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The Importance of Smart Design for Your Major Home Remodel

gettum-associates-indianapolis-sweetwater-lake-kitchen2Remodeling projects run the gamut from brief weekend jobs that improve the surface features of a room in your home (like new paint or a new piece of furniture) to major remodeling plans that change the entire layout of your house.

Many contractors excel at creating a beautiful space, but are not necessarily able to help you redesign your home for better functionality. Most people will hire an architect for that work.

However, with the help of a specialized design/build contractor, you can make smart design decisions that will ensure your brand new home [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Home Design, Planning|Tags: |0 Comments

Are You Ready to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

buy a fixer-upperBuying a home is an exciting time in anyone's life, and you might be thinking about whether to buy a fixer-upper. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and finishing projects around the house, you might enjoy finding a house that needs a little work.

However, it's important to understand the difference between a house that needs some major TLC and a home that just needs a few updates that you can complete over a few weekends. Here are a few factors to consider before you sign on [...]

Exterior Remodeling for Modern Homes

gettum-lp-smartside-siding-indianapolis-INOne of the most transformative projects you can undertake for your home is exterior remodeling, and features like a new roof, new siding, and other updated features can greatly impact the overall appearance of your home, as well as its value.

If you own a home that's more than a few decades old, it might be time to consider updating some of the features, or even fully renovating some aspects that have become worn past the point of usefulness.

For example, you might need to consider a new roof if yours is more [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: exterior remodeling, Exteriors||0 Comments

Why You Should Replace Your Old Bathroom Fixtures

bathroom fixturesThe old yet functional bathroom fixtures you use in your home might look trendy or vintage, but they might also use an extraordinary amount of water that new bathroom fixtures wouldn’t normally use. Although you might not be convinced that features like “low flow” toilets are worth it, you might be surprised how efficient and reliable these eco-friendly options have become.

Don’t assume an efficient, new faucet won’t give you enough water when you want to wash your hands or your dual-flush toilet won’t take care of its business with [...]

Planning a Sunroom Addition for your Home

sunroom additionThere are a variety of methods available to you for increasing the usable space of your home, and a sunroom addition or new deck are two ways that you can increase the size of your home with relative ease.

Adding a wing onto your house or converting an attic space can add needed square footage to your house, but a sunroom may represent the best way to get a lot of extra space in your home for an affordable price.

Planning Your Sunroom Addition

There are a few different ways to create a highly [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Categories: Exteriors, Sunrooms|Tags: |0 Comments

Tips for a Functional Home Remodel

functional home remodelA home remodel that features a new bathroom, kitchen, or other major area of your home can cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, the investment will help increase the enjoyment you have at living in your home, as well as the value and sale price of your house should you choose to put it on the market and move elsewhere. There is an important balance to seek between a functional home remodel and one that is fun, too.

You may have a list of features in your home [...]

Gettum Associates, Inc. Announces Merger with Gettum Exteriors

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Exterior Remodeling Expert Adrian Toms Brings His 20 Years
of Experience to Gettum Associates, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN, May 1, 2016 – Gettum Associates, Inc. is proud to announce an exciting merger with fellow design & remodeling company Gettum Exteriors. By joining forces, Gettum Associates, Inc. and Gettum Exteriors will offer homeowners in the Indianapolis, Indiana region an unparalleled combination of interior and exterior remodeling expertise.

Adrian Toms & Gettum Home Exteriors: Local Exterior Remodeling Experts

With nearly 20 years in the [...]

Aging In Place Remodeling for Bathrooms

Aging In Place Remodeling for BathroomsAs a popular room for remodeling, the bathroom in your home is one of the most-used rooms in your house, and it's important to create a comfortable and ergonomic space. If you or your parents are reaching an age where the threat of falling, reduced mobility, or other physical limitations have become a reality, your bathroom might need an aging in place remodeling plan.

What is Aging in Place Remodeling?

The concept of aging in place design is meant to enhance the safety, accessibility, and [...]

Choose the Best Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Project

Choose the Best Contractor for Your Home Remodeling ProjectWhen the size of your home remodeling project is more than you can handle in a weekend, it's time to start searching for a local contractor to hire for the project. If you've never worked with a contractor before, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that you choose wisely.

Characteristics like experience and reputation are important when you choose a contractor, but those features are essential for virtually any professional from a doctor to a lawyer to a teacher. One [...]

Your Exterior Home Remodeling Plan

Your Exterior Home Remodeling PlanThe exterior of your home is impacted by inclement weather and the harsh rays of the sun, and features like the roof, windows, and siding will eventually start to show their age.

With the right amount of attention paid to maintenance and upkeep, these features should last many years – or even decades – however, most exterior features will reach a point where replacement is the best option.

Here are some tips on keeping the exterior of your home in nice condition, as well as choosing the best time to [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Categories: Exteriors|Tags: |0 Comments