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February 2019

Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy Valentine’s Day! What a perfect opportunity to show appreciation to family and friends. Remember, as cartoonist Charles Schulz has said, “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”.  

In this month’s HomeStyle Online, you’ll find ‘illuminating’ thoughts on how different lights can change your kitchen. Keep reading as we review the three different lighting layers and how to incorporate them in your home. We’re also listing below 10 ways you can give your home curb appeal. Ensure the impression the outside of your home makes is the one you intend.  

Children are very near and dear to our hearts. We are proud to be event sponsors for the 3rd Annual Spring Fever fundraiser benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer. This is a great opportunity for our company to give back, support, and help bring awareness to a wonderful organization. Learn more about the March 22nd event and join in the fun while helping a very worthwhile cause.   

The ADB family and I wish you all the best this Valentine’s Day!


H. Dale Contant, MCR, CRPM, UDCP

President | Principal Owner

The Right Way to Light a Kitchen

The kitchen is a central, multi-functional part of your home. It is the space where busy lives intersect, from weekly rituals of meal planning, meal-prep, and cooking to the sorting of the mail, random middle-school science experiments and the hosting of dinner parties. The right lighting in an area as versatile as the kitchen can be essential to the general atmosphere of the room, and that versatility calls for layers. A kitchen has the option of three different layers of lighting: ambient, task, and accent.

Ambient Lighting:

Whether the kitchen is blessed with an abundance of natural lighting or lacking in the general window department, ambient lighting is a great way to cast the main source of light.

Continue reading for ways to incorporate layers of lighting in your kitchen.

ADB Sponsors Spring Fever Event for CURE Childhood Cancer

Join us March 22nd for CURE Childhood Cancer’s 3rd Annual Spring Fever Event.

Founded in 1975, Atlanta-based CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through providing crisis-oriented support to patients and their families.

At this event, hosted by CURE Childhood Cancer’s Young Professional Leadership Council, ticket holders will enjoy great live music, a full open bar, signature cocktails, unlimited food tastings, interactive games, an awesome silent auction, a wine grab... all at The Stave Room at American Spirit Whiskey!

Click for more information and purchase your tickets now. We hope to see you there!
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10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

As you drive by your home, does it look exciting or boring? Stylish or dated? Well-tended or neglected? In other words, does it have curb appeal? Curb appeal is something to strive for, since it increases the value of your home in several ways: It helps contribute distinctiveness to your neighborhood; it makes your home feel more welcoming to friends and family; and it increases the attractiveness of your home to buyers, should you ever decide to sell it. The following ten home enhancements can make a huge difference.

1. New paint, siding and trim can greatly improve the aesthetic of your home. Before painting, repair any obvious defects in existing materials, such as cracked or rotting boards. Add character to your home with fresh new colors and interesting trim details that are appropriate to the architectural style. Accent trim can make your doors and windows really pop.

2. Choose black window frames since this color is on trend and extremely popular. The bold, enchanting color makes your windows stand out and get noticed. Black window frames fit any architectural style and give an older home an updated look.


3. Dress up the front entrance and make a big impact. Adding an impressive front portico lends depth and interest to a plain facade while also offering protection during inclement weather. Make your front door the main focal point by painting it a contrasting color or installing a door with glass panes that let more light into the interior. One or two unique light fixtures at the door provide safety as well as good looks.

4. Add a front porch that provides additional living space for fun get-togethers. Select comfortable easy-care furniture, along with cozy pillows and rugs that make your home look inviting.

5. Design an inviting pathway to your home’s entrance. Replace a plain concrete sidewalk with the warmth of a winding pathway made from brick or stone and bordered by flowers and plants. Another attractive option is a stamped and colored concrete walkway.

6. Upgrade the driveway if it is stained, cracked or has weeds sprouting up. If your driveway is over twenty years old, it would be best to redo it entirely. Otherwise, depending on its condition, the driveway can be resurfaced less expensively, or patched where necessary.

7. Improve your landscaping by trimming overgrown plants and adding new planting beds. Remove weeds as well as dead or dying shrubs and perennials. Edge planting beds with stone or precast-concrete blocks. Install sprinklers and an irrigation system. Make sure any new plants you buy are suited to our climate to make upkeep easier. 

8. Low-voltage landscape lighting provides safety and security as it illuminates your walkways. It can also highlight interesting and attractive details of your home and yard. 

9. Install a new garage door that coordinates with the architectural style of your home and adds eye-catching appeal. Windows provide light for the interior of your garage, along with extra charm on the exterior. Choose opaque glass if privacy is a concern. 

10. Repair or replace the roof if the shingles are old and showing signs of wear. If you begin the roofing project with a clean roof deck, add an ice-and-water-shield membrane along the eaves.



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Marietta, GA 30066


About Us

Atlanta Design & Build, based in Marietta, GA, has provided the northern suburbs of Atlanta with quality remodeling services since 1996. We are a full-service design/build firm that has always taken pride in the high level of customer support delivered to each project. In 2008, we developed our proprietary HomeStyle® System, a client-centered approach which ensures for each remodeling project we listen to your needs and desires and then transform your living space to fulfill them.
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