Your Home with Michael James

Ideas, inspiration, trends, tips, and projects from Michael James Remodeling to help make your home what you envision it to be.

New Construction on Lake Lanier

We’re now almost three months into a beautiful new home build on Lake Lanier. Through the use of timelapse cameras and drone video, we’re documenting the process all the way from an empty lot to the finished project. Visit and subscribe to the Michael James Remodeling YouTube channel to see where we are in the process and follow along to the finish and see this new home come to life!

Plan The Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. If you’re like us you enjoy being able to spend more time outdoors. You might be thinking about ways to optimize your backyard and expand its livability. What better way than with your own outdoor kitchen?

But what does it take to plan the perfect space for the backyard chef?

Black and White Traditional Kitchen Remodel

Check out the stunning images and video walkthrough of this kitchen remodel that included the installation of Wolf appliances; lantern pendant lights; cabinet-paneled refrigerator, dishwasher, and ice-maker; three-inch quartz countertops; tiled window frame; a bar area with an antiqued mirror, and much more.


Your Home Around the Web

Return on Investment

The 35th annual Cost vs. Value report shows improvement projects that are on the exterior of the house continuing to provide the greatest return on investment (ROI) to homeowners. Of the 22 remodeling projects in the report, 11 are exterior replacement projects.

Decking It Out

While wood decks are the king of the hill when it comes to building materials, composite decking is up and coming and growing more popular by the year.

There are distinct advantages that composite has over wood. Find out what makes composite decking so good, where it falls short, and which brands come out on top.

Inspiring Outdoor Design Trends


With the right creative vision, your outdoor spaces can become dynamic extensions of the home, encompassing everything from open-air kitchens and cozy fire pits, to swimming pools, sustainable water features, and even al fresco cinemas. With so much choice it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some starting points to help elevate an ordinary garden into the outdoor space of your dreams.

Why Lumber And Plywood Prices Are So High—And When They Will Come Down


Wood demand shot up in the summer of the pandemic. Many homeowners were stuck at home, unable to vacation. With time and money on their hands, they looked to the local building suppliers and contractors to build decks, playhouses, she-sheds, and even additional rooms. Lumber and plywood prices have jumped through the roof. Will they fall back to earth?

Your Guide to 10 Popular Bathroom Styles


If you are ready to start thinking about a bathroom remodel, knowing which style resonates with you can be a big help. Read on for the need-to-know details about 10 popular bathroom styles, including color palettes and key features of each look.



Michael James In the Community

Earlier this year, we were made aware of an opportunity to give back to the community and help a couple in need. Ultimately, we might have gotten more from the experience than the couple we helped. What an amazing time we had!

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