February 2010 Newsletter
Do we see what you see?
Pam and Greg Dedinsky live in a 1920s home in Indianapolis’ Meridian Kessler. Greg says after living in the home for 20 years the couple decided it was time to renovate the kitchen. He says it was dark, appliances were outdated and storage was random. The couple had ideas for the kitchen-- even an architectural drawing. They just needed help realizing their vision with the right partners, who could work within their budget.
Greg took some time recently to tell us how everyone got on the same page to realize the renovation vision. Click here to view the video and start-to-finish photos from this project!
SGR received two MAME awards from the local Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. For the third year in a row we received a nod for our advertising campaign. We also received an award for the best outdoor remodeling package over $50,000… Royal Pines: Great Outdoor Family Room.
Steve recently talked about his marketing strategy with Remodeling magazine’s Leah Thayer. The story is on Remodeling’s online e-zine.
Want to spruce up your home’s interior? Think about moldings. Check out the Magnificent Molding article online featuring comments from Steve.
The Indianapolis Star featured Steve in the Ask the Remodeler column in January. Steve talked about the process SGR uses to ensure customers love the end result for years to come.
As a home renovation expert, I like the idea of partnering with interior designers. They can take a project from lines on paper to colors, styles and impact before we even come in to demo. That’s why I’m introducing you to our partner Julie Bova. She's got some great ideas if you’re thinking (or have ever thought) of working with an interior designer to add that WOW factor to your house. She’s great at taking client ideas and turning them into reality. Thanks Julie!
Know your budget. Often I meet with new clients who say they really don’t have a design budget. We can work within many price ranges. Just put your cards on the table. If we start with your price point, it’s easier to recommend how to allocate dollars for impact.
Let us narrow the choices. Just walk into any home goods store. There are so many choices. Good interior designers listen to the client to help narrow choices that will work for you in your home.
Be honest about likes and dislikes. The more you tell a designer what colors, styles, designs, fabrics and so on you like (and even dislike) the better we work with you as a partner. We can eliminate the dislikes and only present ideas that will get you excited about the final room.
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