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I’m a homebody I don’t know about you, but I’m a homebody that loves relaxing on the couch. Although lately, it seems as if I’ve been doing just the opposite. I have been out and about around town. And with the 41st Annual Atlanta Home Show (March 22-24) right around the corner, I won’t be slowing down anytime soon. We're excited to be the Official Magazine Partner of Georgia’s largest home show. At this event, you can garner advice from the pros on home improvement projects. Plus, our team would love to visit with you, so be sure to stop by our booth at the show's entrance to say hello! While there, have your My Home Improvement “cover" photo taken for fun. For even more expertise, our 2019 Home Service Pro Partners (p. 14) are just the people you want to turn to for everything from outdoor lighting and landscaping to plumbing and painting. And once you read our At-Home Getaways piece on Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs (p. 54), being a homebody becomes much more appealing. Dive into the latest and greatest in swim spas, hot tub aromatherapy, and infrared saunas.

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While the warmer weather draws us outdoors, the kitchen is still the main hub of the home. If you’re ready to update yours, turn to Spice Up Your Kitchen (p. 38) for tips on how to refresh from top to bottom (think cabinetry, countertops, flooring, etc.).

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AquaGuard Foundation Solutions ............32 Assured Comfort....................................22 AVI/Marvin Windows .................................3 B-Level SE Concrete................................61 Classic Blinds & Shutters ....................... 24 Cool Air Mechanical..................................9 Engineered Solutions of Georgia ..............18 Enhance Floors & More ........................... 12 Jackson EMC ...........................................16 Landscape Lighting Systems .................. 56 MudJack Atlanta .................................... 20 North Georgia Replacement Windows .....48 Overhead Door Company of Atlanta ........ 34 Painting Plus .......................................... 46 Scapes.....................................................2 Southern Landscape Lighting ...................4 Team Roofing ......................................... 28

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Now, more than ever, homeowners can blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living with oversize glass doors. The appeal of ‘big glass’ has expanded beyond contemporary design to other styles of homes, allowing anyone to make a statement with lift-and-slide, bifold, or multislide doors in lengths up to 56 feet. Plus, with advancements in technology, you can quell concerns about higher energy bills, Peter Morrison outside noise, or drafty interiors.

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Is there a certain time of year when it's best to paint the exterior of my home?

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The best time to paint is when temperatures are between 70 and 80 degrees. Because of this, apart from occasional rainstorms, we find that March and September are often Charlie Dallavalle ideal months to go for a new exterior paint color.

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Water that enters a basement through or underneath a poured concrete or block foundation wall can usually be resolved with either an interior or exterior waterproofing system. Exterior systems involve Derek Ritchie excavating and replacing the original foundation drain. Interior systems involve developing a trench from inside the home and providing a pathway for water flow under the basement slab. Most customers prefer the lower cost and lifetime warranty of the interior system, while others prefer to simply manage the water from the exterior.

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Most Atlantans have winter dormant Bermuda or zoysia grass that will begin actively growing around April. Once your green is in full swing, a great rule of thumb is to mow each week, occasionally mowing less during dry bouts. Make sure not to scalp the grass (cutting too far down to the root), taking no more than a third of the blade off Evan Rogers and Pete Wilkerson each time you trim.

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What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood?

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Solid hardwood consists of a singular piece of wood that is sensitive to moisture and must be nailed to a wooden subfloor. Engineered flooring is still real wood, it is just fashioned out of different layers to be more dimensionally stable (you can glue it down) and better at dealing with damp places like basements Elisabeth Stubbs and bathrooms.

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How do you lift concrete without impacting the surrounding structure?

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The lifting process is minimally invasive, done by injecting either Portland cement and agricultural lime or polyurethane under the concrete. The material you choose fills any void and then starts to lift. This injection process is continued until the desired height is achieved. By using this process, very little disturbance is made to the surrounding area. Michael Cangemi

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Properly maintained gutters serve a critical role in reducing the impact of heavy rains. Damaged systems can send torrents of water burrowing through the soil around your home, endangering the foundation and resulting in costly repair work. Additionally, clogged gutters with pools of Chad Cruce standing water can lead to rot in the structures they are fixed to. The bottom line? Healthy gutters equal a healthy home!

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How do I know when I can repair versus replace my entire foundation?

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You should never replace your entire foundation. Full replacement is incredibly expensive and far more damaging to your home. Fortunately, foundation settlement and wall damage issues are easy to spot early on, so extreme measures don’t have to be taken. Once problem areas are Tom DiGregorio and Joe Rusk identified, we can provide custom-designed wall stabilization and lifting solutions to ensure your home remains permanently stable.

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Saving you up to 12.2 gallons of water a day, low-flow toilets use around 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf), whereas older toilets commonly use 3.5 to 7 gpf. Low-flow showerheads are also a worthwhile investment, using around 2 gallons per minute (gpm) compared to the 3 or 4 gpm of older Jerry Hall showerheads. Over the course of a 10-minute shower, this can save you 10 to 20 gallons!

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Our most popular durable model is a steel insulated garage door. The front and back are made of steel with polyurethane insulation injected in the middle. This composition resists scratches and dings and can even withstand a baseball thrown awry. With a variety of exterior patterns, window designs and color choices, you can customize this door to fit your style from John Nale contemporary metal to a traditional wood grain carriage-house door.

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Get help from the pros on your next home improvement project at the 41st Annual Atlanta Home Show. Cobb Galleria Centre. AtlantaHomeShow.com

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According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. That’s why each year the EPA encourages homeowners to track down water wasters during Fix a Leak Week, which will be held March 18-24. Show your support by not only checking your own residence for possible leaks, but by also participating in

The Water Drop Dash 5K and Water Festival on March 23. 9135 Willeo Rd. ChattNatureCenter.org

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Smyrna artists, musicians, and businesses bring their best to Rev Fest: The Spring Edition. Shop for new home accessories, purchase snacks from local restaurants, and more. 1680-B Spring Rd., Smyrna. RevCoffee.com

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Stop bacteria and viruses in their tracks with the installation of an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light. The small apparatus is installed in a home’s ductwork and features a concentrated beam of UV light that effectively removes microscopic living pathogens from indoor air. For installation and additional information, turn to Cool Air Mechanical. 770CoolAir.com

Mingle with interior designers, entrepreneurs and interior design students during Your Business is Abundant. Hosted by Leah Alexander, founder of the interior design blog Beauty is Abundant, this celebration and speaking engagement will feature light bites created by award-winning culinary students. 275 Buckhead Ave. NE., Atlanta. LeahAlexander.info

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partnered with the NFL to arrange a “Kickoff to Rebuild” event each year in the Super Bowl host city—and Super Bowl LIII was no different. On Feb. 1, Rebuilding Together Atlanta gathered more than 150 volunteers, including My Home Improvement team members Laura Janelle Downey and Alex McCray, to repair six homes in the Just Us community on Atlanta’s Westside. Good Samaritans from Lowe’s, commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE, Woodward Academy, and more installed gutter downspouts, painted rooms, performed yardwork, prepared Lowe's “Safe and Healthy Housing" kits and more. Atlanta Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell even came out to support the cause. Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together, “The volunteer experience is incredible because they actually see revealed why the day of service is so impactful. the people that are benefiting from “The volunteer experience their work.” —Caroline Blakely is incredible because they actually see the people that are benefiting from their work.” Lily Johnson

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Check the perimeter of windows and doors to ensure caulking is still in place. Recaulk as needed. Remove and store storm windows and doors. Wash and reinstall window screens, ensuring there are no gaps around the screen, allowing insects to enter. Wash and inspect windowsills for softening or rotting wood. Paint as needed after caulking. To ensure the automatic reversal is working on your garage-door opener, place a roll of paper towels where the door meets the ground. When the door hits the towels, it should reverse. If it doesn’t, consult your owner’s manual or have it checked by a pro. Visually inspect garage-door hardware; tighten or replace loose or missing bolts or hinges. Clean and lubricate the hardware.

Roof and façade Using a pair of binoculars, inspect your roof for any visible damage, such as shingles that may be starting to curl or mortar on the chimney masonry that may be coming apart. Also, be sure to check flashings for evidence of water leakage. Fix as needed. Clean algae or moss from the roof’s surface. Inspect exterior vents for openings to prevent rodent intrusion. Take a walk around your home to look for loose or cracked siding, cracked brick, peeling paint, loose trim, signs of decay or insect damage. Repair as needed. Prune shrubs and trees a minimum of 12 inches from exterior walls and full clearance from the roof to avoid insect infestation. If you have solar panels, schedule a cleaning. Dirt can impair the solar cells’ ability to receive the full benefit of the sun, reducing power generation by up to 40 percent.

Clean the patio, porch and deck to remove excess debris. Paint or water-seal all exterior wood, including decks, overhangs and railings.

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Inspect all railings for rot or loose bolts. Fix as needed. The freeze-and-thaw cycle may have changed the slope of concrete slabs. Ensure that your sidewalks, patio, driveways, etc., are sloping away from the house to avoid water damage. If needed, slabs can be repaired or rebuilt by a professional. Fill or patch any cracks or chipping sections of concrete.

Lawn maintenance Take a soil test to determine your lawn’s nutrient needs. A soil test can be done through your local Cooperative Extension office. Based on the results from the soil test, apply limestone to all grass types except Centipede to ensure proper pH.

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Purchase fertilizer for Zoysia, Bermuda, and Centipede grasses based on the results from the soil test. Wait to spread fertilizer until your entire lawn is green for the spring. Stop fertilizing Fescue lawns for the summer after April 1. It’s too late to prevent spring weeds now. Use a post-emergent herbicide to target weeds already sprouting up or burn some calories by pulling them by hand. Tune up your lawn mower. Sharpen blades, inspect the spark plug, and check the oil. Automate your lawn care with Super-Sod’s installation of Husqvarna’s Automower®, a time-saving lawn mower. With no fuel emissions, minimal mowing noise, and blades fashioned specifically for a clean cut, Automower® is a great solution for homeowners who love a perfect lawn.

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✓ Interior maintenance HVAC systems Replace your furnace air filter with a high-performance filter. Change filters every three months or more if needed. Have your heating and cooling ducts inspected for damage or mold and dust deposits. Remove debris from the condensate tray under the coils in your air conditioner (near the mechanical blower). Test your attic and roof fans to make sure that power is getting to the thermostat and the fan is functioning properly.

Plumbing and water-heating systems Install a backflow valve in the floor drain of your basement if you live in an area where sewers sometimes back up into homes. This device will prevent future backups. Inspect for slow leaks in your home by taking a reading on your water meter before bedtime. The next morning, without using any water overnight, take another reading. If the reading has changed, you have a leak that should be repaired. Check the temperature setting on the water heater. It should be set no higher

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than 125 degrees to prevent scalding and reduce energy use. Perform a general inspection of your septic system: Check for any leaks, and consider using a yeast-based additive to maintain the “health” of the system.

Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room Check all faucets and toilets for drips or leaks and make any needed repairs. To check toilets for hidden leaks, add six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes.

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Clean mineral deposits from showerheads by unscrewing the devices and soaking them in vinegar overnight, then gently scrubbing them with an old toothbrush. Check washing machine, dishwasher and icemaker supply hoses for bulges or leaks. Replace hoses showing signs of weakness or those older than 10 years. Change rubber washing machine lines to steel lines for safety. Inspect tile walls and replace any missing caulk or grout. If your faucets have aerators, remove and clean them. Check the filter on your range hood. Clean or replace as needed.

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“Using two cabinet colors in a kitchen creates a great opportunity for contrast and visual interest.” —Heather Shuster, senior project developer at Alair Homes Decatur

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the spicy details Cabinets: To create a modern layout and color scheme, the designer mixed white cabinets with stained wood ones—combining contemporary neutrals with warm undertones. “This feature simultaneously allows the homeowner to add any color with accessories, as trends and styles change,” says Heather Shuster. AlairHomes.com Pullout shelves: Shelves can look sleek from the outside and sharp on the inside. Storing knives in an in-drawer organizer will keep your countertops clean, provide a safer spot for storage, and potentially keep the blades on point. Countertops: The counters are LG Viatera quartz, a product that resists stains, fading, burns, and etching. “Quartz countertops have become our clients’ preference for their durability, fantastic colors, and patterns,” Shuster says. LGViateraUSA.com

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Faucet: The Solna faucet by Brizo® is sleek with a hidden pull-down function. Brizo.com Backsplash: The modern backsplash was created with Ann Sacks’ Savoy collection in cottonwood, as a herringbone install. AnnSacks.com

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the spicy details Painted cabinets: The custom cabinetry was created to reflect the light, happy feel of the kitchen. They were painted in a color similar to Sherwin-Williams Aqueduct SW 6758. Sherwin-Williams.com Lighting: The clients already owned the lighting, which helped keep the budget on target. Backsplash: Traditions in Tile and Stone provided the glass mosaic tiles, which helped pick up the light from an adjacent window. TraditionsInTile.com

Photography by (after) Sarah Dorio.

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Flooring: Don’t let the flooring fool you—it’s painted! The design team wanted to create an airy kitchen so they painted the floor a lighter color and used white countertops to capitalize on streaming sunshine from the breakfast area. MarkWilliams-Design.com

“We relocated this Virginia-Highland bungalow’s kitchen from the rear of the house to a central portion of the residence. We were able to get them a larger and more functional kitchen, and convert the previously used space to a laundry/mudroom.” —Niki Papadopoulos, lead interior designer and partner at Mark Williams Design Associates

Countertops: “An easy way to update a kitchen, without a full-blown renovation, is new countertops,” says Niki Papadopoulos. In this case, Caesarstone, a quartz composite product known for its durability, was chosen. CaesarstoneUS.com Refrigerator: This stainless steel KitchenAid fridge lets the teal hue be the star. KitchenAid.com

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“I loved that this client was interested in unique finishes and the artistry of local craftspeople. He pulled inspiration from places he loved around town. Unique materials and thoughtful design pulled the look together.” —Gina Sims, owner and principal designer of Gina Sims Designs

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Lighting: The kitchen was transformed into a masculine, sleek space with these dramatic geometric pendants from Circa Lighting, as well as directional lighting over the open shelves from Rejuvenation. CircaLighting.com, Rejuvenation.com

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Vent hood: The centerpiece of the kitchen is the custom range hood, designed with modern lines and created with materials that offer a cool patina, from Saint Udio metal shop in Athens, Georgia. SaintUdio.us Cabinets: Modern textured melamine slab cabinets from Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath with black matte tab pulls. DoveStudio.com Shelving: Fred Martin Welding Co., Inc. created the kitchen’s custom raw iron shelves, as well as bar shelves and a wine rack that Gina designed. FredMartinWelding.Webs.com Countertops: The Caesarstone Statuario Maximus™quartz on the countertops and slab backsplash create a fresh look and is easy to maintain. CaesarstoneUS.com Refrigerator: The client is very tall and therefore needed an extra-tall Viking refrigerator. VikingRange.com

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Windows: “We repainted the house white, took out the country beadboard, replaced it with modern shiplap and painted the window sashes black to mimic the look of steel and keep the feel modern industrial,” says Gina Sims. GinaSimsDesigns.com

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e picy details Backsplash: The eye-catching feature of this kitchen is the tiled backsplash from the Duquesa collection, creating an expensive vintage look that pops. TraditionsInTile.com Cabinets: In order to stay with the light motif, Kat Nelson painted the existing cabinets a soft white hue and added long hardware to make them more dramatic. The neutral vibe allows the surrounding tile to be the star of the show. KatNelsonDesigns.com Vent hood: The design team removed the “cold” stainless steel hood and replaced it with a custom wood version. KeystoneMillworks.com Lighting: “We upgraded the framing of the windows to make them more present and topped them with sconces with white glass, for a classic touch,” Kat says. VisualComfort.com

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“Painting wood cabinets a light color instantly brightens up the space. I love two-tone cabinets— when going with two tones, paint the lower cabinets darker, which helps hide any scratches or dings, and the upper cabinets lighter, which helps make the room appear larger than it is.” —Stefanie Kastner, brand manager/interior wood care at Rust-Oleum

Cabinets: This was a do-it-yourself project, as the homeowner used Rust-Oleum’s Cabinet Transformation Kits, both in Pure White and Gray. Note: the kits come with a glaze but the homeowner chose not to apply it for this project. RustOleum.com Chalkboard: A clever feature for any busy family’s kitchen is a chalkboard to keep track of messages, menus, and more. This one was created with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On Paint. RustOleum.com Cabinet hardware: Refreshing a kitchen can be achieved with a simple design update like switching out the doorknobs and handles. This kitchen used brushed satin, nickel dual-mount cup pulls for all the drawers. HomeDepot.com

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the spicy details Organization can be beautiful and pullout shelving and pantries can offer that “beauty” throughout any kitchen. This focus on accessible storage can be vital for smaller kitchens or those with big families who are using the kitchen all the time. ShelfGenie, the company that created these pullout shelves, customizes their work depending on the needs of clients. For example, if stored items are tall (like cooking oil bottles or cereal boxes), the pullout shelves need to have enough height to prevent them from falling over. The company can also put in adjustable dividers to organize the items within the shelf. “Another popular storage solution is our premium custom spice racks, which clients love,” says Julie VanLeuven, owner of ShelfGenie of Atlanta. ShelfGenie.com/Atlanta

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Under-cabinet lighting is a great way to make a kitchen more functional and beautiful, all at once. This kitchen utilized premium bar lighting that can be installed by anyone, without any required tools or electrical work, through the BLACK+DECKER PureOptics LED Tool-Free Under Cabinet Lighting. “Lighting, specifically under-cabinet lighting, changes the look of a space by providing a ‘finishing touch’ to complete the room. It instantly provides warmth and ambiance, and it makes any countertop or backsplash look brilliant,” says Kalen Buchanio, marketing manager at Amax Incorporated, PureOptics LED by BLACK+DECKER. PureOpticsLED.com

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DIRECTIONS: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Rinse egg noodles with room temp water then put in boiling water. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until expanded and al dente. Blanch yu choy in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Put noodles in mixing bowl, add fried garlic and oil mix to keep noodles from sticking together. Add light soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, lime juice, white pepper, and crushed peanuts. Top with cilantro, scallions, and red barbecue pork. Add yu choy to noodle mixture and serve. Recipe courtesy of chef DeeDee Niyomkul of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft. TukTukAtl.com

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Infrared Sauna Skip the spa and head to your own infrared sauna. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas, like the one seen here, use light to create heat and warm the air around you. The Home Depot. HomeDepot.com

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Friday, March 22 is “Trade Day” at the Atlanta Home Show, sponsored by PMCPros. On Friday only, anyone working in the home industry can receive free admission by presenting a valid ID at the Show’s on-site box office. Also on Friday, March 22, active or retired military, police officers, first responders and firefighters are invited to enjoy free admission as a thank you for their service. Just present a valid ID at the Show’s on-site box office.

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www.AtlantaHomeShow.com HGTV ’s Clint Harp Live on Stage You know him as the “go-to” carpenter on HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper, but did you know Clint Harp grew up in Atlanta? The Dunwoody High School graduate, who now lives in Waco, Texas, says he comes back home as often as possible to visit family and friends, and hopes to see a lot of familiar faces in the audience when he takes the stage at the 41st Annual Atlanta Home Show. Clint will appear live onstage Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 at 1 and 4 p.m.

Q&A With Clint Harp What’s an easy DIY project homeowners can tackle to improve their space? A shelf! Find a cool piece of wood in your garage or in someone else’s scrap pile and make a shelf! With some simple brackets from a home improvement store, you can make a really fun shelf with very little effort.

What’s a common mistake homeowners make when they take on a home improvement project themselves? Usually it’s underestimating how much time and money it’s going to cost. I’ve done it many times. The best bet is to add 30 percent on top of whatever you’re guessing!

What’s one thing you wish every homeowner knew? It’s better to spend the money up front and get a job done right than to take shortcuts. And, if you don’t have the money yet, live with what you have until you can afford the real deal.

What are your best small space living hacks? Put more in the giveaway and trash piles than you do in your house.

What décor items are worth splurging on? I’m biased, but I would say all furniture. Ask around and the things that get handed down from generation to generation are tables, beds, dressers, benches, and chairs. Spend money on things that last and you will bless generations of people long after you’re gone.

Would you rather upgrade your closet, bathroom or kitchen? I’d rather upgrade my kitchen because we live in it as a family, but I do need a clean bathroom and an organized closet.

What are your best outdoor décor tips? If you don’t love doing it or have an eye for it, find someone who does and rely on that person. Curb appeal is so important, and the beauty and functionality of your backyard can add so much to your life. Spend time, effort, and money if you have to, to really make it right … you’ll be glad you did.

Could you live in a tiny home? By myself? Yes! With a wife and three kids? For a weekend!

How should we care for wooden architectural details in older homes? Evaluate what you have before making changes. Talk to professionals, look at videos, and be thoughtful before eliminating or changing authentic old details that can’t easily be replaced. And if you do decide to get rid of things, please consider donating them to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore so someone else can give them a new life.

What is it about crafting wood by hand that is so intriguing/rewarding to you? When I’m working with wood, I’m tapping into something that’s as old as the planet itself. For me, wood represents where we come from and where we’re headed. It’s real, it’s tangible, and it has so many different uses. I love how it changes as you’re working with it, whether planting, sawing, cutting, sanding or whatever else. I just love nature, and you can’t get more natural than wood!

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DETAILS ➊ Chairs: Found at Outrageous Interiors, the carved

wood of these armchairs mimics the rich tones of the wood cabinets. For a similar look, check out Walmart's Loon Peak Sippel Armchair. Walmart.com

➋ Lamps: For reading light, Michael went to an antique shop and chose a floor lamp with a rustic base and natural woven shade. The One Light Floor Lamp from PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting fits the bill, too. RelyOnPDI.com

➌ Rug: Michael found this horse-hair rug at

Scott Antique Markets. No time to hunt down a floor covering? Visit IKEA for its KOLDBY cowhide rug in brown. 441 16th St. NW., Atlanta or IKEA.com

➍ Cabinets and ladder: These custom cabinets and movable

ladder (via an iron rail) were designed by Modern Rustic Homes and fabricated by Timberland Cabinets. TimberlandCabinets.net

➎ Mini refrigerator: To keep drinks within reach, Michael chose this AGA Luxury Built-In Compact Household Beverage Center (AGA 6GARM-BS-G-R), purchased at City Plumbing & Electric Supply Company in Jasper, Georgia. CPESupply.com  

Tips to make a small space look larger • Michael often finds he must design small spaces for clients with big ideas. He says he frequently refers to one of his favorite books for inspiration, “The Not So Big House” by Sarah Susanka.

Photography by Tom Harper of Tom Harper Photography.

• Natural light streaming into a room makes it appear to have more space. Here, Michael took advantage of French doors with translucent glass to borrow light from the adjoining guest bedroom.

• Michael explains that designing an entrance from the corner of a room creates a diagonal view of the space,

enlarging your perception of the room’s size. Make the focal point an impressive piece of artwork across the room.

Michael Grant • Architect and owner of Modern Rustic Homes in Ellijay, Georgia. He’s designed homes with both Old-World craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology for 25 years. • He believes good design makes homes more livable and beautiful, requiring less maintenance and energy. • ModernRusticHomes.com

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Looking to purge junk from your garage? For a typical tidy up, consider getting a 15-yard (11 feet long, 8 feet wide, 4.5 feet tall) dumpster ($360) for you to throw sundry items in. Same-day and next-day pickup can be arranged. Before the big cleanup, check with your homeowners association for curb appeal guidelines. SOURCE: KURT ANDERSON, OWNER OF BIN THERE DUMP THAT ATLANTA. ATLANTA.BINTHEREDUMPTHATUSA.COM

According to Atlanta-headquartered, CNN, a study suggests that

kitchen towels can harbor 49% of bacterial growth found in or on the human body. Use a clean towel to wipe down kitchen surfaces, and for a homemade natural disinfectant option, create a vinegar and water mixture with a 1-1 ratio. SOURCES: CNN.COM; THE MAIDS OF NORTH ATLANTA. MAIDS.COM/144

When planting trees in your yard, a good rule of thumb to follow is to plant small trees

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SOURCE: JAMIE BLACKBURN, VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF ARBORGUARD TREE SPECIALISTS. ARBORGUARD.COM

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2018 WINNERS Photos courtesy of NARI Atlanta. For a complete list of winners, see page 71

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Residential Interior $75,000-$150,000 (Innovative Construction)

Commercial Specialty (Master Home Remodelers; Team Entrants Architectural Visions and Bin There Dump That)

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Residential Kitchen $30,000-$60,000 (Dream Weaver Building & Remodeling; Team Entrant Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath)

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Basement $50,000-$100,000 (Innovative Construction)

Basement Over $100,000 (5th Generation Contracting)

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Residential Addition Under $100,000 (Innovative Construction)

Residential Landscape Design/Outdoor Living $60,000 and Over (Boyce Design & Contracting)

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