Home Improvement Special Section
Writer // Ann Craig-Cinnamon
There is something about the arrival of warmer weather that stirs up our desire to clean out, fix up and remodel our homes. Now that spring is here, our experts have ideas for you on how to update, upgrade and even revolutionize your home.
Did your garage become the go-to place for junk over the winter, and now it needs an overhaul? Look no further than PremierGarage® powered by Tailored Living, the garage flooring and cabinetry experts serving the Indianapolis area.
Jon Elliott and Tom Fleming have been providing high-quality storage and home organization systems for homes and businesses for 14 years. They offer free, in-home consultations, expert measurement, innovative design and professional installation to transform homes or businesses to suit clients’ needs and specifications.
Elliott says one area that is often ignored in a garage is the floor, and that’s where their garage floor coatings make a big difference. “As part of our Total Garage Enhancement, we offer custom garage floor coatings, which add beauty and utility, giving your garage a finished look and making it a more user-friendly space,” says Elliott. “With a wide variety of color and finish options, you can coordinate your floor with garage cabinets, your car or even your favorite team’s logo.”
All garage flooring options are designed to withstand the high traffic and heavy use that a garage endures on a daily basis. “The low-maintenance floor is easier to care for than concrete, creating the ideal floor for a busy garage,” he says.
PremierGarage’s most popular floor is the PremierOne Decorative Texture floor coating. Elliott says it withstands heat and cold as well as wet or dry weather conditions. “The floor resists chipping, peeling, fading or stains. The floor is easy to maintain as spills can be easily wiped up, and it is resistant to chemicals commonly found in garages, including gasoline, auto fluids and paint thinner,” he says.
Elliott says PremierOne floor coatings are the toughest floor coatings available and are a proprietary blend, developed exclusively for Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, which ensures that every floor will retain color and finish integrity for years to come.
Contact Premiere Garage at 317-842-4272 or visit tailoredliving.com/indy.
TJ’s Chimney Service
After a long winter of cozy fires in the fireplace, your chimney needs a good cleaning. TJ’s Chimney Sweep has been keeping chimneys in central Indiana safe and clean for 22 years.
President and Co-owner Tim Robinson says TJ’s is a full-service chimney company with a showroom featuring hearth products and live burning units. Services include cleaning and inspecting chimneys, tearing down and rebuilding chimneys and fixing leaking chimneys. TJ’s also sells and installs wood appliances, gas logs, direct vent gas appliances and stainless steel rain caps. “Anything to do with a chimney, we can take care of,” says Robinson. Additionally, they clean and repair dryer vents.
A product that TJ’s features is Valor direct vent fireplaces, which they sell and install. “A Valor gas insert or fireplace is a good heat source that needs no electricity,” says Robinson. “These units are superior radiant heating machines and very nice looking with many choices to choose from. The benefit is you get heat in the event of a power failure,” he says. They can also be installed virtually anywhere.
TJ’s technicians and office staff are all personally trained by Robinson and his son, Gabe, who is co-owner of the business, which he says translates into superior service. “Our service is, in my opinion, unique in that it is still family owned and operated since 1979,” he says. “We give true proposals with an exact price. We don’t give cheap prices to get our foot in the door, and then a salesman talks you into the most expensive thing possible,” says Robinson.
There’s nothing quite like the proper lighting to set the right tone and atmosphere in any home. And that’s what White’s Electrical specializes in.
White’s has been in business since 2001. President Clay Hamilton has been with the company since 2013 and assumed ownership just this year. White’s offers a full slate of electrical services, including 24-hour residential, commercial and industrial repair and installation, commercial construction, machinery repair and maintenance, and custom home builds and remodels.
“One of our most popular products right now is LED lighting,” says Hamilton. “We work very closely with Nora Lighting, a leading brand in LED, so we have access to the newest, best and most high-tech lighting available on the market.”
Hamilton says LED lighting can add a great touch to anyone’s home. “LED lighting looks good, saves you money and is extremely low maintenance. We work with a number of interior designers who specifically request it because it most closely mimics the look of natural sunlight,” he says.
White’s Electrical has experienced, professional residential electricians who are capable tackling any project, from emergency situations to installing a ceiling fan to updating the lighting in your home.
“We pride ourselves on hiring and training a best-in-class team. You can rest assured that our electricians are properly vetted, educated, trained and are backed by our license,” says Hamilton.
You can find out more about White’s Electrical at whiteselectrical.com or call to schedule a free estimate at 317-834-1922.
Perhaps you are ready for a brand-new home or to totally remodel your current one. Whicker Construction is an upscale custom home builder and remodeler that has been building and creating dream homes since 1989.
Brad Whicker, the president of Whicker Construction, says his company builds between three and five homes a year that range in price from $500,000 to $1.5 million. They also perform 12 to 18 remodel projects annually that typically range in price from $50,000 to $300,000.
Whicker says his quality is second to none. “Whicker Construction has four top-shelf employee carpenters and a project liaison in the office working with clients and coordinating selections. We deliver exceptional craftsmanship while working closely with our clients,” he says.
Whicker says his company goes above and beyond others in the industry. “We self-perform all interior trim and demolition, and we provide close supervision of our trades, engaging the client during the process. We are customer-driven,” says Whicker. “We are good at what we do.”
You can contact Whicker Construction at 317-839-8353 or visit their website at whickerconstruction.com.
Indy Home Design Center
Perhaps you don’t need a new home or a complete remodel, but some upgrading and refreshing would help. Indy Home Design Center is your one-stop-shop for anything you need for your home.
Owners Jack and Genta Powell have been in the home furnishing and home improvement business for over 30 years and have been in their current Indianapolis showroom since 2004.
“Indy Home Design Center provides customers with savings, selection and service for almost anything in and around your home – a value you won’t find anywhere else!” says Genta. Her company provides access to hundreds of top name furniture suppliers and can provide furnishings and decorative accent pieces for any room in the home.
And the list of things that Indy Home Design Center offers doesn’t end there. They also have kitchen and bath cabinets with a full in-house design service, providing customers with the quality and custom look they desire. Flooring, plumbing, lighting and countertops as well as window coverings round out the selection. Installation services are available as well. “Indy Home Design Center is truly a one-stop-shop,” says Genta.
It isn’t often that you find a business that has a furnishings side combined with a cabinetry design, installation and interior design service side. “Indy Home Design Center employs Manisha Desai as our kitchen and bath designer. She has been in the industry for 16 years, and she provides excellent service and design to clients for their dream projects, such as kitchen, bars, bathrooms, built-in bookcases and closets,” says Genta. Desai designs with 2020 software, so every customer will have the ability to see what their project will look like when completed.
In addition, Susie Kappes is an interior designer on staff. She has been in the field for 35 years and has decorated more than 250 model homes. Both Manisha and Susie are available for in-home consultation by appointment only.
Genta thinks Indy Home Design Center is unique in her industry because you can shop at one location for almost anything. “People like the one-stop-shop. People like the ability to have choices, and when they come to Indy Home Design Center, we tailor their project to their wishes but keeping in mind that a budget matters,” she says.
Indy Home Design Center’s 10,000 sq. ft. showroom, which is open to the public, is located at 8450 Westfield Blvd., Suite 100, in Indianapolis. You may reach them by calling 317-472-9800, visiting indyhomedesigncenter.com or email [email protected].
Country Gardens is a premier Carmel based landscaping company who has been revolutionizing design for almost 20 years. They are dedicated to creating a unique and extraordinary outdoor living space just for you. Started in 1998, Country Gardens has designed innovative and award-winning tailored designs that sets them apart from other landscaping companies. They take pride in providing a professional experience from start to finish. Country Gardens specializes in landscape design and building outdoor spaces.
Owner Steve Tillman stated that, “Our greatest strength is understanding the client’s wants and needs and knowing how and what they will use their space for. Design is not created it is learned.”
If you’re looking to renovate an outdoor space, call Country Gardens & Lawn Landscape for a free estimate at 317-339-7847 or visit countrygardenslandscaping.com.