Simple Tricks for Sprucing Up Your Home
Five Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
It’s never easy to plan for home improvements, it usually takes a lot of time and a lot more money. Various seemingly minor repairs can sky-rocket a bill pretty quickly. For the savvy homeowner, there are ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 3, 2015 in Home Maintenance Tips
5 Ways to Improve Your Home With Your Tax Return
It won't be long before our W-2s will be arriving in the mail; tax season will soon be upon us once again. For those of you with refunds coming your way, we love the idea of investing it in your home! Your refund may not be enough to redo your ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 27, 2015 in Home Maintenance Tips
How to Make Homemade Cleaning Products
Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so they say.
Chances are, if you've moved into a new home - or if your house is on the market to sell - you're going to need some good cleaning products beyond good 'ol elbow grease. Why spend money on ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 13, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Furnace Filters: How Often Should I Change Mine?
Temperatures are quickly dipping, which means it’s time for many of us to rely on our furnaces for comfortable home temperatures in the coming cold winter months. Winter is when your HVAC system is working its hardest to move air through your ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 9, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
The Best in Home Improvement Apps
There is a category of task which I have imperially dubbed “household development.” These tasks include all things related to home improvement and organization, and they are a category of tasks which are, at least for me, never ending. ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 28, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
DIY vs Hiring a Professional: How to Know When to Call in Reinforcements
You've just purchased a new home, and you already have a To Do list a mile long of improvements you want to make to it: add crown molding, paint the bathroom, add on a deck, maybe knock out a wall or two.
In a world where there are more DIY blogs, ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 7, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Painting Tips: What You Need to Know Before You Start Taping
Most of us would like to think that we could decently paint a room, right? How hard can it be? Pick a color, slap it on the wall, and you're good...right? Well, there's a bit more to it than that. In fact, we would argue that there's an art to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 4, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Best Ways to Find Home Repair Professionals
If you are a home owner, then you understand the joys - and the challenges - of home ownership. You likely love that you are not limited in painting like renters. Nor do you have to worry about rent rising or finding a parking place.
On the other ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 28, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Keeping the Grass Green(er): How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Good
Taking care of grass may seem like a simple enough task, but with the onset of the blazing heat of Indy’s Summer months, it gets harder and harder to maintain the lush green turfs you’ve worked so hard on all Spring. There are, however, ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 26, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Keeping it Cool: How to Condition Your Air Conditioning
Temperatures are climbing, and I bet Gene Ray Heating and Cooling and Thiele are in high demand again. (Both locally owned and operated service providers with a good reputation here in the city.)
If you know what’s good for your AC—and ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 12, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
Home Cleaning Tips
Spring hasn't quite sprung yet, but it's never too early for some spring cleaning! (Or maybe think of it as pre-spring cleaning or mid-winter cleaning!)
Whether you're a regular Martha Stewart or you're new to using some elbow grease, we've got a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 2, 2014 in Home Maintenance Tips
What to Know About Mold in Your Home
Whether you are a homeowner or you are searching for a home, the last thing you want to find is mold in the home. After all, we have all heard horror stories about killer molds that are impossible to remove.
The good news is that this isn't the case ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 1, 2011 in Home Maintenance Tips
How Long Do Household Items Last?
When you’re buying a home, knowing the condition of major systems in the home is an important factor to consider. The cost of repairing and/or replacing major components can equal a substantial investment.
This is also great information ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 1, 2008 in Home Maintenance Tips
Protect Your Home From the Indianapolis Winter Cold
It s the call you don t want to receive. A neighbor of one of my listings left a message saying water is pouring from beneath the garage door. The neighbor turned off the water and called both myself and the owner.
This particular home has the ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 22, 2008 in Home Maintenance Tips