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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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