Home Improvements for Under $50

Home Improvements for Under $50

Looking for fresh ideas to make your Lafayette, IN home a space you never want to leave? Hearing the phrase “Home Improvement” can cause financial anxiety, but there are many moves you can make to upgrade your home while ballin’ on a budget. Home Improvement Ideas Replace broken blinds. Everyone has them! New blinds freshen up the room, making each room look complete and put together.Fresh paint is a miracle worker! Whether it’s a new color or just a new coat of the old color, this idea is a home face-lift!If you don’t have the time for painting, or maybe your walls don’t need it, a simple wiping down of the walls really help. It makes the houses smell great and brightens any paint.Kitchen or bathroom cabinets are also something to consider painting. Cleaning carpet. Game. Changer. You can rent a Rug Doctor at your local Walmart. New book cases or shelving add some depth and texture to your walls, giving the illusion that each room looks bigger!Consider new rugs for your hardwood flooring! Small rugs in bathrooms and hallways liven up the walk from room to room. Not to mention, they’re cozy on the toe-sies!A major player for your home style is lighting. There are many things you can do for under $50 in this category. Be creative! Here are a few tips though.Corner lighting gives and optical illusion, and give the room depth. Tall lamps are beautiful for this purpose! Plus, it gives an easy-on-the-eyes light in the room. Trendy string lights give us all the feels. They make any room cozy! Check out these ideas for...
Snow Removal in Greater Lafayette, IN

Snow Removal in Greater Lafayette, IN

Weather in Greater Lafayette, IN is unpredictable. During our winters, heavy snow falls are a reality that we face at some point. Thankfully, the City of Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN clear all of our roads. The surrounding counties also work hard to maintain snow free roads. But what about your driveways? Do you have a long, private drive that needs plowed? What about your sidewalks? Are you just over shoveling your own snow? If any of these adhere to you, here’s a starting place to find your snow removal match! Things to know about snow removal As a home owner or property manager, there are many things to consider when it comes to snow removal. While landscaping companies most often offer snow removal, they are two very different beasts. Landscaping shapes around aesthetics, while snow removal shapes around safety. So, we’ve gathered some tips, trades, and information for you to consider while you shop for the best fitting company for you! There are 3 different types of snow removal contracts. The contracts are per event, seasonal, or full-service. Click here to view an article breaking down those details for you. Not every company offers all three contracts, but it’s a great place to start when asking questions.Be sure that your snow removal company communicates well. This is vital for the rapid changes in Indiana weather and snow storms.Some companies only offer snow removal for over 2″ snowfall. Be sure to clarify the minimum before contracting! Snow Removal Companies of Greater Lafayette Curbmasters, Inc (Dayton, IN): “We can provide complete snow services from plowing lots, sidewalk clearing, removal/hauling, to...
Spotlight on Tapawingo Park

Spotlight on Tapawingo Park

Just outside of Purdue University‘s campus, sits one of our favorite parks. Its location, right on the edge of the Wabash River gives this little park plenty to offer the community. Fishing opportunity, access to the John T. Meyers Pedestrian Bridge, and even its own ice skating rink are just pieces of the fun. Here’s a little introduction to Tapawingo Park: a park between the cities! Tapawingo Park’s History Many of our parks in the Lafayette, IN area demonstrate our rich history in their names. Tapawingo is no different! According to the West Lafayette, IN City Website, Tapawingo actually means, “place of joy.” “[In] the early 1070’s… Sears Roebuck and Co., whose store was immediately to the west, donated almost five acres of riverfront property to honor one of their founders, Alvah Curtis Roebuck.  Mr. Roebuck grew up on a farm about a mile east of Klondike and received his education at Morris School in Wabash Township, and taught himself to be a watchmaker by the time he was sixteen.  While working at a small jewelry store in Hammond, he answered an ad in a Chicago newspaper for a watchmaker.  He had an interview with Richard W. Sears, and the rest is history.  The park opened in the summer of 1973.”City of West Lafayette Website Tapawingo Park Amenities Tapawingo Park has something to offer for everyone. Please note, however, that this is the only place in Lafayette, IN that offers ice skating! 20 acres in size 1-1/4 mile paved Wabash Heritage Trail Playground for kids ages 2 – 12Myers Bridge PlazaBrown Street OverlookIce Skating at Riverside Skating CenterClick here...
Spotlight on Midwest Rentals, Inc.

Spotlight on Midwest Rentals, Inc.

Midwest Rentals, Inc. serves the Greater Lafayette area in their event equipment and rental needs for over 60 years. Right here in Lafayette, IN you have access to everything you need for you next event, project, or business affair! About Midwest Rentals, Inc. Midwest Rentals, Inc. is a locally owned and family operated Lafayette, IN company. We love supporting local businesses! Their website describes their services and goals as a company well in saying: “Midwest Rentals is a local rental company specializing in party, tools and equipment rentals for upcoming events, DIY projects and construction crews. We are your one-stop shop for all rental needs. Since 1953, our inventory and services have continued to grow. We are excited to offer event planning assistance for wedding, party and upcoming special events, as well as to provide tools and equipment for construction crews, home improvement projects and other projects requiring special equipment. We were founded on family values and strive to provide good, quality customer service.” More more information and to view a timeline of Midwest Rental, Inc.’s history, click here! Services Offered by Midwest Rentals, Inc. In brief, Midwest Rentals, Inc. has everything. Do you have an upcoming party, wedding, anniversary, home renovation project, concert, or event? Rather than buying the expensive products for this one time event and then storing them, consider renting the products. Not sure if Midwest Rentals, Inc. will have what you need? Click here to search their entire inventory online! Midwest Rentals, Inc. also has a checklist and resource area, helping your brain plan that next big event, and making sure that all of you’ve...
Spotlight on MatchBOX Coworking Studio

Spotlight on MatchBOX Coworking Studio

“A shared place to work and create.”MatchBOX Coworking Studio is a place different from any other in Lafayette, IN. It’s just as the name suggests- a coworking studio. Shared office spaces, though, is just the beginning. We’d love you to know more about this Lafayette, IN staple. What will you create? About MatchBOX Coworking Studio Let’s begin outside. MatchBOX sits in a convenient downtown location, close to the Holiday Inn- Lafayette City Centre, the Downtown Tippecanoe Public Library, and the Utilities Office/Police Station. It’s sleek, industrial appearance leaves all the allure to the imagination. Original red brick and garage doors give the illusion of it being an actual garage, but just wait until you step inside. Inside the doors, you step on concrete floors and look up to see some seriously creative interior design. It’s modern, hip, contemporary, whatever you want to call it. It’s cool. Tables, desks, couches, and chairs scatter the building begging you to pick the best spot for your mind to work. The rest of the work “play” space offers conference rooms, a coffee bar with snacks, a stage, a slide (you know, for writer’s block), an upstair loft area (for a different perspective), and more. You’ll need to check it out for yourself to see all the possibilities. Want a tour? Click here to schedule a tour appointment today! Amenities of MatchBOX Coworking Studio MatchBOX welcomes anyone and everyone from the entrepreneur to the professional CEO. It doesn’t matter what you do, there is space for you. Forget to the suit and tie though! This atmosphere is not formal. Unless you want to wear...
Spotlight on The Bryant Food and Drink Company

Spotlight on The Bryant Food and Drink Company

The Romanski Group is proud to welcome this new restaurant, The Bryant, to our list of favorite Lafayette, IN dining options. About The Bryant Friends to the Lafayette, IN community, the Christodoulakis family, have opened another restaurant. Another, you ask? Yes! The owners of this new restaurant, The Bryant, also own and operate both locations of Christos New City Grill (Lafayette & West Lafayette), Red Seven (Lafayette), and Cafe Literato (West Lafayette). The name “The Bryant” packs a rich historical punch. It’s a tribute to the Morris Byrant. Here is what one of the owners said to the Journal and Courier about the name: “Christos said he and his siblings believed it would be appropriate to have the name come back. It is taken from the Morris Bryant Smorgasbord, the Swedish restaurant which burned in April 1994. The remains were leveled by a tornado shortly afterward.‘We always wanted another restaurant in West Lafayette. We felt like there was a little bit of a gap in some of the offerings,’ Christos said. ‘(The Morris Bryant) was a well known restaurant, it had a good reputation after being in the community for many, many years, so we thought it would be interesting to bring the name back.'”The Journal and Courier The brand new building is unique, but it also displays some token similarities to the other restaurants owned by the Christodoulakis family. We love seeing their style in the new place! The local architecture design company, KJG, designed this building. The interior is industrial and modern, displaying beautiful white bricks with concrete and natural wood. There are many fun spots to the decor...