Month: March 2012

Translating a remodeling dream into reality

(HIB) - You've made the decision to remodel your home. The budget range and project scope have been set. You've even preemptively told your sister-in-law she'll need to host Christmas (alright, that was before you knew you were going to remodel). Now w...

Weekend wonder projects

(HIB) - Sprucing up your home doesn't have to mean spending huge amounts of time and money. In fact, there are many projects that you can complete in a weekend that will improve the look and feel of your home. With a little guidance and the right tools...

The garage: a guy’s refuge

(HIB) - The traditional "guy" - broadly defined as a man's man who can take down a tree or change his own oil - faces extinction from threats ranging from reality television to couples' baby showers. Garages are a guy's refuge from these kinds of enemi...

How to green your outdoor living space

(HIB) - With the housing market still in recovery, many American homeowners are choosing to stay put and renovate. Whether you're updating the home you love or preparing your house for resale when the market finally turns around, your outdoor living sp...

Fire Proof Your Yard in Ten Easy Steps

In recent years, the popularity of outdoor living has boomed. More and more people are converting unused yard space into cozy outdoor rooms. Outdoor fireplaces, space heaters and fire pits add warmth to any outdoor space, extending the outdoor season virtually year-round.

Top House Painting Ideas

With Spring rearing its head shortly, many homeowners look outside and get a better glimpse of what their home needs caring for the most. ¬†For some, it’s deck repairs and landscaping improvements, while others envision their home’s siding needing a new coat of paint and/or vinyl siding adjustment. Keeping those ideas fresh in mind is one …