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February 2018

Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy Valentine's Day! We love our clients and partners! We are grateful for your business and friendship. Let’s bring excitement into the month of February by stretching Valentine’s Day into the entire month with acts of love and kindness. It could be for your spouse, parent, grandchild, best friend, entire family, or a stranger. So be creative and go for it! Join us on Facebook for ideas and share how you #spreadlove. Make every day a Valentine's Day.

February is a transitional month. The holidays are over, yet the fun activities of spring have not yet arrived. One thing you can do to get your juices flowing is to start planning your home remodeling project. Below we are introducing some brand new smart products you may want consider for your home.

We are so pleased for our clients and proud of our ADB Team! In December, we were honored to receive three 2017 NARI-Atlanta Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards for some incredible projects! In this issue, and two others that follow, we will share one award-winning project. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


H. Dale Contant, MCR, CRPM, UDCP

President | Principal Owner

“Raise the Roof” is a CotY Award Winner!

In December, we were honored to receive a 2017 NARI-Atlanta Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award in the Residential Interior Over $150k category. This amazing project, affectionately referred to as “Raise the Roof” in our Atlanta Design & Build blogs last year, has given us yet another reason to be proud!

As you may remember, our clients’ 1960s split-level home in Chamblee was outdated in appearance and in its functionality for the family. The main level consisted of four small, compartmentalized rooms with numerous doorways and walls that caused congestion points and prevented family togetherness. The tiny kitchen provided only minimal workspace or storage. By raising the roof and removing interior walls, we created an open floor plan with an impressive vaulted ceiling.

We are grateful to our clients for giving us the opportunity to design and build this marvelous space, which culminated in our team receiving this CotY award! Be sure to contact Atlanta Design & Build if you desire a renovation to the interior of your home or an outdoor living area. Spring will be here before you know it.

See more photos and read through this story’s progress for before, in-progress, and behind the scenes looks.

2018 Best of Houzz Service Award

We at Atlanta Design & Build are pleased to announce that we have received the “2018 Best of Houzz Service” award! 

To be selected for this Houzz award, 5-star reviews, page popularity, and satisfaction are considered. We are proud and honored to have received this award and will continue to provide exceptional service with every project we have.

To learn more, visit our Houzz page:


Smart-Home Connectivity

This year the Design & Construction Week (DCW) took place in Orlando while the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was going on simultaneously in Las Vegas. Both shows were exhilarating to attend because of the multiple high-tech consumer products that were introduced throughout the exhibit halls. Innovations in smart-home connectivity made a huge impact at the shows this year—it is definitely the big trend in 2018. Amazing new smart-home connected appliances and devices created curiosity and excitement in everyone as they gathered around the products to give them a try.

The International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show were the two shows co-located at the 2018 DCW. Numerous companies entered their latest, spectacular, top-of-the-line products in the Best of IBS Awards and the Best of KBIS Awards competition. Not surprisingly, a great majority of the award winners are products designed for smart home connectivity. Here are some examples:

Imagine having a smart thermostat in your home like the ecobee4 (pictured above) that you can control through its touch-screen, a smart device or voice. Alexa voice service lets you ask your ecobee4 to adjust your home’s temperature, while ecobee4 also delivers comfort and energy savings via sensor technology.

Or perhaps you would like a smoke/CO alarm like the Onelink Safe & Sound (pictured right) that sends alerts to your devices in an emergency. Built-in Alexa voice services provide hands-free commands, while multi-room intercom functionality lets you communicate with your family, or listen to music.

The VELUX Active system (bottom photo) monitors the indoor air climate in your home, as well as local weather forecasts. Then it automatically opens and closes your skylights and skylight blinds as needed. VELUX Active uses a smartphone app, Apple HomeKit, and provides voice activation control.  

Would you like to own Samsung’s Front Load Washer with QuickDrive? Not only does it offer a faster wash time, the intelligent Q-rator laundry assistant takes the guesswork out of doing laundry from a mobile device. It provides automatic recommendations for optimal wash cycles, and monitors your washer to keep it operating at optimal performance.

Left to right: Samsung QuickDrive Front Load Washer, Samsung Family Hub smart fridge, and GE Kitchen Hub.

In addition to these award winning products, the 2018 exhibits included refrigerators that have cameras inside. If you are out grocery shopping and wonder if you have enough milk, you can find out through your smart phone connection. Samsung’s Family Hub smart refrigerator has a large screen on the door that can act as your recipe finder, weather channel, smart speaker and more.

Or you could install the GE Kitchen Hub above your kitchen range to function as a ventilator, while it also controls all of your smart-home devices even if they are not made by GE. The hub lets you watch recipe videos, listen to music, check on the weather and make video calls.

There are so many wonderful smart products available in 2018—many more than we have listed here. Which products would you like to have in your home? Luckily you do have some time to mull it over because several of them will not be available until the summer or fall.

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1631 Canton Road
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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