Hey Atlanta: What home projects gave you joy in 2020?

Props to Marie Kondo, but it’s not all about decluttering.

What was your favorite home project this year?
What was your favorite home project this year?

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It started with setting up a home office, then progressed to cleaning out the closets. Pretty soon we were repainting that spare bedroom and planting a garden. By mid-summer, we were adding a deck or renovating the kitchen. Lumber became as precious as hand sanitizer. No doubt about it, this was a year for home improvements.

Last year we launched our “Yearbook,” an annual salute to the best new shops and products of the previous 12 months. In 2020, we’re dedicating this compilation to our favorite home improvement projects. So please tell us what projects—large or small, cheap fixes or major investments, totally amateur or professional—gave you joy in the midst of this chaotic year. Photos optional but appreciated. We’ll be sharing our favorites in an upcoming issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

  • We will publish your name along with your project.
  • We will publish your neighborhood along with your project.
  • Please provide a short description of your project: What inspired you? Was this something you’d planned to do forever, or was it spontaneous? Did you do it yourself or hire a professional? Who helped you? Are you willing to share their contact info? Did the process go smoothly? Did it turn out as planned? Why does it give you joy?
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