June 2010 Newsletter
See it to believe it! The Carmel Trifecta – Part 2
If you tuned in to Part 1 of this video series last month, you’re aware of the homeowners’ dilemma: Should they stay, or should they go? SGR has the solution, but how will it be executed? This video answers the question and proves why many homeowners trust the vision of SGR. (Tune in next time for Part 3!)
When it comes to selecting flooring for your home, options are infinite. It always seems like something newer and cooler comes on the market. At Steve Gray Renovations, we often refer our clients to our partners at E.F. Marburger Fine Flooring. It’s an Indianapolis-based company that’s been in business for nearly 100 years. Company representatives work on residential and commercial projects. The 2,500 square foot showroom is really awesome because the samples aren’t just samples, they are actually installed into the floors, bathrooms and kitchens set up. You can see what tile, wood, granite, stone and marble look like when installed. The staff is second to none. Because the choices are so many, Karla Shone offers these ideas to help homeowners make appropriate choices.
Get personal—Tell the representative you’re working with how you live. Do you have pets—big or small dogs, cats and so on? Pet claws can scratch surfaces. What about children and their ages? Young kids like to lie on the floor. Is the flooring comfortable for them? Does the room flow into an outdoor area with a pool or lake? Consider a surface that can take water dropping onto it. The more you share with a representative the better they can help narrow choices.
Consider the home’s style—Is it contemporary or old world? What type of furniture do you have? A terra cotta style tile with a contemporary home style clashes. Think about bringing photos of the room with you as you consider options and styles. Magazine pictures are helpful. If you’re doing a renovation, samples of wall color and other selections are useful, too.
Consider color—While neutral is always the easy option, color can add warmth and depth to a room. How does the color complement the walls and rest of the room? Keep in mind not all color is good. Sometimes trendy colors look great, but homeowners aren’t as happy with them three to five years down the road.
Karla Shone, is the E.F. Marburger showroom manager and an Allied Member ASID. For questions and more information contact her via email or phone 317-841-7259.
And the results are in! Thank you to everyone who completed our home renovation poll earlier this year. We learned some interesting stuff!
First and foremost… a big sigh from me—the remodeling expert! Homeowners know that a renovation adds value.
- 60.5% of homeowners say a renovation would add value to their home in the next 24 months.
- 90.7% perceive a renovation will add value to their home over the next five years.
When we asked what area of the home people are most interested in remodeling:
- 41.1% said kitchens
- 16.1 said bathrooms
- 8.9% said master bathrooms
Other areas of interest for renovations include: basements and master bedrooms at 5.4% each and family rooms, back porches and room additions at 3.6%.
Hope you caught Steve’s article in the Indianapolis Star on Sunday about choosing backyard patio materials. If you missed it, check it out on our website.
An SGR project was featured in the recent Building Projects Digest. If the project looks familiar, it’s because we featured Backyard Bliss a few months ago in our newsletter. Check it out.
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