The Great Update

According to the Hearth Home Improvement Index, a national platform, Atlanta ranks No. 5 in the nation for home improvement projects during the pandemic, with Atlantans joining homeowners around the nation in taking on interior design projects. Susie Prince of Atlanta-based Susie Mae Design ( has seen the biggest increase in kitchen remodeling projects, as well as additions such as decks and porches to make her clients’ outdoor spaces more inviting. “Nearly everyone I’m working with lately is willing to take bigger design risks to make their home their own, with less concern about resale and more focus on making it function well and inspire them,” says Prince.