Month: October 2012

Why You Should Never, Ever Undertake DIY Roofing

Many homeowners are struggling for cash; times are tough and money is tight but under no circumstances should you ever undertake your own DIY roofing- except if you are qualified and trained. Why not? Well unless you want to cause more damage to your roof and hurt yourself in the process, stay well clear. Nobody wants …

Beautiful basements made easy

(HIB) - With cold weather approaching, homeowners may wonder whether they have enough space to accommodate their family, pets and holiday guests all winter long. Additions can be notoriously time-consuming and costly, but that doesn’t mean you ha...

Beautiful basements made easy

(HIB) - With cold weather approaching, homeowners may wonder whether they have enough space to accommodate their family, pets and holiday guests all winter long. Additions can be notoriously time-consuming and costly, but that doesn’t mean you ha...

What you need to know about composite decking

(HIB) - Have you ever considered composite decking but disregarded the idea because you felt like you didn’t know enough about it? Maybe you’ve wondered how composite decking is made? Or what kinds of materials make up composite decking?Alt...

Create your holiday home with lights

(HIB) - When it comes to decorating with lights for the holidays, there are unlimited ways to add twinkle to the inside as well as the outside of your home. Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go fo...

Four steps to a more beautiful bathroom

(HIB) - The bathroom is one of the most frequented areas in your home, making your choice of bathroom decor pretty important. Don’t forget about this key area when considering your next home improvement project. With a few tips, you can take your...

Delicious uses for holiday leftovers

(HIB) - Every year, we face the same question after large holiday dinners: What to do with all the leftovers?Rita Held, culinary professional and creator of Holland House Cooking Wine recipes, knows that one of the rewards of holiday cooking is leftove...

How to improve the “sell-ability” of your property

If you are already and set to move and have your house up for sale there is nothing worse than having to wait a long time to find a potential buyer. In an economy where it is becoming more and more difficult to buy it is a fact that obtaining and securing a mortgage has become …

Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready

(HIB) - As you prepare to celebrate the holidays, welcoming loved ones into your home is a highlight of the festivities. You may eagerly look forward to gathering with family and friends, but is your house holiday and houseguest ready?Preparing your ho...

The 5 Best Energy Saving Appliances

Saving energy in the home is a hot topic recently. This is because saving energy has more than a few excellent benefits; some of the most important of which include saving money and being more environmentally-friendly. In the home, there are a few options that you have to really be able to focus on saving energy. …

How You Can Reduce Your Building Site’s Carbon Footprint

Any building site, regardless of how large or small it is, will end up being an area that will have a quite large carbon footprint. Building sites require an enormous amount of energy not only in terms of supplies and goods, but also with a large amount of people and equipment needed to get the site …

Adding a touch of 2013 with your Kitchen Cooker Hood

When people talk about kitchen design, you can understand it’s not always the most stimulating conversation. A cultured conversation might not stretch to splash backs and lighting locations but more people are staying home now due to the economic situation. This means that they have time to really take a long hard look at their interior …