Creating a Private Refuge at Home
Even the most social of people needs a moment to themselves every now and again. A radius of roughly 18 inches surrounding the body is considered, on a psychological level, to be one's personal space. Beyond this, the need for privacy is one that ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 16, 2015 in Homeowners
Your Home and Appliances of the Future
There was a time when the gadgets of science fiction were just the imaginings of inventive authors. But, if history has taught us anything it is that fiction predates fact. Engineers and inventors regularly take to the drawing board to bring to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 6, 2015 in Homeowners
Are You Protected? Insurance Riders You Might Need
Whether you just bought a new house or you've been living in yours for 30 years, chances are you want to protect your home and everything in it. But home insurance doesn't always cover everything. That being said, here are some insurance riders you ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 25, 2015 in Homeowners
Protecting Your Home with Nest: Why We Love This Technology
Here at Home to Indy, we're not usually ones to push products. But we are so in love with Nest (and we're equally convinced that you will be too) that we wanted to share it with you.
If you own a house, chances are you take precautions to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 18, 2015 in Homeowners
Easy Ways to Save: What You Need to Know About Used and Scratch and Dent
When you're shopping for items to fill your new home, we understand that you want it all to be perfect. From the next big screen TV down to the kitchen cabinet handles, we get that you want everything to be just the way you envision it in your dream ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 1, 2015 in Homeowners
5 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for the New Year
The following is a guest blog post written by Jeri Norris, Owner of By Design LLC. Jeri is a Certified Residential Interior Designer with an Interior Design Degree from the Art Institute of Indianapolis. She specializes in the design and remodel of ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 23, 2014 in Homeowners
8 Useful Tips for Using a Storage Space
Moving can be tricky. Sometimes you have to move into temporary housing; sometimes you end up renting an apartment for a year (or more). It's a common occurrence for our clients to have to purchase a storage space, even if it's just for a small ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 18, 2014 in Homeowners
Moving Fido? Tips for Helping Your Pets Cope
Moving can be an exciting but stressful time for everyone in your home - pets included. (If you're like us here at Home to Indy, your dogs and cats are beloved members of your family.)
Your fur babies may feel unsure about their new ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 27, 2014 in Homeowners
The Garage Disaster Battle Plan
Tips for Organizing Your Garage
Oh, the nightmare of having a messy and cluttered garage. The garage can be like a black hole, which displaces things to an unknown location almost as soon as you put something in there. Home decorators and interior ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 25, 2014 in Homeowners
Bulging at the Seams? Make the Most Out of Your Closet Space
As people are looking for a new home, they often have a wish list in hand of things that they're wanting. Near the top of their list is usually ample closet space. And we get it - it's the perfect place to store everything from clothes to vacuums to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 23, 2014 in Homeowners
Wallpaper vs Painting: The Pros and The Cons
The walls of your home have the power to transform your space with the help of paint or wallpaper. A dramatic room can instantly be made soft and airy with the application of light pale paint color. While a room that feels too big can instantly feel ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 16, 2014 in Homeowners
Hello, Chickens: A Guide to the Basics
Once upon a time, farming was, at some level, the source of food and livelihood for each family. That’s not the case now, of course, but somewhere between growing some herbs and tomatoes on your back porch, and “Honey, it’s time ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 11, 2014 in Homeowners
How to Choose Your Kitchen Appliances
There are many factors to consider when you’re outfitting your kitchen with new appliances. Price is obviously a main concern for many, but you should also look at which features are important to you and which models complement the total look ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 2, 2014 in Homeowners
5 Popular Home Styles (And What Makes Them Unique)
From historic to contemporary—and everything in between—there’s a home to match everyone's taste. If you’re lost when it comes to home styles, then you've come to the right spot. Here’s a quick look at some of the most ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 30, 2014 in Homeowners
Party Hosting Gear Every Home Owner Should Have on Hand
Having people over to your house is one of the warmest, most generous gifts you can give your friends and loved ones. If your guests are coming, they’re already primed to have a good time—all you have to do is keep them in the mood....
Posted by Paula Henry on October 26, 2014 in Homeowners
4 Easy DIY Halloween Crafts for Your Home
Here at Home to Indy, Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing, and Halloween is right around the corner.
In the spirit of this spooky holiday, we thought we'd share some easy DIY Halloween ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 12, 2014 in Homeowners
Fall Landscaping Ideas for Your Home
The following is a guest post by Cecily Hood of Contain Yourself Design, an Indianapolis-based company that specializes in seasonal container design, as well as landscaping for both commercial and residential clients. Ms. Hood graduated from Ball ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 2, 2014 in Homeowners
All the Buzz: Beekeeping Basics
Sustainable, eco-friendly and useful gardens are trending these days. Fruit shrubs and trees, herb and vegetable gardens, compost piles, bees, chickens and goats all produce something and earn their keep in exchange for their little piece of your ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 30, 2014 in Homeowners
Garden Getaway: Creating an Outdoor Living Space
When its time to relax, its easy to get sucked into a couch in front of the TV or a desk chair in front of a computer. But if you really want a luxurious, vacation-at-home kind of spot for every day relaxation, consider your own back yard. There ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 9, 2014 in Homeowners
Dip Into Fun: An Indy Pool Buying Guide
The hot summer months make us all crave a way to stay cool and if you’re thinking that installing a swimming pool might be your families future solution, here are some things to consider and a few ideas for area contractors.
What to consider ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 2, 2014 in Homeowners