN GATHERING PLACE .

PORTIS BUILDING & INTERIORS

770.455.4319 portisbuilding.com

the deling Remo Experts

Sandy Shumate 678-584-0880 sshumate@shumatemech.com www.shumatemechanical.com

Appliances

Builder Specialties, Inc.

Lisa Connor 770-255-1400 lconnor@builderspecialties.net www.builderspecialties.net

Guy T. Gunter and Associates

Maria Zambo, Members of: NKBA, AIA, ASID 404-874-7529 mzambo@guytgunter.com www.guytgunter.com

PIRCH

Donald (Brent) Cunningham 404-341-7555 brent.cunningham@pirch.com www.Pirch.com

Sewell Appliance Sales and Service Co., Inc.

Andy Sewell 404-255-0640 andy@sewellappliance.com www.sewellappliance.com

Sub-Zero Group Southeast, Inc.

www.carolinalumber.com • Azek Boards and Mouldings • WindsorOne Boards • Wood Sidings and Mouldings • Trex Decking and Railings • YellaWood Treated Products • Simpson Strongtie Products • Deck Fastener Systems • Monarch Windows and Doors • Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors • Custom Wood Doors and Windows • Velux Skylights • Hardie Building Products • Boise Cascade EWP • Free EWP Designs • Builders Hardware • Framing Lumber

Kauffman Design Services

Robert Kauffman 678-772-9290 kauffmandesign@mindspring.com www.kauffmandesign.com

Pavestone Company DBA The Quikrete Companies, Inc.

Midtown: 504 Plasters Avenue NE • (404) 873-2676 Westside: 2290 Marietta Road • (404) 794-7991

www.carolinalumber.com Build • Remodel • Repair

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Architectural Design

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Diane Coker 404-661-5182 diane.coker@subzero.com www.westyegroupse.com

Lori Forrester 770-932-7282 lforrester@vikingrange.com www.vikingrange.com

Atlanta’s In-Town Building Supply Store

Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios, Inc.

Daniel Kalar, ICPI Level I, Level II and Instructor Certified CPI, Permeable Level I and Instructor Certified, MA Level I and Instructor Certificate 770-306-9691 daniel.kalar@pavestone.com www.pavestone.com

Brick Manufacturer

Boral Bricks Inc., DBA Boral Building Products PJ Haberstock 770-785-7535 pj.haberstock@boral.com www.boralbricks.com

Caren Danneman, CKD, CBD 678-654-7202 caren@dannemandesigns.com www.dannemandesigns.com

Rick Spencer 678-325-3600 rick.spencer@mascocabinetry.com www.dcdcabinets.com

Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc.

Robbie Baron 770-569-4499 robbie.baron@fkbga.com www.fkbga.com

Insidesign, Inc.

Seth Pennington 770-673-0721 seth.pennington@ myinsidesign.com www.myinsidesign.com

JD Kitchens Bath & More LLC Vicki D’Amico 770-516-1602 vidamico17@gmail.com www.jdkitchens.com

Schuon Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Hans Schuon 770-643-9000 hansschuon@skbi.com www.schuonkitchens.com

Timberland Cabinets

David DiCristina 706-253-1026 david@timberlandcabinets.net www.timberlandcabinets.net

US Cabinet Depot

Jennifer Garrett 770-767-3800 jennifer@uscabinetdepot.com www.uscabinetdepot.com

Wellborn Cabinet D.J Sjoerdsma 256-354-7151 dj@wellborn.com www.wellborn.com

Closet Systems

Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios, Inc. Peggy Houghton 770-751-7861 peggy@bellkb.com www.bellkb.com

Concrete Repair B-Level, S.E.

Michael Cangemi 770-516-4476 michael.cangemi@b-levelse.com www.B-Levelse.com

Consultants

Action COACH DBA AC Atlanta, LLC

Jeff Lovejoy 404-444-1836 jefflovejoy@actioncoach.com www.actioncoach.com/ jefflovejoy

Dove Studio

Paul Castell 404-405-5219 paul@dove-studio.com www.dove-studio.com

Guy T. Gunter and Associates

Maria Zambo, Member NKBA, AIA, ASID 404-874-7529 mzambo@guytgunter.com www.guytgunter.com

ICF International

Jamie McKenzie 404-719-3974 jamie.mckenzie@icfi.com

Iliad Financial Services Peck Kehler 678-614-2205 peckkehler@aol.com www.peckkehler.com

SK Collaborative, LLC

Carl Seville, LEED AP Homes, LEED Green Rater, HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst 404-480-4600 carl@skcollaborative.com www.skcollaborative.com

Countertop/Solid Surfaces

Atlantis Granite and Marble Mike Hamson mike@atlantisgm.com www.atlantisgm.com

Construction Resources, Inc.

Mitch Hires 404-378-3132 x1101 mhires@atlantamarblemfg.com www. constructionresourcesusa.com

Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Inc.

Rick Spencer 678-325-3600 rick.spencer@mascocabinetry. com www.dcdcabinets.com

Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc.

Robbie Baron 770-569-4499 robbie.baron@fkbga.com www.fkbga.com

Granite Transformations

Josh Katterheinrich 678-672-3911 atlanta@ granitetransformations.com www.granitetransformations. com/atlanta

Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc.

Mell Hill 404-355-3108 Mell.Hill@oldcastle.com www.oldcastlesurfaces.com

Stonecrafters USA, Inc.

Becky Costa 770-973-0344 Becky@stonecraftersusa.com

Top South, Inc.

Kim Burks 770-422-4009 kburks@topsouth.com www.topsouth.com

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Mark Meriaux, Marble Institute of America, Stone Fabricators Alliance, NARI, CAHP 712-369-3117 mmeriaux@vtindustries.com www.vtindustries.com

RainAway Deck Drain Systems, Inc. Jeff Butler 770-928-7246 info@rainaway.com www.rainaway.com

Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC

Heath Bowman 678-765-7686 hbowman@southeasternunderdeck. com www.southeasternunderdeck.com

Custom Bars

Classic Bars, Inc.

Bob Wilson 404-350-9806 barsr@bellsouth.net www.classicbars.net

Versatex Trim Boards Rich Maurer 724-857-1111 rmaurer@versatex.com www.versatex.com

Deck/Porch/Patios

CPG Building Products Jason Simms 678-662-2291 jason.simms@cpgbp.com www.timbertech.com

Weyerhaeuser Company

Ryan Smith 800-282-3370 ryan.smith4@weyerhaeuser.com www.weyerhaeuser.com

Denton Ventures, LLC DBA Archadeck of Central Georgia

Stephen Denton, Jr 478-745-2000 centralgeorgia@archadeck.net www.central-georgia.archadeck.com

Fiberon LLC

Brad Hurst 800-573-8841 bradhu@fiberondecking.com www.fiberondecking.com

Pavestone Company DBA The Quikrete Companies, Inc.

Demolition/Site Clean Up/ Hauling

Bin There Dump That Dumpsters Kurt Anderson 404-692-2838 anderson@bintheredumpthat.com www.atlantadumpsterrentals.com

Design/Estimating

Danneman Designs, LLC

Daniel Kalar, ICPI Level I, Level II and Instructor Certified CPI, Permeable Level I and Instructor Certified MA Level I and Instructor Certificate 770-306-9691 daniel.kalar@pavestone.com www.pavestone.com

Caren Danneman CKD, CBD 678-654-7202 caren@dannemandesigns.com www.dannemandesigns.com

Doors/Entryways

American Choice Windows & Doors, LLC Daniel Glinsky

404-647-7956 dan@americanwindows.org www.americanwindows.org

Andersen / Eagle Windows & Doors

Brian Musselman 678-230-5157 Brian.Musselman@AndersenCorp.com www.andersenwindows.com

Architectural Visions, Inc. Peter Morrison 678-297-1111 pmorrison@avimarvin.com www.avimarvin.com

Great American Floors

Electric Radiant Floor Heating

Insidesign, Inc.

Steve Lindsley 404-604-3638 slindsley@southface.org www.southface.org

SpeedHeat US, LLC

Peter Newman 678-391-3244 pnewman@speedheat.us www.speedheat.us

Electrical Contractors/ Suppliers MasterPiece Lighting

Dumpsters/Roll-Off

Phil Sherer 404-897-9977 philsherer@masterpiecelighting.com www.masterpiecelighting.com

Arrow Waste

Rip Thomson 770-441-3037 arrow.waste@yahoo.com www.arrowwaste.org

Fences

Bin There Dump That Dumpsters

Kurt Anderson 404-692-2838 anderson@bintheredumpthat.com www.atlantadumpsterrentals.com

Atlanta Insulation & Contracting Services, Inc. Lisa Russell 770-760-0797 atlinsulation@bellsouth.net www.atlantainsulation.com

Fireplaces

Education

Gwinnett Technical College

Carl Seville, LEED AP Homes, LEED Green Rater, HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst 404-480-4600 carl@skcollaborative.com www.skcollaborative.com

Jason Seltzer 770-399-9110 x11 jason@greatamericanfloors.com www.greatamericanfloors.com Seth Pennington 770-673-0721 seth.pennington@myinsidesign.com www.myinsidesign.com

Moda Floors and Interiors

Dean Howell 404-477-3744 dean@modafloorsandinteriors.com www.modafloorsandinteriors.com

The Tile Shop

Gorn Jantaraweragul 678-279-2233 048manager@tileshop.com www.tileshop.com/

Foundations

AquaGuard Basement Systems Tom DiGregorio 770-419-9111 tomd@aquaguard.net www.aquaguard.net

Materials Marketing

B-Level, S.E.

Flooring

Everdry Waterproofing of North Georgia

Stevan Schutt 404-478-2770 sschutt@mstoneandtile.com www.mstoneandtile.com

Dennis Bowers 678-226-6649 dbowers@gwinnetttech.edu www.gwinnetttech.edu

SK Collaborative, LLC

Southface

Daltile

Katie Roberts 404-355-0158 Katie.roberts@daltile.com www.daltile.com

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VTI of Georgia

Michael Cangemi 770-516-4476 michael.cangemi@b-levelse.com www.B-Levelse.com

John Fahmy 678-741-2900 tpeverdry@hotmail.com www.everdryatlanta.com

4084 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340 (off Chamblee-Tucker Rd)

Mon – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM

Create Your Dream Culinary Workspace Noland Kitchen & Bath Design Center Plumbing & Appliances (770) 458-2111

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Garage Doors

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Drexler Shower Door Company David Drexler 404-351-4141 daviddrexler@bellsouth.net www.drexlershowerdoor.com

Glass Doctor of Metro Atlanta James Bernstein 770-925-2112 jimb@glassdoctoratlanta.com www.glassdoctoratlanta.com

Bill Preston 404-266-5464 bill@404cooling.com www.404cooling.com

Atlanta Insulation & Contracting Services, Inc. Lisa Russell 770-760-0797 atlinsulation@bellsouth.net www.atlantainsulation.com

Atlanta Audio & Automation

Phillip Ampel, Low Voltage License, CEDIA Certified, Lutron Radio RA2 and HomeWorks

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Outside Landscape Group, LLC

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Stovall & Company, Inc.

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Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company, DBA Bradley Plywood Corp

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Boyce Design & Contracting Thomas Boyce

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Compton Sales Inc.

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Carolina Lumber and Supply Co.

Paul Stovall 678-835-1940 pstovall@stovallinc.com www.stovallinc.com

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Chuck Pruitt 770-805-3580 charles.pruitt@abcsupply.com

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Stock Building Supply

Tracee Campbell 678-439-3328 tracee.campbell@stocksupply.com www.stockbuildingsupply.com

Via Viridis Green Solutions, Inc. Nick Hobbs 770-345-4000 nickhobbs@viaviridis.com www.ViaViridis.com

Warner Robins Building Supply Company, Inc. Jim Taylor 478-953-4100 jtaylor@wrsupply.com www.wrsupply.com

Weyerhaeuser Company

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Lanierland Tile & Marble

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Randall Brothers, Inc.

Michael Lopez 404-892-6666 mlopez@randallbrothers.com www.randallbrothers.com

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Trotter Company

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Promotional Products Promozation, LLC

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Kohler Company

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MTI Baths, Inc.

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When deciding what to put into deep storage within your home, certified professional organizer Claire Kurtz, owner of The Well-Organized Woman, recommends that you identify items that you rarely need access to or only use during specific times of the year. “What you are trying to avoid is letting something that is used once a year (or rarely used) dominate space in your everyday living space,” she notes. “Instead, think of a space that is clean and safe where you can store those items once you’ve properly protected them from dust and the elements.” Suellen Germani, professional organizing consultant and owner of Creative Order, adds that a good gauge is whether an item is used less than once a month. She notes, “If it’s only a few times per year, then it’s probably best stored in deep storage.”

A Home Within Your Home Main living areas like the kitchen, bedrooms, family room and office obviously won’t make the best locales for deep storage items. The attic, the basement, a spare room, the garage and a shed (if you have one) are ideal. Yet, not everything can be tucked away in just any of these spaces. Each area will make the perfect home for specific items; you simply need to know what should go where.

The Attic While the popular perception is that the attic is a great place to store items you don’t use every day, it’s actually one of the least favorable options in your home. “The attic is not my favorite location to store things in the house,” Kurtz asserts. “I find the temperature variations to be very extreme between summer and winter.” Ricci agrees; however, she notes that there are ways to make the attic a viable alternative for your storage needs. “If you must store things in an attic, be sure they’re items made AtlantaHomeImprovement.com

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While off-site storage can be great for short-term needs, such as during a renovation or for staging a home to sell, long-term deep storage should be kept in the home. According to Claire Kurtz, “Simply storing items that you don’t know what to do with or can’t bear to let go of can be very hard on your bank account and psyche when you realize two years down the road that you’ve paid far more than the value of the item to store it for no strong reason.”   

of materials such as glass or ceramic,” she recommends. According to Germani, the attic is a great place for suitcases, as well as holiday decorations, off-season clothing, memorabilia that is not temperature sensitive and old tax documents that you need to keep in case of an audit. The key for the latter items is to place them in airtight, clear or opaque plastic containers that snap shut and are well labeled. Never use cardboard boxes to store items in the attic; they can attract pests. Additionally, don’t store temperature-sensitive items like photos, candles, vinyl records or old paint in the attic. If you do decide to use your attic space, be sure to keep a few other tips in mind. Attic flooring should be sturdy so you can get into the space and access your items. “Walking on and across trusses just isn’t a safe way to navigate the attic,” Ricci says. Lay down plywood or Attic Dek flooring tiles to create a solid surface. Germani also suggests that you check the pulldown attic stairs to make sure they’re safe and function well. Finally, according to Kurtz, the attic should be well lit so you can see what you’re doing; Ricci recommends using highwattage light bulbs to improve visibility.

The Basement The type of basement you have will dictate the types of items you can store there. According to Ricci, “If your basement is below grade, you could experience moisture issues, so only store items there that won’t be affected by dampness, such as durable housewares or baby equipment you’re storing for your next child. If your basement is above grade and climate controlled, it’s likely safe to store almost anything in there.” Kurtz points to oversized luggage, ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT JANUARY 2015

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rarely accessed collections (like record albums or baseball cards), specific-use sports equipment and tools, among other items, as options. Many of the principles that apply to attic storage also are applicable in the basement. However, moisture can pose a big challenge in practically any basement. For the presence of general dampness, Germani recommends using a dehumidifier to even out moisture levels. In addition, there is always a possibility of water leaks or flooding in a basement; Ricci suggests not storing anything directly on the floor. Instead go vertical with shelving and raise items off the ground. Also, use plastic containers instead of cardboard—just like the attic—to keep items protected from water and pests. Saffran endorses the use of plastic containers while offering an additional tip. “Use colored bins, such as orange bins for Halloween items and red and green bins for Christmas decorations,” he says. “It helps you stay organized by giving you a visual cue; you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for much more easily.”

The Spare Room Like most homeowners, you probably use a spare room in your home as a guest room. However, you may want to reconsider. “A room inside the home is always going to be better for storing delicate or extremely meaningful items that cannot and should not withstand temperature and moisture extremes,” Kurtz asserts. Printed photographs, artwork, anything made of paper or fabric, candles, special occasion clothing, bed linens and gift wrapping supplies can all be stored in closets in a spare room, Ricci says. Yet, you can go beyond the closets as well. “Unless you have house guests more than once a month, build your spare guest room around your space and storage needs—not around guest needs,” Ricci continues. AtlantaHomeImprovement.com

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says. “It needs to be kept in a cool, dry place—so consider storing it in the basement.” Ricci adds gasoline in closed containers to the list of items that should not be kept in the garage, a shed (or anywhere in the home, for that matter). She says, “Gasoline is a volatile chemical which produces vapor, and it must vent in order to be stored safely.”

“Don’t fill the space with a bed unless you have overnight guests at least quarterly,” Germani contends. “Otherwise, the bed becomes a catch-all for everything in the house that might not yet have a home.” Of course, you can still accommodate visitors when necessary. A pullout couch, futon or blow-up bed can provide comfortable sleeping arrangements for relatives and friends while not taking up too much space.

The Shed “If your shed is a structural shell without insulation, it’s almost like outdoor storage, so it’s best for things like garden tools and chemicals, camping items and sports equipment,” Ricci notes. A shed is a great location for a lawn mower or other large outdoor maintenance items. Of course, this area can get extremely cluttered if items are tossed in and left for later. “Don’t just pile things in a shed without using stackable containers and shelving,” Germani says. “You will never use what is stored in the back of the shed if you cannot conveniently access it.” You also may not even know what you have if you keep piling things into the shed. “Organization and the ability to see what you have will help you avoid buying multiples of the basics,” Kurtz states. “Many people cannot find items when they need them and immediately buy more of the same.” So, a storage shed can either be a money saver or a money pit, depending on how you use it.

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items and home repair and gardening tools. But, as Saffran notes, that really shouldn’t be the goal for the space. “The goal for the garage should be to park two cars inside,” he says. The space that’s left over can then be used for storage. But that’s where things get tricky.

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Typically, the garage isn’t going to be the most ideal space for most deep storage. For instance, while holiday décor is only used once a year, Saffran reveals that nearly one quarter of the garage is taken up by Christmas decorations in many homes. People end up tripping over their festive trimmings every day on the way to their car. That space could be put to better use. Instead, consider using the basement as an alternative for items like holiday décor and allot that real estate in the garage for other things. Design a storage plan with wall-mounted shelving units that allow you to make the most of vertical space and avoid the pitfalls of simply stacking items like rakes, brooms and golf clubs in corners (which can collect dust and attract insects). And, as Saffran recommends, create zones so kids’ toys aren’t right next to dangerous tools.

Come Clean

No Dumping No matter what area of the home you are using for deep storage, it’s important to keep one thing in mind. “Do not use these areas as a dumping ground or repository for items you can’t make a decision on about whether you want to keep them or not,” Kurtz concludes. Just as you do with your main living areas, think long and hard about what items you have and where they are best suited to live in your home. If you do, you’ll be able to keep your most cherished “stuff” safe and protected—and enjoy it for years to come. Editorial Resources begin on page 76.

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Putting items in deep storage in your home can make your main living spaces feel open and clean. But don’t forget about those areas where you tucked everything away. According to Claire Kurtz, “It is a very good

idea to have your pest control provider check these areas every quarter just to catch and treat any emerging pest issues. Then quickly maintain over time with a sweep and a dust totaling 10 minutes or less twice a year.” What’s more, Suellen Germani adds, “The cleaning process re-familiarizes you with what you have stored in the space and gives you an opportunity to purge what you realize is no longer relevant or of use to you and your family.”

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Add new house numbers that reflect your home’s architectural style, recommends Atlanta-based marketing professional Sylvia Small. ($15–$20)

Buy a new doormat for your front entry to update its look. ($20)

Give your front door a new hue. Give your home a new firstimpression look with a bold or soft color. “Five of the colors that I believe will find their ways to many front doors in 2015 are bold and influenced by cross-cultural experience, such as Bronze Tone (by Benjamin Moore) and Tripoli Sand (by Pratt & Lambert),” says Kate Smith, chief color maven for Therma-Tru Doors and president of Sensational Color. She also suggests Sherwin-Williams’ Frank Blue or Nifty Turquoise (shown) or Behr’s Cranapple. For a softer, calmer door color, Smith recommends Behr’s Night Shade, Pittsburgh Paints’ Wright Blue Mist, Valspar’s Drizzling Mist, Benjamin Moore’s Amazon Soil or Pratt & Lambert’s Thyme Green. ($13–$26)

Refresh your walkway: Repave that cracked walkway or install new pavers and edging stones. (Under $900)

Add a fresh coat of paint to your entryway or foyer—“It will create an instant impression and give the illusion of a larger space,” says Egypt Sherrod, Atlanta-based host of HGTV’s Property Virgins and founder of The Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group. She notes that lighter paint colors will make the space feel larger, and “the color gray has become the new neutral, whereas in the past shades of taupe, brown or cream colors were considered fresh and neutral.” Sherrod recommends using an airy shade of gray like Sherwin-Williams’ A New Gray or Dove Gray. “A classic yellow can give a home instant personality as well,” she adds. ($13–$26) 66

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Power wash your front entrance to clean and brighten the area. ($20–$35 an hour for a powerwasher rental) Pressure wash and seal your driveway. You’d be amazed at how much brighter and cleaner your exterior appears with a sparkling clean driveway. (Under $200)

Make new pillows for your sofa or bedroom using decorative cloth dinner napkins. “Dinner napkins are ideal to make pillows with because they are already shaped for a pillow and the edges are finished,” says Shelly DozierMckee, author of the blog ConfettiStyle. ($20 for materials to make three to four pillows)

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Change out your table linens to revive your dining room, suggests Haley Morgan with MODA Floors & Interiors. ($15–$30)

Add pattern to plain cotton curtains by using a stencil and spray paint. “Spray paint comes in so many colors!” Vickers says. ($6–$20)

Replace a piece of artwork with an inexpensive mirror. “Mirrors are great during the colder months to enhance the lighting in a room and make it feel brighter,” Dozier-Mckee says. To make the most of a mirror, place it opposite a window so it reflects the natural light coming into the home. Mirror shown available at Ikea.com. ($20–$40) Add architectural detail to plain slab doors or walls with moulding kits. Luxe Architectural’s kits, available online at www.luxearchitectural.com, provide assembled, primed and painted moulding with special adhesive on the back that takes the place of nailing or gluing. ($69.99)

Create an accent wall. Rooms with fireplaces or bookshelves already have natural focal points; so choose those areas for the accent wall. For professional help in selecting colors and getting the job done, visit NorthHighlandPaint.com ($13 and up for paint only)

Have custom curtains made. Find your fabric by visiting Marietta’s Fabric & Fringe Warehouse or browse FabricsAndFringe.com ($150- $450)

Install wallpaper. Atlanta designers all agree that wallpaper is coming back in…in a big way! Avoid the grandma look by steering clear of the old school fussy florals. Instead look into newer trendier styles like larger, overscaled patterns and grasscloth. ($400-$1000, depending on wall and room size)

Re-mat artwork. “If you have dusty old canvas art or portraits, give them new life by adding sleek matting,” Sherrod says. “You can even double mat with a texture to give the artwork more interest.” ($10–$25 at A.C. Moore)

Add pattern to plain walls with a creativity and Frogtape. Atlantan Rhoda Vickers, author of Southern Hospitality Blog, created a gingham print on her wall using paint that was one shade darker than the base color mixed with glaze—all for the cost of only a quart of paint and Frogtape. ($25–$30) (Want to know how to DIY your own gingham wall? Turn to p. 78)

Renew hardwood floors by adding a glossy coat of Quick Shine floor cleaner and finish. “It will give your hardwoods a glossy, polished finish and keep it looking shiny for about 2 to 3 weeks,” Sherrod says. ($9.49 per bottle) Hire a Flooring Pro. If your hardwoods are looking sad and need more TLC than a just quick polish, hiring a pro might be more affordable than you think. Many installers are also adept at fixing scratches and buckling and giving a new life to an older floor. ($700-$900)

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Replace the blades of a ceiling fan to update its look. You can find new blades online, or you can paint your current blades. “Many people don’t realize you can even paint the metal finish of a fan,” Sherrod notes. “If it’s an outdated gold-plated finish, you can always paint it a silver or pewter metallic.” ($13–$26)

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Install new pendant or recessed lighting. Bad lighting can ruin the look of any room, no matter how nice the décor. Get rid of your harsh overhead fluorescents and have recessed lighting installed. Or install dramatic, colorful pendant lights over your island for a real pop of new style. Pendant light shown available at Builders Specialites.Net or multiple Atlanta locations. ($900$1000)

Change out the hardware on your kitchen or bath cabinets. Sherrod calls this “room jewelry,” noting that it can really change the look of a space. “Look for brushed nickel or chrome if you want to modernize,” she says, noting that the least expensive place to find new hardware is the fabric store. ($1–$2 per piece)

Refinish old or beat-up chairs with spray paint. “A few cans will do it,” Vickers says. ($15–$20)

Reupholster your favorite armchair or couch: One of the simplest ways to upgrade the look of your living space is to get your main seating area completely reupholstered. ($400-$1000)

Did one of your holiday gifts come in a nice box? Repurpose it into a magazine and mail holder, as Small did with this wooden wine box. (Free)

Organize your shoes. “Do you find yourself walking into a pile of dirty shoes every time you walk through the front door?” Nichol asks. “Keep them corralled with a basket—it will keep your floors clean and prevent tripping.” ($20)

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Spray paint any mismatching doorknobs with a can of Rustoleum. “I did this for all of my knobs,” Bowling says. “It’s a small tweak, but it makes the whole house feel so cohesive.” ($8)

Refinish your bathtub. Even the grittiest old bathtub can often find new life with a professional refinishing job. ($400-$500)

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Put a chandelier in your closet or even in the laundry room. “It’s the room most of us are least excited to be in,” Irvin says, “so why not glam it up and make the whole process more appealing?” ($30 on discount websites like Overstock.com)

Repurpose a clear-glass candleholder with a few pebbles and an artificial succulent. “Works great in areas where light is an issue or you don’t want to get water on your furniture,” Small says. ($3)

Refinish a vanity countertop or tub surround for a fresh look. Rust-oleum offers a paint-on product that will make your bathroom feel like new. ($26)

Give a freestanding bathroom cabinet a custom aesthetic with a can of bright paint. “I’d dress up my vanity with a punch of cheerful yellow, like Benjamin Moore’s Yellow Raincoat, to contrast my charcoal gray walls,” Bowling says. She notes that the current black cabinet color looks too “big-box store” for her taste. ($13–$26) AtlantaHomeImprovement.com

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Replace dark-colored lampshades for cream- or neutral-colored shades to brighten your home for the New Year. “Lighter-colored lampshades will cast more light into a room and make your home feel brighter,” Dozier-Mckee says. ($10–$20)

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CRAIG DUNCAN C. W. Duncan Designs Dear God, please let 2014 be the end of glass tiles. They are over, people! This is also true for the ubiquitous band of accent tile running through tubs and showers across America. Keep it simple! I hope gray will continue to be the new brown in 2015. Gray seems to be growing in popularity.  I love it!  I’m not suggesting people get rid of the brown they’ve been using. Try combining grays and browns.  Fashion designers have been doing it beautifully for years.  I think it’s very elegant. Wallpaper is huge! I’m booking wallpaper hangers months in advance now, so I’d say it’s back and better than ever.  Note: I’m not referring to grandma florals and boring stripes. Today, it’s all about natural woven papers, Grasscloth and unusual textures are plentiful.  I also love any wallpaper with a natural craft paper background (brown bag) with a crisp white graphic printed on it.

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One thing that’s on its way out is reclaimed wood furniture. When big box stores begin to knock off reclaimed pieces it’s only a matter of time until that race has been run! Dark stained floors are also on their way out. Espresso, dark walnut and ebony finishes have been a popular trend for several years, so say goodbye to dark colors and hello to lighter natural floors. Brushed Brass is coming in. Brushed Brass has been around the last several years but 2015 will really be the Year of Brushed Brass. It’s especially making its debut in lighting and tabletop accessories. I love seeing the mixture of family heirlooms mixed with modern furniture trending. This creates Scandanavian interiors or “Transitional” interiors. There seems to be more thought about filling your home with collected pieces rather than just buying something to fill a void in your home.

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My predictions for 2015: Color & Materials: Smokey shades of gray, soft neutrals, rich leather, marine tones, vibrant jewel and natural tones, even pastels. Metals mixing bronze, copper, steel, and gold with stainless steel and chrome. Nature: Authentic finishes in rustic wood, stone, glass, organic shapes and patterns, indoor / outdoor furnishings, greenery, woven materials and soft, matte finishes. Craft: New Appreciation for handmade, “authentic” items. Lighting, furniture, accessories, all customized for the individual project. Mix It Up: Antiques, recycled items, traditional ethnic colors, patterns and textures, with contemporary design. Remember, trends are cyclical. Your home design is about you. In the words of Coco Chanel, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

I see modern home design evolving from the white box contemporary seen as cold and uninviting - to the “soft modern.” This style affords the same spacious floor plan but with gentler lines, more organic materials and warmer palettes. My clients are all looking for hightech upgrades and the ability to control their comforts and entertainment from their smart devices. We’re responding by incorporating smart-home ready features into our design like wireless access points, streaming music, television and video surveillance; these systems can grow as technology advances.

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Add new house numbers that reflect your home’s architectural style, recommends Atlanta-based marketing professional Sylvia Small. ($15–$20)

Buy a new doormat for your front entry to update its look. ($20)

Give your front door a new hue. Give your home a new firstimpression look with a bold or soft color. “Five of the colors that I believe will find their ways to many front doors in 2015 are bold and influenced by cross-cultural experience, such as Bronze Tone (by Benjamin Moore) and Tripoli Sand (by Pratt & Lambert),” says Kate Smith, chief color maven for Therma-Tru Doors and president of Sensational Color. She also suggests Sherwin-Williams’ Frank Blue or Nifty Turquoise (shown) or Behr’s Cranapple. For a softer, calmer door color, Smith recommends Behr’s Night Shade, Pittsburgh Paints’ Wright Blue Mist, Valspar’s Drizzling Mist, Benjamin Moore’s Amazon Soil or Pratt & Lambert’s Thyme Green. ($13–$26)

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Add a fresh coat of paint to your entryway or foyer—“It will create an instant impression and give the illusion of a larger space,” says Egypt Sherrod, Atlanta-based host of HGTV’s Property Virgins and founder of The Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group. She notes that lighter paint colors will make the space feel larger, and “the color gray has become the new neutral, whereas in the past shades of taupe, brown or cream colors were considered fresh and neutral.” Sherrod recommends using an airy shade of gray like Sherwin-Williams’ A New Gray or Dove Gray. “A classic yellow can give a home instant personality as well,” she adds. ($13–$26)

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Power wash your front entrance to clean and brighten the area. ($20–$35 an hour for a powerwasher rental) Pressure wash and seal your driveway. You’d be amazed at how much brighter and cleaner your exterior appears with a sparkling clean driveway. (Under $200)

Make new pillows for your sofa or bedroom using decorative cloth dinner napkins. “Dinner napkins are ideal to make pillows with because they are already shaped for a pillow and the edges are finished,” says Shelly DozierMckee, author of the blog ConfettiStyle. ($20 for materials to make three to four pillows)

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Measure your wall and decide how many horizontal stripes you want to paint. For instance, my ceilings are 8’ tall and I used 12˝ stripes for my wall. Keep in mind that every other stripe will be painted.  

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Using a laser level, create pencil marks across the wall to create a line that will guide you when you tape the wall. Once you’ve made the marks go back with a long level or yardstick and connect them so that you will have one continuous line. 

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Tape off the walls with FrogTape or painter’s tape. You will tape outside the lines that will be painted, so make a note of that as you are taping. You will paint 4 lines total.  

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Mix up 2 parts clear glaze with 1 part paint and using a small foam roller, paint the lines on your wall. Paint right over the edge of the tape and immediately tear off the painters tape from the wall. The glaze will make the paint translucent, which is what you want. Let the stripes dry well. 

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Measure and tape the vertical stripes next, using the same method as above. You will end up with more stripes to paint vertically than you did horizontally.  

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Mix up more paint and glaze as directed above and paint every other stripe vertically. The resulting squares will be darker, which creates the gingham effect. As soon as you are finished painting the stripes, tear off the tape. Let the wall dry well and you are finished!    AtlantaHomeImprovement.com

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