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Atlanta Additions & Remodels

Additions and remodels can make your home more attractive and comfortable, letting you relax in your space. In turn, updates and improvements can positively affect the home's resale value. However, these projects can involve high costs, and some yield higher returns than others. They are also complex, which can make planning a tricky and confusing process.

Additions, conversions, and remodels in Atlanta vary greatly when it comes to cost, reflecting the variances in income and home values in the city. Before you start searching for a contractor, familiarize yourself with the factors involved in the costs and planning, as well as aspects such as city permits and insurance.

Remodel and Addition Cost Factors

Overall costs of remodels and additions can vary wildly depending on a number of factors. The amount of work you do yourself versus how much you outsource to a contractor can strongly influence your final price tag, as can the materials you use. Other important factors include timing, scale, and the type of project involved.

Time of Year

Timing is a bigger cost factor than many people think. Remodeling your home during the right time of year may shave upwards of $1,000 off the final cost of the project. The most expensive times are the months leading up to the holidays and the summer, as the weather is warmer and homeowners tend to have more free time. January is one of the cheapest months, which makes it an ideal time to conduct your addition or remodel project.

Scale

The scale of the remodel has a strong effect on its final cost. Making a few minor changes and basic updates tends to be much cheaper than adding upgraded fixtures, cabinets, flooring, and appliances. Before getting started, sit down and work out a budget for the project. Your budget should help decide how many changes you make, the materials you can use, how many upgrades you make, and how much of the work you can outsource to a contractor.

Type of Project

The costs of different addition and remodel projects can vary greatly in Atlanta, so the type of remodel you choose plays a large role in pricing. Exterior remodels tend to be the most affordable options, whereas additions are usually the priciest. Kitchen and bath remodels fall somewhere in between, although costs within these types of projects tend to range greatly in price.

Popular Remodel and Addition Options

Remodeling projects that focus on energy efficiency tend to be popular in Atlanta, as they are cost effective and reap high benefits. Kitchen and bath remodels are also popular with local homeowners since they can add comfort to the home. Although additions tend to hold less value with homeowners, conversions can add space while increasing home value. The costs of these projects can vary greatly depending on the scale of the remodel.

Project

Small Scale

Mid-Range

Upscale

Exterior Remodels

$1,200-$3,000

$9,500-$12,000

$13,000-$35,000

Kitchen Remodels

$5,000-$19,000

$20,000-$55,000

$80,000-$110,000

Bath Remodels

$2,000-$7,500

$15,000-$16,000

$50,000-$60,000

Additions and Conversions

$50,000-$63,000

$80,000-$155,000

Permits, Licensing, and Insurance Requirements

The City of Atlanta requires homeowners to take out general repair permits for home improvement projects exceeding $2,600, according to the city's official website. Homeowners can apply for permits online through the city's website. Homeowners must submit plans for projects such as room conversions, additions, rebuilding, and any site work, as may require building permits.

All contractors must take out licenses from the Georgia Board of Residential & General Contractors before doing construction work in Georgia. Licensing is tied to specific types and sizes of buildings, but general contractors can choose the types of projects they perform. Homeowners can do their own construction work without a license, as long as the work is intended for their own use.

Before beginning an addition or remodel project, make sure your homeowner's insurance can sufficiently cover any damages that may occur during the construction process. In addition, make sure your premiums match the increase in your home's value. It is also important to make sure that your contractors hold adequate insurance, including liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance, and warranty protection.

Location Factors

Carefully consider your neighborhood and its existing character before you start planning. You may want to stick to subtle changes in a neighborhood filled with older homes, whereas high-end upgrades can be welcome in an upmarket area such as Buckhead.

Location is also an important factor to consider when hiring a contractor. Most businesses charge additional fees for working outside of their designated areas, which can increase the cost of your project significantly. If you live directly in the city, finding a contractor should not be a problem, as many Atlanta-based contractors serve that area. However, if you live in a suburb, limiting your search to options close to home can help you save. Many contractors work within central suburbs such as Decatur, Morrow, East Point, or Brookhaven and in major suburbs such as Marietta and Cumming.

How Remodeling Affects Home Value in Atlanta

In Atlanta, many remodeling projects positively affect home value. Exterior remodels have the most positive effects on resale value, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Cost vs. Value report. Options such as adding a wood deck or replacing a steel entry door can see returns on investment of up to 116.8 percent and 141.8 percent, respectively. Adding a fiberglass front door, replacing a garage door, or replacing siding can recover the majority of their costs.

Mid-range kitchen and bath remodels have greater returns on investment than upscale remodels do. Although adding upscale appliances, flooring, and cabinets can make these rooms more attractive, the difference in price isn't reflected in the home's resale value. Additions are among the most expensive home construction projects; however, they yield low returns.

Recent Job Requests for Additions & Remodeling Contractors in Atlanta, GA


New Lead
Project: Renovate or Repair a Home
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/15/2018
Project Description: Major renovation
Project Type: Both
Work included: Drywall, Flooring, Doors and windows, Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, Framing, Roofing, Carpentry-finish, Cabinets, Siding, Tile, Countertops, Deck, Porch or Patio, Fencing, Landscaping, Heating and cooling, Foundation, Insulation
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: It is an unfinished project.

New Lead
Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/15/2018
Nature of project: Remodel / update a few rooms
Rooms to be Remodeled: Kitchen, Bathroom(s), Bedroom(s), Basement, Family room
Design Preparation: None
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Homes are a little outdated, concerned about electrical and plumbing condition, maybe termites and need to expand square footage.

New Lead
Project: Remodel a Basement
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/15/2018
Basement Features: Bathroom(s), Laundry, Game Room, Stairway, Home Theater
Design Preparation: Sketches of basic idea of project
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: We will need the stairs going down to the basement redone. Floors need to be leveled and finished. Walls need to be fixed and one wall taken down. Bathroom/ laundry install

New Lead
Project: Remodel a Garage
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Scope of Remodel: Completely remodel garage
Storage cabinets / shelving: No - I do not plan to add or update the cabinets / shelving
Garage doors: Yes - I plan to update the garage doors
Insulation: Yes - I plan to add insulation
Flooring: Yes - I plan to update the flooring
Electrical: Yes - I plan to update the lighting or electrical fixtures
Interior walls or drywall: Yes - I plan to add or remove walls or drywall
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 months
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: I want to turn my garage into a room. I want to change the garage door into a regular door.

New Lead
Project: Build an Addition
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Project Description: Build - Use existing architectural drawings
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months
Comment: Plubmer

New Lead
Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Nature of project: Remodel / update the entire home
Rooms to be Remodeled: Kitchen, Bathroom(s), Bedroom(s), Laundry room, Living room, Dining room, Basement, Family room
Design Preparation: Sketches and/or basic idea of project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: This is a complete home renovation project. We will need the home cleaned out & possibly re-framed in areas. The property is approximately 1183 sqft & originally built in 1952. We’re looking at a complete rehab of: Kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, lighting, paint, etc..

New Lead
Project: Remodel a Bathroom
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Extensiveness of Remodel: I am considering changes to bathroom floorplan
Shower / Bath: Yes - I want to move or install a new shower or bath
Toilet: Yes - I will be replacing or moving the toilet
Cabinets / Vanity: Yes - I plan to update the cabinets / vanity
Countertops: Yes - I plan to update the countertops
Sinks: Yes - I plan to update the sinks
Flooring: Yes - I plan to update the flooring
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

New Lead
Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Nature of project: Remodel / update the entire home, Reconfigure the current floor plan
Rooms to be Remodeled: Kitchen, Bathroom(s), Bedroom(s), Laundry room, Living room, Dining room, Family room
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 months
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Looking to get some quotes and pricing on half and full/total rehabs. Have a few properties I’m deciding on based on estimates rehab price.

New Lead
Project: Remodel a Bathroom
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/14/2018
Extensiveness of Remodel: I am considering changes to bathroom floorplan
Shower / Bath: Yes - I want to move or install a new shower or bath
Toilet: Yes - I will be replacing or moving the toilet
Cabinets / Vanity: Yes - I plan to update the cabinets / vanity
Countertops: Yes - I plan to update the countertops
Sinks: Yes - I plan to update the sinks
Flooring: No - I do not plan to update the flooring
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months

New Lead
Project: Add a Sunroom or Patio Enclosure
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 07/13/2018
Project Description: Build a new sunroom or enclosed patio or porch
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Looking to add a screened in porch or sunroom to my house.

Unscreened Additions & Remodeling Contractors in Atlanta

Jeff Hatala Construction, LLC
4144 E. Jones Bridge Rd.
Norcross, GA 30092
Horizon Remodeling & Construction
1315 Timber Walk Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
Professional on Property Services, Inc.
1023 Shallowford Rd.
Marietta, GA 30066
Paul Henderson Builder
3230 Aspen Circle
Snellville, GA 30078
Proactive Services, Inc.
6375 Lakeview Dr.
Buford, GA 30518
Can We Fix It Services
1857 Vauxhall Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058
Skilltouch Construction, Inc.
304 Sweetwater Ridge
Hoschton, GA 30548
Z-Carpentry
1688 Country Park Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30043