The Symbolism Behind a Red Front Door
This summer AJ and I vacationed in the hostess city of the South, Savannah, GA. While there, we rode the Old Town Trolly through the charming historic city. One of our trolly guides pointed out all the residential red front doors. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 9, 2020 in Home maintenance
Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You and Your Lawn?
Some people enjoy yard work, finding the tidying satisfying and even calming. I am not one of those people! That’s why I was intrigued to find that robot lawn mowers have grown exponentially in popularity over the past year as the technology ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 14, 2020 in Home maintenance
Keep your Indianapolis basement from flooding
I stepped on the carpet, and it felt like I was walking on a waterbed. You couldn’t tell it at the time, but the carpet was floating. Apparently when the power shut off last Monday night, the sump pump never came back on — flooding my ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on September 3, 2015 in Home maintenance
How to be a responsible swimming pool owner
You’re excited, the new house you bought has a pool. Congrats! I’m certain your pool will provide you with endless summertime memories, but with those memories comes responsibility.
The first responsibly of a pool owner is having some ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 22, 2015 in Home maintenance
Attracting wildlife to your Indianapolis garden
Birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbird moths are just a few of the beneficial and beautiful creatures that might populate your garden—if you provide the right environment. Every living thing has three basic needs: food, water, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 29, 2014 in Home maintenance
Spring Indianapolis home maintenance tips
It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner—the first day of Spring 2014 was March 20th. The ground in Indianapolis is just starting to thaw, and neighbors are emerging from their Indy homes. As the snow melts and the sun ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 25, 2014 in Home maintenance
Green home cleaning in Indy
With spring-cleaning right around the corner, what types of cleaning products will you bring into your Indy home? With all the flu viruses that hit this winter, an obvious urge is to douse the whole home in bleach. Before you take to the floors and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 1, 2014 in Home maintenance
Preventing ice dams
Wintertime icicles may look charming, but they usually signal a serious—and potentially costly—problem. Often lurking behind that thick ridge of ice on your roof is a pool of melted water, hence the term ice dam. That accumulated water ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 2, 2012 in Home maintenance
Top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions for your home
When the new year arrives, promises and resolutions abound. Here’s the top 10 list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish this year.
Ready for 2012? Here it comes:
Lose weight (cut energy use)
Quit smoking (purify indoor air)
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2011 in Home maintenance