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Improve Your Home and Its Value 6 high-ROI ideas to increase the value of your house Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home’s curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. These projects can make it easier to enjoy your home knowing they carry a return on investment of up to 92%, according to the Remodeling 2021 Cost vs. Value Report published in “Remodeling Magazine.” Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of knowing you’re making a sound investment should you decide to sell down the road. Stone Veneer Stone veneer is an upgrade that adds warmth and texture with the look of natural stone, but without the expense. It’s also a durable product that is low maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about sealing or painting.

With the variety of styles and colors available, it’s easy for homeowners to mix and match to create a custom look. Mortarless options like ClipStone are designed to be installed with screws and common tools, making them accessible options for both professionals and DIYers. With a builtin water management system, overlapping edges to minimize gaps, reversible outside corners and a variety of accessories, mortarless options allow homeowners to achieve the look of traditional masonry without the hassle.

purely functional element of your home, you may be surprised to learn garage door replacement is actually the best home upgrade you can make, according to the report.

Garage Doors Exterior features often bring a big return on investment because a home with strong curb appeal can make a great first impression on potential buyers. The garage doors are no exception. If you think of your garage doors as a

Windows Windows are another smart investment for numerous reasons. Not only do they provide a sophisticated presence that can greatly enhance curb appeal, upgraded windows play a major role in energy conservation. Homeowners also

Garage doors aren’t just functional; they can be a focal point of your home’s exterior design, completely transforming the exterior. Depending on the style and features you choose, an updated garage door is also a smart strategy for managing climate and adding security to your home.





rely on windows to make a bold statement. For example, Simonton black exterior windows and patio doors can help perfect a wide range of architectural styles including farmhouse, modern, industrial and contemporary designs. This award-winning line of vinyl windows offers homeowners a variety of styles and colors to customize both their home’s interior and exterior spaces. The windows are AAMA Gold Certified, passing some of the industry’s most stringent quality assurance testing for air leakage, water penetration and wind pressure – resulting in lowmaintenance windows with lasting durability, weather resistance and energy efficiency. Deck Additions Adding a deck is an easy way to improve your home’s exterior appeal and increase your livable space. Wooden decks rank in the top 10 for ROI, according to the report. An attractive deck situated off the living room or kitchen can make those rooms feel larger, especially when you’re entertaining, and guests can circulate freely 10



between indoor and outdoor spaces. A wellconstructed deck also serves as a transition point from the home to the backyard, where you may invest in even more outdoor living features. You’ll achieve the greatest ROI by designing your deck to integrate seamlessly with your home and landscaping and even stone accents. Also take functional features into consideration, including privacy and protection from the wind and sun. Depending on your climate, it may be beneficial to design a deck for maximum shade during the warm months or to make the most of sunlight during the cool seasons. Features like built-in kitchens, stone accents, TV mounts and access to water features all lend high-end custom touches that also boost ROI. Siding If you’re considering updating your home’s color and trim, re-siding is a great way to transform its curb appeal while also earning a hefty return on the investment and giving yourself (or a future owner) the gift of lower maintenance living.

With 15 different collections, Ply Gem Mastic has an array of solutions to help homeowners transform their living spaces such as board and batten, hand-split shake shingles, traditional Dutch lap siding and more. Each is available with detailed wood grain texture in a variety of rich, on-trend colors, including increasingly popular dark options. Entry Doors One of the simplest projects in the report, a new entry door can also make a big impact because it’s one of the first things potential buyers see. Not only can a steel door help make a good first impression, it also serves as an updated security feature and can offer additional insulation, which makes for a good investment if you live in an area that experiences extreme weather. Explore more high-ROI ideas and products for upgrading your home and its value at cornerstonebuildingbrands.com/residential. (Family Features)

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BLC#21839020 Check out this 3-bedroom ranch that boasts a

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BLC#21834032 This is a 4-bedroom, 3-bath tri-level home that has hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace that sits on a 1 acre lot that has a nice back yard with mature trees all around it. 317-778-6586 Tamara Douglas

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BLC#21797837 On 27+ acres you’ll have have lots of space to

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BLC#21816331 This Heritage log home features 6”x12” hand

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that offers 2,400 sqft. with a gas fireplace in the great room, a finished basement and a 2-car attached garage. 317-529-8764 Mary Carmen De La Vega


3-bedroom bi-level home with both a great room and family is perfect for your entertainment needs and sits on over half an acre lot with a large wood deck and 1 car garage. 317-626-7174 Brandon Warfield

BLC#21786106 This 1800’s mansion is part of the Matthews and




BLC#21827743 Custom-built and offering every modern con-

venience, including an open-design floor plan, main floor owners’ suite, abundant storage with closets galore, and a full finished basement. 317-847-2695 Jennifer Blandford

Son Stone Co. historic district. Inside you will find spacious, light filled rooms with 11’ & 12’ ceilings, maple hardwood floors, and 3 fireplaces. 317-258-6382 Debbie Cox


This newly constructed home has all the modern finishes. There’s 3 bedrooms,3 baths, a detached 2-car garage, and a privacy fenced yard which makes this great for entertainment. 317-997-1212 Victoria Babb BLC#21798936




BLC#21839582 Welcome to this 3-bedroom home that has 2 baths, an office and a Harry Potter room! This home has solid oak floors, cool bathroom tile, a large kitchen and a fenced back yard. 317-750-8114 Rich & Maggie

MONROVIA • $304,500


BLC#21804365 This is an example of what you could have!

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BLC#21837589 This 3- bedroom, 3 full bath, with over 2,000 sqft., offers an updated kitchen, a lower level that could be a possible in-law/income producing suite, and an oversized fenced lot. 317-753-1217 Tom Farris

BLC#21834661 This delightful 1-bedroom condo offers open living spaces that features gorgeous hardwood floors, 10’-12’ ceilings, a kitchen with stainless appliances and a lot of amenities. 317-590-5573 Michael Fisher

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BLC#21839098 Come home to this comfortable brick ranch with a partial finished basement, restored hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen, and remodeled baths on almost an acre. 317-258-6382 Debbie Cox

BLC#21614715 You own your home and lot while the lawn care,



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LINDEN • $889,000


BLC#21801556 This is a custom built Round House designed by

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BLC#21827597 Beautiful cedar home that offers a Brown Co. stone fireplace and a walk-out basement on a spacious lot overlooking the open body of the clear blue water of Sweetwater Lake. 812-325-2290 Phil Shively Team

5 Steps to Prep Your Yard for Spring

When spring arrives, days of enjoying your outdoor living space aren’t far away. Getting your yard ready for months of outdoor enjoyment will take a little work, but you’ll quickly see and appreciate the results.

the spring requires more work than the fall (especially if you tend to have hot, dry summers), but with enough nurturing and regular water, you can fill those spots in for a more uniform lawn.

These five steps can have you on your way to a lush, healthy lawn and outdoor area in no time.

Visit eLivingtoday.com for more advice to make your outdoor living space spectacular.

1. Dethatch Throughout the winter, dead grass and other debris accumulate on your lawn. This waste, known as thatch, can be quite a hindrance to your spring lawn. It promotes fungi, encourages pests and keeps new grass seed from sprouting. You can use a special dethatching rake or any rake with sturdy tines.

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2. Aerate Before spreading grass seed, you’ll want to give the new roots room to spread and grow. Aerating the lawn helps make your soil more welcoming to new growth by allowing moisture, nutrients and air to sink deeper into the soil. Depending on the size of area you need to aerate, two of the easiest options are doing the job by hand or using an attachment on a riding lawn mower. 3. Prune The lawn isn’t the only place debris can pile up. Your flower beds and any other vegetation can become a holding ground for twigs, branches, leaves and other yard waste. Give your plants, shrubs and trees a close look to find broken, damaged or dead material and remove it to make way for new growth. 4. Weed Even the healthiest lawns are susceptible to weeds, but getting a jump start on weeding early in the season can help you keep control. You can manage weeds by treating with an herbicide before the sprout or, if you prefer, there are chemical-free alternatives like vinegar, salt or cornmeal. Be aware that many alternative products don’t distinguish between the vegetation you want (like grass) and weeds, so these remedies are best used along borders and within beds to discourage weed growth. 5. Seed Winter weather and wear can cause uneven patches in the lawn. Seeding in 14



5895 West 265 North, Columbus, IN $1,650,000

A truly spectacular rare find on 59 beautiful acres - minutes from I65! Over 7,700 SF custom estate home w/breathtaking 360 views. Grand entrance opens to dining room & music room flooded w/natural light. Beautiful fireplaces, high ceilings & abundance of windows on main level w/gorgeous chef ’s kitchen, all overlooking IN native pollinator gardens. Large study w/vaulted wood ceiling. Jack Brubaker hand forged iron stairway leads to 4 BRs, including owners’ suite w/ vaulted ceiling, fireplace & beautiful master bath. Finished walkout bsmnt w/ custom wood staircase & bar, 5th BR & bath. Vaulted screened porch. Spectacular oversized 3 car garage. Garden oasis w/pergola, creek, woods, walking trails and more.

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15398 Grassy Meadow Court, Carmel SOPHISTICATION & LUXURY defines this breathtaking home in the premier gated section of Bridgewater with a peaceful water view. Enjoy only the best with oil finished hardwoods, professional chef’s kitchen, quartz counters, luxury appliances, Walk-in pantry, personal home theatre room, main level owner’s suite, 3 fireplaces including one outside. Lower level perfect for entertaining. Home to be complete in July. Live like you are on vacation with the Pete Dye championship 18 hole golf course, 9 hole executive, heated driving stalls, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurant, outdoor cafe, fitness center with work out classes and lighted tennis courts. Must see to believe. Truly one-of-a-kind! $1,675,000 – BLC# 21837405 Contact Listing Agent, Stacey Willis, for more information. 317-431-3154 stacey@homeswithsteill.com.

755 Wexford Hill Court, Westfield (Lot G15 in Chatham Hills) Brand new estate home located in Chatham Hills features a wonderful walk-out lower level! Views of the 8th green of the Championship Golf Course and the nature preserve (no neighbors behind you) can be enjoyed from your incredible outdoor living area featuring outdoor fireplace, Phantom Screens and heaters. Main level master retreat with full shower, garden tub + spacious walk-in closet. Large kitchen with huge breakfast bar/center island and walk-in pantry, overlooks great room with stone fireplace and wood beams, plus adjoining dining room. Finished lower level features large rec area with wet bar + home theater area and golf simulator room. $1,550,000 – BLC# 21812568

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Photos are of a similar model of a completed home - this home is currently under construction. Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana.

3525 Dartmoor Way, Zionsville (Lot C15 in Holliday Farms)

1597 Forest Hills Drive, Westfield (Lot P20 in Chatham Hills)

Incredible custom home designed by Ron Novitski located in Zionsville’s most exclusive Country Club, Holliday Farms! Holliday Farms features a manned guard house at the main gate and an incredible clubhouse with amenities galore! Dining, fitness, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, pro shop and so much more! This home features a lower level offering home theater area, rec room, wet bar and bedroom 5 with a full bath. Main level master suite with a large walk-in closet, gourmet kitchen with center isle/breakfast bar, open to great room with fireplace and breakfast nook. Upstairs features bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 with one full bath and Jack n Jill bath. $1,889,000 – BLC# 21802886

Mature trees on end cul-de-sac lot, golf course and water views can be enjoyed from your brand new custom home by Capital Custom Homes with views of Hole #17 of the Championship Golf Course at Chatham Hills! Foyer opens to large great room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Hardwoods throughout. Main level master with large walk-in closet and spa like bath. Office or guest room with full bath on main level, large kitchen with center isle, walk-in pantry + breakfast room, leads out to covered lanai with fireplace. Upper level features 3 bedrooms each with their own bath, a spacious loft with built in desks that opens out to an open deck and study lounge. 4 car garage. $2,150,000 – BLC# 21836196

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Elevation photo of proposed construction.

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5 Steps To Building a Custom Home The idea of building a custom home is exciting and full of possibilities but can also be a little daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be a little unsure of the process and exact steps involved. The where. The how. And who will make it happen. You’ve had a vision for your new home. Now let’s bring your vision to life. Here’s an overview of what you can expect when building a custom home: 1. PLAN With some custom builders, you can start from scratch with a plan that you might buy from an architect. While this allows for the ultimate in creativity, it also leaves room for budget creep and surprise delays in the timeline, since the builder has never built this particular home before.




Other custom home builders will encourage you to start with an existing plan as a base and will work with you to modify and adjust the plan so that it fits your vision. The advantage of using an existing plan as a base is that the builder better equipped to give you clear estimates of costs and construction. 2. FINANCE Many custom home builders are too small to finance construction on your behalf, so they’ll ask you to secure a construction loan and to purchase your lot directly from the seller. The downfall of this is that you will have to pay on a second loan in addition to the mortgage on your current home, and you will have a lot of additional paperwork and closings on each of these transactions. To make it easier, look for a custom home builder able to buy the lot and finance construction, so you don’t need to worry about a construction loan. That’s a major advantage, and it will feel like a normal home purchase process that you may have experienced in the past. 3. DESIGN Selecting the finishes in your home is exciting part of the custom home building process. Many

custom home builders will give you an allowance and a list of vendors to visit. Making all of these appointments can feel like a second job, and it’s hard to see how the different elements will all come together in in a final look. To make it easy, some custom builders have Design Centers where all the most on-point finishes and samples are available from the top manufacturers all in one place. They also have professional designers on staff who will consult with you on ways to combine finishes to achieve the look you have in mind.

4. BUILD Watch as your vision comes to life. The building process will likely begin with a pre-construction meeting. From there, you should expect weekly communication from your builder, pre-drywall reviews and various quality checks ensure a worry-free process. 5. OWN You’ll get acquainted with your new home at homeowner orientation and receive your keys at closing. Your builder should offer follow up appointments to schedule warranty work to adjust any remaining items that come up after closing. Reputable builders will be able to explain their warranty/follow up process and offer at least a 10 year transferrable structural warranty. To learn more about building a custom home with Design Gallery Homes by Drees, visit designgalleryhomes.com/Indianapolis




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How to renovate a home office

Don’t pick one of the busiest spots in the house. Trying to set up a cozy office cubicle in the corner of the dining room won’t work if you’re constantly going to be interrupted. Look at all of the unused (or rarely used) rooms. Preserving that spare room for irregular guests may be far less important than a good home office. Attics, dry basements, rec rooms that have outlived their usefulness and even heated garages can be repurposed. Try to find a space with a door. Doors serve as a barrier so that you can keep everybody out while you’re working, and they’re also a transition point. Crossing that threshold and shutting the door can help you get into “work mode.” Opening the door again and leaving the room can help you transition back into “home mode.”

Ultimately, you know your own needs best, but don’t be afraid to take over a space that is mostly being used for storage right now and make it serve a more important need.

vertical with your storage. It may be time to add bookshelves and a wall cabinet along one wall, under the stairs or wherever most convenient.

Ultimately, you know your own needs best, but don’t be afraid to take over a space that is mostly being used for storage right now and make it serve a more important need.

Consider the lighting. Lighting can heavily influence your productivity and your mood, so think about adding better light fixtures — particularly if there isn’t any natural light in the room. Task lighting can be added later with lamps.

Choose a color scheme and paint the walls. You can pick one of the hottest trending colors, like Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams, or go with your favorite hue. White is good to make the space look larger, but green is considered good for productivity, blue is peaceful and red is creative. Invest in permanent storage. You need to maximize your space, so that means going

Look at the flooring. If you’re converting the guest room to an office, you probably don’t have to do anything to the floors. If you’re redoing a basement, garage or something similar, you may need to think about adding wood or luxury vinyl flooring for aesthetic appeal and comfort.

What’s the best way to decorate a home office? This space needs to be functional, but it’s still part of your home. You aren’t sharing it with an office full of co-workers. As such, your home office should reflect your personality and taste. SOURCE: F.C. Tucker Company

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Aug 20-Sept 5, 2021 The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum


Sept 24-26, 2021 The Toby at Newfields

New Works

Nov 4-7, 2021 The District Theatre

The Nutcracker

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Nutcracker Sweets

Dec 17-19, 2021 The Toby at Newfields

Love Springs Eternal

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Swan Lake

Apr 22-24, 2022 The Toby at Newfields

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