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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor living space! From gardens and patios, to back deck views, here are some of our favorite ways to make the most of your summer yard!

Outdoor Living

Make sure you’re prepared to make the most out of your summers at home by adding plenty of outdoor living space to your custom home! From screened-in porches and decks with a view, to sunrooms, outdoor fireplaces, and patios, there are many ways to make sure your custom home is always ready for summer! Here are a few of the custom outdoor living areas our customers have chosen.

This client opted for an outdoor fireplace and grill, with an overhead fan to keep cool and deter bugs on those warm summer nights! And what a gorgeous view of the trees!

Love spending time outdoors but hate mosquito season? Why not opt for a screened porch and open deck configuration? Get the best of both worlds like this custom home client chose to do!

Love the open air and nature views? This deck offers plenty of space and no shortage of beautiful nature views!

Or, if you want the views and and a break from the Georgia heat, you could choose a beautiful sunroom! This custom home owner went for this gorgeous space, complete with fans to keep you cool all summer long without sacrificing the views!

Bright Flowers

Add a splash of color to your summer yard with an array of flowers and plants. If you choose flowers with a variety of different blooming periods, you can enjoy different colors all summer long.

Create an Experience

Take your summer outdoor living space to the next level by adding your own unique touch with patio furniture, custom landscaping, or an interesting path.

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Thinking of relocating to Cherokee County or surrounding areas like Cobb, Bartow, or Pickens? What area will best fit your budget and home needs? Here’s a starting point to help you find your perfect home town.

What Does Cherokee Offer?

Cherokee County is a great place to live, work, and play. It has one of the best school systems in the entire metro Atlanta area, plenty of local business for work and shopping, a great parks and recreation system, and several different cities to choose from. All of that, plus Cherokee’s proximity to Interstate 575 and easy access to Atlanta, makes this is one of the best places to build a custom home.

Each City is Unique

All across Cherokee you can find top-notch schools and beautiful neighborhoods, but each city has its own feel. Whether you prefer a secluded home in the mountains, a relaxing lakefront house, or a modern home within walking distance of a downtown shopping district and community trails, chances are you can find your dream location somewhere in Cherokee County.

Canton and Ball Ground both have wonderful historic downtown areas with community events, shopping, and restaurants, but also offer wooded acreage where you can escape everyday stresses. Build your own custom cabin with a beautiful view of nature, or open up your land and keep horses, the options are endless.

Head just 5 miles south on I-575 to the City of Woodstock and you’ll find a whole different living experience! A vibrant and busy downtown area offers plenty of hip restaurants, boutique shops, and public parks, connected throughout the city by the Greenprints multi-use trail system. Enjoy Woofstock Dog Park with your furry friend, or head over to The Outlet Shoppes to shop ‘til you drop! Want to be close to the action, but just far enough to avoid the traffic? Check out Holly Springs, situated just between Woodstock and Canton.

For a more secluded city with less hustle and bustle, head to the northern Cherokee County to the city of Waleska. This small but thriving community is home to Reinhardt University, which features a vibrant local theater scene that welcomes traveling musicians and performers. Locals love it! Here, you can find lakefront lots, golf course views, and breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountain foothills.

For more information on building a custom home in Cherokee County, give us a call at Precision Custom Home Builders. We specialize in Cherokee County custom homes and would love to help you build your dream home!

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Welcome to Bartow County, here are some important online resources to help you get going in your new community. Learn about the school system, check out local resources, and make your move a little easier!

Schools

The Bartow County School District is a great school system for your children to attend! With options for taking advanced placement classes for college credit, to a wonderful graduation rate, you can rest easy knowing your kids are getting a quality education. For information about the school district, visit the school district website.

For important information on student enrollment, transportation, and the academic calendar, visit the FAQ page.

There are also some good options for nearby higher or continuing education. You can check out Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Chattahoochee Technical College, with locations throughout North Georgia, and Reinhardt University in Waleska.

Cities of Bartow County

Bartow is home to several cities, including Cartersville, Adairsville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, and White. Cartersville, the county seat, has the slogan “Be Charmed. Be Prosperous. Belong.” Located about 45 miles north of Atlanta in the rolling North Georgia hills, this vibrant community is home to several historic sites, museums, and points of interest, including the Booth Western Art Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, and more.

Adairsville, like most cities in the county, is a small and charming southern city, with plenty of history! The entire county, including the cities of Cartersville, Adairsville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, and White, are steeped in history, from Native American sites and artifacts, to Antebellum photographs and Civil War history, your new home has a fascinating past!

Community Resources

Bartow’s local newspaper is The Daily Tribune News, and you can find information about the library system at the Bartow County Library System website. At the county’s many local parks and facilities, you can also enjoy hiking trails, beautiful scenery, camping, and more!

Bartow offers residents plenty of high quality emergency services, including the Bartow County Fire Department, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bartow County Health Department. The local hospital is Cartersville Medical Center.

To get your documents updated, you can visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center in Cartersville, the Bartow Registration and Title Office, and the Bartow County Voter Registration and Election Information website.

Utilities

Chances are if you’re new to town, you’ll need information on local utilities. Here are some of the main providers in the area.

Electricity: Georgia Power, Cartersville Electric Company

Gas: Cartersville Gas, Adairsville Gas, Atlanta Gas Light

Cable/Internet: Comcast, AT&T, Cartersville FiberCom

Water: Bartow County Water, Cartersville Water

Trash and Recycling: Trash Taxi, RCI Waste Solutions, Republic Services, Self Recycling

Welcome to Bartow!

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Welcome to Bartow County, here are some important online resources to help you get going in your new community. Learn about the school system, check out local resources, and make your move a little easier!

Schools

The Bartow County School District is a great school system for your children to attend! With options for taking advanced placement classes for college credit, to a wonderful graduation rate, you can rest easy knowing your kids are getting a quality education. For information about the school district, visit the school district website.

For important information on student enrollment, transportation, and the academic calendar, visit the FAQ page.

There are also some good options for nearby higher or continuing education. You can check out Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Chattahoochee Technical College, with locations throughout North Georgia, and Reinhardt University in Waleska.

Cities of Bartow County

Bartow is home to several cities, including Cartersville, Adairsville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, and White. Cartersville, the county seat, has the slogan “Be Charmed. Be Prosperous. Belong.” Located about 45 miles north of Atlanta in the rolling North Georgia hills, this vibrant community is home to several historic sites, museums, and points of interest, including the Booth Western Art Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, and more.

Adairsville, like most cities in the county, is a small and charming southern city, with plenty of history! The entire county, including the cities of Cartersville, Adairsville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, and White, are steeped in history, from Native American sites and artifacts, to Antebellum photographs and Civil War history, your new home has a fascinating past!

Community Resources

Bartow’s local newspaper is The Daily Tribune News, and you can find information about the library system at the Bartow County Library System website. At the county’s many local parks and facilities, you can also enjoy hiking trails, beautiful scenery, camping, and more!

Bartow offers residents plenty of high quality emergency services, including the Bartow County Fire Department, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bartow County Health Department. The local hospital is Cartersville Medical Center.

To get your documents updated, you can visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center in Cartersville, the Bartow Registration and Title Office, and the Bartow County Voter Registration and Election Information website.

Utilities

Chances are if you’re new to town, you’ll need information on local utilities. Here are some of the main providers in the area.

Electricity: Georgia Power, Cartersville Electric Company

Gas: Cartersville Gas, Adairsville Gas, Atlanta Gas Light

Cable/Internet: Comcast, AT&T, Cartersville FiberCom

Water: Bartow County Water, Cartersville Water

Trash and Recycling: Trash Taxi, RCI Waste Solutions, Republic Services, Self Recycling

Welcome to Bartow!

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Beige, taupe, gray, white, off-white, cream, soft blue, olive green, red, lavender, the options are endless when deciding on colors for your new custom home… so what do you pick? Here are some things to consider when picking the color scheme for your new home interior and exterior.

Curb Appeal

The color palette you choose for the exterior of your house has a huge impact on the home’s curb appeal. Before choosing a color or colors to use on the exterior of your home, you should consider the climate in your location, colors of surrounding homes, the natural landscape, and your own taste in home aesthetics. You may choose to hire an exterior design specialist to help you choose the best options for your area and situation. Once you’ve found the color or colors you think you want to use, it’s a good idea to look up that exact color in Google image search or another web image search. Look at how other homes appear when painted with your colors, and make sure you know how that color or colors will look in full sun versus full shade, as colors can appear very different depending on the lighting conditions.

Consider the Space

The color of a room can set its tone. For small or dark rooms, going with deep, super saturated, or dark colors may make the space feel squeezed. If you want to make a room seem larger, go with lighter tones to brighten up the room. On the other hand, if a room feels to large or open, you may consider going with a deeper, warmer, or darker color to make the room feel more cozy.

Personality and Feel

Generally speaking, warm tones like mellow shades of yellow or brown give a warm, cozy feel, while cooler tones like gray and blue have more of a calming effect. Tones like green or orange can be energetic, and shades of red or black can make a big impact! When choosing your color, think about the mood you’d like when you walk into a room and consider that in your decision. For a library or bedroom you may want a cozy space, and for a bathroom or kitchen you might want to lighten things us with an energizing blue.

Color Coordinating Room to Room

Once you’ve thought about the mood you’d like for each room, it’s important to consider how these colors flow from room to room in your house. Can you see the attached bath from your bedroom? Does your open floor plan connect the kitchen, living room, and dining area? Then you’ll probably want to choose interior colors that flow well from room to room, or choose several-room sections of your home to be painted in coordinating colors.

Resale

It’s common to repaint your home prior to selling, but what colors should you select? Buyer preference can vary from year to year, depending on recent color trends, but a good rule of thumb is to choose somewhat neutral or soft colors. That way, potential buyers feel like the space is open, and they can envision themselves customizing the house.

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The Best Time to Build Most homes are bought and sold in the summer months, but when is the best time to build a new home?
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Consider Temperature and Season

Cool and dry weather is the best climate for beginning a new home construction project. Cooler temperatures mean better working conditions for the people who are building your home, and dry weather means less rain delays, and less moisture during the build. A light rain every now and then won’t cause trouble, but extended heavy rain for several days on exposed lumber can cause some problems down the line, like mold and squeaky stairs. By beginning construction on a new home in the winter when temperatures are cool and dry, you can avoid potential weather delays and help prevent maintenance problems down the line.

When Do You Want to Move In?

Building a new custom home takes some time, so it’s a good idea to think about when you want to move in. Would you rather move in while the kids are out of school? Do you prefer moving in the summer or fall, as opposed to spring or winter? All of these are things to consider when you decide to start a custom house build. Starting construction in the winter means you’ll have nicer weather for moving in, and you’ll get to enjoy not only your new home, but also your new yard, as soon as it’s completed!

Snow or Rain

In Georgia, it can be difficult to predict what the weather will do tomorrow, next week, or next month, so there’s no way to avoid all potential weather setbacks on a job site.
Rain or snow in the winter, just like in the spring summer, or fall, can still cause a delay. But bottom line, if you’re planning to build a custom home, winter can be an excellent time to start your new home construction!

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From windows and doors, to walls and roofs, to exterior paint color, here are some of the basics when it comes to building an energy efficient home.

This infographic from Blinds 2go has some excellent tips for creating an energy efficient home for you and your family!

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Take advantage Fall in Georgia by planting some of the most beautiful autumn trees in your landscape! Improve your curb appeal, and create a gorgeous yard, full of color, that you can enjoy year after year!

Unique Autumn Trees
  1. In the Fall, the one-of-a-kind Katsura trees give off a spicy sweet scent, and it’s leaves turn a beautiful yellow-orange color, like a tangerine. These trees have a straight trunk and heart-shaped leaves, and are native to Japan and China.
  1. Hamamelis virginiana is another unique choice. In the Fall, this tree’s leaves turn yellow with rusty patches, and from mid- to late Fall, clusters of yellow ribbon-shaped flowers cover the branches.
  1. Sassafras tree are another great choice if you’re looking for something different to plant in your yard for the Fall. It’s multi-shaped leaves turn a beautiful orange pumpkin color, and it gives off a licorice smell, attracting wildlife while fending off mosquitos!
  1. Ginkgo trees are a must have if you’re looking for a show stopper! These trees resist insects and disease, and their unique fan-shaped leaves turn a luminous bright yellow in the fall.
  1. Another must-have Fall tree is Maple, with leaves turning multiple shades of orange. These come in many different sizes and are easy to work into any landscape.
  1. Smokebush is another option, with leaves that turn a crimson color, scattered with yellow flowers. While smokebush is technically a shrub, it can be pruned and shaped into a small tree.
  1. For bright red leaves in the Fall, Sweetgum is a great fast-growing tree with star shaped leaves that tend to stay on the tre longer than other trees, so you can enjoy the Fall color even longer.
  1. Another classic Fall tree choice in Georgia is the Redbud. It features multi-colored leaves in the Fall, and vibrant pink blooms in the Spring. This is a smaller tree with a light colored trunk.

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Welcome to the community! You’re now part of a flourishing area, rich with great schools, wonderful businesses, and beautiful parks. Here’s some important information to get you started!

Top Notch Schools

The Cherokee County School District is one of the best in the nation! Students consistently score some of the highest SAT and ACT scores in the state and nation, and the school district has consistently maintained higher graduation rates than the state.

Living in Cherokee County, you can be sure your children have access to one of the best public school systems in the state! To learn more, visit their website, learn how to enroll your child or children, look up the bus route for your area, and meet your Cherokee Board of Education members.

Looking for higher or continuing education options? Look no further than your own backyard! Reinhardt University in is located in northern Cherokee, in the city of Waleska, and Chattahoochee Technical College has locations across North Georgia.

Cherokee’s Cities

When you move to Cherokee County, you get the best of both worlds: small town life and vibrant city life. Each city has its own unique feel, from relaxing horse farms to exciting events and quality shops.

Canton is the county seat of Cherokee, with a laid back but thriving downton area, several community events, restaurants, and shops. Canton is home to several wonderful parks, and the amazing Cherokee County aquatic center.

Woodstock is Cherokee’s largest city, with a bustling downtown area, which plays host to a summer concert series, Friday night events, and plenty of other community events. Woodstock has its own multi-use (walk, run, bike) trail system, and tons of parks.

Ball Ground is a smaller city than Woodstock or Canton, but has a quaint downtown area with shops, restaurants, and events. Ball Ground and Waleska, two of the county’s northernmost cities, are great places to get away from the hustle and bustle of South Cherokee, relax, and take in the mountain views. Other cities in Cherokee include Holly Springs and a portion of Nelson. Holly Springs is situated next to Woodstock and Canton, and Nelson is farther north toward Jasper.

Community Resources

Looking for information and local news? The Cherokee Tribune and Ledger News is the local paper. Follow their social media, website, or subscribe to the paper or online newspaper to keep up with current events.

The Sequoyah Regional Library System has libraries throughout Cherokee County and is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Documents and Emergency Services

If you need to change your car, license, and voter information, you can go to the Georgia Department of Driver Services Cherokee Customer Service Center in Canton, GA, visit the Cherokee County Car Tag Office, and check out this Cherokee County Voter Registration Information.

Throughout the county there are also several emergency service organizations, including Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Marshal’s Office, and several local hospitals. Northside Hospital is located in Canton, WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper. You can also visit the website for the North Georgia Health District’s Cherokee County Health Services, for information.

Utilities

If you’re new in town, you may need help finding the correct utilities for your area. Here are some of the main providers for Cherokee County.

Electricity: Amicalola EMC, Cobb EMC, Georgia Power, Sawnee EMC

Gas: Atlanta Gas Light, Gas South, True Natural Gas

Cable/Internet: ETC Communications, Comcast, Windstream, AT&T

Water: Cherokee County Water and Sewage Authority

Sanitation and Recycling Services: Cherokee Chamber’s List of Current Providers

Welcome to Cherokee County, we’re glad you’re here!

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Welcome to the Pickens County! Here’s some important information to help you get started in your new community. From school information to community resources, we hope this makes your move a little smoother!

Schools

With Pickens County School District, you can expect a quality education with a small town feel. For general information, visit the school district website. Or, learn more about the local high school, Pickens High School.

 

The Pickens County School District website also has information on student enrollment, transportation, and information about the local Board of Education members and meetings.

 

Looking for local higher or continuing education options? Reinhardt University in Waleska is a great choice, or check out Chattahoochee Technical College, with locations throughout North Georgia.

Cities of Pickens County

Pickens County cities are known for gorgeous mountain views, pristine nature, and farming areas. Jasper, known as The First Mountain City and the Marble Capital of Georgia, has a small town feel with some great local restaurants. If you enjoy golf, you’ll find several nearby courses!

 

When you’re ready for some shopping, it’s a short drive over to the city of Talking Rock, where you can find antique shops, art displays, and a historic school house museum. Talking Rock is the third-smallest town in Georgia, and has kept its small town charm! The nearby city of Nelson features a marble museum and the Great Northern Railroad, which operates several days a week.

Community Resources

The local newspaper is the Pickens County Progress, and you can visit a local library that’s part of the Sequoyah Regional Library System. Pickens also has some great parks and local trails!

 

Pickens has several emergency services available for residents, including Pickens County Fire Services, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Georgia Health District’s Pickens County Health Services. Nearby hospitals are Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, and Northside Hospital in Canton.

 

To get your documents updated, you can visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center in Canton, GA, the Pickens County Car Tag Office, and check here for Pickens County Voter Registration and Election Information.

Utilities

Chances are if you’re new to town, you’ll need information on local utilities. Here are some of the main providers in the area.

 

Electricity: Georgia Power, Amicalola EMC,

Gas: Blossman Gas Company, Appalachian Propane, Atlanta Gas Light Co., Gas, Inc, Heritage Propane, Wigley Propane

Cable/Internet: ETC Communications, Comcast, Windstream, AT&T

Water: Pickens County Water and Sewage Department, Big Canoe Utilities Company, United Water

Pickens County Recycling and Waste

Welcome to Pickens!

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