Things Are Not Always As They Appear

Things Are Not Always As They Appear

Illusions, like these iphone wallpaper options, can be powerful tools that trick the eye and the mind if you do not pay close attention to their sleight of hand.

Have you ever been confronted with something which ended up being completely different than what you originally anticipated? Have you jumped into the deep end of a pool fully expecting the water to be warm and inviting only to find it frigid and nearly freezing? Or have you ever casually traversed a flight of stairs planning to land on one final step just to discover you have already reached the desired floor as your foot slams against to the ground and you stammer to maintain your balance? Surely you have witnessed, or personally experienced, the moment when someone goes to sit in a chair only to find their rear on the ground because their depth perception deceived them as they leveled themselves into the seat. These types of surprise revolutions can cause a physical and sometimes mental and emotional shock to one’s system. It is biting into something salty when you expect it to be sweet, it is meeting someone new and finding out they are much older or younger than you initially estimated, it is the feeling of strength and confidence in an utterly unfamiliar situation. Many of us are confronted with these situations throughout our week, and we walk by without giving them a second thought.

A magician uses such illusions or misconceptions to enhance his showmanship with his sleight of hand and other mind-boggling tricks. How is it a magician can physically saw through the torso of an assistant with no evidence of pain or wound and then merely wheel the detached body segments back together in front of an awe-struck audience? Illusion can be an ally in the case of the magician but when is it a disservice to human judgment and not just a simple mistake or exposed for entertainment purposes? The answer is when judgment is made too quickly based solely on what the eye can see. In the most simple cases, we judge a book by its cover without reading the back cover or trusted reviews. In more egregious instances we overlook a solid candidate for hire based on their poor interview skills or a lackluster resume. Whatever it is which keeps one from giving a thorough and fair evaluation of something, can lead to an unfair appraisal.

Things Are Not Always As They Appear

For homebuyers, it is imperative to give all aspects of the home-buying process adequate and concise evaluation before making decisions. From the cabinet colors and handle fixtures, to the flooring and crown molding options, each detail is one that will help put the homeowner’s stamp and style into the house. Homeowners cannot allow initial inspection or illusion to deceive them because then they will be distracted from what they want.

When buyers are in the market to build a new home, the attention to detail starts early in the process and at the ground level, literally. When homebuilders decide to lay a foundation they need to do so in an area suitable for the home they envision, which is not always an easy task. Choosing a plot of land requires a significant amount of imagination. Potential buyers need to envision the home of their dreams in any number of different topographical environments. A standard land parcel can first seem like the perfect choice, but with a little creativity and ingenuity, some of the most beautiful homes are built in the most unlikely of places.

When it comes to building, there is one team that really understands the intricacies of creative thinking paired with the restrictions of county codes and ordinances, and it is J.T. Magbe Contracting LLC. With over 20 years of heavy civil construction experience in Atlanta and the north Georgia counties, J.T. Magbe has all the tools, knowledge, and expertise necessary to turn any piece of land into the ideal place for residential or commercial building. J.T. Magbe specializes in all forms of site work including grading, excavating, utility pipe construction, like sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water; clearing, maintenance of retention and detention ponds, forestry mulching, and even brush mowing. Meaning they can strategically manipulate the land to create the perfect place for a building foundation. Whether the jobs merely require removing overgrown vegetation from the property before building or a complete demo of an existing structure, J.T. Magbe can see past the obstacles.

Things Are Not Always As They Appear


Do not allow your first impression of a property to disillusion you or prevent you from purchasing it. Instead, contact J.T. Magbe, and see how they can work their magic on the property. You might not be hiring a magician, but you can bet they will pay close attention to the details of your plans and then help make your dreams into a reality.


  1. I would love to build a house. I think it would be amazing to get exactly what I want, and need. But, its always been a scary thought for me. I am glad to be told to always take a second look and get other opinions before jumping in….. save time, money, energy and no doubt stress!

  2. I love adding new ideas and appliances to my house. My husband likes to do the bottom floor and I do upstairs.

  3. We are planning to have our kitchen renovated and we are looking for a reliable construction company that could do it. Thanks for the guide.

  4. We’re buying our very first home and building from the ground up. It’s such an amazing process.

  5. I don’t think I could ever build a house from scratch. I don’t think I could handle all of the details, time lines, and surprises. Thankfully we bought our dream home a few years ago and hopefully we will just live here forever.

  6. I built my house with a company with a great reputation but in the end, resulted in a mediocre product. Our whole neighborhood has had to work together to get the builder to honor his agreement. It seems this is the only neighborhood where this is an issue. So I would add, talk to some homeowners in your area first and get the nitty gritty.

  7. Wow, this wall paper is looking amazing.

  8. They sounds like a reliable company that’s perfect for people who would like to build their homes or renovate a property that they’ve purchased. It’s really nice to know a company like this!

  9. Yes! We are looking for our dream home. Our perspective is much different now the second time around. What we thought was most important has changed a bit now.

  10. I am in the same boat. At first glance my house looked great and totally worth it. As we lived here we noticed a shoot up in the local market. Our house is worth a lot more now.

  11. We are in the process of purchasing add’l rental property and it’s always a “Look Beyond” purchase. You have to look beyond the dilapidated structure and find the beauty of it’s potential. It’s paid off a time or two and for that we are grateful

  12. I love this and I totally agree. When we looked around houses to buy I told my husband to over look the decor and even the layout, and just look at the location and the basic structure.

  13. totally new for us never heard of this before. Would certainly making looking at things different. All in the eye of the beholder.

  14. My husband is a carpenter, so he is great to have around when looking at houses. He can always tell what can be changed and fixed or updated.

  15. Yes, sometimes the crappiest house has the best bones! You just have to find the right company to help. I would never judge a house by its appearance.

  16. It is so important to keep an open mind when house hunting. We are house hunting now and some homes are easier to envision the possibilities while other it’s harder to see the forest through the trees. It’s a matter of how much time, money and energy you want to put in to make it yours.

  17. I try to look at property with an open mind because I know that it can be totally changed. You’re right, things are not always as they appear.

  18. It’s definitely a huge reminder. When it comes to buying a house it is probably one of the biggest investment you’re going to do and you need to make sure you do your due diligence so that you can make sure you’re getting a house that is not about to fall apart behind the scenes.

  19. Such a good reminder for anyone who is thinking of purchasing a home or a property. It would definitely help to take a second look with the help of JT Magbe, sounds like they know what they’re doing!

  20. Yeah, things can always be changed or fixed. Finding the right person for the job can make all the difference.

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