Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips Don’t Skip These 5 Fall Maintenance Tasks Your home is a huge investment — an investment you’ll want to protect for the long haul. That means proper maintenance is key. Completing a few seasonal chores can help you extend the life span of your home while also cutting down on repair and renovation costs. Want to make sure you’re keeping your home […]
Home Maintenance Tips Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tasks Your home is an investment — and protecting that investment is probably one of your top priorities. So as the seasons change and you start to spruce up and refresh your space, be sure to make time for maintenance as well as spring cleaning. Keeping up with essential tasks will help ensure your home stays […]
Home Maintenance Tips Home Maintenance to Prep for Winter Winter is fast approaching, and if you’re a homeowner, that usually means now’s the time to tackle key maintenance tasks — at least if you want to ensure a warm and comfortable season. There are appliances to check, inspections to complete and exterior tasks to do.  Are you ready for the incoming colder months? Want […]
Home Maintenance Tips Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist It’s no secret that springtime can breathe new life into a home. And in many markets, spring is the most popular time to buy or sell. Freshly manicured lawns and immaculate interiors add a certain appeal that may not be there during other seasons.  A property that’s in excellent condition is sure to catch the […]
Home Maintenance Tips Annual Home Maintenance Checklist If you’ve been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well- maintained home will save you money from costly repairs in the long run, and make your […]
Home Maintenance Tips 14 Deep-Cleaning Tips for New Homeowners If you’ve never owned a house before, then it’s entirely possible that you’ve never deep-cleaned a house. (Hey, no shame in that game.) But when the house is yours, the desire to see it as clean and sparkling as it can possibly be is strong — and you might have no idea where to start […]
Home Maintenance Tips DIY Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Yourself How handy would you say you are? Can you fix a leaking faucet or install a new backsplash? Do you own all the drills, power saws and sanders used by the pros? It can be tempting to DIY it all — especially if you’re on a budget. After all, you can have an active role […]
Home Maintenance Tips 18 Tips For Winterizing Your Home Winter is coming. Well, maybe not immediately, but the season that can be the hardest on our homes is nonetheless approaching.  Winterizing your house might seem complicated, especially if you’ve never done it before. But if you follow these tips, you’ll be ready for snow, sleet, or hail before you know it (or at least […]
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Home Maintenance Tips Make The Most Of Your Hamilton County Kitchen Space! 7 Time-Tested Organizing Tips Out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen gets the most traffic. Whether you’re getting ready to stage and sell your Indianapolis home, or you’re unpacking kitchen items into your new home, you’ll want to have it perfectly organized to suite your life. Here are some smart and simple tips to get the […]
Home Maintenance Tips 5 DIYS That You Can Do Many DIY projects are unsuccessful when it comes to adding value to your home. Unfortunately, most homeowners are not expert craftsmen.  Sure you know how to use a hammer and a saw and have been known to hook a tape measure to your belt, but when it comes to the fine, finishing details, you just don’t have the […]
Home Maintenance Tips Adding Value To Your Home Are you selling your home and looking for a way to add value to your home? You can’t live in your home for 15 years, place it on the market and expect premium dollar without replacing your carpet! So start with replacing your carpet. I was at a new construction home the other day and […]
Home Maintenance Tips Upgrade Your Flooring To Attract Buyers I recently showed a client a house that was a little dated in its appearance but overall a nice place.  It needed a little cleaning or sprucing up, but it had a good floorplan, a lot of interior space, and a huge fenced backyard.  Unfortunately, my clients couldn’t see the potential.  Instead they saw a […]
Home Maintenance Tips Five Tips For Replacing Your Carpet Carpet is expensive.  Pretty much like everything else that goes into keeping your house updated and fresh. We have clients who recently spent $18,000 to re-carpet their home with top of the line Shaw carpet.  We’re a little more thrifty and spent $3300 to put a mid-grade carpet in a former rental that we were […]
Home Features Great Ideas For Kitchen – Renovated Kitchen In Carmel, IN Great renovated kitchen in Carmel. Do you have a preference for light or dark granite against cherry cabinets? This home is located in Carmel, Indiana with a fenced backyard, close to Clay Terrace and the Monon Trail and under $250,000. They have renovated the entire kitchen with a light granite against cherry cabinets that extend […]
Home Maintenance Tips Spring ‘S Super Seven Spring is only a week away. The weather may not agree, but before we know it, the temperatures will start rising and flowers will begin to peek from beneath the ground. This is also a great time of year to open up the windows and start letting in the fresh air. And as we do […]
Home Maintenance Tips Should You Be Alarmed? No! The Lugar Team Has Your Back. While some neighborhoods have a reputation for being safer than others, no home is immune from potential criminal activity.  Often times, the homes that are expected to be safer, are the most vulnerable, which is why protecting your home with a security system may be a wise investment. […]
Home Maintenance Tips Ice Damming I was in a meeting this week with a builder and learned a great solution for ice damming.  If you don’t know what ice damming is, it’s when the snow piles up in your gutters often at a corner where two angles of your roof meet. The problem occurs when the melt freezes again and […]
Health & Lifestyle The One-Minute Post As I clean my cluttered desk to start off the new year, I’m reminded of the sixty-second rule.  The rule states that if a task can be finished in under a minute, do it now instead of later.  If you’re anything like me, papers tend to pile up pretty quickly around my office.  I have […]