atmosphere builders http://www.atmospherebuilders.com Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:28:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Modern Closet Design http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/modern-closet-design/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:02:51 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=629 This modern closet design was built on the second floor of a commercial building.…

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This modern closet design was built on the second floor of a commercial building.

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Bolte modern bathroom http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/bolte-modern-bathroom/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:49 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=627 This modern bathroom design was built on the second floor of a commercial building.…

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Bolte modern kitchen http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/bolte-modern-kitchen/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:57:23 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=624 This modern kitchen was built on the second floor of a commercial building.…

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This modern kitchen was built on the second floor of a commercial building.

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Whitethorn plantation kitchen http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/whitethorn-plantation-kitchen/ Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:15:43 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=585 The finished Whitethorn plantation kitchen blends seamlessly with the period antique furnishings throughout the home and the mid-19th century architecture. Painted cabinets are solid maple with inset doors and drawers. A farm sink, bridge faucet, pot filler faucet, double ovens, …

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The finished Whitethorn plantation kitchen blends seamlessly with the period antique furnishings throughout the home and the mid-19th century architecture. Painted cabinets are solid maple with inset doors and drawers. A farm sink, bridge faucet, pot filler faucet, double ovens, induction cooktop and pop-up, downdraft ventilation create a functional and attractive space. The result is more beautiful than we imagined, states Anne. We are so pleased with the work done by Atmosphere Builders and its professional employees.

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NRV Magazine Plantation kitchen remodel http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/nrv-magazine-plantation-kitchen-remodel/ Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:28:48 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=563 One Heavy Kitchen Remodel – updating the heart of the home in an 1850 structure

by Joanne M. Anderson, March/April 2014

Whitethorn shrubs grow well in Virginia and provide refuge for birds year-round. Lovely, off-white, bell-shaped flowers emit a lovely …

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One Heavy Kitchen Remodel – updating the heart of the home in an 1850 structure

by Joanne M. Anderson, March/April 2014

Whitethorn shrubs grow well in Virginia and provide refuge for birds year-round. Lovely, off-white, bell-shaped flowers emit a lovely fragrance from evergreen bushes which can grow as high as 15 feet. It was from these attractive plants that Whitethorn Plantation got its name.

Built on 22,000 acres in what is now Blacksburg, the brick plantation house was completed in 1850 by James Francis Preston, grandson of Colonel Preston of Smithfield Plantation. The structure was constructed with locally-made brick resulting in 17-inch thick walls. The property had numerous outbuildings, one of which included the food preparation and cooking area. Thirty-three years later, the property sold to a family which has maintained ownership to this day.

In the 1920s, an old porch was converted into a kitchen in the house, and the basement was dug. Though the kitchen had been updated occasionally, current owners Kenneth and Anne decided not only to bring it to modern standards, but also to restore it in a manner which fit into the historical home. Well- acquainted with period architecture and the house’s structure, the owners, along with Scott Gardener of Glencoe Museum and Rick and Diane Hyatt of Atmosphere Builders, developed a plan.

“At some point, the kitchen ceiling was lowered from its original 11 feet to about eight feet,” explains Rick Hyatt. “I suggested raising it as close as we could to the original height. The lower one didn’t reflect the quality and character of the home. The final design also incorporated three rooms into the spacious new kitchen, and therein laid a huge challenge: those 17-inch thick walls.”

“We engaged Truesdell Engineering to provide structural design so several sections of load-bearing walls could be removed,” explains Hyatt. “We would install I-beams for new supports. In the midst of the project, some 40,000 pounds of brick and the second story exterior wall of the house was being held up temporarily. Insulation, electrical and plumbing were all brought up to current code, and the finished kitchen blends seamlessly with the period antique furnishings throughout the home and the mid-19th century architecture.”

“This kitchen forms the center of family activity and entertaining,” Hyatt continues, “and the island, measuring 11 feet by 54 inches, provides the perfect food prep and gathering spot. Painted cabinets are solid maple with inset doors and drawers. A farm sink, bridge faucet, pot filler faucet, double ovens, induction cooktop and pop-up, downdraft ventilation create a functional and attractive space.”

“The result is more beautiful than we imagined,” states Anne. “We are so pleased with the work done by Atmosphere Builders and its professional employees.”

To create an unbroken backsplash, Hyatt’s team tucked light switches and outlets under the upper cabinets, which have LED lighting under them. Video, Internet and phone connections are also incorporated in the hidden housings. The entire kitchen exudes class with porcelain tile flooring, custom crown molding and homeowner dedication to keeping an historic structure, listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, updated for generations to come.

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Atmosphere Builders is named Velux Skylights specialist http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/atmosphere-builders-named-velux-skylights-specialist/ Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:21:09 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=560 Velux Skylights specialist

 

CHRISTIANSBURG, February 14, 2014 – Rick Hyatt has announced that Atmosphere Builders has been named a Skylight Specialist for VELUX, the world leader in roof windows and skylights.

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Velux Skylights specialist

 

CHRISTIANSBURG, February 14, 2014 – Rick Hyatt has announced that Atmosphere Builders has been named a Skylight Specialist for VELUX, the world leader in roof windows and skylights.

Atmosphere Builders has operated in the New River Valley since 2005, located in Christiansburg, VA. In addition to skylights, the company is a premier kitchen and bath remodeling company.

Rick Hyatt says that, as a VELUX Skylight Specialist, Atmosphere Builders will provide evaluations and assistance in choosing the right skylight products to bring additional natural light and ventilation into homes.”This affiliation,” Rick Hyatt says,” enables our company to provide homeowners one-stop convenience and guaranteed installation services for top-of-the-line traditional fixed and venting skylights, tubular skylights, and energy efficient glass replacement units for existing plastic bubble skylights.”

Atmosphere Builders can be contacted at (540) 381-0880 or email rick@atmospherebuilders.com. Company information is available at http://www.AtmosphereBuilders.com.

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Velux Skylights http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/velux-skylights-2/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:02:20 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=556 Velux Skylights

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Model Kitchen http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/model-kitchen/ Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=156 Model homes are for developments right? We don’t think so!! We purchased this project home to act as a “Model Home”..our “Remodel Model Home”. It will become an extension of our Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Showroom. Clients, Realtors, Architects, Designers …

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Model homes are for developments right? We don’t think so!! We purchased this project home to act as a “Model Home”..our “Remodel Model Home”. It will become an extension of our Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Showroom. Clients, Realtors, Architects, Designers and students can visit by appointment. Here, Building Science, Energy & Weatherization, Design, Remodel techniques, Finishes, and High Quality workmanship can be explored. Follow us as we complete this One-of-a-kind “Remodel Model Home” project.
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NARI National News: IDEA House revolutionizes the remodeler portfolio http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/nari-national-news-idea-house-revolutionizes-the-remodeler-portfolio/ Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:42:36 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=374
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Remodelers have limited options to showing new clients their portfolios because their work is confined to a private residence. Typically, to overcome this problem remodelers resort to before and after photo galleries, showrooms and videos.

But is that enough?

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Remodelers have limited options to showing new clients their portfolios because their work is confined to a private residence. Typically, to overcome this problem remodelers resort to before and after photo galleries, showrooms and videos.

But is that enough?

Rick Hyatt, president of Atmosphere Builders, based in Blacksburg, Va., didn’t think so. He believes prospective clients have difficulty visualizing projects with photos or staged showrooms, and the best way to help them understand the possibilities is to bring them to the actual work site.

For years Hyatt took new clients to the homes of previous clients, to show them his work. And even though his clients were happy to open their homes, something about doing that felt uncomfortable to Hyatt.

“I’ve thought about some of the risks involved in having strangers in past client’s homes and the possibility of losing a relationship from a loyal client if something were to happen,” Hyatt says.

It came to a head when Hyatt found himself in an uncomfortable spot, after a past client overheard a new client’s snide comment about her decorating choices while touring the home. Hyatt decided he needed a new way to showcase his talent.

IDEA House comes to life

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2012 NARI Remodeling Show Interview With Rick Hyatt of Atmosphere Builders http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/2012-nari-interview-rick-hyatt/ Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:36:03 +0000 http://www.atmospherebuilders.com/?p=333

October 19, 2012

NARI 2012 Remodeling Show interview with Rick HyattChristiansburg, Virginia – Rick Hyatt, owner of Atmosphere Builders, a premier kitchen and bath remodeling company in Christiansburg, VA, was interviewed by Nikki Golden at the 2012 NARI Remodeling Show in Baltimore, MD, about Atmosphere Builders’ …

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October 19, 2012

NARI 2012 Remodeling Show interview with Rick HyattChristiansburg, Virginia – Rick Hyatt, owner of Atmosphere Builders, a premier kitchen and bath remodeling company in Christiansburg, VA, was interviewed by Nikki Golden at the 2012 NARI Remodeling Show in Baltimore, MD, about Atmosphere Builders’ IDEA HOUSE. Said Rick Hyatt, “Our business is a full service remodeling company, yet it has emerged that we specialize in kitchen and bath remodeling.”

When asked about the state of the construction industry, Rick replied, “This economy has not been great for the construction industry, however we decided that we needed to invest in our future. So, instead of cutting back, we made a calculated financial risk in a unique marketing method, our IDEA HOUSE, an evolving showroom.” Atmosphere Builders purchased a home in an average neighborhood in Blacksburg, gutted the inside, and began remodeling. The home’s kitchen, four bathrooms, the rest of the home, and exterior will be remodeled in phases, each in a fresh and new style. Providing a real-life showroom like the IDEA HOUSE, gives potential clients a feel for the changes in a real space, which will help them visualize the potential of their own home, see new products, and make remodeling decisions easier.

The IDEA HOUSE will have an impact on the regional industry and the community. Rick said, “One of the things we did, was to engage the local universities. Va Tech has a nationally accredited Kitchen and Bath school, an Architecture school, and a Landscape Architecture school. With the professors, we have created some graded projects for the students, and we’ll get the students, as interns, to participate in the remodels for some hands-on experience.” To view the NARI interview video, go to www.atmospherebuilders.com/news.

The IDEA HOUSE is being toured by appointment only. To learn more about the IDEA HOUSE, visit www.atmospherebuilders.com, or contact Rick Hyatt at (540) 381-0880.

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