We recently moved from our nice little city house to a bit larger living space out in the ‘burbs. The extra square footage had become a bit of a necessity, as it has for many, due to our home now doubling as living and working space for two adults full time (and for others as schools, movie theaters, bars, etc., etc.). While our ancient Scott’s Push Reel style mower served us well for over a decade at the last residence, let’s just say it just wasn’t cutting it at the new house. We do have a larger lot, though not all of it is mowed (the steep hill in the back is a story for another post – we’ll be needing a Brush Cutter, stat!). In any event, the grass is growing quickly here in the mid-west as Spring sets in, and keeping it tamed with the push reel style mower was a bit more of a workout than we were looking for. Enter the good folks in blue, who sent along their newest Kobalt 24V Cordless Mower for our evaluation. Read More
Matt is a Registered Architect in New York and Pennsylvania. He didn’t think he was busy enough managing the Architecture and Structural Engineering Department of a full-service design firm or operating his own residential architecture business on the side, so he figured, why not write for Home Fixated too? Matt’s interest in Architecture and Construction comes from a lifetime growing up around the many projects his father, HF Senior Writer Phil, always had in the works. From work on his childhood home to various projects and renovations of speculative real estate, home renovations, working for a design-build contractor to his current work, he’s spent a lot of time in and around commercial and residential construction of all types. He and his wife recently purchased a new home (only 17 years old this time, not 100 like their last one) but there’s already a laundry list of new projects and deferred maintenance to take care of. In his excessive amounts of downtime, he enjoys sitting on the deck watching the sunset, hanging with his wife and dog, figuring how he can add to his ever growing collection of smart lighting around the house, and yelling at Alexa when said smart lights aren’t working right.