March 2010 Newsletter
Ready for the Great Outdoors?
So are we!
In the last week spring is finally starting to show its signs. Oh yeah! We love the great outdoors. We’re already starting to get calls from people thinking about outdoor and backyard home renovations. If you’re thinking about outdoor home renovations and backyard ideas, here’s an awesome example of a cool covered porch project we finished last fall.
SGR is partnering with Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Teacher Scott Thorne oversees three construction-related classes. Steve will work with the students talking about the practical side of the construction business and will assist with providing materials via SGR partners, as needed. “This is a great way to give back with so many school systems struggling through budgets. We’re looking forward to getting into the classroom and making a difference,” says Steve.
Doing What Comes Naturally is the title of a February article in Remodeler Magazine featuring Steve talking about remodelers nationwide trending toward adding services for customers, such as the SGR Handyman Division. Check out the full article here.
SGR welcomes the following companies to its 2010 Partners Program.
These are our preferred companies and vendors. They are the companies we’ve found in central Indiana that provide the best of the best in service and product.
E.F. Marburger provides the finest selection of flooring products available in central Indiana.
Ferguson, located in Carmel, offers home renovation customers the highest quality and best selection of kitchen and bath supplies, including sinks, faucets, showers, tubs, lighting and more.
The covered porch project in the video was designed by SGR partner Gary Nance. Gary is a conceptual designer who’s won many design awards. He offers the following tips to homeowners who are thinking about ideas for their backyards this season.
Consider the views. Arrange structural views from the inside of the design so they don’t impede the view. Use details, such as lattice screens or fireplaces, for privacy from neighbors. Ceiling details, such as beams, add style. Add a cool ceiling fan for aesthetics and air flow.
Consider light and sun. Be aware of positioning the space to or away from the sun. Use skylights to help restore light into the existing home.
Consider how space flows. How does the new fit with the existing living space and home? Think about placement of a hose line in the area for watering plants. The grill and/or fire pit should be placed carefully in consideration of smoke and smells.
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