Selecting a Stair Runner to Compliment Your Home and Lifestyle

24 Jul , 2017  

We have all heard carpet brings warmth into the home, but homeowners are straying from the plush material and sticking to solid surface flooring throughout their home. What better place to install a welcoming, warm material than the stairwell?  As a homeowner with a 50 pound dog and heavy stair traffic, I’m on the search […]


Unique tile patterns for your home!

10 Jul , 2017   Gallery

Remember the days when tile was installed two ways: grid or diamond pattern? Yes, us too, but the design and creativity with tile is exploding right now! From the shapes to the materials and array of colors, it’s a good time to be alive and sourcing tile for your home! In fact, one of 2017’s […]

A Fresh Face on a Functional Space

31 May , 2017   Gallery

Although compact and confined, Designer Haley Lohss saw big potential in this antiquated Carmel Kitchen. The small footprint made for a pre-existing functional layout, causing the material selection to be the main focus of the remodel. Without making too many modifications, this traditional kitchen was given a substantial rejuvenation. The two-toned ornate cabinetry was refined […]

Light, Bright & Refreshing Kitchen Makeover

16 May , 2017   Gallery

Chunky Bulkheads, wood-trimmed laminate countertops, brass hardware, a kitchen desk & 4”x4” ceramic backsplash tile are just a few of the many features that were eliminated to help bring this dated 1980’s kitchen into this century. The dark stained, solid oak cabinetry was replaced with a soft white tone, giving the room a refreshing update. […]

Hidden Potential – Part 5 Tying the Design Together with the Floors

1 May , 2017   Gallery

We’ve walked you through the kitchen, the bathrooms, and the lower level bars, now let’s take a look at the floors running throughout the entire house, helping to carry the color palette and design style from one room to the next. 7-1/2”W engineered oil-finished oak hardwood floors in a light natural color were installed through […]

Organize & Accessorize

25 Apr , 2017   Gallery

Whether your kitchen is large and spacious or tiny and cozy, organization is the key component in maximizing the functionality of the room. Below is a list of 10 “must-have” accessories to help create a practical workspace. 1. Roll-Outs Shelves: Consider upgrading standard adjustable shelves in base & tall pantry cabinets to roll-out shelves. Oftentimes […]

Hidden Potential – Part 4 Lower Level Entertainment Room

24 Apr , 2017   Gallery

Originally tucked in a tiny little alcove in an otherwise spacious lower level, the basement bar was updated from a meekly kitchenette, into two large bars, ideal for entertaining. In its own separate room, the wine bar is not only beautiful from floor to ceiling, but functional as well. Oversized wine “X”-shaped wine cubbies add […]

Hidden Potential – Part 3 – More Bathrooms

17 Apr , 2017   Gallery

In keeping with the contemporary style displayed throughout the home, the same dark custom cabinetry was designed in the upstairs secondary bathrooms as well. The oversized metallic hardware adds dimension and interest to the vanity, while the simple white Quartz countertops help to avoid from making the space feel busy. Rectilinear porcelain tile to mimic […]

Hidden Potential – Part 2 – Master Bathroom

11 Apr , 2017   Gallery

The same clean lines that were used in the kitchen of this make-over were carried into the master bathroom. Custom frameless floating deep-stained vanity cabinets with Frost White quartz countertops were strategically designed along an angled wall to maximize storage.  Recessed canned lights & a large medicine cabinet keep the vanity area sleek and minimalistic […]

Hidden Potential – Turning a Moroccan Mansion into a Modern Masterpiece – Part 1

6 Apr , 2017   Gallery

Moroccan Mansion

After several months of planning, designing, & executing (not to mention blood, sweat, & tears) new life was given to a run-down foreclosed Geist Estate. The ornate details, elaborate arches, & dated materials in this Moroccan styled mansion were replaced with clean sleek lines, a neutral color palette, & sophisticated design elements, making the home […]

Soothing Master Bathroom Oasis

20 Mar , 2017  

Master Bathroom Oasis

A large space with huge potential, this once out dated Indianapolis master bathroom fully embodies the common phrase “less is more.” By simplifying the layout and function of the room and updating the materials, this bathroom turned into a clean and sophisticated sanctuary. The existing “cave-like” shower and oversized roman tub were replaced with an […]

Tastefully Traditional Carmel Kitchen

20 Feb , 2017   Gallery

    Sometimes when it comes to remodeling, the subtle changes can make the biggest impact in a space. This holds true for this once tired kitchen. The original layout proved to be functional, however the island was reconfigured for a better use of storage. The wall that housed the double ovens was replaced with […]

Easy Tool for Planning Your Kitchen Remodel: Our Cabinet Planning Guide

18 Jul , 2016  

Cabinet Planning Guide | The Affordable Companies

When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, one of the biggest things you have to consider is your cabinets. Determining the size, style, and spacing of your cabinets can seem like an overwhelming task. That’s why we’ve created the Cabinet Planning Guide to make choosing the right cabinets easier. Our Cabinet Planning Guide allows you to plan properly […]

Mid-Century Modern Master Bathroom

23 May , 2016  

Some homes have difficult spaces — spaces that are oddly shaped, poorly laid out, or just plain hard to use. We always love it when we get the opportunity to transform one of these difficult spaces into a beautiful and functional part of the home. This recent bathroom remodel is a great example. We were […]

Eco-Friendly Kitchen and Bath Solutions

16 Dec , 2015  

Eco-Friendly Home

Today on the blog, Mary Saur of Modernize shares some excellent information about making your home eco-friendly. Many homeowners associate eco-friendly home upgrades with a high price tag, but not all natural or green home upgrades have to cost an arm and a leg. Instead, homeowners can make small changes to their home to live […]


5 Things to Consider When Choosing Flooring

28 Jan , 2015  


With so many flooring options available today, it can be hard to determine which material is the best fit for your home. Hardwood, laminate, carpet, tile, and other materials all have great features, but the right choice for your home is the one that will meet all of your needs. So how do you figure […]


Flooring Trend Predictions for 2015

13 Jan , 2015  

Flooring Trends

Each new year brings new trends in the world of home interiors. And as always, there are some trends that fizzle out in a few years and some that will look great for years to come. What do we think will stand the test of time in 2015 and beyond? Here are some of my […]


Master Bathroom Transformation

17 Dec , 2014  


I think one of the best ways to highlight what we do at The Affordable Companies is to show you a before-and-after of one of our projects. With a few changes, we can really update and transform a space. A great example is this recent master bathroom remodel. In this particular project, we worked with […]

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How to Remodel a Small Bathroom

12 Nov , 2014  

Kitchen, Bathroom Lighting

In many homes, I see people making the mistake of treating the smaller bathrooms as an afterthought. Just because a space is small, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact. Your half-bath may not be where you spend the most time, but it’s the one guests are most likely to see. With some […]

Kitchen Lighting Trends

27 Oct , 2014  

Kitchen, Bathroom Lighting

If there’s an area of your home that needs good lighting, it’s your kitchen. You need to be able to see well when you’re cooking, so your food is made properly and no one loses a finger. But what’s the right choice for your kitchen? There are lots of options available, and choosing the right […]

How to Get the Right Flooring for Your House

27 Aug , 2014  

Carpet for your home

Q: What’s the secret to getting the right flooring for my home? A: It does seem like there must be a secret to finding the perfect floor. Pretty much every homeowner whether in the building stage or renovation stage dreams of living in that home with perfect, even enviable, flooring.  But don’t be bewildered by […]

2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award

21 Dec , 2011  

Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer […]

Stay Warm

12 Oct , 2009  

I haven’t turned on the furnace yet, but believe me—I’ve thought about it. This time of year is unique because it reminds of how relative temperature can be. A 50 degree day in October can feel like the South Pole, but a 50 degree day in January would have me dusting off the golf clubs. […]

Custom, Semi-custom, and Stock Cabinets

16 Sep , 2009  

One of the questions that comes up often is: “what’s the difference between custom cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and stock cabinets?” Well, there certainly is a difference, and there’s more to it than just price. Stock Cabinets Stock cabinets are mass produced. Because, they are manufactured in high volumes, they are usually limited in features, finishes […]

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