Month: July 2013

Top Tips for Adding Value

When it comes to home improvements, while making your home a better place for you and your family is the most important consideration, it’s also a good idea to think about how you might be adding value. If you think there’s a good chance that you’ll be putting your real estate on the market in the …

Choosing Outdoor Furniture Material

Everyone likes to spruce up their garden with some furniture, but it’s not always a straightforward choice. There are several different materials that your items could be made from, and they each have their positives and negatives. If you’re in the market for a new dining set, or some chairs to sit in the sun in, …

How to Pick the Perfect Duvet

Just like getting your mattress right, you should make sure that you’ve got a duvet that suits you too. It can have more of an impact on your sleep than you might think, so it pays to have a little forethought. Here’s what you should look out for: Tog Rating The tog rating is a number …

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

(HIB) - Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re a green thumbed, garden-guru, you...

Best backyard bets for your buck

(HIB) - From entertainment systems and fully functional kitchens to luxurious furnishings and decor, it’s easy to drop a bundle on improving your outdoor living spaces. The choices seem to be unlimited. But no matter how much you love your deck o...

Create an outdoor sanctuary in your backyard

(HIB) - Coming home from a long work day to a place of peace, quiet, relaxation and even harmony is a dream for many homeowners. And by creating an outdoor sanctuary in the backyard, this private place of solace will become the first destination for al...

The best lawn games for players of all ages

(HIB) - As long as the sun is shining, it’s time to get outside and enjoy that beautiful lawn you’ve been working so hard to maintain throughout the year. Barbecues and picnics are always a good excuse to get family and friends together but...