Month: December 2015

Building a Digital Dream Book

Building a Digital Dream Book

Dream book shutterstock_327497225 (sm)Over the course of the last few years, Highlight Homes has recommended to our renovation and custom home clients that they build a “dream book” to share with us. In addition to paint swatches and lists of elements they hope to incorporate into their design – such as a window seat with storage, butler’s pantry just off the formal dining room or upstairs laundry room they’ve always wanted – we often suggest that they clip photos out of magazines to give us the best idea of the look and feel they hope to achieve. These dream books serve as a tangible “go to” resource that we can look to throughout all stages of design and construction. However, given the fact that it is now 2016 and the digital age is in full swing, we’d like to add a wrinkle to the dog-eared Dream Book binder of yesteryear in favor of a more modern approach… the Digital Dream Book.

Step 1… Pop Open Pinterest: If you don’t already have one, open a Pinterest account. Depending on the size of your project, you can either build a board filled with images or several boards dedicated to various rooms of the home, as well as the exterior.  Once you’ve opened your account and created your boards, it’s time to start building!

Step 2… Become a Shutterbug: Inspiration can come from some of the most unusual places. Use your smartphone to snap photos of elements that speak to you at friends’ houses, but also look at the architecture of commercial locations, at your natural surroundings, everywhere! Upload photos to Pinterest and be sure to add comments with regard to WHY that image spoke to you.

Step 3… Explore the Digital Landscape: Architectural and interior design magazine websites are terrific places to look for images that speak to you. Don’t overlook appliance, paint and flooring manufacturers.

Again, inspiration can come from the most unusual places, so don’t rule anything out as you look for those images that will help convey what you hold in your imagination. Pin the pictures that hold special meaning and be sure to add comments with regard to WHY that image spoke to you.

Step 4… Share Your Boards with Highlight Homes: Once you’re satisfied with the sense of home you’re trying to convey, share the link to your board/boards with the team at Highlight Homes. We can use it to develop a more accurate quote and design so that your reality will actually exceed your dream (book).

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Make It a Home Sweet Home Kind of Holiday

Make It a Home Sweet Home Kind of Holiday

Give the Gift of a Custom Home or Whole Home Renovation This Holiday Season

Home Sweet Home shutterstock_302367035It’s not unusual for a family to fall out of love with their home. They may still love their neighbors, the area, the schools and that cute little bistro down the street, but their home may have lost its luster over the years. An easy fix in that situation may involve a whole home renovation or some remodeling projects in key areas of the home that the family uses most – or not at all, prompting the need to create more useable spaces. On the other hand, some families may feel no ties to their home or community whatsoever, indicating the need for a move to a home and community they will love for years and years to come – a home of their own imagining… a custom home. It just so happens that award-winning Atlanta-based Highlight Homes excels in both of these arenas and has for the last ten years. We welcome the opportunity to add your current or brand new custom home to our growing list of favorite projects EVER!  As a matter of fact, NOW is the perfect time to transform years of dreaming a into a beautiful reality by making this a “home sweet home” kind of holiday!

Highlight Homes’ founder – Tony Pourhassan – invites you to call him to schedule a meeting to discuss your vision, hopes and dreams for a custom home or whole home renovation. In the event that you are ready to sign a contract, Highlight Homes can develop a special “gift” for you to place under the tree to surprise your family on Christmas morning. Imagine the looks on their faces when you reveal to them your plans to fully renovate your home or build a custom home from the ground up. Highlight Homes can even connect you with a skilled real estate professional in the sale of your current home and the acquisition of land for your new home. What are you waiting for?  To get started, call 678-873-9234, e-mail or fill out our convenient online contact form. To view our gallery of work  and learn more about Highlight Homes – including our full list of services, please visit