Basement Remodeling

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Basement, Bar, and Wine Cellar Remodeling in Dunwoody, Atlanta, and Alpharetta

Basement renovation can quickly make a house more valuable. Unfinished basements are perhaps the most under-valued space in DunwoodyAtlanta, and Alpharetta real estate. A little renovation, and you can quickly and efficiently raise the value of your house.

We design many basements every year in DunwoodyAtlanta, and Alpharetta. Basements present different design challenges that you won’t find in other areas of the home. Cold, dark, dampness, posts, beams, low headroom, duct-work, pipes, furnaces, foundation walls and stairs all offer challenges to designing a warm, safe, functional and attractive basement. At Norm Hughes Homes we are very experienced dealing with all the issues that may arise with this type of project. We will be there every step of the way…designing with you…whether you are interested in adding a bar, wine cellar, media room, bathroom, kitchen, game room, bedroom, fitness center…we can help maximize your living space and enjoyment. We can often remove and open walls while taking advantage of maximum ceiling heights to make your basement feel like your main living area in your home.

Basements offer unique construction and design challenges; unique as any other part of your DunwoodyAtlanta, or Alpharetta home. If you are considering investing in a basement renovation, shouldn’t you consider an expert like Norm Hughes Homes? The answer is yes!

New Bars/Renovations

We have developed the expertise to give our customers the bar of their dreams. Even if you know exactly what you want, you can rely on our expert advice to enhance the finished product and exceed your expectations. Together, we’ll design and personalize a bar that’s not only beautiful – but also convenient and efficient for all your entertaining needs.

Our consultant will come to your home and help you maximize even the most difficult spaces. Our promise to you is excellent craftsmanship. We will help you choose high-quality wood, materials and appliances to fit your budget.

Our team can typically build a bar in as little as four to five weeks and often install it in one day. Members of the Norm Hughes Homes Team are true professionals. We will be neat and treat your home as our own. At Norm Hughes Homes, we understand that your bar should be as unique and beautiful as your home. It’s a place where you will build a lifetime of memories.

Wine Cellars

Wine drinking and wine tasting has become a hobby and a culture unto itself these days. As the number of wine producers and wine bars in the U.S. has increased, so has the number of wine drinkers and wine enthusiasts. No wonder it’s considered an incredible luxury and a symbol of status today to have your very own home wine cellar!

Whether you are starting a collection of vintage labels, you enjoy hosting wine and cheese parties, or you simply want a better place to store that expensive bottle you were saving for a special occasion, a wine cellar can be a useful and enjoyable home remodeling addition.

With the help of Norm Hughes Homes in Dunwoody, Atlanta, or Alpharetta you can now have the perfect place to store your wine and show off your personal vintage bottle collection, in your new, stylish home wine cellar! Your basement never had it so good.

Norm Hughes is absolutely the best builder with whom I've ever worked. Norm helped me with a very complex total "down to the studs and more" multi million remodel of my three story home in the Windward community in Alpharetta. Everything in the remodel was custom, and Norm worked flawlessly with my designer to complete all aspects of the construction work. The custom nature of the work (and difficult remodel) required Norm to work through many scheduling issues with various subcontractors and suppliers. Norm was always on site (every day) and made sure every detail I requested was implemented. Norm has a great attitude, work ethic, and appreciation for both design and value. During the course of the extensive project,... Read More


Hughes Homes has completed MANY major renovations on my homes and on homes of friends that I have referred to Norm. Without any exception, his work has been outstanding. His subcontractors are sterling as far as timeliness, quality of work and cleanliness. It is obvious that they have a great working relationship with Norm and always adhere to his direction regarding scheduling and other instructions. Norm is excellent regarding his project management skills and always has his subs begin their work at appropriate times in the project without delays. After completion of the projects, Norm is always responsive and very timely in handling any issues or "punchlist items"'. Further, he is VERY conscientious regarding cost control and I always have... Read More


Norm and his team renovated our home changing a I-story 2-car garage to a 2-story 3-car garage and adding a front porch to upgrade a classic 5-4-and-a-door. It was a 3-month renovation during which we brought a newborn home. Norm was professional, accessible and easy to work with. We definitely benefited from his expertise building new homes, as he and his team re-worked architect drawings when issues were found and suggested features and design elements to help us get the most from the renovation. The crew was very competent and trustworthy, and they delivered high-quality work. As we checked his references, I learned he has lived in the neighborhoods where he built the homes. I don't believe one can do... Read More

-Tracey Curtis Artigue

My husband and I have had a dream of remodeling our kitchen from the first day we bought our house back in 1995. In 2010, we finally bit the bullet and began interviewing contractors. We met with 4 contractors including Norm Hughes. Although Norm was not the lowest bid, we had the most confidence in the accuracy of his estimates due to the involvement of his contractors in the bidding process and his experience building homes for so many years. Our Kitchen remodel included demolishing 4 rooms (Dining room, kitchen, living room and a foyer) and a deck and building, from scratch, a beautiful kitchen with hand constructed cabinets, granite island, wrap around porch and, envy of the neighborhood, screened... Read More

-The Hoeys (Dunwoody)

Norm Hughes has done several jobs for us both large and small. He updated our basement and added a kitchen. He also built an outdoor fireplace and grilling area by our pool. We are extremely happy with our choice to use Norm. He has great ideas on design and style. He is very meticulous and detailed oriented. He saved us money by using the best subcontractors at the best price and finished the jobs in a timely manner. We plan to use Norm again and would highly recommend him.

-Matt and Debbie Merlino

I've worked with four different builders on various remodeling projects in the 22 years I've owned my home. But I won't be looking for a fifth. Norm Hughes did a spectacular job renovating my basement, including the installation of a custom wine cellar. In addition, he fully remodeled two bathrooms and recommended a designer/decorator that added real value to my project. I consistently receive compliments on Norm's work, and I'm delighted to recommend him to my friends. Throughout the project, Norm's team was professional, safety minded, and kept a very clean workplace. All of the work was completed on schedule and within budget. Norm and his team are a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Norm Hughes Homes... Read More

-Brian Cohen

We had a great experience working with Norm Hughes during our recent renovation. We originally chose Norm because he came highly recommended by friends, plus his estimate was by far the most competitive. We soon knew we had made the right decision. Our job was completed in a timely manner with no surprises and with the most professional sub contractors. If I had to choose one word to describe Norm Hughes it would be “reliable.” He and his subcontractors returned phone calls promptly, showed up on time, and followed up quickly when we had questions or concerns. Our house has been completed now for 2 years, but Norm is still my “go to guy” if I have any questions or need recommendations for various home issues.

-Tom and Kristie Greer

Norm constructed a covered back deck /outdoor living space for us several years ago. This project also included a new driveway, a large retaining wall, hardscaping and landscaping in our backyard. The quality of work was excellent and has held up very well over time. A few years ago Norm gutted and renovated our master bath. We have again been very happy with the results. We are big fans of Norm’s cost plus budgeting with all project expenses being transparent. He is easy to get a hold of and reasonable to work with. We have recommended Norm to several of our friends over the years.

-Kim and Mike Champney

Norm Hughes built me a “very custom” home in 2000 that was totally handicapped accessible, including an elevator. He was very attentive to detail which was a must with all the zero entry points including a brick ramp to the front door that looked great. He has a great eye for design and practicality while keeping future resale in mind. Problems encountered along the way were handled thoughtfully and timely. Changes I made in mid construction were also handled with ease. The entire experience with Norm was professional and gratifying. My handicapped daughter was extremely happy with her freedom in our home.


Norm built two homes for us and we have been in the second one for ten years. Working with Norm from the beginning with blueprints until completion of our home was a real pleasure. He guided us through the entire process, and always had our budget in mind. There were times when we changed our minds on certain items, and Norm demonstrated tremendous flexibility to meet our needs. Working with a hands on builder like Norm gave us confidence that the finished product would be of the quality we had hoped for. Now ten years later, we could not be happier.

-Ron Freeman

We were very pleased with the quality of the work of the craftsmen that Norm used for extensive upgrades to our kitchen. They were very professional and produced wonderful results. Norm was always there to inspect the work and make whatever adjustments we needed in a timely fashion. We would certainly call on Norm for future projects.”

-Joe & Sara Sansone

Norm Hughes renovated our home and did a fantastic job despite being on a short time frame. All the work was done flawlessly and with great attention to detail. We were very pleased of how things turn out and highly recommend him for any construction or renovation project.

-Stephan and Elizabeth Schwarz.

We hired Norm and his team to do a major remodel on our home. He finished the project 4 days ahead of schedule, and came in $500 under our agreed to budget. And, the workmanship is incredible. We are very pleased with the work, the cost and the timeline. You can trust his team in your home, and, you can trust Norm.

-Paul and Becky Curnow