Month: February 2013

Five home improvements for the love of spring

(HIB) - Improved value, curb appeal and livability are the benchmarks for any smart home improvement. But some upgrades you do for the sheer joy of it. The best home improvements deliver all those smart qualities and speak to your heart at the same tim...

No need to buy new – a simple update will do

(HIB) - If you’re like most homeowners, you have several furniture and decor pieces around the house that have seen better days. And while the natural response is to throw away outdated items and buy something new, even lackluster home objects de...

What to look for when buying a zero-turn mower

(HIB) - Ever wonder how those lawn-care guys get so much done in a day? They use zero-turn radius mowers that can significantly trim the time and effort involved in cutting grass. If you have a large yard to cut, a zero-turn mower can make your task qu...

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

(HIB) - The past few years have not been kind to lawns and gardens across the country. The summer of 2012 brought severe drought to much of the Midwest and a good portion of the country continues to experience drought conditions. Homeowners have two ch...

HOW TO ENSURE HOME IMPROVEMENTS ADD VALUE

It is no secret that well thought out, thoroughly planned and precisely implemented home improvements can add value to any property; however it is becoming increasingly common to hear of DIY SOS situations that despite their best intentions have resulted in catastrophic results. With homeowners becoming progressively pressured by rising bills, higher taxes and depreciating property …

Garden and Valentines… Perfect!

This coming February, love is in the air! Aside from thinking of gifts you would give to your loved ones and doing things that would make them feel loved and special, you might want to put an extra care and affection to your gardens as well. There are some studies that your mood depends on the …

Kitchen updates that won’t break the bank

(HIB) - Take a look around your home and think about which spaces you use most. If the kitchen made the list, you’re not alone. For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of their home, and all the time spent there likely causes a fair amount ...