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Each year My Home Improvement magazine opens up voting for the best home maintenance, remodeling, building, design, and décor companies in the Atlanta area.

Construction Resources is honored to announce we took home FOUR “Best of 2018” awards this year!


Best Countertop Company

CR Home


Best Appliance Company

Sewell Appliances


Best Lighting Company: Interior

Colonial Lighting


Best Fireplace Company: Interior

Builder Specialties


Thank YOU for nominating us as the best place to shop in Atlanta for countertops, appliances, lighting, and fireplaces.

Building or renovating your home can be a stressful undertaking and there are lots of decisions to be made throughout the process. Each of our locations is dedicated to making the customer experience simple and enjoyable. Through our family of companies, we offer the right solutions for your kitchen, bath or any room in your home.

Come shop with us and let our team of experts help get “Your Project Done Right.”

Best Kitchen Appliances For The Holiday Season

The season of family gatherings around the table is upon us that is why making sure that you have the necessary kitchen appliances is so important for the holidays! As you prepare for your family meals you should also prepare your workspace. Make cooking your holiday feast a breeze this year with new smart appliances from Construction Resources’ family of businesses. Don’t know where to start? We are rounding up the most popular appliances for families that love to entertain.



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Dishwasher drawer, need I say more? Add a drawer that loves to do the dishes in your kitchen for those small loads that need to be tackled before your gathering. Not only is this drawer your handy helper for your most precious entertaining pieces, but it is also your beverage helper! Fully insulated in stainless steel this drawer can double as an ice bucket! Simply remove the culinary basket and dish rack, and you now have a place for all of your party beverages! Get the best of both worlds with this smart appliance and add a Dishwasher Drawer to your home! Click here to shop our collection of dishwasher drawers.



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Cook it all, all at once with this double wall oven featuring a commercial style rotisserie from Thermador. With 16 cooking modes and a built-in rotisserie, this wall oven sure is a double feature! Click here to browse double wall ovens from Thermador.



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Have coffee lovers in your family? Go beyond the standard cup of joe with the Bosch connected coffee machine! With smart capabilities, you can choose from a wide variety of customizable coffee and tea drinks, or take a tour around the world by trying exclusive Bosch CoffeeWorld beverages. With a touch of a button, you can have a crafted beverage in no time. Click here to add a Bosch connected coffee machine to your kitchen.

Visit Our Kitchen Appliances Showrooms in Atlanta, GA

For all of your home and kitchen appliances, visit us at one of our many showrooms this holiday season. Contact us today by calling (404) 378-3132.

Thanksgiving is coming up, is your kitchen decorated for fall? We are sharing five easy ways to decorate your kitchen space while keeping your counter space.

Wood Slices

Jackie @finding_lovely

Three-Tiered Stands

Karen @simpleinspirationsathome

Metal Tins

Lisa @asimplystylednest

Glass Cake Dome Lids

Gina @waleshandmadeco

Mini Pumpkins

Megan @theblushhome

Do your countertops need a little TLC before the holidays? Update them with our family of businesses! Click here to find countertops near you.

8 Steps to the Perfect Countertop Installation

To help you prepare for your countertop installation, we have developed this handy dandy installation guide to ensure our clients know what to do and expect in a countertop remodel.


1. Budget

One of the most important items to develop in any home project is to establish your budget. Knowing what you are able to spend, or even having an idea of what you would like to spend, will give you a realistic expectation of what you will be able to accomplish in any project.

2. Plan

Plan, plan, and plan some more. It is important to plan around your families schedule. Being without a kitchen or bathroom for any amount of time is stressful. Even though a countertop installation is a quick process, it is good to plan and be prepared for extra time and space.

3. Know Your Space

If you are changing the layout of your kitchen, it is a good idea to know the ends and outs of your existing space to ensure you know what you want and don’t want in your new space. Some things to take into account your home’s traffic patterns, plumbing, and electrical.

4. In-Home Measure

Before you head off to the showroom and slab house it is important you gather some measurements and dimensions of your current and future space. These don’t have to be exact, a team member will make a home visit to template once you have selected your countertop. 

5. Select Your Slab

Our vast countertop material selection includes beautiful natural stones such as exquisite marble and granite, durable quartz, adaptable solid surface and modern ultra-compact surfaces from top manufacturers. We pride ourselves in delivering quality materials that are cut in our state-of-the-art fabrication facility and installed by certified professionals. Our knowledgeable team is available to recommend the best countertops for your space.

6. Measure & Template

This is when things get real! It is time to plan and schedule a team member to visit your home to template your space and gather all of the necessary information about your installation. No one wants to be surprised with extra charges or unforeseen problems. 

7. Prepare Your Home

On the day of your installation, it is important to clear pathways and entryways and remove items from existing counters to ensure a smooth removal and installation.

8. Leave The Rest To The Pros

It’s time to sit back and relax. Your new countertops will be installed and ready for you to enjoy in no time. Once the work is complete, our installers will review the work with you and answer any questions you may have. 


5 Curb Appeal Updates For Fall

Fall is here and that means your home is going to be on display for the many trick-or-treaters that pass by on Halloween and the extra company visiting family for the holidays. Do you want to be the best looking house on the block? Here are five ideas to help spruce up your curb appeal.

1. Outdoor Lightingcurb appeal

Outdoor lighting is a must for trick-or-treaters and other visitors. Create a safe and well-lit path by updating your landscape and exterior lights.

Shop outdoor lighting for your home at CR Home Lighting or Colonial Lighting.


2. Garage Doors

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A garage door makes up one-third of your home’s façade. Give a good first impression this fall with a new garage door.

Pick out the best garage door for your home’s style at Builder Specialties and CR Home Lighting. Need help figuring out which garage door best suits the style of your home? Check out our garage door design guide and visit with our highly trained staff.


3. Shutters

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There is nothing like dressing your home with only the finest materials and our custom line of shutters does just that!

Add custom handcrafted shutters to your home with Atlanta Glass & Mirror and CR Home.


4. Entry Handles & Locks

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Little updates such as locks and handles are a great way to refresh the appearance of your home if you are on a budget. There are many options for exterior door handles and locks. We offer a variety of options to complement your style and provide security to your home.

Shop for locks at CR Home and Atlanta Glass & Mirror.


5. Door Bells

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Last but not least give your home a nice bell for trick-or-treaters and holiday guests to ring.

Shop door bells, and chimes at Colonial Lighting.

Editor’s Picks: Design Chicago 2018

This past week we searched high and low for design trends at this year’s Design Chicago event! As we walked the halls of The Merchandise Mart, we noticed that design inspiration was everywhere. From countertops, tile, appliances, rugs, and more, here are our top picks from the Midwest’s best in residential interior furnishings, architecture, and interior design.


Smart Appliances

The number one misconception customers have about smart appliances is that they are too complicated. At the Experience &  Design Center, we learned that Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau appliances are well aware of this claim and are changing the game in smart home appliances. The days of having to download multiple apps to manage your different branded appliances are over! The Home Connect app brings added value to your smart appliance experience by giving you the freedom to manage, discover new recipes, diagnosis/troubleshoot and store all of your appliance manuals in one place. Click here to shop our appliances.

Smart Appliance Trend
Bosch Coffee Machine with Home Connect


In the Ann Sacks showroom, we saw a glamorous array of prints, making it loud and clear that having fun with tile, and going bold with print is definitely in style. Click here to shop our flooring selection.

Tile trends
Ann Sacks-Catia

Carpet & Rugs

In the world of Stark Carpet Corporation, we learned two things, bold colors and animal print are a tried and true way to show some personality in your space. The options are nearly endless with carpets and rugs. They make great statement pieces and aren’t permanent so are easily changed out over time to introduce pattern or color to a room. Click here to shop our flooring selection.

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Stark Carpet Corp.
Stark Carpet Corp.


Solid Surfaces & Compact Surfaces

At almost every panel we attended, solid surfaces and the newer category of compact surfaces were consistently a topic of discussion. They each offer their own specific benefits when it comes to countertops as well as a huge array of designs to catch any eye. Do quartz surfaces have a new competitor? Click here to shop our ultra compact surfaces.



We discovered a lot of beautifully designed fixtures from the event, but Brizo’s Charlotte collection has our heart. The design is infused with clean lines and elegance bridging the gap between traditional and modern design. Click here to shop out fixtures.

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Brizo -Charlotte Collection


Hardware is the jewelry to the home and Belwith Keeler had several new collections that create the perfect accents to your cabinetry and furniture. Jewel-tones, mixed metals, and industrial details are all the rage when adding hardware to your space.

Hardware trends
Belwith Keeler – Chrysalis Collection


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Belwith Keeler – Verge Collection


We can’t wait to see these trends make more of an appearance in residential and commercial design in 2019. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for design inspiration.


Original content curated by Marqet Group.

It’s October and it’s officially the start of the kitchen and bath season. If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom now is the time! Just think how perfect it would be to have your newly remolded space ready for the upcoming holiday season.

Stay tuned because all month long we are celebrating with the season’s latest design trends, cleaning, and organizational tips, and exclusive promotions just for you.

Marble has a timeless appeal, providing an elegant and sophisticated feel.  Available in a polished or honed finish, it is many people’s choice for a high-end look. Marble also has two popular variations, Carrara and Calacatta. Both are beautiful, and unique in their own ways. Want to know the difference? We’re breaking it down so you can find the perfect marble for your countertops.


History of Marble:

Marble is generally formed from limestone undergoing metamorphism. When exposed to extremes of pressure or heat, limestone turns into calcite or dolomite crystals, which are the primary materials in marble. Marble has a famous history. The ancient Greeks built their architecture, cities, and sculptures often from Pentelic and Parian Marbles, quarried in Greece. The Romans later used marble in their buildings as well, quarrying in the Greek spots and finding Roman marble quarries of their own. Marble is, in a lot of ways, what the classical and Hellenistic age was built from. This is one of the reasons people are drawn to marble for countertops and flooring.


Carrara Marble:

Carrara Marble

The easiest way to tell the two apart is to look at the veining. White Carrera marble tends to have “softer” veining. Another factor that differs between the two stones is the base color. Carrara marble tends to look less “true white” compared to Calacatta. In fact, White Carrara can be greyish when compared to Calacatta.


Calacatta Marble:

Calacatta MarbleWhere Carrara has soft veining, Calacatta marble contains very sharp and thick veins. Calacatta marble also tends to be whiter than Carrara marble. This is an important factor to note, because the whiter the marble the more valuable it is, which also means the more it may cost. Nevertheless, a great choice for countertops, flooring, and backsplash.


In conclusion, depending on your budget and style preferences both variations of marble will make an excellent statement to your home.

IDEA FILE: Tips For the Perfect All White Kitchen

There is a reason why white kitchens have been a classic look for many years. The timeless look of a simple white kitchen connotes cleanliness and brightens rooms that can be naturally dark. It can also make smaller spaces appear larger.

However, some all white kitchens have a tendency to appear a bit stark, or quite frankly…a little boring. The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home, and it should make a statement, not just blend in with its surroundings.

Here are a few tips to warm up and personalize your white kitchen and create a look that will never go out of style!

Add metal accents. Metals such as copper, bronze, brass or polished nickel can definitely warm up an all white kitchen. Look beyond your cabinet hardware for metal options and consider adding a combination of metals with your lighting, fixtures and possibly open shelving?

Source: Chilton Development

Add real wood elements. Real wood adds a warm organic feel to a white kitchen. Islands/countertops, floating shelves and flooring are great areas with the potential to add a real wood look.


Accessorize to bring in your personality and flavor to your all white kitchen. Consider displaying your cookbook collection in your open shelving units. If you have a garden, rotate in fresh flowers for a pop of color.  The options are endless to add depth and interest to what could otherwise be a bland space.

Source: My Amazing Things

Add a statement hood and/or backsplash. A large striking range hood and dramatic backsplash could be the only major design statement you need in an otherwise all white kitchen!

Source: Lauren Albanese

With an all white kitchen, it’s all about adding contrasting elements and shades of color that will blend seamlessly with the white space and create a more inviting space for your family and guests.







Atlanta’s Finest Appliance Showroom

Shopping for appliances in Atlanta? Look no further than Sewell Appliance.


Why Sewell?

What’s the difference in shopping at chain home improvement stores, like Sears and The Home Depot, and local appliance stores? The like-family customer service and attention to detail. When you visit Sewell, Atlanta’s finest appliance showroom since 1962, you will have a dedicated project manager committed to helping you find the right budget-appropriate appliances. They will also be there through project completion to ensure a smooth and timely installation by our professional techs.

You’re not just another job in a computer system here. Our team will ask questions to understand your needs and wish-list ideas. Then we’ll walk you through appliance options and benefits within our live kitchen vignettes so you can get a true feel for your purchase before you buy.

At Sewell Appliance, you will find all of this and more! Walk through our expansive showroom full of kitchen design ideas to spur your culinary creativity with over 40 of the nation’s top branded indoor and outdoor appliances. We know that shopping for your home can be a bit overwhelming, at Sewell, we strive to create an enjoyable appliance purchasing experience with our Product Demonstration events. After all, the best way to visualize your new kitchen is to touch, hear, and taste it.

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Atlanta appliance

Atlanta appliance


Ready to Save?

Whether you’re building your dream home and need to fill it with today’s top appliances or simply need to replace your existing appliances, now is the time to shop! Save hundreds when you shop our latest promotions and rebates from leading brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, Thermador, Bosch, Jenn Air, KitchenAid and more at Sewell!


196 Rio Circle
Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 378-3132