how to add craftsman style to your homeDrive through any established neighborhood in the metro-Atlanta area, and you will find beautiful examples of American Craftsman style homes from the 1900s-1930s. And a century later, the clean lines, balanced proportions and quality craftsmanship—hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts movement—continue to find their way into today’s architecture, furniture and accessories.

So it isn’t surprising that many Atlanta homeowners are drawn to the timeless Craftsman style when they look at ways to add curb appeal to their homes. Jennifer Dreher, Architectural Designer here at EXOVATIONS, works with homeowners to envision exterior renovation projects that meet their practical needs and their stylistic goals.

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cost plus vs. fixed cost pricing in home remodeling contractsWhen a buyer signs up for a construction contract, there are two primary types of pricing models that the contract can follow. The fixed cost model gives a price upfront, taking into account an estimated cost of material and labor before the job begins. A cost plus pricing model does not establish a price prior to construction, requiring that the buyer cover the cost (whatever that may be) plus a set percentage profit upon completion. Read More →

LeafX gutter protection means no clogged gutters.Clean gutters are an integral part of maintaining your home, but it usually finds its way to the bottom of your priority list. The task can be a dirty, all-day event and most homeowners wait to clean their gutters only when a problem has already occurred. What is the best way to end clogged gutters? Keep them protected and prevent the problem before it starts.

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