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Avoid these Kitchen Remodeling Pitfalls

Kitchen RemodelingThe kitchen is often the most important and most expensive room you can remodel in your home, and there are tons of kitchen remodeling pitfalls into which you can land if you're not careful in your planning. Here are a few common pitfalls to remember as you begin planning your kitchen remodeling project.

Always Place Your Sink Near a Window or Open Space

You may wish to maximize the number of cabinets in your home, and increasing storage space is a great way to improve your kitchen. However, you can actually go [...]

When It’s Time to Call a Home Remodeling Contractor

home remodelingRemodeling a home may range from some simple projects like replacing the fixtures around the house, getting some new doorknobs and pulls, and painting the walls to major projects with a significant amount of change planned for your home.

In some circumstances, you might feel tempted to perform some of those remodeling projects on your own, but it's important to resist taking on too much at a time or trying projects that are clearly beyond the scope of your abilities.

Drawbacks to DIY Projects

As a homeowner, you can certainly build a [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: |0 Comments

Clay, Slate, Metal, or Asphalt? Choosing a New Roof

new roofIt's often not too difficult to tell when your home needs a new roof. The shingles might look in terrible shape, or you might find pieces of your roof in the gutters where the rain or wind has displaced them. As you begin to explore options for replacing your roof, you'll likely see that many types of material exist for your roofing project.

Will you choose the traditional and affordable option of asphalt? Will you upgrade to slate or clay? Will you consider wood shingles? Each of these options offers various [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Exteriors|Tags: , |0 Comments

Greet the Spring with a New Porch or Back Deck

new porchThe winter winds may still have a grip on much of the United States, but it's never too early to start planning a back deck or new porch. While it's possible to build a deck in just a few days, spending a little time this winter in the planning stage can help you best enjoy the warm months of the year with a new porch or deck.

You have many options for readymade decks and porches that may only take a few days to install, but it's still [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Decking, Porches|Tags: |0 Comments

Getting All The Best Features in Your New Indiana Bathroom Remodel

bathoom remodelA bathroom remodel may require major changes to the layout of your bathroom, or it might simply feature simple updates to the surface features of your space. Whether you’re headed into a major bathroom remodel, or you’re thinking about a minor update, you have several new and modern features you can include in your bathroom.

After a few months of enjoying your new bathroom, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without all these cool types of technology and devices.

Solar Tubes

A phrase that’s not too well-known just yet is “solar tube,” [...]

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Bathrooms|Tags: |0 Comments

Build an addition or Home Office Renovation?

home office renovationA small business might begin as nothing more than a small space at the kitchen table, but eventually it may become necessary to consider building an addition or planning a home office renovation. An addition can help you create a dedicated space for your small business, and renovations can improve the electrical system, usable space, and design of your home office.

Choosing a home office renovation or home addition will require a brief investigation of the benefits of each, as well as a conversation on cost. Your home will increase [...]

Ready For Guests? 3 Indianapolis Home Addition Ideas for Entertaining

Home Addition Ideas for EntertainingBelieve it or not, the holiday season is here! During the summer months, outdoor decks and patios increase living space. When fall arrives, your home may feel cramped again. The holiday season brings families together. This should be a happy and relaxing time but if your home feels cramped and unequipped to welcome guests, home addition ideas are probably dancing in your head.  

Home Addition Ideas

Home addition ideas can range from adding on actual space to simply removing walls and reconfiguring things. Schedule a Design Consultation with Gettum Associates, Inc. [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Home Additions|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ready For Guests? 3 Indianapolis Home Addition Ideas for Entertaining

Compare apples to apples to select an Indianapolis remodeler

comparing Indianapolis remodelersIf you are like most consumer's, price DOES mean something when considering a project with an Indianapolis remodeler. Especially in today's economic environment. No matter who you are, or what you do, everyone has a budget.

Sometimes using price to determine your final decision works well. For two identical items, one would expect, in most cases, to choose the less expensive of the two. Its when two items appear to be the same that one might run into trouble. Remember, not all things are created equal. The old cliche', [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Contractors, Remodeling Advice|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Compare apples to apples to select an Indianapolis remodeler

How to Step Up Your Home’s Flooring

Is your home a museum of 70s flooring styles?

That might be a good thing if you're a flooring archaeologist, but if you want a gorgeous, modern home, choosing new flooring is essential. Plus, the right floor can make a world of difference to the feel and flow of your home all by itself!

Do you want a rustic and naturally luxurious hardwood floor that matches an organic interior-design theme? Are you focused on a flooring installation that tolerates the high amounts of traffic and camouflages dirt from your family? With so many flooring [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Categories: Flooring, Home Design|Tags: |Comments Off on How to Step Up Your Home’s Flooring

What Are the Pros & Cons of a Second Floor and Main Level Additions?

Adding a home addition in IndianapolisYou have finally come to the realization that you need more space in your house.  Perhaps you have looked at existing homes for sale in your area. Or, maybe you considered having a house built.  After investigating each avenue, you realize your best option is your current home, with renovations completed to meet your family's needs. 

You like your neighborhood and your neighbors so remodeling or building an addition, in many cases, is a great option to stay where you are and modify your existing home to [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Home Additions|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Are the Pros & Cons of a Second Floor and Main Level Additions?