Does a pool make sense?
Being in 2020 quarantine with our recent hot, dry weather might have you thinking about adding a pool to your home or, if you’re in the market, buying a home with a pool. Sounds great, huh? But before you take the plunge (pun intended!), learn ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 21, 2020 in Pool Fun
Make a dog evacuation plan in case of emergency
Most homeowners have never faced a life-threatening disaster, which increases the liklihood of chaos when it comes time to deal with an actual emergency. Whether it be a fire, a flood, a tornado, an earthquake--you name it--there should always be an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 7, 2019 in Dog Life
Home trend: Dog showers
Last month, we listed and sold a lovely 1961 French provincial-inspired ranch in Indy’s popular Devonshire neighborhood. Among its many amenities, this home featured a fully updated walkout basement that opened to a heavily wooded private ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 15, 2018 in Dog Life
Offline chats: Connecting more deeply
Where do you have your most intimate conversations with those that you love, where your deepest emotions and most personal thoughts come spilling out?
For my husband AJ and I, it’s our swimming pool!
This habit of using the pool as a place to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 1, 2018 in Kristie Fun
The luxury shed: So much more than a “man-cave”
I know what you’re thinking: luxury shed? Sheds have historically been used as a place to store farm equipment, garden supplies, firewood, and seasonal sports equipment. Not so long ago, you would’ve been more likely to find a possum in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 1, 2016 in Luxury homes
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
How to enjoy a nice fireplace in Zionsville this winter
Will this winter ever wind down? Just when the sun starts to shine, another snow hits the 10-day weather forecast. But not to worry—this just means there’s more time to enjoy a fireplace in your Zionsville home this winter. With cabin ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2014 in Zionsville