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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Being in the Know: Best Blogs for New Homeowners
When you're a new homeowner, you're constantly looking for decorating ideas for your new abode, DIY tips, and ways to save money. One of the best ways to do all of the above is to check out other people's ideas on their blogs.
Blogs (which is ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 31, 2014 in Homeowners
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
Indianapolis Home Show Review
Earlier this month, I went to the 2014 Indianapolis Home Show. I went because I thought there might be something worthwhile to pass along. I went for you. However, before I ever set foot in the event, I made a crucial error which had two very ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 22, 2014 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Home Projects for the Perpetually Snowed In
Well, the worst winter Indy has seen in thirty years doesn’t seem to be slowing down. This week was the third time I was inadvertently held hostage in my own home by the snow.
One would think that might not be such a bad thing, and yet, when ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 9, 2014 in Homeowners
5 Home DIY ideas from Pinterest
Pinterest is one of those new, shiny social media channels that everyone is telling you to get on, RIGHT NOW, but then if you're like many of us, you click on pinterest.com and after a few seconds feelings of overwhelming sadness come over you. What ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 2, 2014 in Homeowners
8 Stylish home office organization ideas from Pinterest
One of the great luxuries of owning your own home is the satisfaction we get out of making it exactly the way we want. If you're crafty, turn a room into a sewing space. If you're a gardener, make a little potting bench in your basement or back deck....
Posted by Paula Henry on October 6, 2013 in Homeowners