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10 editor’s letter

Spring is in the air

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17 sum it up

19 in its place

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Tips and tools to organize your garden shed

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22 make it yours

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Spring is in the air Now in its 40th year, the Spring Atlanta Home Show is back and we are proud to present you with the Official Guide for Georgia’s largest home show. While there, mix and mingle with more than 350 exhibiting companies and their home improvement experts who will fill you in on everything from the latest trends to appliances, landscape tips and much more. Tune into our Facebook Live on Friday, March 23 to hear from professionals at the show. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod, host and executive producer of “Flipping Virgins.” The certified residential specialist will bring her seasoned expertise to homeowners on Saturday, March 24. For more information on the Home Show, turn to page 53—you won’t want to miss out! And when there, stop by our booth to meet members of our team, pick up magazines, and tell us about your latest home improvement projects. On Sunday, March 25, our expert panel will be onstage at Noon to share secrets for outdoor entertaining.

One of my other favorites is our Women in Remodeling feature (p. 27), which highlights six of Atlanta’s top female remodelers including our cover duo Melissa Bean and Laura Bean Tenuto. The mother-and-daughter team discuss what it’s like working in a male-dominated field and what it takes to elevate the industry. I also love our Make It Yours piece on a fun playroom for kids. Here, interior decorator Beth Murty of Simply Unique Finds & Design transformed a bonus room into a colorful and comfortable haven for children. Turn to page 22 to see playtime at its best! And last but certainly not least is our two-page Find It Local collection of fabulous products, services, and events. Be sure to visit home goods store Swoox Curated Consignment for standout gems from photo shoots and more. The shop, which is located in the Westside Provisions District, is co-owned by interior designers Kelly Wolf-Anthony (a dear friend of mine!) and Jenn Balcos. Write in and share what you’re up to around the house via social media. We’d love to hear from you, see your style inspiration, and so much more. To learn more about us, go to: AtlantaHomeImprovement.com AtlantaHomeImprovement.com, follow us on (@MyHomeImprovement) and (@ATLHomeImprove).

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Searching for a way to incorporate Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year, into your abode? Look down! Add a pop of purple to your floor with porcelain tile (seen here in Grapes of Wrath) from the Argent collection by tile manufacturer, Crossville. 1000 Marietta St. NW., Atlanta. CrossvilleInc.com

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All in the Family

Laura Bean Tenuto and Melissa Bean

5th Generation Contracting, Inc. Laura Bean Tenuto, the daughter in the mother-daughter duo at 5th Generation Contracting, Inc., talks about her favorite slogan—the Nike brand’s iconic tagline “Just Do It.� “That slogan sums it up for me,� she explains. “It reminds me to stay competitive in my career.� After she graduated from college and with several years in sales, she decided to “just do it� and join her mother’s contracting business. “It’s been challenging, but also extremely rewarding.�

Melissa and Laura work closely together on remodeling projects, like this stunning kitchen remodel in East Cobb. “The challenge was that our client wanted a place to entertain large groups, but also an environment where she could cook with her kids,� Melissa says.

Photos courtesy of 5th Generation Contracting, Inc., photography by Dan Carmody, Studio 7 Photography.

Melissa Bean says of working with her daughter, “Laura’s a very independent, strong businesswoman. She recognized that we needed a design manager to hold clients’ hands through the remodeling process. She developed the role and she’s knocking it out of the park. Clients value her opinion—she’s capable and they know it.� Melissa is no stranger to “just doing it� either. Construction is a field she is intimately familiar with, as she’s the fifth generation in a family of contractors. “I love construction and wanted my own company. I felt I could do so much better than what I was seeing in the industry,� she remembers. “In the early years, there were crews who didn’t want to work with a woman. I thought, that’s OK—they can go work for someone else. And a lot of times, if men came into our office, they’d pass right by me and look for a man to talk to.� But, Melissa says that she considers her gender an advantage in her business. She points out that, often, women are alone in their homes with a construction crew during a remodeling project. “My clients know that this is a woman-owned company— men who work here have a female boss and, obviously, they will listen to women and be respectful.�

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Mozen is proud to show off this north Atlanta remodel project, situated along the Chattahoochee River. “This was an incredible remodeling opportunity. We had the right client and the right location to create a dream house. I love the gabled private balcony off the master bedroom, overlooking the river.�

Photos courtesy of Handcrafted Homes, Inc.

When asked what she brings to the table, as opposed to her male counterparts, she answers quickly, “In reality, women are very detail-oriented. If a problem comes up, I’m going to catch it right away. I think women are more willing to converse about things, too. I see that as a big plus. Some of the guys I’ve worked with in NARI have told me they learned from watching me—they want to learn how to talk more with their clients, to find out more about what they want.� “Construction is probably one of the few industries in the world that’s kind of off limits to women,� she comments. “There aren’t that many women who know much about construction. Some of the strongest women I know, who are running big companies out there—when it comes to construction, they back off. One female client of mine told me, ‘You’re the only contractor I interviewed who looked me in the eye. The other contractors would look at my husband.’ So there’s a comfort zone for women when they work with me.� Mozen emphasizes that point: “Women are needed very badly in this industry. I tell women to take classes, get certified. No one can tell you, ‘Lady, you can’t do that.’ Because you can!� HandcraftedHomes-Inc.com

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Irene Kagika

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Photo courtesy of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, photography by ToshĂŠ Byrd.

“Typically, when I say I’m in construction, people think it’s a matter of having strength. But no, it’s about knowledge. Do you know the procedure of putting a house together or repairing it? Do you know what to look for? I do it all—from floors, to putting up cabinets, to shingling roofs,� she says. A major component of Habitat’s program is the use of volunteers for manual labor. “A lot of female volunteers say, ‘You know, I’ve never done this before.’ And I say, ‘I will teach you, even if it’s just how to swing a hammer. It’s not as hard as it looks.’ They realize it’s doable. My job is to make sure they’re safe, they know what to do, why, and how to do it right.�

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Keiffer Phillips–Patricia Brown Builders, Inc. “I can honestly say it never occurred to me that I was entering an industry that was ‘male-dominated,’â€? Patricia Brown says when asked about her work as a general contractor and owner of a home-building business. She and her husband opened Keiffer Phillips–Patricia Brown Builders, Inc., almost two Brown says of this kitchen design in a Garden Hills home remodel, “The flush cabinet-door and drawer style is simple, but using different wood-stain colors for the upper and lower cabinets adds decades ago, so she has plenty visual interest. They make the kitchen look well-planned.â€? of experience in the office, but also on job sites with mostly male colleagues. “I don’t think I’ve needed a tough skin necessarily—but a sense of confidence goes a long way. That confidence is earned by learning what things you need to do a job—humbly asking questions when you don’t have answers.â€?Â

Photos courtesy of Keiffer Phillips–Patricia Brown Builders, Inc., photography by Lee Grider Photography.

As Brown explains, “Building is a collaborative effort between many players: architects, designers, vendors, tradespeople, homeowners and city officials. As is the case in any large group, you’ll find people who are kind or rude, competent or incompetent, skilled or unskilled, informed or uninformed. Being prepared always helps me to break through any barriers that I’ve faced.� As to the benefits of being female in her business, she says, “It’s been our experience that some people will gravitate to a female project manager, while others will deal more effectively with a male. We make it a point to lay our egos aside, take cues from the client and allow the one who relates the best to be in the forefront.� Her advice to a young lady hoping to enter the industry? “Get an education and experience—never think you’ve learned all there is to learn. And remember that you’re only as good as the last project you completed. Make it your aim to give your best every single time.� KeifferPhillips.com

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Green Basements & Remodeling You might call Laura Green a general contractor to the stars. She recently supervised the construction of a giant tree house for Atlanta resident Shaquille O’Neal as it was filmed for the Animal Planet network’s “Treehouse Masters.� She ticks off a list of other TV shows where her crew has done behind-the-scenes construction: Netflix’s new season of “Queer Eye,� HGTV’s “Elbow Room,� season one and two of FOX’s “Home Free,� and the DIY Network’s “Super Great Rooms.� “My crews help with carpentry, building, framing, installing windows, painting—everything. And my evening crews help the shows stay on schedule when needed,� she says. Green is used to being one of the only women in the room. “Everyone who meets me thinks I’m a designer, because I’m female. But I’m a licensed general contractor with my own building and remodeling business. The TV shows are just a side gig for me.� She says she’s never been afraid to walk into a male-dominated arena to compete head-to-head. “For example, I play poker. There aren’t a lot of women doing that. I’m not going there to prove a point—I just don’t feel limitations. I don’t feel out of place. I have five sons and a husband! So I’m used to being the only girl. My undergrad degree was in computer science and, let’s face it, that used to be nothing but dudes. I’m competitive and math-oriented, which are traits a lot of guys have, so I’m comfortable with them.�

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Are you one of the 65 percent of families in America with a pet? And maybe you’ve been told hardwood floors aren’t the best choice for those of us with pets. There are some types of wood floors better suited for pets. They aren’t indestructible, but they are certainly more practical than others. Look for these dog-friendly flooring types: • Wire Brushed. These wood floors are distressed by a machine to remove the sapwood (soft wood) and enhance the wood grain, adding texture and character. Its weathered, elegant, antique look hides scratches particularly well due to its matte finish. • Character Grade. This flooring keeps the wood’s natural appearance and displays its full characteristics. Color variations and knots occurring naturally show clearly. This visually less “perfect” wood hides damage well. • Distressed Hardwood Flooring. This wood is intentionally scratched and scraped to create an antique look. Planks’ edges can be darkened, wire brushed and sculpted, resulting in lots of texture and character. You won’t know if a dent in your floor was

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Everybody loves spending time in an outdoor kitchen. Where else can you wiggle your toes in the grass, enjoy the breeze or soak up some sun just steps from your culinary kingdom? But the perfect outdoor kitchen requires a few extra steps in the planning department. Most are designed to entertain larger numbers of guests than normal kitchens―so thinking about traffic flow and seating is key. And outdoor kitchens and appliances are subjected to the elements in a way that indoor kitchens aren’t. These local Atlanta designers and builders make it look easy as they serve up stunning alfresco alternatives.

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Bright and Breezy Location: Brookhaven Covered outdoor kitchen: 600 square feet Design and installation: Vincent Longo Custom Builders | LongoCustomBuilders.com “This family absolutely loves being outdoors. Their goal in nice weather is to spend a ton of time outside,” says Vincent Longo, president of Vincent Longo Custom Builders. “Our designer, Casey Bowie, wanted to replicate the look of their light, bright indoor kitchen and pull it outside, where they can grill and entertain.” Bowie designed this outdoor space for them, complete with a Bull Brahma grill and custom hood (vent by Vent-A-Hood®) and a KitchenAid® dishwasher, fridge and icemaker. To keep the look consistent with their indoor kitchen, Bowie used wood siding to create a shiplap effect on the walls, but she used painted cedar rather than pine, which is commonly used indoors but doesn’t hold up well to the elements.

Outdoor grills require a bigger vent hood than a normal stove—make sure you designate space for one.

Photos courtesy of Vincent Longo Custom Builders, photography by Gregg Willett Photography.

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Lots of grilling means lots of smoke—plan for ventilation with ceiling fans and openings in walls to allow fresh air to flow freely.

Photo courtesy of All Square Contracting, photography by Abby Breaux Photography.

Everyday Getaway Location: Johns Creek Covered outdoor kitchen: 480 square feet Design and installation: All Square Contracting | AllSquareContracting.com Micah Purvis, owner of All Square Contracting, and the designer of this cozy outdoor kitchen, was asked to construct an outdoor room that would blend seamlessly with the existing brick façade of the house. Because the kitchen would be used for entertaining at night as much as during the day, he knew he’d need to focus on lighting. But there was a problem: “It was tough incorporating lighting when there weren’t any ceiling cavities to hide the wiring. So we used small, flush-mount fixtures embedded in the wood beams―there’s no need for a conduit for the wires. It provides great task lighting and a very nice ambience.” Purvis selected a TEC infrared gas grill and also a bright-orange Kamado Joe grill, not only for variety, but to add a punch of color to the kitchen.

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Perfectly Patterned Patio Location: Kennesaw Outdoor kitchen deck: 1,000 square feet Design and installation: Cabinets of Atlanta, Inc. | CabinetsOfAtlanta.com Rafal Kozdeba, owner of Cabinets of Atlanta, Inc., designed this unique outdoor kitchen in a part of the homeowners’ backyard that served no other purpose. “This was a big, really steep, backyard. The deck required complicated construction methods, so it’s built to last―it’s bulletproof!” Kozdeba chose Ipe wood (pronounced “ee-pay”), which is almost twice as dense as normal wood, for the deck itself and the cabinetry in the kitchen. “It’s perfect for outdoor applications, but it’s not nicknamed ‘Stone Wood’ for nothing,” he laughs. “We went through an unusually high number of drill bits and saw blades on this project!” Perlick appliances and Viking and Primo Kamado grills were used in the kitchen island. And a misting system was hung above the countertops to help combat the hot Georgia sun.

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Guests always want to hang out where the action is— make sure to have comfy seating close by so they won’t crowd the chef.

Photo courtesy of Boyce Design and Contracting, photography by Jim Roof Photography.

Poolside Paradise Location: Sandy Springs Covered outdoor kitchen: 1,600 square feet Design and installation: Boyce Design and Contracting | BoyceDesign.com This design for a gorgeous outdoor entertainment area required thinking in global proportions. Micah Rogers, the landscape architect and designer, explains, “The challenge was taking inspirations the clients found when traveling the globe and then tying them into the design.” He infused the space with the warm hues of Japanese saunas, a bar and lighting reminiscent of Brazilian beach huts, and the clean lines of Europe’s modern ski chalets―resulting in a cohesive finished product. To evoke a luxe look, Rogers used countertops in “Cheyenne Leathered” granite and chose Perlick appliances, an Evo grill, and Infratech built-in heaters. Cedar slat walls enclose the living and kitchen/bar areas and provide a sense of an “outdoor room,” while still maintaining an inviting, open atmosphere.

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At Home With Chef Kevin Rathbun Appreciating Freedom, Family and Food By Stacy Moser fter spending countless hours in each of his four Atlanta restaurants (Rathbun’s, Krog Bar, Kevin Rathbun Steak, and KR SteakBar), chef Kevin Rathbun takes time to slow down and cherish special moments at home with friends and family. “My wife, Melissa, and I work together in our restaurants and they take a considerable amount of energy. I don’t want my headstone to say, ‘He Had the Most Restaurants,’” Rathbun chuckles wryly. “Life passes you by if you’re not paying attention. I want to enjoy what I have.” So during their time off and away from their commercial kitchens, the couple chooses to keep things simple and focus on a relaxed version of cooking at home. “No doubt about it, our kitchen is the heart of our home,” he says. “The room is a cool blend of modern design, which I love, and a New Orleans vibe, which is her thing. My wife’s a great cook—she’s Sicilian, so she loves Italian and Creole food. I used to cook for her all the time, so now she cooks for me,” Rathbun explains. “When I cook, I make a mess. She tells me, ‘We don’t have all those dishwashers like you do at work!’ Since she’s so neat, she does most of the cooking. But when we have friends over, sometimes I’ll fancy it up and grill or fry something on my barbecue.” He says that, unlike his adventurous cooking style, his wife is the traditionalist in the family— preferring simplicity, “like spaghetti and meatballs, really simple, but really delicious.” The James Beard-nominated chef savors playing host to fellow food lovers. “We have pretty good-sized gatherings at our house. I built the kitchen to do large-format stuff. We have up to 40 people sometimes, like when I did a party for the charity, Open Hand Atlanta, recently. We always have jazz musicians over. My mom was a maître d’ at a highend restaurant and she would bring over all her server friends for dinner. Dad would have a jazz session all day with dozens of people and cook

He and Melissa continue that tradition in their own kitchen—combining good friends, family, music, and, of course, great food. barbecue.”

But, he says, “Sundays are so sacred. We’ll cook an egg and grits for breakfast and it’s simple. To me, that’s what it’s all about.”

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KEVIN’S KITCHEN 101 A Sturdy Pot with a Lid “When it comes to a lot of those kitchen gadgets—do you really need them? You need a pot with a lid. I’m a cleanlined guy. I don’t like a lot of stuff lying around.”

Tarragon Roasted Chicken with Buttered Leek-Parmesan Orzo

Photos courtesy of (Kevin) Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, photography by Raftermen Photography; (chicken) Kevin Rathbun, photography by Marco Alarcon.

Mandoline “I love these. Don’t spend too much money—just pick up a cheap one. Whether it’s for cucumbers, onions or carrots, you can use it to make a perfect julienne of vegetables, thick or thin.”

Knives “I used to buy expensive knives, but people would ruin them, using them to open cans!” The “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped” winner says he buys inexpensive Update® knives, and when they become dull, he takes them to The Cook’s Warehouse to be sharpened.

Chalk It Off “If you’re remodeling your kitchen, go out on your driveway and chalk an exact outline of it, like in the movie ‘The Founder.’ Move around like you’re going to cook and clean. It will teach you what’s functional in that space.”

Chef Kevin Rathbun shares his version of home cooking with this simple, yet sumptuous, chicken recipe. “This is a dish I like to cook just for my wife, Melissa,” he says. “Roasted chicken is something everyone can do, but this recipe kicks up the flavors.”

Ingredients for Chicken

Ingredients for Orzo

1 whole chicken (3.5 pounds) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons table grind black pepper 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped 10 garlic cloves 2 whole lemons (with peels), roughly chopped ¼ cup tarragon, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound orzo pasta ¼ pound salted butter 2 cups leeks, small diced and rinsed 5 cups chicken broth 2 teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup parsley, chopped ¾ cup Parmesan, grated

Directions for Chicken

Directions for Orzo

• Wash whole chicken thoroughly, drain off all excess water. • In the cavity, add salt and pepper and roll around to coat cavity of chicken. • In a mixing bowl, add onion, garlic, lemons and tarragon. Mix well while squeezing juice from lemons. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with mixture. • Place chicken on a roasting rack on a half-sheet pan, rub with olive oil and season the outside with salt and pepper. • Preheat convection oven to 425 F. Place chicken in oven for 25 minutes. • Turn the temperature down to 350 F at this time and continue roasting for 35 minutes. • Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

• In a thick bottom pot, add butter and sweat (gently heat) leeks until tender for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, trying not to brown. • Remove leeks from pot and reserve. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil back to the pot and add half of the orzo. Toast orzo until golden brown for approximately 5 minutes. • After toasting, add remaining orzo, buttered leeks, salt and pepper. • Add chicken broth. Simmer the pasta. Stir to avoid sticking until most of the visual liquid has evaporated. • Cover with a lid. Turn off fire and let stand for 20 minutes. • When serving, fluff the orzo and add parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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COBB GALLERIA CENTRE The Spring Atlanta Home Show is back! Get together with professionals who will provide all you need to know about the latest in home improvement trends and more. Here, you’ll find more than 350 exhibiting companies showcasing products and services. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet other homeowners, see cooking demonstrations and evaluate designs that are sure to wow you. On Saturday, March 24, check out the panel discussions with

HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod. As the host and executive producer of “Flipping Virgins,” where she coaches real-estate newbies on how to navigate their first flip, Sherrod brings a level of expertise to the process that’s hard to match. She’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, a radio host (she’s interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio), and a realtor with legions of home-flips to her name. “With comprehensive market knowledge, exceptional personal service, and superior negotiation skills, you can count on my team to help you successfully navigate your home sale or purchase and to provide you with the insights you need so you can make the best, most informed decisions,” Sherrod says. The certified residential specialist will make an appearance on the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show Stage for homeowners (and fans!) to ask questions about everything from flipping a home to remodeling spaces and much more.

Come learn from Egypt Sherrod Date: March 24, 2018 Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Location: Reliable Heating & Air Home Show Stage Website: AtlantaHomeShow.com

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Georgia’s Largest Home Show! March 23-25, 2018 COBB GALLERIA CENTRE Remodel. Repair. Refresh. The 40th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show is Georgia’s largest home improvement event. It brings together over 350 companies showcasing the best in products and services for all types of homes. Attendees come to see the products demonstrated and speak directly with experts in home construction and renovation, landscaping, energy saving, kitchen and bath design and much, much more. From foundation to roofing, flooring to lighting, windows, gutters, siding, and more, enjoy comparison shopping in our fun, festive atmosphere where everything you might need for your home, inside and out, is gathered together under one roof. Talk with indoor and outdoor kitchen designers about your particular needs, walk through landscaped exhibits to get ideas and solutions for your own yard, pick up product samples and information and schedule appointments for experts to visit your home.  Many of the exhibitors offer show specials, which can save you thousands of dollars. For 40 years, the Spring Atlanta Home Show has been the place to be to show your home some TLC! This event is owned and produced by SEMCO Productions – Atlanta based and family owned since 1959.

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Exhibitors For a complete list of exhibiting companies, please visit AtlantaHomeShow.com 101 MOBILITY ......................................................... 1101

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Exhibitors Cont’d OZONE RECREATION ............................................. 1248

STORM MASTER ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION .... 144

PAINT WIZARDS ..................................................... 1608

SUMMER ACCENTS ................................................. 401

PAVESTONE COMPANY ........................................... 448

SUNCATCHER OF ATLANTA .................................. 1401

PEACHTREE PEST CONTROL ............................... 1010

SUPER SOD ............................................................ 1436

PELLA WINDOW & DOOR COMPANY ...................... 906

SUPER SOD ............................................................ 1539

PENTABLOCK ........................................................... 735

SUPERIOR SLEEP .................................................... 330

PERIMETER ROOFING ............................................. 429

SUPERIORPRO EXTERIORS .................................. 1337

PERMA JACK OF ATLANTA ...................................... 327

TAILORED LIVING FEATURING PREMIER GARAGE ............................................................. 1636

PERMASEAL USA LLC ............................................. 520 PETERSON PRESSURE WASHING ........................ 1527 PIANO DISTRIBUTORS ........................................... 1016 PICTURE KEEPER................................................... 1042 PINNACLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS ...................... 1051 PLATINUM ROOFING ATLANTA................................ 323 PMCPROS............................................................... 1518 POWER HOME REMODELING GROUP ................. 1629 PPG PAINTS ............................................................ 1614 PRECISION GARAGE DOOR SERVICE .................. 1106 PRECISION POOLS AND SPAS ................................ 254

For just a $5 donation to HOPE Atlanta, attendees of the Atlanta Home Show can sample beers from Marietta’s own Red Hare Brewing Company! Every penny of the $5 donation goes to HOPE Atlanta the programs of Travelers Aid, dedicated to the prevention of homelessness in our community.

TEAM TREE SERVICE ............................................... 415 THE GROUTSMITH ................................................. 1625 THE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER.COM (HB FEEDER, LLC)................................................. 743 THE LOUVER SHOP.................................................. 519 THE MAIDS OF ATLANTA.......................................... 419 THE OUTDOOR STORE .......................................... 1515 THE QUIKRETE COMPANIES ................................... 338 THE SUNSHINE BOYS BY GEORGIA SOLAR LIGHTING ........................................................... 1001

PREMIERE ROOFING.................................................. 635

THE TRUSTED TOOLBOX....................................... 1502

PRESTIGE AUTO POLISHING AND PROTECTION.... 336

TIGHT LINE EXTERIORS ......................................... 1115

PRESTIGE PRODUCTS - AIR PURIFIERS .............. 1156

TREMRON ................................................................ 105

PROAUTOMATE ...................................................... 1040

TREND TRANSFORMATIONS ................................. 1242

PROUDLAND LANDSCAPE GROUP ...................... 1006 QUEEN OF PAIN RELIEF .......................................... 435

TROTTER WATERPROOFING & FOUNDATION EXPERTS ............................................................. 1316

RAINAWAY DECK DRAIN SYSTEMS ........................ 802

TRUSTDALE.COM................................................... 1142

RAINBOW - PREMIER AIR ..................................... 1020

TUFF SHED ............................................................... 324

REAL WOOD FLOORS ............................................ 1030

TUPPERWARE .......................................................... 320

RELIABLE HEATING & AIR ........................................ 616

UNLIMITED LAWN CARE .......................................... 809

REMODELING EXPO CENTER ................................. 424

USA INSULATION OF ATLANTA.............................. 1247

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOUTHEAST LLC ............. 1251

VACASA..................................................................... 642

RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN ....................................... 124

VERSA LIFT ............................................................. 1340

REPCO INDUSTRIES INC. ........................................ 554

VISION STAIRWAYS & MILLWORK & TANGO DOORS .................................................................. 720

RHINO SHIELD BY GEORGIA COATINGS INC....... 1532 RUTHMAN & RUDIO WEALTH MANAGEMENT ....... 843 SALUS SAUNAS ....................................................... 947 SCENTSY WICKLESS CANDLES (WICKFREE CANDLES INC) ...................................................... 944

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TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION ...................................... 1506

PRECISION PRO WASH ......................................... 1125

RHINELAND CUTLERY ........................................... 1523

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WADDELL AND REED ............................................. 1417 WATERFURNACE INTERNATIONAL INC. ............... 1223 WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1253 WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1241 WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1054

SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS L.P. ..................................... 1024

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ........................................ 342

SCREENS OF GEORGIA (PHANTOM SCREENS)... 1130

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1642

SEAL SMART .......................................................... 1043

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1335

SEARS HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS INC. ... 117

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1415

SEGREST PROPERTY SERVICES ............................ 241

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1220

SHELF GENIE .......................................................... 1216

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1148

SILVER OAK REMODEL ............................................ 936

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ........................................ 856

SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION ............................ 924

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ........................................ 244

SOFTUB .................................................................. 1141

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ........................................ 436

SOMETHING NEW .................................................. 1229

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1315

SOUTHEAST COATINGS - TURTLE COAT ............. 1622

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ........................................ 138

SOUTHEASTERN UNDERDECK SYSTEMS, LLC... 1124

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1354

SOUTHERN CLASSIC FLOORING, INC ................. 1206

WEBSTER ENTERPRISES ...................................... 1348

SOUTHERN COMFORT SWINGS ............................. 316

WINDOW WORLD ..................................................... 724

SOUTHERN REMODELING ...................................... 107

WINSTON’S REMOVAL & LANDSCAPING ............... 248

SPECIALTY STUMP GRINDING ................................ 417

WOOD FINISHING UNLIMITED................................. 948

SQUEAKY CLEAN ENERGY, LLC ............................. 319

WOOD HOLLOW CABINETS .................................... 824

STANLEY STEEMER ................................................. 615

WOODSTONE CABINETRY ...................................... 235

STATE FARM ........................................................... 1428

YOMEE ...................................................................... 515

STONE CRE8TIONS OF ATLANTA ............................ 653

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Be sure to visit their booths for expert advice and help for your home improvement projects AQUAGUARD FOUNDATION SOLUTIONS see ad on p. 54 | Booth # 1624 B-LEVEL SOUTHEAST see ad on p. 60 | Booth # 1604 CABINET EXPRESS see ad on p. 14 | Booth # 1549 COOL AIR MECHANICAL see ad on p. 9 | Booth # 916 FERN VALLEY LANDSCAPE & INTERIORS see ad on p. 60 | Booth # 1634 FIELDSTONE CENTER see ad on p. 62 | Booth # 1330 Client: AD #: Title: Media: Pubs:

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Joanne and John Rainone • Owners of JR Custom Living in Atlanta for over 20 years • John takes on the structural and construction duties of their custom home-building projects, while Joanne delivers design choices that influence the projects’ tone and scope. • 2018 winner of home-remodeling and design website Houzz’s Basement Bar Award (Atlanta) • JRCustomLiving.com

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