Lanier – BeforeLanier-AfterDovetail Craftsmen did the renovation work on this Virginia-Highland residence, which was featured in December’s tour of homes. Located on Lanier Boulevard, the renovation involved taking off the roof and adding a second story addition with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a masture suite and laundry area. A new family room space was created on the first floor. Interesting features added to the home include the cantilevered Tudor-style second story, seamless transition on the interior as well as exterior from the existing house to the new and the exact match of brick from the 1930s. The interior of the home also has exposed brick on the fireplace walls that continue up through the addition. The approximate cost was $350,000. For more information about Dovetail Craftsmen, call (404) 228-9267 or
Renewal - BeforeRenewal - AfterRenewal Design Build opened up the kitchen and family room of this Intown home by removing a wall and creating counter top and bar space. The outdated cabinets were removed and these modern ones installed. The fridge was moved to make way for double ovens. A combination of recessed and track light was used to warm up the space. Note the open shelves above the range and the rolling prep island with butcherblock top. For more, visit
HammertimeHammertimeThis stunning home on Kirk Road in Decatur belongs to architects Doug Glasgow and Yun Lee. Hammertime Construction did the work, and the home was recently awarded LEED Platinum status – the first renovation project in Georgia to receive that designation by the U.S. Green Building Council. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this modern home has open space to spare. Energy Star appliances are used throughout the home, along with low-flow bathroom fixtures, a rainwater collection system for irrigation, LED lighting and more. For more about Hammertime Construction, visit
Hawthorn Design and Construction took this boring stairway in an Intown home and transformed with some very simple additions. The carpet was removed and hardwood floors added; a new wall was added at the top of the stairs to create privacy and more detail; the banister was removed from a more traditional railing; and a new lighting fixture added. The most dramatic change, obviously, is the bookcases built into the landing wall, where the homeowners not only store treasured tomes, but mementos and art work. Note the museum-style lighting to highlight the vases. For more about Hawthorn, visit
Integral - BeforeIntegral - AfterIntegral Structures renovated this kitchen as part of a larger remodel job for Sandy Springs ranch home built in 1958. A wall was removed between a bedroom and a screened porch to open up the space. Some of the features of the kitchen are the double island/bar areas, glass front cabinets and picture window pass-through into the family room to help visually open the space. For more about Integral Structure, visit