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Atlanta Lighting Showroom Celebrates One Year

How time flies! CR Home Lighting is approaching its one year anniversary.

In celebration of the milestone, CR co-hosted a festive event with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in conjunction with the organization’s monthly networking mixer.

Intown Lighting Showroom Upgrades

The Dekalb county location boasts 17,000 square feet of warehouse and a showroom displaying hundreds of transitional and modern indoor and outdoor lighting solutions. The space also showcases fireplaces, fireplace surrounds, garage doors and more.

Following the original build-out of the showroom last year, we have since added a modern new central feature to the space. A linear single-sided Heat & Glo Foundation Series gas fireplace surrounded in Dekton Arga.


With purchase of garage door, fireplace, or appliances

dekton arga heat & glo foundation fireplace

CR Supports Industry Organizations

“Construction Resources has been a faithful member for many years and their support has been instrumental in the success of our association,” said Kathryn Stempler, NARI’s Atlanta Executive Director. “We were pleased to help CR Home Lighting celebrate their one-year anniversary in a lively atmosphere and stunning showroom, which made for an unforgettable evening.”

Nearly 100 industry professionals were in attendance at the anniversary event, including contractors, designers, and suppliers. CR is committed to the development and training of the remodeling industry and regularly offers trade professionals opportunities to fulfill annual certification credits through continued education courses and hosts try-before-you-buy product demonstrations for consumers at their multiple locations. See the company’s calendar of events.

“Our company is committed to transforming the product selection experience through our multiple locations with the purpose of expanding our service reach and promoting trade networking and development,” added Mitch Hires, CEO. “We are always pleased to welcome NARI and all of our association partners.”

Complete the Look of Your Outdoor Entertainment Area


It’s clear that outdoor entertainment has evolved over the years. From small gatherings around the fire to full on kitchen and seating arrangements, the outdoors has advanced into an entertaining space where sports games are watched and neighborhood get togethers are held. Whether you’re trying to up the level of your outdoor kitchen or simply want a focal fireplace for late night chats, Construction Resources has all the components to help you create an enjoyable outdoor living space for your guests!

Here’s are the key elements to complete the look and functionality of your outdoor entertainment center:

Outdoor Dining

First things first, you can’t fully enjoy an outdoor gathering without a good supply of food. An outdoor kitchen is essential if you plan to host friends and family, regardless the circumstance, casual or formal. It is extremely convenient to have a kitchen where people feel welcomed to help themselves by serving cold beverages or reaching for the finger food snacks.

An important thing to keep in mind is the type of countertops to use when building an outdoor kitchen. A popular and notable choice is granite. Granite is made up of strong, natural elements that are capable of standing up to the weather and don’t easily chip or scratch. Its earthy tones also provide a unique visual appearance which blends perfectly into an outdoor setting.

Another great natural stone option for outdoor countertops is quartzite. If you’re looking for the latest countertop material that rates high for attractiveness and durability, then check out ultra-compact surfaces.

Outdoor Kitchen

Let’s be honest, grilling, in itself, is a reason for people to gather together. Having a Sunday barbeque wouldn’t be the same if you had to go indoors to cook on the stove. The grill attracts a festive ambiance and creates a great environment for bonding within a fun atmosphere.

For the serious grillers, we recommend you check out our professional grills for an upscale option that provides a handful of innovative features. If you’re not the biggest chef, we still have options for you! Electric grills are a great alternative to the big and bulky grills, while still being placed outdoors! You can quickly prepare tasty burgers for your football-watching friends.

Outdoor Cabinets

If you’re wondering how to get a fully custom outdoor grilling area, Construction Resources can help with that too. We can help you build a outdoor configuration that houses all the right appliances and accessories to make your grilling and hosting experience ideal.

To complete the kitchen portion of your outdoor entertainment center, you may need to consider incorporating cabinets. Having a place to store all of your outdoor appliances and dishes is a great way to keep your belongings organized! And plus, a little extra space wouldn’t hurt.

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Outdoor Fireplace

Your outdoor kitchen should be able to bare the different seasons so you can enjoy the space yearround. Wherever your home, a fireplace is always a great idea to have, especially for the winter time! Grab a few lawn chairs and circle around a nice, warm fire and make s’mores with your beloved friends. You can opt for a traditional wood fireplace or maybe choose a modern-styled gas fire pit that better suits the aesthetic of your home and its lovely décor.

Own a home in Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Choctaw Beach, Freeport or nearby? Florida Bath & Surfaces (FBS) is the perfect one-stop-shop to find all the premium products needed to equip your dreamy outdoor living space. From countertops, grills, sinks and cabinets, FBS has it all. Search our vast selection of unique (and may we add, quite necessary) appliances to complete the living lifestyle you want!

Located in or around Atlanta? We also have our Sewell Appliance showroom in Sandy Springs. Come in for a visit and let’s see what kind of outdoor oasis we can help you make.

Pizza ovens. Warming drawers. Electric cooktops. Compact and specialty refrigerators. Gas grills. And More.

For more inspiration on creative ways to spice up your home, visit our blog. If you would like to speak with one of our professionals to discuss specific inquiries, please contact us.

Countertops 101: Everything You Need to Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen


Nowadays, interior design has become more complex than before. New styles are being cultivated that are different, unique, and fresh. Kitchen countertops have evolved into more than just a piece of compressed paper to place food and other items atop; it has become a piece of art and a statement to the home.

There are many kitchen countertops to choose from: granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, solid surface, ultra-compact, cultured marble, and so on. Deciding upon a countertop for your home may be difficult. What look do you prefer? Do you prioritize style over maintenance? Or would you rather a sturdy stone over one that is softer and more fragile? These are all things to consider, but we know it can be overwhelming. Thus, we have provided you with a countertop 101 that lays out everything you need to know before purchasing the stone that suits you best.


When it comes to marble, style comes easy! It is elegant, shiny, and has a timeless element to it that appears effortlessly beautiful. But be careful – marble is softer and more porous than other stones, making it more susceptible to damages such as chipping, staining and scratching.

Marble Kitchen Countertop


  • Beauty – classic & timeless
  • Availability – because of its high demand, marble can be found at almost any stone fabricator
  • Smooth surface



  • Prone to scratching/chipping
  • Susceptible to stains
  • Higher maintenance – in order to prevent damages and stains from occurring, it is important to professionally seal the surface every six months and clean spills/messes immediately


Granite is one of the most popular stones found in American homes. It is extremely durable and resistant to heat and scratching. However, due to its porous nature, granite has the possibility of obtaining stains from acidic liquids if such products are left on the countertop for too long.


  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Resistant to chemicals and stains – this is true when granite is properly sealed by a professional



  • Porous material – if not sealed properly, or if sealant wears off, granite can absorb stains that are impossible to remove
  • Cost – depending on the rareness or “level” of the design, cost can be high
  • Chipping/cracking – this is a rare occurrence, but still possible if a heavy object is dropped on a corner or edge


Quartzite is arguably the strongest natural stone option for your countertop; in fact, it is sturdier than marble and granite. It has the same beautiful essence that marble portrays but can withstand a little more abuse. It is a great solution for an outdoor kitchen because it is resistant to UV rays, but be careful, as quartzite is more prone to scratching.

Quartzite Kitchen Countertops


  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • UV resistant – no need to worry about fading if placed outdoors



  • Scratching – we recommend using a cutting board
  • Damage from heat – use trivets for hot pots and pans
  • Sealing – make sure it is installed and sealed professionally on a regular basis to prevent future damages
  • Limited color options – due to its naturality, quartzite contains more neutral colors and less variety of color


Different from quartzite, quartz is a non-porous stone that is durable, resistant to many damages, and is very easy to maintain. Because it is a manufactured product, quartz offers a wide range of hues, seeveral finish options, and its final appearance is rich and luxurious.Quartz Kitchen Countertops


  • Very durable
  • Non-porous – there is no need for a sealant
  • Wide range of designs and colors
  • Scratch, chip & crack resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Does not harbor bacteria



  • Price
  • Receptive to heat
  • Should not be used outside

Solid Surface

Solid surface countertops are a man-made material composed of polyester resins, pigments or other elements that do not require seam installations. It is a highly flexible material, comes in a variety of color options, and integrates smoothly with sinks and backsplash.Solid Surface Countertops


  • Durable
  • Smooth surface
  • Seamless
  • Ability to sand away stains or scratches
  • Wide range of colors & patterns



  • Receptive to heat
  • Can scratch and dent
  • Possibility of stains

Ultra Compact

Ultra compact surfaces are made from raw materials found in glass, porcelain, and quartz, which are then put under extreme heat and pressure to create an almost indestructible material. These countertops are one of the most durable options on the market today!Ultra Compact Countertops


  • Durable
  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch, chip, and crack resistant
  • UV resistant – perfect for outdoor use



  • Limited fabricators and installers – because proper install requires certification, it may be more difficult to find a reliable pro who can do a beautiful job

Cultured Marble

Cultured marble is a fun twist to the regular, natural marble. It is made up of a blend of marble dust and polyester resin to produce a wide range of color and natural looking patterns. Because it is a man-made product, cultured marble is non-porous and thus does not require sealant. The molds are lined with a special, clear gel that creates a transparent finished surface.Cultured Marble Countertops


  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Customizable
  • Affordable



  • Difficult to remove scratches
  • Prone to stains

All of these countertops are great options for both your kitchen and bathroom. We recommend you list your priorities, such as style and durability, in order to properly choose the best countertop for your home. If you need assistance to further understand which will work best in your house, please contact us or visit our blog for creative inspiration.

Innovative Garage Doors & What You Should Look For

When it comes to home décor, outdoor appearances are just as important as the interior. One of the new, upcoming trends is the process of transforming your garage’s facade into a beautifully enlarged accent wall. In other words, people are using their garage doors as a way to enhance the look of their home and differentiate their house from others on the block. But what you may not know is that these new and improved garage doors are enhanced with practical (and stunning) features.

Check out all there is to offer for garage door renovations. These features may have you wanting to transform your home in no time!


Smooth Functioning Convenient Garage Doors Atlanta Georgia

Let’s address this first … convenience is EVERYTHING. With all of the technology that the world has to offer, it is important to have a product that functions properly and smoothly. Thanks to Clopay’s Coachman Collection, steel carriage doors are crafted to look like old-fashioned swinging doors but with the modern-day amenity of the automatic lift. It is the perfect blend of beauty and practicality, appearing as a textured wooden door, but in fact, is made up of durable low-maintenance steel. It’s time to trade in your old, rusty inconvenience for new and innovative technology.


Insulated Garage Doors Atlanta Georgia

Have you dreamed of transforming your garage into an extra space where you and friends can hangout, play billiards, and watch sports games? We sure have! However, people often run into one problem: weather conditions. Being inside the garage means dealing with unwanted circumstances; it is either unbearably cold in the winter or awfully humid in the summer. Just the thought of running through to get into the car is dreadful. Whether you have created additional garage space or not, we encourage you to invest in an insulated garage door. Clopay’s Gallery Collection is comprised of steel carriage insulated doors that will provide extra comfort no matter the circumstance. Not only is the functionality of insulated doors practical, but this collection provides a vast assortment of designs including window and wrought iron hardware, unique color choices, and faux woodgrain paint finish.

Low Maintenance

Low Maintenance Garage Doors

The natural beauty of a wood door is eye-catching and highly sought after. However, natural wood can lose its unique detailing throughout the years with exposure to sun, rain, snow and other outdoor elements. Thankfully, with Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection, you can maintain the rustic look of a wooden door without the hassle. This faux wood door is manufactured to reveal the array of color and texture that you love in natural wood but is composed of durable material that won’t deteriorate from outdoor matters.


Translucent Modern Garage Doors Atlanta Georgia

The garage door that has all the perks of glass, without all your belongings being completely exposed! Translucent doors are a great way to add personality to your home’s facade. They provide a sleek and open appearance, giving the street-view of your home a welcoming and “homey” feel that is cohesive. The best part? At night it displays a beautiful warm glow and during the day it allows natural light to enter indoors. Check out Clopay’s AVANTE Collection to view the entire range of door panels available.

Wind Resistant

Wind Resistant Garage Doors Atlanta

Natural disasters are unfortunately very common no matter where you are located. If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, or others of the sort, we recommend that you check the stability of your garage door – you may need to invest in one of Clopay’s Classic Collection garage doors. These doors are extremely durable, robust and are specifically made to withstand high winds. Don’t worry about sacrificing style for strength, this collection offers a wide range of looks and colors to suit your home.


Customized Garage Doors in Atlanta

If you’re all about style, then you need to check out Clopay’s Reserve Custom Series. Work with one of CR’s showroom professionals to create the door that will be the perfect complement to the overall look of your home. From windows and wrought iron to specific types of wood, you will be able to devise all of the details for your dream garage door. Your home is only steps away from becoming one-of-a-kind!

For more creative inspiration on how to design your dream home, visit our blog or contact us to speak with a representative who can help further assist your needs.

Announcing Our Acquisition of United Materials, Inc.

Major Southeast design and construction supply company, Construction Resources, further expands its business in Florida

Our Atlanta-based design and construction supply company has acquired United Materials, Inc. (UMI), a Florida-based importer and distributor of surfacing materials.

Since its founding in 2002, UMI has grown into one of the largest wholesale suppliers of stone products in the Southeast. Its countertop slab offerings include quartz, natural stone, porcelain, and recycled glass, in addition to complementary products including tile and sinks. UMI has a diversified customer base, with more than 1,500 customers and annual revenues in excess of $50M. UMI has 3 design centers/distribution facilities located in Naples, Tampa, and Boynton Beach, FL.

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UMI showroom countertop samples quartz granite

Don DiNorcia and his management team at UMI will continue in their current roles, post-transaction, as a part of the Construction Resources group. UMI’s sales and operations teams will continue providing superior quality products and service to their clients. In the near future, UMI has plans for expansion throughout the state of Florida.  This will generate a greater reach, facilitating a more localized distribution of slabs to better support the fabricator network in the residential and commercial segments.

Construction Resources (CR) has developed an enviable reputation in the design and construction sector, particularly in the Southeast, with its diverse product portfolio and steady growth through both start-ups and acquisitions.  Founded by the Hires family in 1970 to manufacture cultured marble products, CR now offers over 60 nationally-recognized brands across 10 product categories in the single-family, multi-family, and commercial segments.

“The acquisition of UMI came as a natural fit as we looked to expand our geographic footprint and continue executing on our strategic plan to become the premier one-stop-shop for design, product sourcing, and project management needs of the remodel and new build markets,” said Mitch Hires, CEO of Construction Resources.  “Under the leadership of Don DiNorcia, UMI has built a solid business reputation and we believe great opportunity awaits both brands,” he added.

“We truly are excited about the opportunity this partnership presents our company,” said Don DiNorcia, President of UMI. “From an operations and geographical standpoint, there is exceptional value in the Construction Resources brand. Our businesses align almost seamlessly, and our potential for growth increases greatly with their support.”

Designer Spotlight: Jessica Conner

We love seeing our products featured in designers work that we are now featuring them! Introducing the first of many, our new blog series, Designer Spotlight’s! Each month we will feature their work using our products from our family of businesses! First up is Jessica Conner! Check out her Q&A below.

I graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Mississippi State in 2008. From there, I started working in Kitchen and Bath Design and then went on to be the in-house designer for a couple of construction companies in Birmingham. I started my design firm in 2016 specializing in Interior Architecture and the finishes/fixtures of new construction/remodeling interior design. I assist my clients in the selections of all fixtures and finishes for their project as well as provide any and all necessary drawings/elevations/3D renderings of the project for construction.

Q: List one word to describe your style.

A. Functional

Q. What design trend(s) are you excited about for 2019?

A. I love the durability of quartz countertops and the colors just keep getting better so I can’t wait to see new options in 2019!

Q. What design trend(s) do you wish would die?

A. White and Gray everything… It’s too sterile.

Q. What are your favorite color combos?

A. Navy & White Marble – Antique Brass & Black – White & White

Q. What inspires you the most when designing?

A. My Client – If it doesn’t meet their needs, then it’s irrelevant.

Q. What project are you most proud of?

A. Total cliche but I’m proud of all of my projects. If at the end of the day the client is happy, I’m proud.

Q. Did you always want to be a designer? What did you want to be when you were a child?

A. Well yes and no. I wanted to be an architect for as long as I can remember. I did a year of Architecture at Mississippi State but changed majors to Interior Design.

Q. If you could design a room for anyone who and what would it be?

A. A master bathroom for myself! My current bathroom is 4’x8′ and I share it with my husband… We literally cannot stand in it at the same time. And after designing dream spaces for all your clients, you can’t help but daydream of your own future space.

Q. What is your favorite thing about CR Home?

A. The slab yard of beautiful materials that fit a wide range of budgets. And my local team – they always go above and beyond and always pay attention to the details.

Q. Tell us a little bit about the project photos you are attaching: What CR Home products are featured?

A. #112Ridge was a new construction project I completed with Saunders Bradford Building for a couple in Homewood, AL. The kitchen has crisp white cabinets, custom open shelving, and bright brass fixtures. It also features 3cm Alba Vera marble countertops. We laminated the edge on the island top to give it the appearance of a 5cm slab. Also, we used 6×12 Alba Vera marble tiles for a full height splash to the ceiling. One of the best features is the range hood that is fully clad in the same 6×12 Alba Vera marble. Viking appliances were used and, actually, Viking chose this kitchen and myself as Kitchen Designer of the Year for 2018!

Q. What are you most excited for the future of the architecture and design industry?

A. The industry changes so fast, that it’s hard to know where it’s going but it seems to always evolve for the better. Smart Tech, smart materials, smart fabrics – all of them helping to make everyone’s crazy and stressful lives a little easier.

To keep up with Jessica and her latest designs be sure to follow her on social!



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Inspired and ready to start your project? Contact us today! For more design and home improvement articles, check out our blog.

Interior lighting is an important part of your home and as lighting designs keep changing the variety of options grow. That’s why we have two CR lighting showrooms in Atlanta to better serve you and give you the ability to pick the perfect lighting for your specific taste and preferences. We keep a variety of interior, as well as exterior, lighting options such as modern, contemporary, and traditional lighting on display at our lighting stores in Decatur and Sugar Hill.

Our Showrooms

CR Home Lighting Intown

Located only two doors down from our Design Center, you can find our new state-of-the-art lighting showroom in Decatur. With endless options from top lighting brands such as Capital Lighting, Hinkley, and Feiss on display at our store, you can browse a variety of trending, traditional, and modern fixtures, for both indoors and outdoors. Our knowledgeable team can help assist you in the decision-making process so that you can shop with confidence, knowing you’re getting the perfect kitchen, bath or other lights for your home. If you’re working on more than just a lighting update, you can also find garage doors, fireplaces, and more within our Atlanta showroom, making this a one-stop shop for many of your home improvement needs.

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Atlanta Lighting Showroom

You can also stop by our second lighting location, located between Suwanee and Buford, in Sugar Hill. With transitional and modern indoor/outdoor lighting on display, we carry fixtures for anything from modern farmhouse style to colonial or traditional. No matter if you’re a designer, homeowner or DIY remodeler, you can find the perfect lighting to complement your space. Our northeast Atlanta lighting store offers much more than that though. You can also browse appliances, flooring, and tile to complete your homes look all in one place.

Visit Our Atlanta Lighting Stores to Shop

At our CR Home lighting showroom, you can find:


  • Chandeliers
  • Wall Mounted
  • Lamps
  • Fans
  • Exterior


  • Wood, Gas, Electric & Outdoor
  • Insert and Gas Logs
  • Mantels and Surroundings
  • Decorative Chimneys

Garage Doors

  • Traditional, Modern and Carriage
  • Openers
  • Commercial Garage Doors

At our Colonial Lighting showroom, you can find:


  • Chandeliers
  • Wall Mounted
  • Lamps
  • Fans
  • Exterior


  • Cooking
  • Refrigeration
  • Dishwashers
  • Laundry
  • Grilling

Tile & Flooring

  • Carpet
  • Tile & Stone
  • Harwood
  • Laminate
  • Vinyl
  • Rugs
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Top Trending Light Fixtures


We strive to keep the latest designs on display for you and when visiting our lighting showrooms in Atlanta you can easily imagine some of the top trending light fixtures in your home.

Modern farmhouse lighting is here to stay, so we have the perfect lanterns with open sides and exposed bulbs to shine out across any space. Or, charming iron chandeliers giving off warm even light with its multiple bulbs to complete your design.

Pendant lighting is also a popular choice often being the focal point of a room, similar to chandeliers. These fixtures are perfect for the dining room or over a kitchen island. Due to the popularity of pendant lighting, we carry a variety of styles and sizes.

Vintage Edison Bulbs have won the hearts of many with the nostalgic design this style of lighting offers. Their rounded cone shape not only makes a statement but also gives a homey feel to any room. For instance, a chandelier made with these bulbs is perfect for the kitchen and can enhance any industrial style.

But no matter what current trend you’re favoriting, we are the home lighting store for you thanks to our large inventory! Visit us today at either of our locations.

Looking for more information on home lighting? Check out our Kitchen Design Guide: Lighting 101 blog!

Designing Your Kitchen – Appliance Edition

When designing a kitchen, the appliances can become an afterthought, but this aspect of your design can truly elevate your home. It is important to incorporate appliances into the décor to create the space you have always dreamed of, but you may be wondering how to choose, and that’s what we are here for!

Barely There Refrigeration

Gone are the days of having your refrigerator disrupt the sleek design of your kitchen, thanks to Sub-Zero engineering the famous built-in refrigerator. Sub-Zero has brought a beautiful and technologically advanced solution to meet any home refrigeration need. With a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator, this home appliance will blend seamlessly into your space. For a truly unnoticeable Sub-Zero refrigerator, try a full-height pantry border to make it blend in effortlessly with the rest of your kitchen. If you’re having a hard time envisioning this in your home stop by a CR Atlanta showroom and browse the kitchen displays to find what best suits your lifestyle and design needs. The best part is, we can help you put together your ideal appliance package so you can take advantage of the Sub-Zero rebate.

Up And Coming Ovens

Steam ovens are making a name for themselves, so be on the lookout for this home appliance. A Wolf steam oven offers a healthy method of cooking, reliability and premium quality. Wolf kitchen appliances will not only change the way you prepare your meals but the sleek kitchen design will fit beautifully in your kitchen. With Wolf appliances cooking meals for your loved ones is made easy and fun. Check out the Atlanta showroom to see this trendsetting oven and many more Wolf appliances on display!

Smart Appliances

We all want a functional space especially in the kitchen, and the way you can now communicate wirelessly with your appliances offers that. The kitchen can get busy but with Sub-Zero Wolf appliances you can have control at the tip of your fingers. Many Sub-Zero Wolf appliances offer a monitor and control with WiFi option so you can make adjustments remotely. Sub-Zero Wolf offers a variety of home appliances that come with WiFi no matter what your needs are, whether that be cooking, refrigeration or cleaning. Building a kitchen package has never been easier with this vast line of products.

Under-Counter Appliances

Under-counter appliances are becoming one of the biggest trends and are continuing to gain popularity. Many designers and homeowners are opting to install microwaves, dishwashers and other home appliances built-in beneath an island to minimize visibility and the amount of space taken away from upper cabinetry or countertop space in the kitchen. To see if this design style is something that would suit you and your home check out the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom in Atlanta.

With so many different home appliances out there to choose from, finding the perfect fit can seem overwhelming but, it does not have to be difficult. Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you through selecting the top kitchen appliances that best serve your needs and we can even look into a Sub-Zero Wolf promotion to save you money on your kitchen appliances. For more information please visit the rest of our blogContact us today for Wolf appliances Atlanta. (404) 378-3132

Spring has finally arrived, so it’s out with the cold, and in with the new! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite spring renovation ideas that can boost your home’s functionality and aesthetic.

1. Revamp your Garage Doors

Garage doors are often overlooked when remodeling, which is a shame because garage doors make up about one-third of your home’s façade. If you’re looking to make a big improvement on your curb appeal, a garage door is the way to go! This simple upgrade can instantly make a statement and change the look of your home.

There are four different garage door styles that will complement an array of house styles. At Builder Specialties, and at our new showroom CR Home Lighting, we have an array of garage doors fit for every home’s design style. Each type is customizable by materials, colors, and hardware, by the manufacturer making it a unique focal point to your home.

Need help figuring out which garage door best suits the style of your home? Our product and design specialists at Construction Resources can help make a selection that will add value and flair to your home. Just remember to bring in a current picture of your home when shopping for your new garage door to ease the process!

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garage doors near me
garage doors near me

2. Perk up your Porch with Outdoor Lighting

As the weather continues to heat up, so do the opportunities for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy those long spring evenings against a backdrop of softly lit ambiance with new outdoor lighting.

From hanging lights to wall mount and landscape lighting, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re replacing existing fixtures or adding new ones to light up your outdoor living area, Construction Resources has what you’re looking for.

So get outdoors and enjoy it at all hours of the night with exterior and landscaping lights from our two lighting showrooms, Colonial Lighting, and CR Home Lighting.

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outdoor lighting near me

3. Install an Outdoor Kitchen

If you have a nice spring renovation budget, this one is definitely for you! An outdoor kitchen adds more entertainment space to your home, creates a secondary cooking area and is not only great for entertaining but can be a huge perk for re-sale.

Doing something as simple as a built-in grill with countertop space can really make a difference to your deck or backyard. If you’ve been dreaming of a chef inspired outdoor kitchen, complete with a wi-fi enabled smoker and pizza oven, this may be your calling. Whichever you choose, guests will surely be gathered around as you fire up the BBQ pit and throw on those juicy steaks and fish fillets.

Give the grill master in your family the kitchen of their dreams and make your backyard the new gathering spot of your home by adding outdoor appliances and countertops from our family of businesses.

Smart Appliance Outdoor Grills

A Place for Everything

 Construction Resources has several locations in the Atlanta area and is the leading design authority for home remodeling and building projects. We were awarded a Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta 2019 Best of Design award, recognizing us as the area’s best One Stop Shop for our vast portfolio of products and services.

Our showrooms have inspiring displays featuring the latest in design, function and technology from more than 60 top brands across several product categories, including appliances, countertops, fireplaces, garage doors, lighting, glass & mirrors, tile & flooring, and more.

Whether you are working on designing a new kitchen, bathroom or outdoor space, our trained design consultants will help bring your plans into focus by guiding you through the full scope of your project, from start to finish. We’re dedicated to ensuring your project plans become a reality.

Our goal is ‘Your Project. Done Right’. Come visit our Design Campus to see our unmatched selection of products and take advantage of our design services.


Now that you know how we can help transform your home, it’s time to get out there and enjoy it! Ready to start your project? Contact us today! For more design and home improvement articles, check out our blog.

Sealing? Not With Silestone Quartz Countertops!

Upgrading your countertops can seem like a daunting task, but we can assure you the benefits are endless especially when it comes to Silestone. One of the many exciting aspects of Silestone Quartz is that this type of countertop does not need sealing, and what home buyer or owner doesn’t want to hear that? The convenience of not having to seal your countertops when you choose Silestone Quartz knocks other surfaces right out of the competition. Though we must admit natural stones are beautiful they are porous and can potentially develop cracks that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Due to the pores in natural stone, it easily allows unwanted stains to form and bacteria to grow. Not to say Granite isn’t a great option, but to keep your countertops looking brand new, you would need to seal them once a year to avoid potential damages. But, Quartz is an engineered stone that will not demand as much maintenance and its composition makes this problem a non-factor.

No Unwanted Bacteria Found Here

As we said, the porous composition of natural stones can lead to cracks and allow bacteria to grow if not properly maintained. This is not a problem though when you choose Silestone Quartz. Silestone Quartz surfaces are non-porous allowing these countertops to be bacteria resistant and will keep those germs at bay. Bacteria that starts to form and goes unchecked on porous countertops can multiply rapidly in just a few hours. But with Silestone Quartz you can have the peace of mind that bacteria from uncooked meat, spills, and food crumbs are not thriving on your countertops. We know for many that the kitchen is the heart of your home so, this non-porous composition of Silestone Quartz is great if you are always on the go or spend a lot of your time with friends and family in the kitchen.

Spills Happen But Don’t Stay With Silestone

As much as we try to keep our countertops squeaky clean as the day they were installed, life happens. When you are in the kitchen from sun up till sun down preparing those big holiday feast, spills and splatters are inevitable. Don’t fear though if you can’t get to cleaning those surfaces immediately, this is where Silestone Quartz will have your back! When you have Silestone countertops, you gain the leisure of letting the spill remain for a little while before tidying up. In the end, not only are you going to save time but money on repairs from staining as well. You can sleep soundly knowing your Silestone countertops are ready to take on any spill or splatter the kitchen throws at them. This confidence in the durability of quartz countertops can appeal to any current or potential homeowner.

Add Value To Your Home With Silestone

Now that we’ve discussed the benefits of Silestone Quartz’ non-porous composition, let’s get to the good stuff, how mesmerizing these countertops look! If you are looking for chic and elegant kitchen design, this line of beautiful Quartz countertops will help you achieve it. When looking to resell a home, certain upgrades and renovations can potentially increase your chances of getting offers faster, countertops being one of them. There are three things home buyers are constantly looking for when finding a new place to plant their roots; value, location, and cost. This is due to the real estate market steadily increasing so more people are investing in the market. Research suggests that home buyers highly consider details when searching for a home now more than ever before. When you invest more money into your remodeling project, you will be able to up the price on the home. To learn more about how Silestone Quartz will help you maximize the value of your home, follow along with CR for all the tips and tricks.

What Do Home Buyers Want? Upgrades!

If you are in the home buying or selling market, you know that details play a heavy roll in any home design, whether that be interior or exterior. The kitchen is often thought of the heart of the home where a lot of time can be spent and home buyers want that space upgraded. Potential buyers must take into consideration the major and minor changes that will be needed to be made to the home. And more often than not, they would rather have the home already include these upgrades rather than tending to them after purchase. Quartz countertops are a great choice when looking to add those upgrades and value to a home. As we have discussed, Silestone is practical, low maintenance and elegant, something any home buyer can enjoy. Not only does it benefit the home buyer but seller as well, because the more money put into upgrades, the more money you can make off your property.

Now, renovating the kitchen will not always guarantee you a higher home selling price. You must do the renovations in a smart way and do research to better understand that adding certain brands and materials can either hurt or help you.

Looking to Modernize Your Kitchen? Two Words, Silestone Quartz

Let’s take a step back and really look at that kitchen, just take it all in. Envision the floor, appliances, cabinets and of course countertops. Is the kitchen outdated and in need of a little modernization, but you’re not ready to take the dive yet? Well, research shows that you can get up to 59% of the money invested in a kitchen remodel, and modernizing your kitchen is a great way to do that. Don’t be discouraged though, modernizing your kitchen may sound like it will cost you an arm and a leg but it doesn’t have to! Starting with the countertops is always a great way to begin the process. But how? We suggest dressing your kitchen with Silestone Quartz countertops. You already know that there are numerous advantages that come along with this countertop brand and material. It will give you that modern look you are trying to achieve and every owner new or old would enjoy learning that they look great without demanding a ton of maintenance. If you are wanting a modern kitchen, then Silestone is the way to go!

If you are in the process of renovating your home or thinking about making changes that will increase the value of your property, contact a professional at CR today! For more related content keep be sure to keep up with our blog!


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