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What’s New for  With the new year underway, if you are anything like me, you have a long list of home improvement projects for 2019! Thinking about a new driveway? Want to remodel that downstairs powder room? Considering adding a fire pit and spa to the backyard? Don’t worry! We have the pros, the inspiration, and the resources for all of your projects. Look no further than our Best of 2018 winners. Thousands of you voted and these companies are thrilled and honored to have been chosen. Congratulations to all who made the list! Keep this lineup handy for your remodeling, outdoor living and design needs. New this year are our Home Service Pro Partners on p. 12. From flooring to roofing and everything in between, these experts can help you with the continued maintenance and upgrades needed for your home. That’s not all, though! We launched our newly redesigned website. Bookmark our page and check it often for professionals near you, ideas, expert tips, events, contests and more. We are so excited about this year! Our team has planned some can’t-miss events, such as our Tour of Outdoor Kitchens & Living Spaces in May, which will take you to some amazing backyards around Atlanta. Our Tour of Showrooms will showcase kitchens and baths, lighting, flooring and beyond. And of course, we always love the home shows in February, March and September. We hope to see you often throughout the year. Please feel free to send us your home improvement ideas and questions. Email them to our editor Laura Janelle Downey at: editor@atlantabestmedia.com. We love hearing from you. To learn more about us, go to: AtlantaHomeImprovement.com, follow us on (@MyHomeImprovement) and (@ATLHomeImprove).

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Ready to improve your home? Get started with these professionals! Painting Plus........................................... 66 PMC Building Materials............................ 56 Scapes.....................................................41 Super-Sod..............................................52 Southern Landscape Lighting.................. 68 Synergy Landscape Group....................... 73 Team Roofing.......................................... 58 Urban AG Council.................................... 70

Home Service

Kitchen & Bath

AVI/Marvin Windows.................................18 Bedrosians........................................ 74, 75 Chattahoochee Shower Doors................. 20 Classic Blinds & Shutters........................ 38 CR Home ................................................32 Dove Studio Kitchen and Bath................. 56 Enhance Floors & More............................ 43 Ferguson Showrooms...............................2 MODA Floors & Interiors........................... 36 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)........................................ 24 Painting Plus........................................... 66 Traditions in Tile........................................3 Trend Transformations..............................4

Remodeling

AVI/Marvin Windows.................................18 Bedrosians........................................ 74, 75 Chattahoochee Shower Doors................. 20 Classic Blinds & Shutters........................ 38 CR Home ................................................32 DC Enclosures...........................................5 Decks & More.......................................7, 62 Enhance Floors & More............................ 43 Ferguson Showrooms...............................2 Greater Southern Home Recreation......... 70 MODA Floors & Interiors........................... 36 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)........................................ 24 Overhead Door Company of Atlanta..........16 Painting Plus........................................... 66 PMC Building Materials............................ 56 Team Roofing.......................................... 58 Trend Transformations..............................4 Traditions in Tile........................................3

Outdoor

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions............. 60 AVI/Marvin Windows.................................18 B-Level SE Concrete................................48 CR Home ................................................32 DC Enclosures...........................................5 Decks & More.......................................7, 62 Engineered Solutions of Georgia.............. 46 Fern Valley Custom Landscapes.............. 20 Landscape Lighting Systems................... 24 MudJack Atlanta..................................... 20 Neptune Pools......................................... 62 NG Turf...............................................28, 29 NightVision Outdoor Lighting......Back Cover Overhead Door Company of Atlanta..........16

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions............. 60 Assured Comfort..................................... 54 AVI/Marvin Windows.................................18 B-Level SE Concrete................................48 Classic Blinds & Shutters........................ 38 Cool Air Mechanical...................................9 Engineered Solutions of Georgia.............. 46 Enhance Floors & More............................ 43 Jackson EMC............................................14 Landscape Lighting Systems................... 24 The Maids of North Atlanta...................... 64 MudJack Atlanta..................................... 20 NightVision Outdoor Lighting......Back Cover Overhead Door Company of Atlanta..........16 Painting Plus........................................... 66 Scapes.....................................................41 Southern Landscape Lighting.................. 68 Team Roofing.......................................... 58

Design

AVI/Marvin Windows.................................18 Classic Blinds & Shutters........................ 38 CR Home ................................................32 Dove Studio Kitchen and Bath................. 56 Enhance Floors & More............................ 43 Ferguson Showrooms...............................2 Greater Southern Home Recreation......... 70 Habitat for Humanity ReStore...................15 MODA Floors & Interiors........................... 36 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)........................................ 24 NightVision Outdoor Lighting......Back Cover Overhead Door Company of Atlanta..........16 Painting Plus........................................... 66 Scapes.....................................................41 Southern Landscape Lighting.................. 68 Traditions in Tile........................................3

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WINDOW COVERINGS

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What are the best blinds for pets and kids?

Keeping your loved ones safe is a top priority for our company. We carry a wide range of Hunter Douglas products to help significantly reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating potentially hazardous free-hanging or exposed operating cords. From cordless alternatives to motorized Andrea and Sean Zare shades, we offer innovative operating systems in an array of colors that are designed with safety, convenience, and beauty in mind.

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CONCRETE

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What problems can uneven concrete cause?

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FOUNDATION REPAIR

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What are the primary causes of foundation issues?

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Soil. In Georgia, we live on expansive red clay, which is highly susceptible to climate and temperature changes. When it rains heavily, that soil will expand and wash out. When we experience periods of drought, the soil will dry out and crumble. Whether caused by wash Tom DiGregorio and Joe Rusk out or dry out, that soil will weaken and can serve as a catalyst for multiple forms of foundation issues, including foundation settlement and foundation wall damage.

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ROOFING

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Apartment Association

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Yards can often look tired in the winter. Instead of waiting till March or April to add mulch spread, make sure to mulch right after all the leaves have dropped in January. This, along with the addition of colorful glazed pots and winter flowering plants like the American holly, can help make your landscape look a lot more fresh Evan Rogers and Pete Wilkerson and alive.

Scapes Years in Business: 34 Associations: NALP, ASLA, UAC 770.919.7777 | ScapesGroup.com See ad on p. 41

PLUMBING

Years in Business: 19 Associations: NARI, BBB A+ Rated, Atlanta

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How do I keep my landscape looking lively in the wintertime?

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Make sure your home stays cozy by having your roof inspected every two years. A reputable company should clean gutters and valleys of debris, check boots over protruding pipes and chimneys for cracks, and ensure your attic has an appropriate amount of insulation. To prevent ice damage, we generally recommend that you Chad Cruce have a professional increase ventilation, add insulation, seal air leaks, and remove overhanging tree limbs.

Aside from the eyesore that uneven concrete creates, the best reason to repair is to keep people safe. Uneven concrete can be a liability causing trips and falls. Plus, in certain areas, uneven concrete can lead to water drainage issues and cause costly structural damage.

LANDSCAPE

Years in Business: 35 Associations: NFIB, BBB, GAF 770.872.7973 | TeamRoofingConst.com See ad on p. 58

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How do I spot a water leak before it becomes a big problem?

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On your water bill, look for high usage, which can indicate a leak. Search your basement or crawl space for possible leaks as well. Our best advice? Have a licensed plumber perform a whole-home plumbing inspection annually. He or she will ensure your entire system is in good shape and spot Jerry Hall potential leaks you are unaware of, such as slow-running toilets or waterline leaks underground.

Assured Comfort Heating, Air, Plumbing Years in Business: 16 Associations: NATE, CAAG, BBB A+ Rated 770.872.4429 | AssuredComfort.com See ad on p. 54

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How do I properly maintain my outdoor lighting?

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Since outdoor systems are exposed to the elements 365 days a year, we recommend annual maintenance at the very least. This process often includes pruning away foliage, cleaning the lenses, repositioning the lights if they have been knocked out of alignment, replacing timer batteries, and reburying any exposed wire from water erosion. Lindsey Barnhill

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems Years in Business: 9 Associations: NARI, BHA, GAHBA 888.511.2280 | SouthernLLS.com See ad on p. 68

HVAC

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What can I do to improve the efficiency of my heating and air-conditioning unit?

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A great way to up the efficiency of your unit is to change your air filter regularly. If there are pets or smokers in the house you should change it monthly. Also, have your system properly maintained twice a year by an authorized factory representative. Finally, if your system is out of date consider replacing it with a new two-stage or variable speed system. Bill Mashraky and Mike Eberle

Cool Air Mechanical

Years in Business: 8 Associations: NATE, BBB A+ Rated 770.266.5247 | 770CoolAir.com

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

Q A

What’s wrong with vinyl windows?

Vinyl windows are made of plastic material and do not withstand changes in temperature as well as fiberglass windows. Integrity windows from Marvin Windows and Doors are comprised of Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass, which outperforms vinyl and vinyl/wood composites in virtually every measurable category. Plus, the production of vinyl windows requires more energy and Peter Morrison resource consumption than the production of Ultrex®.

AVI Windows & Doors Years in Business: 10 Associations: NKBA, HBA, NARI 678.297.1111 | AVIWindowsAndDoors.com See ad on p. 18

PAINTING

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How long should the average exterior paint job last?

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At the minimum, a good exterior paint service should last for six to eight years. Many paint companies provide warranties on their products and services for at least this amount of time, if not more. To extend the life of your exterior paint, schedule Charlie Dallavalle regular cleaning and maintenance twice a year.

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Years in Business: 20 Associations: NKBA, HBA, NARI 770.971.1577 | PaintingPlus.com

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Why is it important to waterproof my basement for the winter?

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Homeowners should know that winter is the best time of year to waterproof their basement because here in Georgia the spring rains start in February. By being proactive and not reactive, you will be handling your foundation issue before the spring rains occur saving you the hassle of having to deal with Derek Ritchie your basement flooding and water damage to your personal property. Engineering Solutions of Georgia is a state-licensed engineering firm with two licensed structural engineers on staff.

Engineered Solutions of Georgia

Years in Business: 12 Associations: Guild Quality, BBB A+ Rated 678.290.1325 | ESOGRepair.com See ad on p. 46

FLOORING

GARAGE DOORS

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How can I use flooring products to decorate my walls?

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People often look for things that will catch the eye, with either texture or variation. Adding flooring to a wall space is great for highlighting a fireplace or breakfast nook. While you can use just about any flooring as wall décor, they make laminate and luxury vinyl lines for wall applications. These thinner, less heavy-duty versions of high-traffic Elisabeth Stubbs flooring are typically cheaper and easier to install vertically.

Enhance Floors & More

Years in Business: 33 Associations: BBB A+ Rated, Mohawk,

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What benefits can an insulated garage door provide? Can I insulate my existing door?

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Aside from the benefit of moderating the temperature in surrounding rooms, (especially above the garage), insulation also quiets the operation sound of the door and increases durability. If you have a noninsulated steel door, there are insulation panels you can install but most models come with insulation John Nale in them. It’s usually a better investment to purchase a door with insulation than to go back and add it.

Overhead Door

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Featuring a colorful nature-inspired print, the new Garden of Paradise collection by Womanswork is pretty and purposeful. Gardeners will appreciate the line’s Arm Saver

JAN. 19-21 Help repair and maintain the homes of senior citizens in the Oakhurst neighborhood during the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. MLKServiceProject.com

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resistant hip holster. Find the collection at EcoHome Atlanta. 2385 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. WomansWork.com

Envision your kitchen cabinet transformation with a tour of the new Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center of Atlanta. Inside its 2,500-square-foot studio, homeowners can see the company’s numerous

customizable cabinetry options including sleek and sophisticated mirrored stainless steel drawer fronts. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE., Ste. A5, Atlanta. Atlanta.Wood-Mode.com

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Add natural beauty to your kitchen with handcrafted wood countertops by Water’s Edge Woods. The Athens-based company offers stunning ambrosia maple, white oak, black walnut, and reclaimed heart pine options. All four selections are finished with a durable conversion varnish that can withstand household cleaners and moderate moisture. 8851 Macon Hwy., Ste. 309, Athens. WatersEdgeWoods.com

At The Cathedral Antiques Show titled “London Calling,” hear from British design professionals and browse furniture, art, jewelry, porcelain, silver, rugs, and more. 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW., Atlanta. CathedralAntiques.org

JAN. 25-27 Find endless inspiration at the American Home & Garden Expo where the latest trends and tools are showcased. 3650 Jonesboro Rd., Atlanta. AmericanHomeAndGardenExpo.com

JAN. 27 Thanks to generous donations from the Georgia Green Industry Association trade show, you can shop a wide selection of trees, shrubbery, plants and more at the 14th Annual Landscaping Plant Sale. All net proceeds will support Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. 271 Chester Ave. SE., Atlanta. AtlantaHabitat.org/ReStore

SPOTLIGHT FEB. 8-10 Get help from the pros for your next home improvement project at the

22nd Annual North Atlanta Home Show. Plus, hear

Madcap Cottage founders, John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, speak about the power of prints. Infinite Energy Center. NorthAtlantaHomeShow.com

(L TO R) JOHN LOECKE AND JASON OLIVER NIXON

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find it local Places To Go and Stuff You'll Love Transform your home from top to bottom with guidance from “The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room.” The new 272-page book, available at Barnes & Noble, is packed with practical tips and checklists to help homeowners declutter. Readers will learn

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for peaceful living. BarnesAndNoble.com

A loose Croatian translation for “lounging around,” Bazati provides a relaxing locale to dine and shop. At the new eatery and retail shop combo (with eight specialty booths),

peruse luxury items like candles, diffusers, and perfumes by the artisan brand Coqui Coqui Perfumeria—its floral scents are inspired by the Yucatan jungles and the French Polynesia. 550 Somerset Terr. NE., Ste. 102, Atlanta. BazatiAtl.com

FEB. 25 Garden enthusiast Gary Starrett will share his “Confessions of a Hydrangist” during a talk at the Atlanta History Center. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

MARCH 2 WILLIAM MCLURE

In November 2018, Atlanta designer William McLure took part in Vaughan's Made in the Shade campaign to benefit Watts of Love, a global solar lighting nonprofit that helps people rise from poverty. Fifteen designers were chosen to design a lampshade for a Vaughan lamp and were tasked with promoting their pieces. For each social media post with the hashtags #vaughanXwattsoflove and #madeintheshade, Vaughan donated $1 to Watts of Love throughout the month. WilliamMcLure.com

For flowers that won’t wither with age, let Bolanle Pace, owner of Pretty Paper Blossoms,

adorn your home with her tissue paper and cardstock floral creations. The local artist crafts lighting pieces covered in 1- to 2-inch paper baby roses and she also hand-rolls quilled cardstock (seen here) that make a stylish statement. PrettyPaperBlossoms.com

See thought-provoking works by more than 250 leading and emerging artists and build your own collection during the ART PAPERS 20th Annual Art Auction. Southern Exchange. ArtPapers.org/Events/Auction

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY JAN. 8 Join the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for its first NARI Nights meeting of the year. Hosted by The Tile Shop, look forward to food, drinks, and raffle prizes. 2625 Piedmont Rd. NE., Atlanta. NARIAtlanta.org

JAN. 8-15 AmericasMart Atlanta will host the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, featuring more than 9,000 brands across all categories. AmericasMart.com

FEB. 19-21 Get the inside scoop on the latest kitchen and bath trends and products, meet manufacturers and suppliers, and so much more at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Las Vegas Convention Center. KBIS.com

FEB. 28-MARCH 2 Learn about the newest flooring options, get to know domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers, network with fellow pros, and more at the DOMOTEX USA show. Georgia World Congress Center. DOMOTEXUSA.com

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Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties are at the highest risk for radon poisoning. This radioactive gas is everywhere and is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. You can have a test performed by Southern Home Inspection Services at your home to determine its levels.

For anything over 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), it is recommended that

Photo courtesy of (top right) Construction Resources, photography by Capital Lighting Fixture Company.

a mitigation system is installed to help radon dissipate from your home. SOURCE: TONA DOBSON, OWNER OF SOUTHERN HOME INSPECTION SERVICES

Before you go chandelier shopping, know which size is right for your space. Start by interpreting the width and length of your dining room in inches. So, if your room is 12 feet wide and 16 feet long, add 12 inches plus 16 inches, which equals 28 inches.

Use 28 inches as a guiding diameter for your selection.

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Allergens in home air duct systems affect

1 out of 6 people

who suffer from allergy symptoms, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Avoid this issue by having your air ducts cleaned with a chemical-free antimicrobial spray and sanitizer.

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Nip spring weeds, like crabgrass, in the bud by applying a pre-emergent herbicide in February before soil temperatures reach

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DETAILS ➊ Beds: Perfect for sleepovers! The middle section of the base of

these two connected beds pulls out to reveal a third trundle bed. Custom made by Madison Mills, have a similar piece crafted at Dark Horse Woodworks. 675 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW., Ste. 6045, Atlanta or DarkHorseWoodworks.com

Photos courtesy of (room) Kathryn McAdams, photography by Jeff Herr; (headshot) Kathryn McAdams, photography by Tessa Marie Swarthout.

➋ Wallpaper: It’s hard not to spot this bold wallpaper accent.

Made by Anna French (a division of Thibaut), you can pick up a roll of Tanzania in Black on Cream at Brookhaven Home. 4060 Peachtree Rd. NE., Ste. G, Atlanta

➌ Table Lamps: Light the night with these modern fixtures, which can be customized with your choice of shade and metal. Get your own E. F. Chapman Russell Gilded Iron Table lamps at Visual Comfort & Co. VisualComfortLightingLights.com

➍ Flooring: This wood-patterned ceramic tile offers the classic look of wood, but unlike the traditional material, is heated and stain and scratch resistant. Find your own high-traffic tile at Enhance Floors & More. 1847 Roswell Rd., Marietta or EnhanceFloors.com

➎ Metal Chair: Found at a Florida flea market, this vintage seat rounds out the room’s colorful theme. Uncover your own one-of-a-kind piece at Kudzu Antiques + Modern. 2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur or KudzuAntiques.com

Tips for a Cool Kids' Bedroom from Meriwether Design Group • Make room: Ensure there is a large open area for play and be

intentional about storage. Here, large pieces of furniture are placed against the wall with baskets assigned for toys.

• Stop the stain: Utilize stain-resistant fabrics like Sunbrella so you can wipe up messes. Add comfort with an area rug that can easily be replaced should Jack spill his grape juice.

• Capture color: Kids often gravitate toward bright hues. Stick with two or three vivid tones for maximum impact.

Kathryn McAdams • Senior designer at Meriwether Design Group, an all-female interior design firm, which also focuses on architecture, custom furnishings, millwork design, and art curation. • Kathryn, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, specializes in creating unique pieces of furniture and cabinetry for her clientele. • MeriwetherDesignGroup.com

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GIVING BACK+

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Photo courtesy of (top left) Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, photography by Cher Hains; photography by (far right) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency; (bottom left) Bungii, photography by Josh Camacho.

Recycling, repurposing, and giving back

From a worn-out dresser to a past-its-prime Christmas tree stand, Habitat for Humanity ReStores will take your old items and give them a new home. Now that the holidays have come and gone, the group is especially in need

of lamps, home décor (including seasonal), accessories, appliances, and other big-ticket furniture items. Habitat.org/ReStores

Mark Galey, owner of Master Home Remodelers and president of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), has always had a heart for giving back. For the past 11 years, Galey has built or renovated more than 100 homes for those in need while serving as president of The Fuller Center for Housing. After attending a NARI chapter meeting at the Tremron Atlanta Design Center last year, Galey won a fire pit (donated by Tremron) at the group’s monthly raffle. For the generous contractor, it was a no-brainer to donate it to charity. His nonprofit of choice? Camp Twin Lakes, a place where children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges can enjoy the wonders of camp. With the help of fellow NARI members Kurt Anderson, owner of Bin There Dump That, and Pamela Andersen, owner of Classic Stoneworks, Inc., the three removed the camp’s original metal fire pit at its Rutledge location and installed this new Tremron fire pit, creating a more enjoyable place where youth can gather, make s’mores, and share stories for years to come. (L to R): Mark Galey, Pamela Andersen, Kurt Anderson Atlanta.BinThereDumpThatUSA.com, CampTwinLakes.org, CSWAtlanta.com, MasterHomeRemodelers.com

While many thrift stores and nonprofits offer to pick up hard-to-move items, appointment times can often be inconvenient. New startup, Bungii, offers a solution. Like “Uber for your stuff,” download the app, snap a photo of your item(s), and schedule a time. Within the same day, a local background-checked driver will arrive to load, secure, and drop off your item(s) at the nonprofit of your choice. Pricing starts at $39. Bungii.com

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TRENDS

home runs Wow-worthy wall coverings like colorful cork take center stage

Removable Reclaimed Wood Planks

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The Artis Wall® system is an ideal accent option for those who desire a nonpermanent wall covering. Simply place the removable strips on your wall, then mount the thin wood planks on the strips. Cool factor? All the pieces are made of reclaimed wood from historic barns across the United States. Georgia Wood Accent. GeorgiaWoodAccent.com/ArtisWall

A Pop of Color

A playful and light escape, the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral, can be incorporated into your paint scheme, wallpaper, or home accessories. Pantone. Pantone.com

Living Walls

Moss Wall Design

Bring the outdoors in with a striking moss wall.

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Foliage Design Systems can install plant and moss panels in your home for you. The greenery simply requires mild humidity and occasional spritzing to stay healthy. Foliage Design Systems. FoliageDesignAtlanta.com

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Living Coral

Faux Brick

TerryBRICK

Woodstock artist Terry Montgomery crafts custom faux brick walls with a special plastering drywall technique. The process, which can be done in just two days, yields a three-dimensional surface that looks and feels like real brick. TerryBRICK, LLC. TerryBrick.com

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Muratto Cork Wall Covering These colorful peel-and-stick coverings are actually made of cork. They aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they’re also a practical addition to the office or kitchen. Use pushpins to affix important reminders or photos with ease. West Elm. WestElm.com

Textured Tile

Glaciar Mojave by Happy Floors Eye-catching tile is no longer just for kitchens. Textured tile is making appearances on living room walls and in sleek bedroom nooks. Enhance Floors & More. EnhanceFloors.com

Gallery Wall

Custom Canvas Prints and Frames Photos courtesy of (top left) West Elm; (top right) Happy Floors; (bottom left) Best Buy; (bottom right) Bedrosians Tile & Stone.

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Cork Wall Art

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Lighting Accents

LIFX Tile Kit

Using Wi-Fi, these high-tech LED tiles can be controlled from anywhere via an app on your phone. For voice activation, connect them to your Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Aside from being able to customize the design and shape of your tiles, you can also choose from over 16 million colors! Best Buy. BestBuy.com

Fabric Tile

Lido Gray 12’’ by 24’’ This tile will make you do a double take! Lending itself to the appearance of woven fabric, the porcelain offers the durability of tile and the warmth associated with textiles. It adds depth and intrigue to any space. Bedrosians Tile & Stone. Bedrosians.com

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4 Unique Ways to Use Sod in Your Landscape Installing healthy, green, and farm-fresh

Soften and beautify stone paths

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Well, the pros at NG Turf may be able to change your mind with these different ways to use sod in your yard. Create a luscious green border Use strips of sod around planting beds or hardscape features to create verdant lines that flow through your landscape. You’ll get a sleeker, more modern look than using traditional ornamental grasses or border plantings. A quick weekly once-over with a Weedwacker and an edger will keep your sod border neat and trim. Build pathways to protect your tootsies Few things hurt more than burning your feet on hot pool decks or pavers when walking around outside in the summer. A simple fix is to use sod to create cool walkways between your patio door, the pool area, and any other entertainment zones. Mowing these walkways is a breeze, especially if the surrounding hardscapes are set just a bit lower than the grass.

your stones on a diagonal. For easy mowing, be sure the stones are set at least half-an-inch lower than the sod. Define your outdoor rooms with a sod carpet It’s a common interior design practice to define a space with an area rug. Why should your outdoor living spaces be any different? To limit irrigation and mowing needs, install sod “carpets” between larger areas of hardscapes to define your outdoor dining and entertainment areas. No matter what clever ways you dream up to incorporate splashes of beautiful green sod into your landscape, be sure you choose only the freshest, certified turfgrass. Farm-fresh sod from NG Turf is cut to order and available in quantities large and small. We offer the best turfgrass varieties selected specifically for their excellent characteristics and growth habits in our Georgia climate.

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Sure a fireplace can warm up a room, both literally and figuratively, but did you know that interior designers often anchor entire design projects around the hearth? Apartment-dwellers and homeowners alike can enhance the beauty of their fireplace by changing out finishes or simply adding thoughtful décor to the mantel. If you’re in the market for a fire feature for your home, check out these creative ideas from local designers who know a thing or two about adding drama (and warmth!) to a room.

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Textures Take Over Architect Stephen R. Flanagan of Studio One Architecture created this unique fireplace design in his own home. “Here, the raised hearth and mantel seem to slip past one other, with the idea that they are joined together by the actual fire.” The rough surface of the stacked-stone wall is a counterpoint to the smooth granite fireplace surround (in “Black Pearl”) and the cool color of the bluestone hearth. StudioOne.us

Photography by Rion Rizzo of Creative Sources Photography.

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Sustainable Surroundings The low placement of this sleek Spark gas fireplace lends itself to the modern look of this space. Michael Habachy, owner of Habachy Designs, Inc., says he selected the wood panels on the wall from Eutree, an Atlanta vendor that uses wood from discarded trees destined for the landfill. The firebox itself is enclosed with a porcelain tile that mimics the look of rusted steel, adding an industrial element to the space. Eutree.com, HabachyDesigns.com

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Photos courtesy of (top) Design2Sell, photography by Iran Watson Photography; (bottom) François & Co.

Barbara Ader, design project manager for the home-staging company Design2Sell, explains how she works with fireplaces in the rooms she creates. “One of a room’s main focal points is the fireplace. So when we stage the room, it’s important to draw attention to it because it’s a feature that adds value to the home. A way to do this is to place a large piece of art above it.” HomeDesign2Sell.com

Classic Meets Contemporary If your fireplace isn’t functional, use it as a focal point for your room anyway. Here, Thierry François, owner of François & Co., stacked wood in the firebox as an organic element to contrast with the elegant cream-colored fireplace mantel and legs and the chevron-patterned brick behind it. The dramatic shape of the greenery in vases on the mantel provides a fresh, modern twist atop the more formal fireplace. FrancoisAndCo.com

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Cozy Cooking Warm up by the fire with these easy-to-make comfort food favorites.

FRENCH ONION SOUP INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 2 pounds Vidalia or sweet onions, sliced julienne ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped ½ cup sherry 2 quarts chicken stock baguette, ½-inch thick slices Swiss or Gruyère as garnish

DIRECTIONS Sauté onions in oil in large stockpot until browned. Deglaze with sherry and let reduce. Add stock and thyme and simmer 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place baguette slices on sheet pan. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place soup into serving bowls or crocks, place 2 croutons over top and sprinkle top with cheese and place under broiler 2 additional minutes until melted. Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves over top as garnish.

Recipe courtesy of chef John Szymanski, CP-FS, CEC, CCA, food safety manager for Kroger.

MARINADE FOR GRILLING BEEF, VEAL, LAMB OR POULTRY INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon chopped sage 1 tablespoon chopped marjoram (or oregano) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons ground black pepper Two 5- to 8-ounce steaks (or lamb chops, veal or poultry) DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients into a bowl and mix. Season both sides of meat with salt. Rub a generous amount of marinade on both sides and let sit for up to a couple of hours. Grill to your desired temperature. As a bonus, you can use the marinade for roasting potatoes. Recipe courtesy of chef Jamie Adams of il Giallo Osteria & Bar. Photo courtesy of il Giallo Osteria & Bar.

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Cozy Cooking LEMON PEPPER KING SATAY INGREDIENTS 1 pound king oyster mushrooms, caps removed 5 tablespoons olive oil (divided, 3 tablespoons/2 tablespoons) 2 lemons, juiced (approximately ¼ cup) 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper

Photos courtesy of (top) AuthenTEAK; (bottom) Arnold Masonry and Landscape, photography by Mark Najjar; (top right) Sophia Marchese of Happy Seed, LLC.

Double-Duty Dynamics AuthenTEAK’s Bentintoshape® steel fire pit is perfect for small outdoor spaces and even for those that aren’t plumbed for gas. It’s built to accommodate natural wood logs in the fire bowl or you can hide a 20-pound propane gas tank inside for use with ceramic logs. As the surface of the fire pit weathers, it will change to have an antique, rusted look.

DIRECTIONS Soak wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking to prevent burning or use metal skewers. Heat a cast-iron pan to medium heat and pour in 2 tablespoons olive oil, then add mushrooms.

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While mushrooms are searing, use a second cast-iron skillet or other heavy bottomed pan to press them down for 2 to 3 minutes.

Flip the mushrooms, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and repeat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Pull from heat and allow pressed mushrooms to cool on a work surface. Slice vertically into strips, then pierce and weave with skewers. Transfer to plate or dish for marinating. In small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Pour over the skewers and let sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Heat a cast-iron grill pan or charcoal grill on medium heat, brush oil mixture, add skewers and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve hot with fresh squeezed lemon!

Recipe courtesy of Happy Seed, LLC.

Back To Basics This rustic fieldstone fire pit, designed and built by Scott Arnold of Arnold Masonry and Landscape, keeps things old school. “This is a wood-burning fire pit,” he explains. “Most of my clients don’t want gas, since nothing sounds or smells like the burning of real wood.” He says the stone veneer and use of gravel as the “patio” surface brings a more informal “campfire” feel to the area. ArnoldMasonryAndLandscape.com

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Warm Up the Night A large patio like this one would seem cold and uninviting without this grand central ďŹ replace. The designer also added some knee-level ďŹ re features on the opposite side of the patio where guests can perch on the wide stone coping away from the main seating area. The clever use of a chandelier that seems lit with candles adds to the welcoming atmosphere of the space. GeorgiaClassicPool.com

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Graced With Greenery The design of this wood-burning brick fireplace features a smooth, tan-colored stone mantel and hearth. To soften the look of the chimney, Whit Hamilton of Chattahoochee Pools, Inc., used a very thin wire to wrap the chimney and encourage a vine to grow there. “The fireplace is both an architectural focal point,” he says, “and it provides some screening and privacy for the yard’s spa area.” ChattahoocheePools.com

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An Atlanta tradition for over 40 years, the Atlanta Home Show brings together hundreds of home improvement experts, celebrity speakers, live radio broadcasts and much more for three days all under one roof! AtlantaHomeShow.com

Best Residential Real Estate Company—ITP

The Christine Bradley Team. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

ChristineBradleyTeam. AtlantaFineHomes.com

Best Residential Real Estate Company—OTP

Dorsey Alston, Realtors

DorseyAlston.com

Photo courtesy of (top) Marketplace Events; photography by (bottom) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But

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it takes people to make the dream a reality." —Walt Disney

Best Home Tour

NARI Atlanta Tour of Remodeled Homes

(L to R): Paul Castell of Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath; Kathryn Stempler of NARI Atlanta; Frank Pologruto of Decks and More; and Mark Galey of Master Home Remodelers

The Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) hosts a tour of remodeled homes, introducing the public to star remodelers and inspirational projects, displaying stunning work and the latest innovations in residential remodeling AtlantaRemodelingTour.com

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HOME MAINTENANCE Best Carpet-Cleaning Company

Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning Meagan Perkins of Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning

This local woman-owned and operated business is committed to going the extra mile to assure that you have an outstanding carpet-cleaning service experience. The team at Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning provides five-star service and assures faster dry times with the use of nontoxic products. CitrusCarpetCleaners.com

Best Appliance Repair Company

Sterling Service Group SterlingServiceAtlanta.com

Best Chimney-Cleaning Company

The Mad Hatter Fireplace, Grills, and Outdoor Living MadHatterServices.com

Best Electrical Company

On Time Electric, Inc. OnTimElectric.com

Best Flooring Refinishing Service

Floor & Decor

FloorAndDecor.com

Best Garage Door Company

Precision Garage Door Photography by (top) Eric Bern; (bottom) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

PrecisionDoorAtlanta.com

Best House-Cleaning Service

The Maids of North Atlanta Professionally trained teams will clean the most-used rooms in your house or provide a thorough, deep cleaning everywhere—using safe, environmentally preferred cleaning products. Maids.com/144

Best Concrete Company

B-Level Concrete SE, Inc.

This company’s visually appealing, cost-effective concrete repair solutions keep people safe. Lifting and leveling concrete removes trip hazards; injecting basement walls and filling cracked floors prevents pest and moisture intrusion. If you have a concrete problem, they have a solution. B-LevelSE.com

Michael Cangemi of B-Level Concrete SE, Inc.

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BEST of 2018 CONTEST

Winners BEST

Photo courtesy of (top) AquaGuard Foundation Solutions;

UNDERDECK SYSTEMS COMPANY

Bringing Indoors and Outdoors Together Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC 2731 Faith Industrial Dr. • Suite 200 • Buford, GA 30515 Cell: 404.405.0754 • Main: 678.765.7686 • Toll Free: 855.238.5695 • Fax: 678.765.0601 •

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HOME MAINTENANCE

Tom DiGregorio and Joe Rusk of AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

Best Foundation Repair Company

Best Gutter Company

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

C&C Gutters CCGutters.com

AquaGuard offers foundation repair, basement waterproofing, concrete leveling, and gutter installation services throughout Atlanta. Their Certified Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Specialists perform thorough, in-home evaluations to customize a plan that’s right for you. AquaGuard.net

Best Hauling/Junk Removal Company

Bin There Dump That

Atlanta.BinThereDumpThatUSA.com

Best Home Automation Company

Digital Logic Systems (DLS)

ProDLS.com

Best Home Entertainment Company

Best Handyman Company

Atlanta Audio & Automation

The Trusted Toolbox

Photo courtesy of (top) AquaGuard Foundation Solutions; photography by (bottom left) CatMax Photography, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency; (right) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

Chris Lalomia of The Trusted Toolbox

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Need home repairs? Call the professional handymen at The Trusted Toolbox. Your technician will show up on time with the right tools to make sure you’re satisfied with the work done. They even provide a warranty on all of their services. TheTrustedToolbox.com

Bill Mashraky of Cool Air Mechanical

Best Home Security Company

Ackerman Security Systems

AckermanSecurity.com

Best Home Organization Company

Closet Envy

TheClosetEnvy.com

Best Moving Company

Two Men and a Truck TwoMenAndATruck.com

Best Painting Company: Exterior

Best HVAC Company

Cool Air Mechanical

SuperiorPRO Exteriors SuperiorPro.com

Cool Air’s expert heating, cooling, ventilation and water-heater services assist customers throughout Atlanta. They ensure your heating or cooling system is installed or maintained properly so it runs smoothly for years to come. 770CoolAir.com

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HOME MAINTENANCE Best Roofing Company

Team Roofing and Construction, LLC

Best Painting Company: Interior

From presentation to installation of your new roof, Team Roofing will build a long-lasting relationship with you. They know their customers’ No. 1 investment is their home—they take pride in achieving customer satisfaction with a Chad Cruce commitment to excellence. TeamRoofingConst.com of Team Roofing and Construction, LLC

Fortis Painting & Cleaning LLC FortisPainting.com

Best Pest-Control Company

Breda Pest Management BredaPest.com

Best Window-Cleaning Company

Window Genie

WindowGenie.com

Photography by (left) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair; (top right) CatMax Photography, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency; photo courtesy of (bottom right) Assured Comfort Heating, Air, Plumbing.

Best Waterproofing Company

Derek Ritchie of Engineered Solutions of Georgia (ESOG)

Engineered Solutions of Georgia (ESOG)

Engineered Solutions, a locally owned and operated foundation repair and basement waterproofing company, has extensive experience meeting Atlanta’s unique foundation needs. To repair foundation damage or protect your property from unexpected flooding, they can help. ESOGRepair.com

Best Plumbing Company

Assured Comfort Heating, Air, Plumbing Assured Comfort is a leading heating, air conditioning and plumbing company with five metro locations that serve Atlanta and surrounding cities. Family-owned since 2002, they help clients live in greater comfort year-round and they also focus on community involvement. AssuredComfort.com

Jerry Hall of Assured Comfort Heating, Air, Plumbing

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Best Bath Design Company

CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio CSIKitchenAndBath.com

Best Consignment Furniture Store

The Board of Trade Fine Consignments GoBoardOfTrade.com

Best Fabric Store

Lewis and Sheron Textiles LSFabrics.com

Janice and Dean Howell of MODA Floors & Interiors

Best Frame Shop

Best Carpet Company

Framing by Design of Atlanta

MODA Floors & Interiors

FramingByDesign.com

From conceptualizing designs to the actual installation, the MODA Floors & Interiors team will guide you through the process of choosing carpet. They will ensure that your flooring project fulfills your expectations in transforming your home. MODAFloorsAndInteriors.com

Best Furniture Store

Room & Board

RoomAndBoard.com

Best Home Accessories Store

Kudzu and Company KudzuAndCompany.com

Best Interior Design Company

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Design and Décor

RSZ Interiors

They make the design."

RSZInteriors.com

Jill Burnett of Builder Specialties, Inc.

—Charles Eames

Best Fireplace Company: Interior

Builder Specialties, Inc.

BSI’s showrooms provide customers with a selection of home solutions, including fireplaces, mantels, appliances, garage doors, outdoor kitchens and more. They offer a large inventory and quick delivery, with highly experienced designers and installation teams. ConstructionResourcesUSA.com/Builder-Specialties

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Design The Perfect Kitchen Modern

Transitional

Traditional

BEST of 2018 CONTEST

Winners BEST

KITCHEN DESIGN COMPANY

Georgia Chapter

YOUR LOCAL KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN FIRM Visit our new Roswell Showroom • DoveStudio.com • (770) 552-dove

Atlanta | Roswell

Georgia Chapter

Georgia Chapter

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DESIGN AND DÉCOR Best Mattress Company

Best Game Tables Store

Greater Southern Home Recreation

Photography by (right) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

Greater Southern offers game-room products, like jukeboxes, home-theater seating, bars, barstools, shuffleboard, foosball, air hockey, darts, along with game-room tables (ping-pong, pool, etc.), and décor. Customers call them “man cave headquarters!” GreaterSouthern.com

The Original Mattress Factory OriginalMattress.com

Best Modern Furniture Store

BOVA Furniture

BovaFurniture.com

Best Paint Store

Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams.com

"Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style." —William Williar Baldwin Jr.

Best Kitchen Design Company

Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath

Careful planning, knowledge and attention to detail enable Dove Studio to create exceptional settings to enhance your home. Their award-winning designers create affordable, unique and luxurious designs for their clients, bringing their dreams to fruition. DoveStudio.com Paul Castell of Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath

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Team Roofing & Construction, LLC

Roofing | Insulation | Gutter Protection | Awnings

844-770-TEAM www.TeamRoofingConst.com

BEST of 2018 CONTEST

Winners BEST

ROOFING COMPANY

EXPERTS FROM THE ATTIC UP UP CLOSE - HANDS ON FULL, THOROUGH, DETAILED REPORT ON VIDEO SHOWING YOU THE STATUS OF YOUR

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Team Roofing & Construction, LLC has been a name associated with quality and trustworthiness across the Atlanta area. From Gutters, Gutter Covers, Retractable Awnings, Blown In Insulation, and Gorgeous Shingle & Metal Roofs, we handle your entire project with precision and expertise. Whatever your Home Improvement needs may be, you can trust the “Experts from the Attic Up” at Team Roofing to get the job done right!

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Design and Décor

Best Lighting Company: Interior

Colonial Lighting

This family-owned company offers quality lighting products to builders, designers, remodelers, and Atlanta residents. Within their showroom is a rare blend of old-fashioned customer care and the latest in traditional, transitional and modern lighting design. ConstructionResourcesUSA.com/Colonial-Lighting

Frank Therrien of Colonial Lighting

Best Professional Organizer

Katie Gerst of California Closets

CaliforniaClosets.com/ Locations/Atlanta

Best Rug Shop

Myers Carpet

MyersCarpetAtlanta.com

"Form follows function—

Best Upholstery Store

Verde Home

VerdeHomeInc.com

that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."

Photos courtesy of (top) Colonial Lighting; (bottom) Classic Blinds & Shutters Design Center.

—Frank Lloyd Wright

Best Window Treatments

Classic Blinds & Shutters Design Center

Classic Blinds & Shutters helps you create a beautiful new look for your home with quality window treatments and flooring choices. Their expert designers will create just the right effect for each window in your house. WindowTreatmentsAlpharetta.com

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Why have this?

When you could have this?

ImproperlyǦchanneled roof water is the leading cause of water and structural damage to a home’s foundation.  

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of 2018 Best Appliance Company

Sewell Appliance

The Sewell Appliance showroom displays kitchen design ideas and over 40 top brand appliances. Their knowledgeable staff will conduct live product demonstrations to help you choose the best indoor and outdoor appliances for your needs. ConstructionResourcesUSA.com/Sewell-Appliance

REMODELING/ DESIGN & BUILD

Best Cabinet Company

Timberland Cabinets

Timberland-Cabinets.com

Kit Webb of Sewell Appliance

"Whatever good things we build end up building us." —Jim Rohn

Best Custom Closet Company

California Closets

CaliforniaClosets.com/ Locations/Atlanta

Best Custom Wine Cellars

Bell Cabinetry & Design BellCabinetry.com

Best Custom Home Building Company

Best Building Supply Company

Photography by (left) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair; photo courtesy of (bottom right) PMC Building Materials, LLC.

PMC Building Materials, LLC

John Willis Custom Homes

JohnWillisCustomHomes.com

PMC offers construction supplies to suit virtually any project. In addition to their large variety of in-stock building materials, they can also order hard-to-find products, such as custom windows, doors, siding, and decking. PMCBM.com

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BEST of 2018 CONTEST

Winners BEST

DECK DESIGN/BUILD COMPANY

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of 2018 REMODELING/ DESIGN & BUILD

Best Flooring Store/ Company

Best Custom Tiny House Building Company

Enhance Floors & More offers wood floors; all major brands of carpet, laminate and vinyl flooring; and ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile. Their Marietta showroom offers samples, installed products, and fresh decorating ideas. EnhanceFloors.com

HummingbirdHousing.com

Enhance Floors & More

Hummingbird Tiny Housing

Best Door Store/Company

Atlanta Specialty Millwork Atl-SM.com

Best Remodeling Company—Bathroom

Structures, Inc.

Elisabeth Stubbs of Enhance Floors & More

StructuresHomes.com

Photos courtesy of (top) Enhance Floors & More; photography by (bottom) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because

reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss Best Countertop Company

CR Home

CR Home’s vast countertop material selection includes gorgeous stone from top manufacturers. They take pride in delivering quality materials (cut at their state-of-the-art fabrication facility) for installation in your home by their certified professionals. ConstructionResourcesUSA.com/Countertops

(L to R): Kit Webb, Jill Burnett, Kelly Johnson of CR Home

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Call 1-866-LOCATE ACE to find your nearest store or visit us at www.acehardware.com © 2004. Ace Hardware Corporation.

Good advice is the best tool.

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of 2018 REMODELING/ DESIGN & BUILD

Best Remodeling Company— Whole House

Southland Development Services Whether you are looking to remodel a bath or kitchen, add a family room or build an entirely new house, Southland Development can make it happen. Their project-management expertise means a smoother process for you and your dream project. SouthlandDevelopmentServices.com

Best Remodeling Company— Kitchen

Innovative Construction, LLC. Eric Koehler of Southland Development Services

InnovateAtlanta.com

Best Remodeling Company— Other Additions

Handcrafted Homes, Inc. HandcraftedHomes-Inc.com

Best Residential Architectural Firm

AJW Designs, Inc. AJWDesignsInc.com

Think Left and Think Right and Think Low and Think High.

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think up If Only You Try!

Photography by (top and middle left) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair; photo courtesy of (bottom right) Copper Sky Renovations.

—Dr. Seuss

Micaela Quinton and Jim Walker of Copper Sky Renovations

Best Remodeling Company— Historical Preservation

Copper Sky Renovations

Copper Sky Renovations believes old houses are worth saving. With an eye for traditional design elements, thoughtful layout, meticulous planning and attention to detail, they preserve original architectural details where possible, and add space, function and utility where needed. CopperSkyRenovations.com

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SIDING • GUTTERS • WINDOWS • ROOFING • PORCHES • PORTICOS

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of 2018 REMODELING/ DESIGN & BUILD

Best Shower Enclosure Company

Best Showroom for Bathrooms

PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showroom

Chattahoochee Shower Doors

RelyOnPDI.com

Photo courtesy of (top) Chattahoochee Shower Doors; photography by (middle left) CatMax Photography, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency; (bottom right) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

Chattahoochee Shower Doors combines time-tested design and installation principles with fresh ideas to give homeowners high-quality, professional frameless shower door enclosures. ChattDoors.com

Best Showroom for Kitchens

Remodel Republic RemodelRepublic.com

Best Window Company

AVI Windows & Doors

Discover the advantages of a full-service window and door showroom at AVI’s Marvin Design Galleries. Their full-sized displays allow you to explore and experience their doors firsthand, as well as millwork, specialty hardware and more. AVIWindowsAndDoors.com

Peter Morrison of AVI Windows & Doors

Best Tile Store

Traditions in Tile and Stone

Mary White and Meg Carr of Traditions in Tile and Stone

Traditions in Tile and Stone provides an extensive collection of quality products in tandem with exceptional customer service— providing expertise in design, knowledge of products and installation guidance for your residential or commercial project. TraditionsInTile.com

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BEST of 2018 CONTEST

“Best of 2017” Winner

Winners BEST

LIGHTING COMPANY: EXTERIOR

BEST

LIGHTING COMPANY: EXTERIOR

THE PREFERRED COMPANY FOR

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Best Deck Design/Build Company

Decks and More

Decks and More listens to their clients, designing an outdoor oasis for them that includes custom decks, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, patios, porches and sunrooms. DecksAndMore.biz

Frank Pologruto of Decks and More

Best Arborist/Tree Company

One, Two, Tree OneTwoTree.com

Best Fence/Gate Company

Allied Fence

AlliedFence.com

Best Fireplace Company: Exterior

Chimney Solutions ChimneySolutions.com

Best Home Spa Company

Georgia Spa Company GeorgiaSpaCompany.com

Best Landscape Supply Company

Super-Sod

Best Landscape Design/ Installation Company

Photography by (bottom left) CatMax Photography, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency; (top left and right) Sawyer Photography, hair and makeup by A Glamour Affair.

Super-Sod is a family-based company that strives to create high-quality turfgrass sod and seed products for their customers. They’re dedicated to continuous product improvement with a knowledgeable staff that is passionate about customer service. SuperSod.com

Ed Castro Landscape, Inc. EdCastro.com

Best Landscape Maintenance Company

Gibbs Landscape Company

GibbsLandscape.com

Best Lawn/Sprinkler Irrigation Company Michael Darsey Mike Darsey of Super-Sod

Sprinkles Irrigation & Landscape, Inc. SprinklesIrrigation.com

Best Mosquito Control Company

Mosquito Joe

MosquitoJoe.com

Best Lighting Company: Exterior

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems’ meticulous design and installation techniques match the workmanship of the lighting fixture brands they offer. Your outdoor space will be transformed and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. SouthernLLS.com Lindsey Barnhill of Southern Landscape Lighting Systems

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Best Outdoor Furniture Company

Georgia Patio

GeorgiaPatio.com

Best Patio Design/Build Company

Atlanta Porch and Patio AtlantaPorchAndPatio.com

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Call 1-866-LOCATE ACE to find your nearest store or visit us at www.acehardware.com © 2004. Ace Hardware Corporation.

Good advice is the best tool.

Client: AD #: Title: Media: Pubs:

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