Home & Design

5 Steps to Prep Your Yard for Spring

(Family Features) 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. These five steps…

Improve Your Home and Its Value

6 high-ROI ideas to increase the value of your house (Family Features) 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…

Freshen Up Your Indoor Spaces This Winter

When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself bored with your surroundings. Waiting for the sun to make its next appearance can provide the perfect opportunity to give your indoor spaces a fresh and appealing mini makeover.…

An Inviting Refuge

If ever there was a need to create a tranquil escape from the chaos of the world, the time is now. Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette…

3 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Home

(Family Features) For those beginning the process of home buying, there are many factors to consider. Keep these ideas in mind as you conduct your search – whether it’s online or at a series of open houses. Consider Future Needs…

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings The kitchen is the heart of many homes, and careful planning is a necessity when it comes to redesigning this essential living space. Picking out cabinetry – and a color for those cabinets, in particular…

STYLE AT HOME: from Maximalism to Rustic Vogue

In 2021 design movements continue to follow the “comfort at home” theme, making popular the things that make our homes that much more livable and functional. Outdoor spaces and theater rooms remain in demand as we entertain more in our…

Home Upgrades for Better Indoor Air Quality

When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. However, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be as polluted, or even more so, than the air outside. The…

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms

Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout. Therein lies the challenge: How…

How to Create Your DIY Dream Closet

Creating the closet of your dreams could be in closer reach than you may think if you’re willing to take matters into your own hands. With a little creative inspiration and some basic DIY skills, you may be surprised by…

Gary Nance Design at the IDC

Carmel designer Gary Nance has moved his firm, Gary Nance Design, into space on the second floor of the Indiana Design Center (IDC). The commercial and residential architectural firm offers design services for high-end custom homes. Nance has more than…

Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade

A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make upgrades. When approaching your kitchen remodel, it’s important to keep your family’s lifestyle at the forefront of…

Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

Home improvement projects aren't limited to indoors. In fact, not only can upgrades to areas outside the house expand your livable space, they can also increase your home's value. Outdoor living projects account for almost one-third of renovation projects, according…

5 Tips for Better Home Safety this Spring

(Family Features) As people become more active during the warmer months, keeping home safety top of mind can sometimes go by the wayside. However, when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide safety, you can never be too prepared. Whether…

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is…

Live Outside Like Never Before

There is no time like the present to embark on the creation of your own outdoor oasis. From fire pits to fountains and grill stations to covered patio retreats, we’ve built it all. With Drees, you can live outside like…

Getting NEAT & Organized in the New Year

When thinking of positive resolutions to set for yourself in the New Year, it’s easy to become discouraged about goals that may feel unattainable.  One of the most popular and common New Year’s resolutions most homeowners make is to get…

Make Your Move NEAT & Easy

Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, relocating can be a daunting and chaotic task. With our organizational solutions and attention to detail, NEAT Method can help make the relocation for your family seamless and efficient.…

Learn From Design Professionals

The Indiana Design Center is pleased to announce the fall schedule of Designer On Call workshops hosted by design professionals for the public. The complimentary one-hour workshops take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Thursday…

Surroundings By Natureworks+

Known for its creation of unique, custom outdoor and indoor living spaces for homes across central Indiana, Surroundings by Natureworks+ has moved into a studio space on the second floor of the Indiana Design Center (IDC). Surroundings by Natureworks+ joins…