Month: May 2012

What’s a Little Flooring Between Friends?

Depending on the exact type of flooring that you choose and then purchase for your home environment, there are various benefits that come with each choice of flooring type. For the purposes of this short article, let us just compare the benefits of two kinds of flooring types: wood flooring and cork flooring, which are basically …

Sign of the design times for kitchens

The number of kitchen styles and design options for homeowners to consider during the building and remodeling process is enough to make a person go crazy. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by simplifying your options. Keep an eye on trends Traditional? Transitional? Contemporary? The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently surveyed more than 350 designers to identify …

Remodeling your home? Start from the outside in

(HIB) - The kitchen and bathroom are at the top of most home remodeling project lists. But homeowners intent on remodeling should also consider investing in the exterior of their homes - maybe even start there. That's the advice of Sarah Susanka, one ...

Ten secrets for grilling perfection

(HIB) - From the way the charcoal briquettes are arranged to finding that perfect set of tongs, every home grilling expert has his or her secrets. For many, grilling goes beyond just a practical warm-weather cooking method and it becomes more of an art...

Creating curb appeal on a budget

(HIB) - The arrival of summer has many homeowners outside planting, preparing the patio for cookouts, and taking evening strolls through the neighborhood. Often, this extended outdoor time brings on a desire to improve a home's curb appeal. But home i...