Marietta, Georgia is one of those cities in the state that have maintained their independence from Atlanta, which is not too far away. The city was first settled in 1824, and, after being destroyed in 1851 by fire, has grown into a modern day southern metropolis.
Thanks to a temperate climate and a fairly youthful population, Marietta enjoys an appeal that brings home buyers from all around the country. A general contractor in Marietta has to have a basic knowledge of both the Old and New South. There are many Anti-Bellum features in the architecture of the New South. That means that being able to plan and execute home designs that incorporate the open airy room space of today with the cozy atmosphere of yesterday.
Large kitchens are a great feature of southern homes. Lots of cabinets and counter space are present for food preparation or family dining. Paint colors are often subdued but light, using warm tones. Painters have a broad spectrum of colors to show a homeowner.
In older homes, the plumbing generally needs repair or replacing and bathrooms are often enlarged from the older smaller style.
Looking out onto the lawns, a typical feature of southern homes is the fence. There are many styles that adorn the homes of Marietta, all of them welcoming the visitor in. Even today, most southern fences are never locked.